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The Oyster Box

A luxury boutique hotel standing majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront
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Sitting proudly on Umhlanga’s beachfront just 15 minutes from the airport, overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse.


Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront just 15 minutes from the airport, overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, we are South Africa’s most cherished hotel and a national treasure.

Discover the timeless elegance and enjoy a multitude of dining options, including their famous curry feast and High Tea, and indulge in the award-winning spa amid tropical gardens.

Sleep beautifully in one of the luxurious rooms, suites or villas. Opt for a magnificent four-poster bed overlooking the gardens, a stunning sea-facing cabana or the truly outstanding Presidential Suite, split over two levels with a private lift.

Breath-taking views, five-star facilities, world-class cuisine and accommodation of distinction are yours to experience at The Oyster Box, one of the world’s leading hotels. The Oyster Box has long been one of Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels, with an abundance of old-world charm and a breath-taking seaside setting. Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront near Durban, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, lush landscaped tropical gardens and direct beach access, this legendary hotel occupies a special place in the hearts of countless guests who have enjoyed its warm, caring service and relaxed elegance for almost 70 years.


    Luxury Accommodation in a Classic Sea Facing Room
    Sumptuous Breakfast


The hotel is filled with stylish décor and original artwork, with spaces for everyone; from the welcoming bars providing unique atmospheres in which to unwind to the kid’s holiday club which never fails to keep children endlessly entertained. Famed for exquisite cuisine and attentive service. Each of the dining venues has a reputation for extraordinary culinary experiences. Other facilities include a spa, gym, private cinema and conference facilities.


The Oyster Box offers a choice of 86 luxurious Rooms and Suites either sea or garden-facing, individually styled in splendid luxury with caring detail, elegant amenities and thoughtful touches. All rooms have private balconies or terraces with views of either Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse and the breath-taking coastline or the hotel’s lush tropical gardens. Whether travelling solo, with your partner, friend or whole family, The Oyster Box has a room for you.

Classic Sea Facing Room


per person sharing per night. Min. 3 Night stay. Valid until 16 March 2023.

Standard Rate


per person sharing per night.

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