The Oyster Box Hotel

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The Oyster Box Hotel

If you want to feel like royalty, visit The Oyster Box in Durban. Since 1947, it has offered guests superb hospitality and exceptional service from its iconic setting overlooking the famous Umhlanga lighthouse.

Recently rebuilt to its former colonial glory, The Oyster Box has 86 lavish rooms, suites and a villa to choose from. Each elegantly decorated with exquisite furniture, fabrics and finishes, to recreate the nostalgia of days gone by. The colour palette reflects the surrounding tropical gardens and the warm Indian Ocean and the regal Presidential Suite offers indulgent luxury.

With direct access to the beach, a wide selection of bars and restaurants at the hotel and all the nearby tourist attractions, you’ll never be at a loss for how to spend your time. The Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is secluded in lush tropical gardens, offering personalized treatments. Dinner in the acclaimed Grill Room is an unforgettable culinary experience, while the Dinner & Dance on Saturday nights give you the chance to dance the night away in style.

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Room Facilities

Air Conditioning
Satellite Television
Disabled Rooms
Dressing Gowns
Heated Towel Rails
Mini Bar
Pure Cotton Linen
Tea / Coffee

Property Facilities

24-hour Security
Internet Access
Business Centre
Conference Centre
Disability Services
Kiddies Club
Malaria Free
Meal on Request
Mobile Connectivity
Secure Parking

Activities On Site

Bird Watching
Cooking Courses

Activities Off Site

Child Friendly Activities
Game Viewing
Health and Fitness Centre
Wine Tasting
Battlefield Tours
Big 5
Bird Watching
Boat Cruises
Cooking Courses
Cultural Tours
Deep Sea Fishing
General Sightseeing
Historical Tours
Horse Riding
Jet Skis
Kayaking / Paddling
Mini Golf
Mountain Biking
Scuba Diving
Squash Court
Tennis Court

Spoken Languages



Check-in: 14h00

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Country: South Africa

State / Province: KwaZulu-Natal

Suburb / Neighbourhood: Umhlanga

GPS Coordinates: -29.72807637956,31.087194085121


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Guestbook Reviews

From the time that we arrived we have been treated like royalty. The attention to detail here is remarkable. This truly is a World Class hotel. I have travelled extensively and this is by far the best hotel I have stayed in so far. All the staff here are so accommodating and willing to help. The staff are also very friendly and greet you with genuine smiles. “Seamless World Class Time”

Mr & Mrs Maingard, Trip Advisor

Press reviews

Beside the seaside - May 2013

"The Oyster Box in Umhlanga, on the tropical Indian Ocean coast north of Durban, has all the benefits of a carefree bucket-and-spade beach holiday coupled with the thoroughly grown-up pleasures of this much-loved landmark hotel. The Oyster Box, originally opened in 1947, was for decades the grande dame of luxury seaside hotels in KwaZulu-Natal. "

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Seaside glamour meets old-world charm - Dec 2009

Umhlanga’s much-loved Oyster Box Hotel has undergone an extensive and meticulous three-year renovation worthy of its colonial heritage and priceless beachfront location. Recently reopened, the exquisitely appointed hotel now boasts 86 luxurious rooms and suites, a large spa, three exciting restaurants and an in-house cinema. Surrounded by lush, tropical gardens and offering uninterrupted views of the historic lighthouse and Indian Ocean, the new-look Oyster Box oozes glamour and style while retaining its old-world charm.

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