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The Oyster Box

Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Oyster Box: The Ocean Terrace

The Oyster Box: The Ocean Terrace

The Oyster Box: The Ocean Terrace The Oyster Box: Presidential Suite The Oyster Box: The Chukka Bar The Oyster Box: Classic Sea Facing Room The Oyster Box: Garden Villa Loft The Oyster Box: The Grill Room
The Oyster Box: View from the Ocean Terrace The Oyster Box: Luxury Sea facing Room The Oyster Box: The Palm Court The Oyster Box: The Spa The Oyster Box: Superior Garden Villa The Oyster Box: Sea Facing Cabana


Standing proud, directly on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean, The Oyster Box offers all the Colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, accompanied by the modern comfort and amenities that today’s traveller expects, including a few surprises - such as the 24-seat movie theatre. As renowned for its exceptional cuisine as it is for its generous hospitality and attentive service, guests can expect an epicurean offering of everything from casual al fresco fare and curry buffets, to Afternoon Teas and fine dining at the legendary Grill Room. Guests can work their guilty pleasures off by walking along the beachfront or through the lush tropical gardens. Alternatively, there’s a gym and the spa, which offers the latest in health and wellness treatments, as well as a hydrotherapy bath, grooming lounge and tranquillity lounge.

  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:A Colonial landmark situated on the ocean's edge
  • Feature:The twenty-four-seat cinema is cosy and inviting
  • Rooms:86 rooms, suites & private villas
  • Location:Umhlanga , KwaZulu-Natal , South Africa
  • Nearest airport:Durban Airport
The Oyster Box
Location and transfer

25 minutes from King Shaka International Airport by private car transfer.

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Each guest room features individually controlled air-conditioning and ceiling fans, complimentary mineral water, tea and coffee-making facilities, a well-stocked mini-bar, flat-screen satellite television (with over twenty-five channels to choose from), movies on demand, a CD/DVD player, two direct-dial telephone lines with voice mail, complimentary high-speed wi-fi, a safe, soap and pillow menus, B|AFRICA in-room toiletries, luxurious bathrobes and slippers and a hairdryer, as well as beach gear - sun umbrellas, beach bags, balls, bats and suntan lotion (to be collected from reception).

Classic Garden Facing Room:+
  • Rooms: 8
  • Room View: Landscaped garden views
  • Facilities: Decorated in soft tones and open-plan in style, with a seating area and en suite bathroom, these Classic Garden Facing Rooms are a particularly peaceful option and boast floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the hotel's lush gardens.
Classic Sea Facing Room :+
  • Rooms: 19
  • Room View: Lighthouse and Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: Modern and fresh in style, each of these Classic Sea Facing Rooms boasts a furnished balcony overlooking Umhlanga's iconic lighthouse and the breathtaking coastline.
Sea Facing Family Room :+
  • Rooms: 5
  • Facilities: Each of the five Sea Facing Family Rooms features a Master Bedroom and a sweet little second bedroom, perfect for two children under 16 years old (four of the five Family Rooms come with bunk beds and the other room has a loft with two single beds). Additionally, the Master Bedroom has a small furnished balcony. 
Sea Facing Cabana:+
  • Rooms: 8
  • Room View: Ocean views
  • Facilities: Beautifully appointed and featuring a contemporary African decor and luxurious king-size four poster beds, the Sea Facing Cabanas are located on the ground floor and come with seating areas and individual private terraces, offering exceptional views of the water’s edge.
Garden Villa Loft :+
  • Rooms: 4
  • Room View: Garden views
  • Facilities: Available as standalone accommodation, or in combination with a Superior Garden Villa, the four individually designed lofts feature four-poster king-size beds and cleverly combine modern African themes into a luxurious living space.
Presidential Suite :+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 246m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: Featuring white timber floors, marble and white Caesar stone throughout and a Venetian glass chandelier in the dining room, this stunning Presidential Suite is, indeed, the pearl of The Oyster Box. Perfectly positioned, overlooking the magnificent Indian Ocean, with private access and a lift, this stylish suite is split over two levels. The gorgeous open‐plan ground floor comprises a bar and well‐equipped kitchen, seamlessly linked to a fabulous living and dining area (with a fireplace, baby grand piano and seating for eight guests) and an en suite double bedroom. The Master Bedroom, incorporating a comfortable seating area and small study, along with his and hers marble bathrooms, is located on the upper floor. Outside, neverending views can be enjoyed from the private infinity-edge plunge pool and expansive, secluded patio terrace, which is perfect for romantic dining and offers direct views of the lighthouse. Guests enjoy meals personally prepared for them by the Executive Chef.

The Oyster Box boasts one fine dining restaurant and two, more casual options. Additionally, it boasts three glamorous bars and a Wine Cellar, perfect for private dinner parties for up to ten guests and offering the services of the resident Sommelier, who will pair wines from an award-winning wine list with the Executive Chef's bespoke menus for a truly sublime, intimate dining experience.

The Grill Room:+
  • Cuisine: Fine dining cuisine
  • Setting: In this glamorous, celebrated restaurant, an explosion of local flavours are grilled to perfection, including regional seafood and a selection of local and International wines, picked straight from the wine cellar.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
The Ocean Terrace:+
  • Cuisine: Indian Curry Buffet, English breakfast buffet, pizzas and contemporary cuisine
  • Setting: With its own Tandoori and Pizza ovens, this all-day establishment boasts a casual atmosphere, perfect for family dining and meeting and mingling.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
The Palm Court:+
  • Cuisine: International cuisine, Afternoon Tea and cocktails
  • Setting: The charming Palm Court restaurant enjoys a spacious, open-air courtyard location with fantastic chandeliers glinting between the palm trees, where exquisite Afternoon Tea and cocktails are also served.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes

There's a supervised kids' club and a children's menu is available. Professional babysitting is also available, on request.

Health & Fitness

The Garden Spa has six treatment rooms, two hydrotherapy baths, a Turkish hammam and plunge pool with personally tailored spa and beauty treatments.

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