The Province of Kwa Zulu-Natal is exceptionally attractive, but certainly one of the loveliest areas is the coastal belt where the year-round mild sub-tropical climate results in lush vegetation. North of Durban, the cosmopolitan city that is the largest port in Africa, lies Umhlanga Rocks, a seaside resort that is now also an important business centre, and convenient to Durban’s King Shaka International Airport.

The Oyster Box is a distinguished beachfront hotel offering exceptional service to match its stylish and comfortable living. Overlooking the famous landmark, the Umhlanga lighthouse, The Oyster Box blends history and modern comforts. Since its opening in 1947, the hotel and luxurious rooms have been refurbished to provide the utmost comfort along with its retained colonial charm. It continues to one of the most notable hotels in the region, and exceptionally, has direct access to the beach.

There are plenty of choices when reserving one of the 86 luxurious rooms, suites and villas. Beautifully designed with superb views of either the garden or the sea, experience chic accommodations and caring service.

Dining at The Oyster Box is a tasteful treat for any palate. From fine dining at The Grill Room to an array of breakfast, buffet and pizza at The Ocean Terrace, guests are met with fresh seasonal ingredients from locally sourced suppliers and regional cuisines. Guests can also enjoy Traditional Afternoon Tea for a leisure and refined event laden with sumptuous treats. Also, don’t forget to partake in Whiskey Tastings or Wine Tastings at The Oyster Bar.

Among the lush gardens is the perfect setting for pampering at The Oyster Box Spa. Offering an array of luxurious treatments, the Spa also houses a private fitness club, two swimming pools, and garden view terraces to relax and invigorate you.

Situated right on the beach, The Oyster Box is an outstanding location for unbeatable views and well equipped for special events. Wide open beaches also offer prime spots for swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling – and the chance to glimpse South Africa’s leatherback turtles. Nearby nature reserves and water parks also offer a variety of activities to suit any interest.

The hotel is also just a short walk from Umhlanga Village Centre, and easily accessible to Durban city centre and numerous shopping centres. From upscale shopping to local handmade goods, there are plenty of places for the avid shopper. Also within easy reach are some of South Africa’s finest golf courses to spend a relaxing day outdoors.


  • Jogging and walking
  • Direct beach access / swimming
  • Deep sea fishing / diving excursions
  • Bird Watching


  • Internet Connection


  • DVD
  • TV
  • VCR

Included Services:

  • CD player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD or VCR
  • Fax
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Fresh Fruit and Flowers
  • Full Breakfast
  • Games
  • Hairdryer
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shopping/Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Suitable for Children
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone
  • View

Inside Amenities:

  • A/C
  • 24-Seater cinema
  • Business centre
  • Spa

Other Amenities:

  • King Bed

Outside Amenities:

  • Patio


  • Boutique Hotel
  • Event Venue
  • Wedding Venue

View And Location:

  • Ground Floor

Bedrooms: 86
Bathrooms: 86
Sleeps: 192
Category: Luxury Hotel