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The Oyster Box Hotel

Location: Umhlanga Rocks - Durban
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Perfectly situated on the ocean's edge, a brief 5 minutes walk from Umhlanga Village Centre, the Oyster Box Hotel is conveniently located for quick and easy access to Durban city centre, the International airport and numerous other stylish shopping centres, yet has a feeling of classical charm and elegance like nowhere else on earth.

Nearby tourist attractions include Gateway Theatre of Shopping , uShaka Marine World, Sun Coast casino, the historical Natal midlands and the majestic Drakensberg mountains. For those wishing to play a few rounds of golf, some of South Africa's finest courses are also nearby.


There are 8 elegant Classic Rooms, all overlooking the hotel's lush, tranquil gardens.   17 Classic Sea-facing rooms offer a balcony that open onto views of Umhlanga's iconic lighthouse and breaktaking coastline.  Luxury Sea-facing rooms offer a balcony with seaview and all bathrooms have a double vanity and spacious separate shower. Sea Facing Cabanas offer king-sized four-poster beds, all on the lower ground level, boasting an individual spacious balcony terrace with exceptional views.  Sea-facing Family Suites comprise of a Master bedroom and a separate single room or loft for the smaller members of the family. Sea-facing Luxury Suites are individually decorated comprise one well-appointed bedroom with a luxurious separate lounge. Sea-facing Deluxe Suites offer a well-appointed bedroom and separate lounge. These Deluxe Suites are located on the lower ground level, with their own private plunge pool and terrace.  Each Superior Garden Villa has a private plunge pool, terrace, lounge and bar and can be converted into a two-bedroom Villa when inter-connecting with one of the Garden Villa Lofts. Each of the Garden Villa Lofts has a king-sized four-poster bed and can convert into a two-bedroomed Villa when inter-connecting with one of the Garden Villas.  The spacious and stylish Presidential Suite is divided over two levels and has a private lift.  The grand master bedroom has a comfortable seating area and intimate personal study. There are two marble bathrooms, one with unparalleled sea views. Other features include a private rim-flow swimming pool, a lounge and dining room (seating for 10 people), a bar and a well-appointed kitchen. There is also an inter-connecting bedroom catering for an additional two persons.


The Grill Room, with the adjoining Colony Restaurant, is famous for serving freshly caught seafood and contemporary classic cuisine.
The Ocean Terrace, with a Tandoori and pizza oven, offers Indian cuisine, as well as a European-inspired South African fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Palm Court is a charming venue for casual dining and traditional high tea.
The Chukka Bar serves cocktails and fine wines.
The Lighthouse Bar offers breaktaking views of the ocean and live music.
The Oyster Bar offers freshly harvested oysters from the hotels' own oyster beds, chilled Champagne and mouth watering snacks.
The Wine Cellar is available for private dining for a maximumo of 10 guests, offering the finest choice of local and International wines.

Spa and wellness

There are 6 superbly equipped treatment rooms, with hydrotherapy baths and rain showers.
- Two dual treatment rooms
- One treatment room specifically for physically challenged guests - including wheelchair access shower facilities and adjustable treatment bed
- Hammam and Sensation Shower
- Tranquililty Lounge
- Perfect finish tourmaline salon
- Health Bar
- Nuvola Dry Floration and Colour Therapy Bed
- Plunge Pool
- Separate male and female changing rooms

Hotel facilities

Cinema (24 seats) fitness room business centre
Kid's Holiday Club secure parking 2 swimming pools
24-hour room service and laundry complimentary WiFi throughout conceirge service
transfers and sightseeing tours upon request secretarial services