The Oyster Box

The Oyster Box, Umhlanga

The Oyster Box Hotel is exquisitely poised on the beachfront of Umhlanga north of Durban, one of South Africa’s magnificent beach resorts. This South Africa hotel is situated a mere 5 minutes from the Umhlanga Village Centre and easily accessible from the Durban city centre and International Airports. It is also close to several shopping centres, the Midlands and Drakensberg Mountains as well as game parks and historical battlefields, making it an ideal location for travelers in search of a South Africa holiday with a combination of sea, sun, safaris and everything in between.

Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the historical Umhlanga lighthouse, The Oyster Box has long been one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels. This 86-room hotel is renowned for its generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine. The elegant rooms, decorated with antiques, feature private balconies (many with sea views), flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and fresh fruit and flowers. Suites add separate lounges; some have private plunge pools. There’s a complimentary buffet breakfast, a fine-dining restaurant and multiple eateries/bars. Other amenities include a spa with a hammam, an oceanfront outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. There’s also a 24-seat cinema and a kids’ activity programme.

Situated overlooking the historical and famous landmark, the Umhlanga lighthouse, The Oyster Box has long been one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels, which occupies a special place in the hearts of the countless guests who have enjoyed its warmth, caring service and relaxed elegance since it first opening in 1947.

Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine, The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities.

Perfectly situated on the ocean’s edge, a brief 5 minutes walk from Umhlanga Village Centre, the Oyster Box Hotel is conveniently located for quick and easy access to Afro-chic Durban city centre, International Airports and numerous stylish shopping centres…yet has a feeling of classical charm and elegance like nowhere else on earth.

Nearby tourist attractions of immense interest to travelers include Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Ushaka Marine World, Sun Coast casino, the historical Natal Midlands and majestic Drakensberg Mountains, as well as excellent big 5 game parks, lodges and historical battlefields.

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  • Oyster Box’s Afternoon Tea/High Tea
  • Excellent value for money
  • Perched on the cliff tops of the delightful Umhlanga Rocks
  • Spectacular views
The Oyster Box Overview

78 individually styled rooms and suites including 8 Superior Garden Villas encompass the Durban accommodation at The Oyster Box Hotel. All are exceptionally stylish and comfortable and equipped with the latest modern facilities. The Garden Villas feature private plunge pools, patios and bars. The presidential suite boasts a rim-flow swimming pool, lounge and dining room that sits up to 10 people. A South Africa accommodation that is both family and pet friendly, The Oyster Box allows for parents and pet owners to relax and have fun with those nearest and dear to their hearts. Children of all ages are welcome and those under 12 years of age are accommodated free of charge when sharing with 2 adults. A range of pet beds and menus are available, and can be arranged when making reservations. The Oyster Box Hotel is KwaZulu Natal’s premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and a popular venue for conferences, workshops and business travelers. The hotel also offers an infinity pool, a luxurious spa and complimentary Wi-Fi. There is something for everyone at the hotel, whether it is excitement and exercise or relaxation and rejuvenation. There Durban activities offered are eclectic, ranging from helicopter tours of the incredible coastline to scuba diving in the crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean, indulgent spa treatments, bird spotting adventures in picturesque nature reserves and a day fun day at a nearby water park with children.

  • 86 Rooms
  • Cinema
  • Fitness Centre
  • Pool
  • Garden
  • Business Centre
  • Kids holiday club
From ZAR 8 850



  • Umhlanga Village Centre
  • Golf at the Durban Country Club
  • Shopping at The Gateway Theatre of Shopping
  • Victoria Street Market
  • Cultural tour

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