The Oyster Box

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The Oyster Box Hotel for Fresh Oysters and Leisure

If you are going to the Oyster Box Hotel near Durban, then you are going to one of South Africa’s most magnificent beach hotels on the KwaZulu-Natal coastline. Named after a rare saltwater mollusc, the Oyster Box is exquisitely poised on the beachfront of Umhlanga north of Durban, a mere 5 minutes from the Umhlanga Village Centre, and a short drive to uShaka International Airport. 

Most fine diners love oysters with lemon on ice, served with expensive champagne and at the upmarket Oyster Box Hotel, you can do this there every day.  The Grill Room for succulent meat dishes, the Ocean Terrace for freshly caught seafood and line fish, the Palm Court High Tea for decadence in sweets and good teas, Chef’s Table for special birthdays and celebration meals and the wine cellar for choosing that delicious wine to complement that delicious meal. Several bars are strategically placed to take in the ocean views, garden trees and warm Durban evenings. 

Find the best range of restaurants for all guests to savour unique Durban foods, international cuisine and ocean seafoods cooked to perfection. Fresh oysters are the speciality at this fine five-star seaside resort, picked from the hotel’s private oyster beds, always a standout feature on the buffet table from breakfast to high tea and then at lunch and dinner again! 

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 Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, and fresh fruit and flowers. Suites add separate lounges; some have private plunge pools. One of the main attractions at the Oyster Box is the plush spa with a hammam, an age-old Moroccan cleansing ritual that revives the skin in a warm bath using hot steam to relax and deep clean. In addition, the oceanfront outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre ensure happy fit guests who can then relax in the 24-seat cinema while kids get on with their comprehensive kids’ activity programme.



Find a wonderful choice of 78 individually styled rooms and suites including 8 Superior Garden Villas when you decide to spend a few days at the legendary Durban accommodation called The Oyster Box Hotel. All are exceptionally elegant, rewarding in their comfort and decked out 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. We love that this South African accommodation is so family- and pet-friendly,  allowing parents and pet owners to relax and have fun with those nearest and dearest to their hearts. How amazing that there is even the perk of being able to choose from a range of pet beds and menus when you book your own bed!

The Oyster Box Hotel is KwaZulu Natal’s premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and a popular venue for conferences, workshops and business travellers. Everyone appreciates the smart infinity pool, luxurious spa and complimentary Wi-Fi. Yes, there is something for everyone at the Oyster Box, the hidden pearl to be found in the oyster could be your excitement and exercise or your relaxation and rejuvenation. 

Explore some eclectic Durban activities too 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. Sunny weather all year round, warm seas and plenty of action in terms of entertainment, this is Durban, KwaZulu-Natal and Voyage2Africa can tailor make your personal package deal for a beach holiday at the Oyster Box Hotel.

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  • Swimming
  • The Clock Library
  • Walks on the promenade
  • Spa and Gym
  • Fine wining and dining
  • Umhlanga Village Centre
  • Golf at the Durban Country Club
  • Shopping at The Gateway Theatre of Shopping
  • Victoria Street Market
  • Cultural tour
  • Durban beachfront


Luxury accommodation

The bedroom interior of the accommodation at The Oyster Box Hotel with views of the lighthouse from the room
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  • 86 Rooms
  • Cinema
  • Fitness Centre, Spa
  • Choice of restaurants and bars
  • Infinity Pool
  • Garden
  • Business Centre
  • Kids holiday club
  • The Clock Library


  • Oyster Box’s Afternoon Tea (High Tea) brimming with delicious teas, cakes, sandwiches and treats for all ages
  • Excellent value for money in choice suites with special features, a wide choice of dining options and top-class service with a smile in true Durban fashion
  • Perched on the cliff tops of the delightful Umhlanga Rocks, out of the hubbub of Durban city but close to all shops, the airport and spectacular beaches
  • Spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, the North Coast’s lush sugarcane hills and Durban.

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