Why Choose Oubaai

At Oubaai this is the cornerstone of our belief.  Home means something different to all is but a home should be a place that nourishes the body, mind and spirit.  This is the underlying value that has created and grown Oubaai Golf Resort into the outstanding residential estate that it is today. 

Situated adjacent to Herolds Bay on the Garden Route, a mere 8 minutes from George Airport, this hidden gem is ideally located with 180 degree views of the Indian Ocean.

Authentic is one of the first words that comes to mind when thinking about Oubaai, designed to blend in with the natural splendour of the Cape.  The eco-friendly ethos has created a natural paradise – providing a haven to an array of wildlife.

State of the art security systems offer complete peace of mind, enabling Oubaai residents to wander the expanse of the 546 hectare estate without a worry. 

The Ernie Els 18 hole Championship course is kept in mint condition and it is one of the most beautiful settings that can be seen anywhere in the golfing world.  It was recently awarded 3rd best conditioned course in Southern Cape and 10th in South Africa. The layout of the course is a traditional links type layout where veld grasses line the manicured fairways.

The course measures 6,516 metres from the pro tees, which is uniquely long for a coastal course. 

Estate Living

We want our residents to make the most of this remarkable estate and that means ensuring their safety at all times. Oubaai has invested heavily in state-of-the-art security systems to ensure free-range living for you and your family.

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The Hotel at Oubaai

100 Rooms

Conference and Wedding facilities

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Freesia Spa

The sun dominates the circle of life, rising in the morning and evaporating the mist. The landscape changes colour as the day fades to dusk. From the sea to the mountains, this majestic land hides a jewel of deep calm, a most tranquil retreat...

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Ernie Els Signature Course

And if you do love golf, you are guaranteed to fall in love with the game all over again. This Ernie Els 18-hole ‘Signature’ Championship Course certainly has the ‘WOW’ factor. Indeed, it can claim to have one of the most awe-inspiring settings of any course in the world.

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Today, Oubaai is one of the country’s premier golf resorts and home to some of its most outstanding real estate. With a few select stands, residences and apartments now available to purchase, there’s EVERY REASON to make ‘The Gem of The Garden Route’ your new home.

We want our residents to make the most of this remarkable estate and that means ensuring their safety at all times. You can let the kids ride off on their bikes unaccompanied – like you used to do as a child. You can walk the streets at any hour you please. You take a solitary stroll through the forest without any sense of fear…

...whether you’re into fine dining and entertaining, fitness, outdoor pursuits or spa pampering. And getting around couldn’t be easier: whether you’re nipping across to a neighbour’s house, dining at the clubhouse or working out at the gym, simply get in your golf cart and go.


While you’re at liberty to lose yourself in the resort’s 242 hectares of natural beauty, a short eight minutes drive will see you at the doors of George International Airport hopping onto your private jet or on the next direct flight to Johannesburg or Cape Town.

Worried about essentials like education, medical care, banking, shopping and entertainment? Don’t be. As the Garden Route’s largest urban centre, George really does have it all – in droves. And the town itself is only a few minutes away…


Surfing at Victoria Bay, one of smallest and most hidden bays on the Garden Route, renowned for its safe bathing and ‘long ride’ big waves.


Hiking and nature trails in the nearby Tsitsikamma National Park, a protected area of natural diversity defined by its expanses of indigenous forest and fynbos, deep river gorges, kloofs and spectacular waterfalls.


This quaint, charming seaside village is beautifully secluded and serene – a best-kept secret for sun-worshippers and surfers alike. Nestled in a sheltered rocky cove, Herolds Bay stretches out beneath Oubaai, its wide golden beach beckoning the estate’s residents to take a stroll on its soft sands or go for a swim in its safe, warm waters.

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Quick Facts

  •  324 stands only on 242 hectares
  •  Average size of stand 100m2
  • 10 minutes George Airport
  • 2 Years to build from date of transfer
  •  Architectural style: Costal Contemporary
  • Design Review Committee
  • Ernie Else Designed Golf Course opened 2006
  • Club and Restaurant Facilities
  • Award-winning Wellness Centre with Squash & Gym facilities
  • Surrounded by woodlands and forests
  • State-of-the-art security
  •  Extensive parks within the estate
  • Family Lifestyle Centre on the estate, with Tennis, swim & Pool facilities
  • Common open ground within the estate in excess of 60 hectares
  • Cycling, jogging and walking trails throughout the estate
  • Highly rated private schools - Glenwood House within 20km
  • Outeniqua High School within 16kms in George            


OUBAAI GOLF ESTATE has been designed to provide a gracious and secure lifestyle for its residents and for members of the Golf Club. To protect and enhance this lifestyle, Estate Rules have been established in terms of the Constitution of the Association. They are binding on all persons resident at or visiting OUBAAI GOLF ESTATE, and shall be administered by the Trustees.

The registered owners of erven or units are responsible for ensuring that members of their households, tenants, visitors, invitees and all their employees, which include tradespersons and suppliers, are aware of, and abide by the Estate Rules. Tenants have the same responsibility with respect to their households, visitors, invitees and employees. The Estate Rules may be modified, amended or repealed from time to time subject to the procedure laid down in the Constitution, which vests the ultimate acceptance of the Estate Rules in the hands of the general body of members of the OUBAAI GOLF ESTATE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION.

The prime objective of the Rules is to preserve and enhance the security, aesthetics and environment at Oubaai. In choosing to live in an estate such as Oubaai, a resident will enjoy all the benefits of communal living, such as security and access to shared facilities. However, communal living inevitably brings responsibilities along with its benefits. Levies must be paid and rules must be obeyed in order to ensure the smooth running of the community for the benefit of all concerned. The Rules have been established in terms of the Constitution. Should any rule contained herein conflict with any provision of the Constitution, the order of preference shall be that the Constitution shall prevail over the Rules. The decision of the Trustees is final and binding in respect of the interpretation of the Rules. The Rules are subject to change from time to time.

Build your dream home with architectural guidelines for the perfect family lifestyle. These Architectural Guidelines (“Guidelines”) establish the architectural character of the Oubaai Development and are in addition to local authority by-laws and the National Building Regulations. Please review the standards and regulations below, keeping in mind that all exterior colors of home, fence, and fence walls, and any other construction, modifications, additions or alterations affecting the exterior appearance of a structure or lot must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee before work begins.

Oubaai Estate is being developed with appropriate response to its sensitive environment and location. Costal contemporary architectural elements, forms the basis of the development style. These guidelines allow flexibility for individual expression, whilst creating a uniform style, resulting in diverse and individual designs.


Residential estates like Oubaai have to manage and organise themselves to deliver or distribute services to households and collect revenue from members to do so. Oubaai Home Owners Association currently fulfils the role of a complete municipality. The Oubaai Home Owners Association was established in terms of Section 29 of Land Use Planning Ordinance 15/1985 for the Township which is being developed on the development Area, and in particular to procure that the matters referred to in Sections 29(2)(b) and (c) of Land Use Planning Ordinance 15 of 1985 be adhered to and complied with.


  • to take transfer of those portions of the Common Property that are to be owned by the Association for the benefit of its Members.
  • to enter into agreements of servitude for the benefit of its Members or any adjacent property development
  • to manage, oversee and control all security aspects of the Township
  • to enter into agreements for the provision of any Services with any competent authority or any other third party, inter alia including the provision of access to the Township, water, electricity and sewerage services to the Association and where required to supply such Services to the various Members of the Association
  • to administer and enforce the Architectural and Development Guidelines, and the estate rules
  • to control the registration of transfer of Erven and Units in the Township and ensure compliance within the Township with all conditions imposed by the Council when approving the rezoning and /or subdivision of the property / ies comprising the Development Area
  • in general, to do all such things, and perform all such acts, as may be necessary or expedient to ensure that the Township is developed and maintained in the interests of all Members thereby ensuring that the Township will be and remain one of premier status


  • Provide open, responsive and accountable business practices. We are responsive to the needs, interests and aspirations of individuals and groups within the Oubaai community.
  • We adhere to the terms and conditions as set out in the Rules of Development with regards to the economic, physical- and environmental development and management of the estate. 
  • Managing operations and affairs of the estate in a manner that emphasises the importance of service rendered to our members.
  • Protect our members’ interest by insuring a comprehensive and an accurate levy collection policy.
  • Follow sound business practices (based on best practice principles) for acquiring and paying for products and services i.e. supply chain management.
  • Provide and co-ordinate various utility services and distribute to each household.
  • Encourage and develop initiatives within Oubaai community for improving the quality of life for residence and visitors to the estate.
  • Represent the interests of our members to the wider Garden Route community.
  • Provide a structured and sustainable approach to operate and maintain assets and common areas by providing responsible and appropriate maintenance.

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...VITAL LIGHT....the energy of life, channeling the vitality of the sun, energise the body and revitalise the mind

A Jewel of deep calm

Overlooking the Indian Ocean along Africa’s Western Cape, retreat to Freesia Spa on the Garden Route, where growth and longevity await you in the splendour of the sun, offering a combination of traditional African remedies and unique European Treatments each containing natural ingredients which endorse positive health and everlasting youth.

In Oubaai the sun dominates the circle of life, rising in the morning and evaporating the mist. The landscape changes colour as the day fades to dusk.

From the sea to the mountains, this majestic land hides a jewel of deep calm, a most tranquil retreat: Freesia Spa at Oubaai Hotel, Golf & Spa.

Celebrating the vital life of the sun, the gentle vapour arising from the ocean and forest floors, and the lush abundance of the verdant earth, we gather the local life-giving elements that will energise, restore and nourish your body, mind and spirit.

The Freesia philosophy of energizing, calming and nourishing the body to preserve a feeling of well-being, is masterfully applied by use of our facilities and services. Proud to offer African-based treatments containing traditional African oils and herbs which sustain health and encourage youth and beauty.

...GENTLE VAPOUR....the calming mist, Inspired by the water all around us, calm the spiritand rehydrate the body

Spa Packages


Info & Guidelines


Salon Services


Spa Treatments


...VERDANT EARTH....the lushness of green, from the goodness of the earth - norish the body and activate personal growth

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Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa is located less than seven minutes’ drive from George Airport in an area renowned for its pristine beaches, indigenous forests and nature reserves. The stunning natural landscape is matched by the exceptional levels of service in one of the most beautiful luxury hotels South Africa has to offer. The 4 star hotel occupies an ideal position between the Indian Ocean and the majestic Outeniqua Mountains in Herolds Bay, George, on the Garden Route.


At the Oubaai Hotel, Golf & Spa you’re assured of some of the most comfortable, stylish and best-equipped contemporary hotel accommodation in the Garden Route. Whether you choose a spacious suite with stunning views, a fully-featured Club room or a Standard Room that offers a level of luxury that’s anything but standard, our Garden Route accommodation guarantees a relaxing and pleasurable stay in Oubaai.

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The hotel’s main dining restaurant which features picturesque floor-to-ceiling windows and a show kitchen serves breakfast and lunch in a contemporary setting.

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Waterside Grill

The hotel’s signature restaurant, the Waterside Grill, is located in the Village Market, is a minute’s walk from the main hotel building, and is an idyllic setting to watch the sun set.

The hotel’s bar sits adjacent to the Waterside Grill restaurant and offers a wide range of cocktails and drink along with a new bar menu.

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Weddings and Conferences

Oubaai Hotel, Golf & Spa is a highly rated five-star business hotel and we pride ourselves on the quality and flexibility of our professional and well-trained meetings and event staff who will take care of all your wishes and requirements before and during your meeting or event. This, together with state-of-the art technology guarantees a stress-free event at Oubaai Hotel, Golf & Spa. The hotel’s event venues provide the perfect setting for any occasion.

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Our Garden Route hotel’s 100 stylish guestrooms and suites are equipped with the latest in communication and entertainment technology and feature spacious bathrooms with glass-enclosed rain showers and separate baths, putting them amongst the finest Garden Route accommodation available.

Exclusive Club accommodation provides an extra level of personalised service and a host of special benefits that other George hotels can only envy, including private check-in and check-out, concierge services and a boardroom.

The Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa is unique among South Africa’s 5 star hotels as it also features the first Ernie Els signature golf course in South Africa, making the hotel resort a prime destination for golf holidays in South Africa.  The award winning Freesia Spa sets us apart from other Garden Route hotels and comprises seven treatment suites and uses locally produced African products to ensure that the Freesia experience is not only a sensory journey, but also an authentic African experience.Guests and visitors at our hotel in George have a choice of three restaurants, Cucina, Waterside Grill and The Clubhouse, each offering a unique and personal dining experience.Not only one of South Africa’s premier luxury hotels, the Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa is also a popular business and conference hotel and offers floor-to-ceiling windows in all function rooms, with breath taking views of the Indian Ocean and Outeniqua Mountains.  From romantic weddings in South Africa to stylish conferences, the personalised service of Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa ensures that every event is a great success.

Indulge in a picnic on the Whale Viewing Deck and you might spot dolphins and whales frolicking in the Indian Ocean or take a stroll along Herolds Bay Beach and watch the sun set – the ultimate getaway at one of the ultimate luxury hotels in South Africa.

Whether you visit Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa for business, a relaxing break or to play a world-class golf course in a setting of outstanding natural beauty, your stay at one of the best 5 star hotels in South Africa is sure to be unforgettable.

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You could scarcely wish for a more dramatic location on which to create a golf course. It was clear from the outset that this golf course would be designed to maximize the impact of its natural, rugged and beautiful surroundings. 

Oubaai Golf Club was designed with its philosophy rooted in flexibility; the course itself has been sculpted in accordance with the landscape, ensuring that the surrounding environment is enhanced and not hindered. The result is a lush stretch of land that is framed by the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains which hover in the distance, while the Gwaing River Valley winds a vicarious route just below the course.

Practise Facilities

Oubaai Golf has a full service practice facility including driving range, and two practice putting greens. The golf practice facilities at Oubaai are among the best in the Garden Route and include a large driving range, putting green and short-game area, all complimentary with your round of golf. Our professional staff recommends using the practice facilities before your round to build confidence in your golf swing. Start with your wedges and short irons, progress to your longer irons, then your fairway woods. Finish practicing your full swing with your driver or 3 wood.

PRO Shop

Oubaai Golf Club's pro shop is located in the Clubhouse and stocks a wide range of Ahead and Cutter & Buck apparel for sale, appealing to both the golfer and non-golfer.  Here you can book a round of golf, rent a golf cart with GPS technology, enter the weekly competitions, purchase the latest in golf equipment, pick up a golfing tip or two, book a golf day and arrange a lesson with the qualified golf professionals.


Oubaai Golf Club offers the following options of golf membership:

Oubaai Golf Club Membership Overview

  • Full Membership
  • Club Membership
  • Country Membership
  • Youth Membership
  • Corp. Membership: 2-4 Nominated Company Members
  • Corp. Membership: 6-8 Nominated Company Members 
  • Property Syndicate Membership



  • Visitors R 800.00 per person excl. cart 
  • 14 April to 31 October 2016 R600.00 per person excl. cart (Contact Club for winter Specials)
  • 1 November to 9 December 2016 R800.00 per person excl. cart
  • 10 December to 6 April 2017 R900.00 per person excl. cart 
  • Cart Fees R300.00 per cart
  • From 10 December 2016 R350.00 per cart

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In designing the Oubaai Golf Club, an 18-hole championship golf course and driving range,   Ernie Els and his team have taken full advantage of the spectacular landscape of the Western Cape. They had the support of Nicklaus Design as technical advisors.

The Clubhouse has a dramatic location that overlooks the 16th, 17th and 18th greens. Open-air terraces offer panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the Gwaing River valley.

The Ernie Els golf design philosophy is based on flexibility. Concepts are moulded according to the landscape, not vice versa. The aim is to produce courses that are fun to play and that enhance the surrounding environment. In addition, golf courses fairly display challenges and hazards while affording players the opportunity to use a full range of shots and plan strategically for individual holes.

Links layout where veld grasses line the lush fairways. The course measures 6516m from the pro tee's which is uniquely long for a Coastal course. Oubaai offers a wonderfully stimulating and enjoyable golfing experience.

The resort offers full facilities including a Clubhouse with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, locker rooms and Pro Shop.
The Course has 5 Par 3's and 5 Par 5's.

The 6th is a Par 3 - the green is framed by the Outeniqua Mountains in the distance and the Gwaing River flows below you. A 120 metre drive is required to cross the gorge and reach the fairway. The 17th is the most photographed hole, where the green meets the ocean. The green is guarded by 4 bunkers with ever changing winds making it one of the most challenging plays.

The course is designed to be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities. 

View course layout or stroke saver.