The Oyster Collection is Powered by the Sun

Have you heard the latest buzz? Our boutique hotels, guesthouses, and self-catering villas are now powered by the sun! That’s right – we’ve recently implemented solar power as a solution to the ongoing issue of load shedding in South Africa. With our new solar panels, you can enjoy an uninterrupted power supply throughout your stay with us.

For a traveler visiting South Africa, load shedding can be a confusing concept to grasp. Essentially, it means that there are planned power outages across the country that can last for several hours at a time. These outages are usually implemented to balance the demand and supply of electricity, as the country’s electricity grid is often under significant strain. The problem with load shedding is that it can have a significant impact on your trip. For example, you might be in the middle of cooking dinner in your accommodation, and suddenly the power goes out. Or, you might be exploring the city and find that some of the attractions you wanted to visit are closed due to load shedding.

With solar panels in place, we can provide an uninterrupted power supply to our guests, even during load shedding. This means that you can continue to enjoy your trip without worrying about any power disruptions. So, if you’re planning a trip to South Africa and want to ensure that you have a comfortable and convenient stay, consider booking a room at one of our solar-powered properties. We’ll take care of the power supply, so you can focus on exploring the stunning landscapes, rich culture, and vibrant cities that South Africa has to offer.

In Kenton, keep the energy flowing at Oyster Box Beach House, Boat Shed, Inverell Station, Ocean Breeze. In Makhanda, shine bright at 8A and The Milner. In Franschhoek, stay connected and comfortable at Avondrood and La Fontaine. In Cape Town, light up your stay at Blackheath Lodge. 

Not only is our new solar power solution better for the environment, but it also guarantees that you can enjoy all the luxuries and conveniences of The Oyster Collection, no matter what. Don’t let power outages rain on your parade – come stay with us and bask in the uninterrupted glory of our solar-powered properties!