The Oyster Box

Umhlanga, KwaZulu Natal

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From the moment the Oyster Box opened its doors in 1947 the hotel rapidly became one of Africa's best loved and most distinguished hotels.


Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and direct beach access, The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s most distinguished hotels.
Accommodation includes 86 individually-decorated rooms, suites and exquisite Villas, each equipped with the latest state of the art amenities and facilities. A magnificent Presidential Suite, offers the ultimate in luxury.
Renowned for generous hospitality, passionate service and excellent cuisine, guests have a choice of venues for wining, dining and relaxing.
The ‘Ocean Terrace’ patio, with gorgeous views across the Indian Ocean, serves a Bistro menu. From freshly prepared pizzas from a wood-fire oven, to the impressive and popular Curry Buffet and the finest selection of freshly caught seafood.

Inspired by the hotel’s original colonial architecture with chandeliers from the Savoy Hotel in London, the ‘Palm Court’ serves a traditional ‘High Tea’ daily (with live piano accompaniment), that includes freshly prepared home-baked scones with cream and strawberries, cakes, finger sandwiches, pastries and savouries.
For a more intimate dining experience the magnificent ‘Chef’s Table’ in the sunken wine cellar, is ideal for hosting select private dinners for up to 10 guests. Sommelier, Eric Botha, will guide you through the extensive award-winning wine-list of fine local and international vintages.
The legendary ‘Grill Room’, offers a menu inspired by the combination of enduringly popular and signature dishes, as well as new creations and flavours garnered from around the world. The famous Dine & Dance in the ‘Grill Room’ every Saturday evening, is a winning combination of exceptional cuisine and dancing to the sounds of a live band.

The stylish ‘Oyster Bar’ is an essential pre-dinner or sun-downer stop where you can enjoy chilled Champagne and freshly plucked oysters from the hotel’s own Oyster beds, while listening to live music. The ‘Lighthouse Bar’, is the hottest meeting spot in Durban offering breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean as well as an informal social menu.

Reflecting and celebrating the intricate tapestry of KwaZulu-Natal’s rich heritage and offering all of the amenities expected of a wellness facility of this calibre, The Spa at The Oyster Box ensures the highest level of personal care by dedicated, trained staff equipped to deliver the highest levels of spa therapy and pampering. With six modern, treatment rooms, two Hydrotherapy Baths, grooming Lounge, Colour Therapy Bed, plunge pool, state-of-the-art private fitness club, infinity pool with garden views and a post-treatment tranquillity lounge, guests are indulged in every way to make them feel celebrated and sensational. In addition, the Oyster Box Spa also houses South Africa’s only Hammam…an experience as special as it is healing.

The hotel’s outstanding range of venues makes it a premiere wedding and honeymoon destination, as well as being a sought-after venue for conferences, workshops, the corporate sector and business travellers. An in-house 24-seater cinema shows classic and current releases. A business centre with complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access, valet and secure parking are available to guests.

Time spent at The Oyster Box will leave you with magical memories to last a lifetime.


3 Nights Ultimate Spoil Special:

R 3 140 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 Mar 2017 to 15 Dec 2017
* Rate includes Luxury Sea-Facing Room, Return airport transfers, Welcome canapes and a glass of Moet & Chandon in your room on arrival, a R750 Spa voucher per person to enjoy during your stay, a Seafood Platter for two in The Grill Room (excludes drinks), Romantic Rose Petal Turndown and a lavish English breakfast in the Ocean Terrace Restaurant.
* Rate excludes all extras
* Minimum 3 Night Stay
* Rates valid for South African Residents only.
* Rates subject to change without notice.

Rates from:

Classic Sea Facing Room
R 2 880 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 Mar 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 2 690 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 May 2017 to 31 Oct 2017
R 2 880 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 Nov 2017 to 14 Dec 2017
R 5 040 per person sharing per night
Valid 15 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018

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* Rates are subject to change and availability.

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