- The Oyster Box combines colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breathtaking seaside setting, and is a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World Collection.
- Situated on an impressive beachfront on the eastern seaboard of KwaZulu Natal, the hotel is just a five-minute walk from the Village Center, a 15-minute drive from Durban, and convenient to Ushaka Marine World, the historical Natal Midlands, the Drakensberg Mountains, and excellent “big five” game parks.
- Standing majestically on a prestigious beachfront, the hotel offers a direct beach access along with stunning views of the Indian Ocean and an iconic lighthouse.
- With its feeling of classical charm and elegance, The Oyster Box offers a timeless expression of exceptional hospitality, luxurious accommodation and personal service unmatched in all Africa.
- Enjoy fine dining, fresh oysters and local seafood at the Grill Room, savor Indian cuisine at the Ocean Terrace, or have afternoon tea at the Palm Court.
- As a proud member of Leading Spas, the spa’s award-winning team combines ancient wisdom with modern expertise to provide extensive health and beauty treatments.
- Choice of two swimming pools. Have a treatment or massage in the Oyster Box Spa.
- Have a plate of oysters on ice freshly picked from the hotels own oyster beds.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Try contemporary-classic cuisine made with fresh seasonal ingredients at this restaurant, rated one of the best in the country.
The futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium is used for more than soccer: you can now bungee jump off its 350-foot-high arch, swinging in space above the field.
This 1948 classic is about a Zulu preacher in search of his son. If you haven’t already read it, bring it for the flight.
This palatial government building, located downtown, was completed in1910 after six years of construction. It contains municipal offices as well as the Natural Science Museum, a hit with kids thanks to a parade of stuffed animals on display.
Find exquisite French-Mauritian cuisine in a romantic space right on the beach at Umhlanga Rocks.
With one the largest Indian populations outside of Asia, Durban’s authentic downtown market features more than 170 spice stalls that offer a whiff of Mother India.
Explore Rorke’s Drift and other rural battlefields from the Anglo-Boer and Anglo Zulu Wars at this landmark.
Take a stroll down this delightful four-mile stretch of beachfront, lined with cafés and bathing areas.
The Oyster Box combines colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breathtaking seaside setting. A lovingly refurbished landmark, it offers guests a vibrant, contemporary experience, while evoking the warm nostalgia of bygone days, delivering a blend of hospitality and elegance with a wealth of modern facilities and fresh touches to satisfy today’s discerning guests.
Situated on an impressive beachfront on the eastern seaboard of KwaZulu Natal, the hotel is just a five-minute walk from the Village Center, a 15-minute drive from Durban, and convenient to Ushaka Marine World, the historical Natal Midlands, the Drakensberg Mountains, and excellent “big five” game parks. With its feeling of classical charm and elegance, The Oyster Box offers a timeless expression of exceptional hospitality, luxurious accommodation and personal service unmatched in all Africa.
With 86 luxurious rooms, suites and villas to choose from, The Oyster Box meets the individual needs of every visitor. Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, a family group or solo, each room is superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style at your home away from home.
Garden Villa Lofts
Beautifully designed garden-facing Loft Rooms are available as stand-alone accommodation, or in combination with a Superior Garden Villa. Each room is individually and superbly decorated with magnificent 4 poster king size beds and ample space for guests to feel at home in legendary luxury.
Classic Garden Facing Rooms
Our elegant Classic Rooms all overlook the hotel’s lush and tranquil gardens for a peaceful view into what can only be described as the hotel’s private oasis.
Classic Sea Facing Rooms
Each one of our Classic Sea Facing Rooms has a balcony that overlooks Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse and the breathtaking coastline.
Luxury Sea Facing Rooms
Luxury Sea Facing Rooms, each with a balcony that opens onto views of Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse and breathtaking coastline. All rooms include a bathroom with double vanities and a spacious separate shower.
Sea Facing Cabana
Our beautifully appointed Cabanas, situated on the lower ground level with individual terraces, offer exceptional views of the water’s edge. Within these lovely cabanas guests can enjoy sleeping peacefully on luxurious king size four poster beds.
Sea Facing Family Rooms
At The Oyster Box an incredible level of care and consideration has been put into providing exceptional levels of comfort for families. With this in mind we are pleased to offer five private Family rooms, each with a master bedroom along with an additional second bedroom (four with bunk beds and one loft with two single beds) for the smaller members of the family.
Sublime cuisine using the freshest seasonal ingredients will tempt and delight – of course incredible oysters are on the menu – even for breakfast accompanied by Champagne should you wish! Our numerous restaurants and bars offer something for everyone, with fresh seafood, incredible steaks and our famous curry feast. Our delicious and indulgent High Tea is also a firm favourite with plenty of treats to tempt you. Dine together overlooking magnificent views, dine privately with a group of friends or dine at the Chef’s table and watch the magic happen first hand – there’s so much choice.
The Chukka Bar
The Chukka Bar is full of authentic, Old World charm , with pictures of polo players and long-handled polo mallets adorning the walls. Sitting in comfortable armchairs or on a leather couch beneath palm fans, relax with a beer or cocktail and exchange travel tales with a mate.
The Grill Room
Dark blue walls adorned with vibrant artwork and tables set with white linen and silver candelabras provide a dignified setting the fine dining Grill Room. Along with a world of fresh seafood and succulent meat dishes and an exceptional wine cellar, enjoy signatures like the Oyster Box Crayfish.
The Lighthouse Bar
The Lighthouse Bar guides guests into an atmosphere complete with traditional Colonial-style furnishings and dark mahogany walls. Unwing to great music and an exotic cocktail poured by a friendly barman, or head to the large terrace for views of breathtaking sunsets the Indian Ocean along Umhlanga beach.
The Ocean Terrace
Ideal for casual and family dining, the Ocean Terrace offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and a menu of savory Indian cuisine. The popular mild-to-spicy curry buffet showcases authentic Tandoori chicken and signature curry dishes like chicken, prawn and Durban lamb. A full English breakfast buffet as well as a la carte menus are available.
The Oyster Bar
Soak up the luxurious tranquility of the celebrated Oyster Bar while overlooking the pool and Indian Ocean. This is the perfect haven to enjoy fresh oysters served on a bed of ice accompanied by a glass (or two) of chilled champagne. along with other tempting menu items and a full bar.
The Palm Court
A traditional English Tea is served daily in the bright, open-air courtyard at the Palm Court. Tea-takers can choose from a vast selection of blends as well as finger sandwiches, pastries and house-made scones and mini-cakes. This charming venue is also popular for casual dinners or catching-up with friends over cocktails.
The Oyster Box, one of the best and most cherished hotels in the world, is right on the shores of Umhlanga’s beachfront and the spa is secluded in luscious tropical gardens filled with the chatter of monkeys, exotic birds and perfumed flowers.
We are dedicated to restoring beauty and balance through individual treatments and Spa journeys, personalised for each of our guests by exceptionally skilled therapists. Our commitment to wellbeing focuses on holistic principles, combining ancient wisdom with modern expertise. Our Spa menu offers an extensive variety of health and beauty enhancing treatments to ensure that our guests are nurtured, purified, pampered and relaxed.
One of the most beautiful spots in the Spa, overlooking the gardens, the Plunge Pool incorporates water jets at the optimal temperature for rebalancing the body’s metabolism; use of the plunge pool is available to all guests as part of your treatment. Decorative ceramic artwork by Jane Du Rand, can be seen in the pool area and throughout The Spa.
We are dedicated to restoring beauty and balance through individual treatments and spa journeys, personalised for each of our guests by exceptionally skilled therapists. Our commitment to wellbeing focuses on holistic principles, combining ancient wisdom and modern expertise.