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About The Oyster Box

Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and direct beach access, The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s most distinguished hotels. Accommodation includes 86 individually-decorated rooms, suites and exquisite villas, each equipped with the latest state-of-the-art amenities and facilities. A magnificent Presidential Suite, offers the ultimate in luxury.

Renowned for generous hospitality, passionate service and excellent cuisine, guests have a choice of venues for wining, dining and relaxing. From the casual Ocean Terrace, serving pizza from a wood-fire oven, the finest seafood and an authentic curry buffet, to the legendary, fine-dining Grill Room. Inspired by the hotel’s original colonial architecture, The Palm Court serves a lavish, traditional High Tea with live piano accompaniment, daily. The Oyster and Lighthouse Bars are the hottest spots in town for sundowners.

Reflecting and celebrating the intricate tapestry of KwaZulu-Natal’s rich Colonial-Afro-Indian culture, The Spa ensures the highest level of personal care by dedicated, trained staff equipped to deliver the highest levels of spa therapy and pampering. With six modern, treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy bath, grooming lounge, plunge pool, state-of-the-art private gym, infinity pool with garden views and a post-treatment tranquillity lounge, guests are pampered in every way. In addition, The Spa at The Oyster Box houses South Africa’s only Hammam, an experience as special, as it is healing.

The hotel’s outstanding range of venues makes it a premiere wedding and honeymoon destination, as well as being a sought-after venue for conferences, workshops, the corporate sector and business travellers. An in-house 24-seater cinema shows classic and current releases. A business centre with complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access, valet and secure parking are available to guests.

Time spent at The Oyster Box will leave you with magical memories to last a lifetime.

Safari: Excursions to view the Big 5 can be arranged at the hotel's concierge.

Spa: The hotel's spa has six modern treatment rooms, a health bar, a food menu, and a plunge pool. International and local products are used at the spa.

Wedding Venues: The Victorian Garden Gazebo is lit by lanterns and candles making it the ideal romantic venue. The Shell Room is the best option for small to medium-sized celebrations. The Pearl Room can accommodate up to 120 guests and boasts views of the ocean.

Conference Venues: Guests have a variety of conference venues to choose from. These venues are individually decorated and include state-of-the-art technology.

Family friendly: The Holiday Club will keep children between four and 12 occupied and entertained. There is a 24-seater cinema in the hotel where the family can enjoy anything from classic to contemporary movies. Babysitting services can be arranged on request.

  • Response Rate: 92%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 9 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 198
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

The Superior Garden Villas have pet beds and include menus to pamper the pets. A refundable deposit will be required on arrival.

Availability and pricing

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  • Stay 4, Pay 3: Sea-facing Cabanas Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B The cabanas are set on the hotel's ground floor. They are air-conditioned, have king-size beds, and guests have private... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Television see more King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
    from R10212 Room rate
    • Adults
      • Stay 4, Pay 3: Sea-facing Family Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B The family rooms have master bedrooms and separate single rooms or lofts for the children. Four of these family rooms... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Television see more King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
        from R10212 Room rate
        • Adults
          • Sea-facing Cabanas Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 8 The cabanas are set on the hotel's ground floor. They are air-conditioned, have king-size beds, and guests have private... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Television see more King beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Television, DVD player, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
            from R13616 Room rate
            • Rooms Adults
              • Sea-facing Family Rooms Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 5 The family rooms have master bedrooms and separate single rooms or lofts for the children. Four of these family rooms... see more Features:  En-suite, Bunk beds, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Television see more En-suite, Bunk beds, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                from R13616 Room rate
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                  • Stay 4, Pay 3: Sea-facing Luxury Suites Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B The luxury suites are spacious. Their master bedrooms are luxurious. Guests have separate lounge areas at their disposal... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Television see more King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                    from R13736 Room rate
                    • Adults
                      • Stay 4, Pay 3: Superior Garden Villas Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B The garden villas are set in the hotel's tropical garden and is close to the spa. Guests have private bathrooms, lounge... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television see more King beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                        from R13736 Room rate
                        • Adults
                          • Superior Garden Villas Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 8 The garden villas are set in the hotel's tropical garden and is close to the spa. Guests have private bathrooms, lounge... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan see more King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                              • Sea-facing Luxury Suites Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 5 The luxury suites are spacious. Their master bedrooms are luxurious. Guests have separate lounge areas at their disposal... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Fan, Television, DVD player see more King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Fan, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                                  • Stay 4, Pay 3: Classic Garden-facing Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B These rooms have lovely views of the gardens. They are air-conditioned and include features such as ceiling fans, teleph... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Television see more King beds, En-suite, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                                      • Stay 4, Pay 3: Garden Villa Lofts Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B These lofts have king-size beds and private bathrooms. They can be converted into two-bedroom villas when connected with... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television see more King beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                                        from R5170 Room rate
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                                          • Stay 4, Pay 3: Classic Sea-facing Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Each one of these rooms has a private balcony with wonderful views of the ocean. All the rooms have complimentary tea... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Television see more King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                                            from R5936 Room rate
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                                              • Classic Garden-facing Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 8 These rooms have lovely views of the gardens. They are air-conditioned and include features such as ceiling fans, teleph... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Television see more King beds, En-suite, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                                                  • Garden Villa Lofts Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 These lofts have king-size beds and private bathrooms. They can be converted into two-bedroom villas when connected with... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Television, DVD player see more King beds, En-suite, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                                                      • Stay 4, Pay 3: Luxury Sea-facing Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B These sea-facing rooms are luxurious and include air-conditioners, safes, and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Guest... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Television see more King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                                                        from R7355 Room rate
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                                                          • Classic Sea-facing Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 19 Each one of these rooms has a private balcony with wonderful views of the ocean. All the rooms have complimentary tea... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan see more King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                                                            from R7915 Room rate
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                                                              • Luxury Sea-facing Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 25 These sea-facing rooms are luxurious and include air-conditioners, safes, and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Guest... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan see more King beds, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Television, DVD player, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                                                                  The Oyster Box is 16.4km from the centre of Durban , the nearest airport 13km (King Shaka International Airport).
                                                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling