South African Hotels
Address
No.2 Lighthouse Road
Umhlanga Rocks 4320
North Coast Durban
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Rating
Hotel Type
Beach, Spa
R6080.00SINGLE RATE
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The five-star Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks is a short drive from Durban sits on the edge of a white sandy beach and lapped by the warm Indian Ocean. The hotel has elegance and classic charm, for which it has always been famous. In the year 1947, this oceanfront property has rapidly become one of Africa's most prominent hotels. The pictures of the Oyster Box are indeed telling of its magnificent setting.

Today, the warm hospitality with modern facilities and contemporary touches to meet the requirements for the most discerning leisure guests, families, business travellers, and honeymoon couples. The beautiful seaside setting, the unique architecture, and decor combined with the delightful cuisine make for an unforgettable stay. We would encourage all guests to take an ocean-facing room as the views are magical.

The facilities are children-friendly, and the staff makes the children feel at home. Children stay with their parents in the Luxury Sea-Facing Rooms. The hotel is also unique in the aspect that it is pet-friendly. The health and beauty spa is world class and compliments all the other exception facilities. The Oyster Box is always working hard to improve the levels of service and maintain and upgrade their amenities and services on a regular basis. The rates are competitive with the other five-star establishments in the area.

The 89 well-appointed rooms and suites offer discerning guests a welcoming and comfortable place for relaxation. To accommodate the different requirements of guests, including families and executive business travellers, a lot of the rooms are ocean-facing.

All of the yesteryear charms have been lovingly kept such as the polished tiles, murals, paintings and antique furniture. The use of stone and timber finished with colours that blend into the surrounding ocean and tropical vegetation. All rooms offer a pillow menu and a full stationery pack. The rooms have a DVD player with a DVD library on offer, a beach bag, beach towel and umbrellas, and two phone lines.

Their many options from fine dining to having a hamburger on the terrace. We would recommend that guests try the high tea as it is exceptional. Guests have the chance to taste various cross-cultural flavours. Carefully prepared to meet the wishes of guests from across the world.

Below detailed information about the The Oyster Box is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Direct Dial Telephone Number in room
  • DVD player
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated towel rails
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Plasma TV screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Slippers
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone

Restaurants

The Grill Room

  • The Oyster Box grill room is an excellent dining restaurant that has been at the hotel for the last 45 years.
  • The attire code is semi-formal with long pants and closed shoes for men.
  • Open from 6:10 to 10:35 in the evening.
  • The Grill has an excellent selection of local and international wines that pair well with the menu.

The Ocean Terrace

The Ocean Terrace overlooks the pool and the sea; it is a perfect place to enjoy breakfast or light lunch that is made up of India dishes and pizzas made in the wood-burning oven. This venue is ideal for casual dining for families or anyone looking for a quick, simple meal.

The Palm Court Restaurant

The Palm Court with its checkered black and white tiles, wicker chairs and palm trees is a setting from the Great Gatsby. 

The triple volume ceiling with skylights makes space for a great place to relax and escape the heat of the day. The court offers breakfast, high tea and lights snacks throughout the day.

The Chukka Bar

The Chukka Bar has been in its same spot for over 40 years it is a time capsule filled horse racing memorabilia. Enjoy the comfort of a big leather couch. They have an excellent selection of whiskies and cigars.

The Lighthouse Bar

The bar as per its name has incredible views out over the sea and the iconic lighthouse. A casual restaurant with an open terrace with comfy chairs and big cushions, making this is the perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink during sunset. 

Please ask the barman to create your cocktail of choice to complement the setting.

The Oyster Bar

Fresh whites open spaces accented with blues with Bali style ceiling fans. Escape the warm tropical sun with a glass of chilled champagne and a fresh oyster. 

The Oyster bar leads out to the pool, so it also serves as a cocktail to the terrace and pool area.

The Spa
  • Six treatment rooms
  • Hydrotherapy Baths
  • Grooming Lounge
  • Nuvola Dry Floatation
  • Colour Therapy Bed
  • Plunge pool
  • State-of-the-art private fitness club.
  • Tranquility Lounge

Facilities:

  • Dual treatments
  • Fresh showers
  • Hydrotherapy baths
  • One room is specially designed to assist the physically challenged
  • Tranquility Lounge
  • Grooming Lounge
  • Private fitness club
  • Ladies and gents lockers
  • Mist shower
  • Plunge pools
  • Dining area that offers a spa menu and lounges

The menu at the Spa has been created to be light and full of flavours. Indulge your senses in our healthy meals that are tantalising and correctly prepared with your well-being in mind. All dishes have been specially designed to help cleanse, detox and revitalise.

Spa treatments
  • Seven modern treatment rooms
  • Two Hydrotherapy Baths
  • Nuvola Dry Floatation
  • Colour Therapy Bed
  • Hammam
  • Infinity pools with ocean views
  • Mist shower
  • Tranquillity Lounge & Grooming Lounge
  • Fitness center
  • Ladies & gents lockers
  • Warm & cold water plunge pool
  • Dining area offering light spa meals
Cinema

The 25 seater cinema & screening room for hotel guests to watch their favourite movies while enjoying a box of popcorn.

Nearby attractions
  • The Gateway Theater of Shopping in Umhlanga
  • Ushaka Marine World
  • Sun Coast Casino
  • Natal Midlands
  • Drakensberg Mountains
  • Big 5 game reserves
  • Lodges
  • Historical battlefields
  • Take a helicopter flip up the coast or explore the valley of a Thousands of hills. You can also just spend the day on the beach collecting seashells.
Children Club

The staff at the hotel appreciate the importance and rarity of real, quality family time. That is why they go out of their way for guests and their families. Children of all ages are welcome and children under 12 years old are free of charge when sharing with two adults.

Amenities include:

  • Free in-room movies from the hotel collection
  • Children bathrobes
  • Prams and baby cots
  • A gift bag on arrival

There’s a screening of children’s films in the hotel’s 24 seater cinema every afternoon, and the hotel’s pools give them ample opportunities for enjoying themselves. For younger children, the Hotel offers babysitters through a professional child-minding company.

Conference Venues

This Hotel provides stunning views of the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse of Umhlanga. The Four function rooms each have a distinctive decorative style and can cater for individual preferences and requirements.

The Pearl Room has mirrored walls and Venetian Crystal chandeliers making this venue ideal for exclusive product debut with the adjoining Shell Room, can accommodate up to 160 seated guests in and comfort.

Conference venues:

  • Pearl Room
  • Shell Room
  • Durban July Room
  • Union Castle Room

  • Bar
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Childrens playground
  • Conference venue
  • Garden
  • Kid's Club
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Mini Cinema
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sea Views
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wellness centre

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 11:00
Business Services
  • WIFI
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Room service
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Children Policy
  • The holiday club for children keeps the little ones entertained so that the grown-up can relax. The hotel offers families a place to share time, create memories and strengthen family bonds. The staff at the hotel appreciate the importance and rarity of real, quality family time. That is why they go out of their way for guests and their families.

    Children of all ages are welcome and children under 12 years old are free of charge when sharing with two adults.

    Amenities include:

    • Free in-room movies from the hotel collection
    • Children bathrobes
    • Prams and baby cots
    • A gift bag on arrival

    There’s a screening of children’s films in the hotel’s 24 seater cinema every afternoon, and the hotel’s pools give them ample opportunities for enjoying themselves. Special children’s menus are available so the little ones can enjoy their favourite foods, making mealtime for fun, not fretting.

    For younger children, the Hotel offers babysitters that are hired through a professional child-minding company.  And of course, just outside the hotel gates, the local area also boasts a range of family attractions and activities that are sure to satisfy kids of all ages.

Pet Policy
  • Pets are offered fantastic hospitality at this Oyster Box should guests wish to share the joy of a staying with their pet-pals.

Female Travellers
  • The Hotel staff knows what it means to be a lady and the joys and the challenges, especially when travelling alone on business. That is why the hotel has created a special ‘Ladies First’ approach to guest service.

    For female guests travelling alone, the hotel had many services to ensure they felt safe, secure and cared for throughout their stay. From female service staff to guest rooms with a reassuring internal extra locking facility, additional space, and special lighting for personal attention and makeup in bathrooms and extra hangers and lights in the wardrobes.

    The valet service is always available to take extra care of other special garments. The staff is there to make female guests feel like Oceanside queens, a call away to make guests feel even more comfortable and at home.

Available Rooms

Classic Room

# Rooms:
8

The Classic Rooms have views of the garden which are landscaped into a tropical forest.

Room features:

  • Complimentary mineral water, tea and coffee making facilities
  • Fresh fruit and flowers
  • A selection of current magazines and books
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Flat Screen Stellite TV with over 25 channels to choose from
  • Movies on demand
  • In-room CD/DVD players
  • Deluxe Occitaine Bath amenities, luxurious bathrobes and slipper
  • Housekeeping service twice daily
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Soap and Pillow menus
  • Two direct dial telephone lines with voice mail
  • Complimentary high-speed Wifi
  • Heated towel rails
  • Well stocked mini bar
  • In-room safe
  • Beach gear - sun umbrellas, beach bags, balls, bats and suntan lotion
  • Hairdryers
Single Room R4750
Double Room R4750

Classic Sea Facing

# Rooms:
17

Each one of the rooms has a balcony overlooking the ocean.

Single Room R5450
Double Room R5450

Luxury Seafacing

# Rooms:
27

The Sea view room has a terrace which overlooks the ocean and breakers below; the room has a bathroom with his and hers vanity with a separate shower.

Single Room R6750
Double Room R6750

Sea Facing Cabana

# Rooms:
8

The Cabanas are breathtaking they are located on the ground floor with their terrace they all have views of the sea. The highlight of the room is the large king size four poster beds.

Single Room R9380
Double Room R9380

Sea Facing Family

# Rooms:
5

Great care has been put into making families comfortable. The Family Suite has a master bedroom and an additional single room or a loft for the children.

Single Room R9380
Double Room R9380

Sea Facing Luxury Suite

# Rooms:
5

All Sea Facing Suites at the hotel have been placed in such way as to maximise the ocean view from the comfort of your in-room lounge.

Single Room R12620
Double Room R12620

Sea Facing Deluxe Suite

# Rooms:
2

The deluxe suites are on the ground floor, and they all have private pools and a sun terrace. They have sea views a private lounge area which is ideal for long staying guests.

Single Room R13240
Double Room R13240

Garden Villa Loft

# Rooms:
4

The garden facing loft rooms are large stand-alone rooms that can be joined with the superior garden villa at the hotel. The rooms have been decorated individually and feature a magnificent four poster king size beds.

Single Room R4750
Double Room R4750

Superior Garden Villa

# Rooms:
8

Set in the tropical gardens each charming villas has its plunge pool, terrace, lounge & bar, and a fantastic bathroom. The villa can be converted into a two bed-roomed villa simply by reserving one of the Garden Villa Lofts making it a real home from home experience. The average room size: 246 square meters.

Single Room R12620
Double Room R12620

Paraplegic Cabana

The Oyster Box Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay for 4 nights at the beachfront 5 star Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga and only pay for 3 nights.  Enjoy one free night at this magnificent beach hotel in KwaZulu-Natal for 2014.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Minimum 4 nights required
  • Available for all room types except the Presidential Suite
  • Valid 6 January - 16 December 2016 & 6 January - 15 December 2017
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The legendary 5 star Oyster Box Hotel is beautifully positioned on the ocean's edge in the beach resort of Umhlanga north of Durban in South Africa's tropical KwaZulu-Natal province. The Oyster Box Hotel is located only a 5 minutes walk from the Umhlanga Village Centre and can easily be reached from the Durban city centre, the International Airports and the numerous stylish shopping centres.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability
  • Promotion is applicable to these room types Classic sea facing room, Luxury Sea facing, Sea Facing Family suite , Sea Facing Cabana , Sea facing deluxe suite the superior garden villa only
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The legendary 5 star Oyster Box Hotel is beautifully positioned on the ocean's edge in the beach resort of Umhlanga north of Durban in South Africa's tropical KwaZulu-Natal province. The Oyster Box Hotel is located only a 5 minutes walk from the Umhlanga Village Centre and can easily be reached from the Durban city centre, the International Airports and the numerous stylish shopping centres.

Local guests may enjoy discounted rates at the 5 star Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga when staying for 2 nights or more.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for South African Residents and Residents
  • Subject to availability;  block out dates may apply
  • Not valid 15 - 18 June 2017; 30 June - 2 July 2017 and 22 - 25 September 2017
  • Minimum 2-night stay
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Why wait for a special occasion to treat yourself to the ultimate spoil? At The Oyster Box, indulgence and luxury are yours for the taking… any time you choose!
Breathtaking views, five-star facilities, world-class cuisine and accommodation of distinction, this package ticks all the boxes. From the time you arrive, to the time you leave, you’ll be immersed in the lap of luxury, at one of the world’s leading hotels.

All this from only R8,370.00 per person sharing for 3 nights.

The package includes:

  • Stay in a Luxury Sea Facing Room
  • Return airport transfers in a luxury vehicle
  • Welcome canapes and a glass of Moët & Chandon in your room on arrival
  • A R 750 Spa voucher per person to enjoy during your stay
  • A Seafood Platter for two in The Grill Room
  • Romantic Rose Petal Turndown
  • A lavish English breakfast in the Ocean Terrace Restaurant

Included in the rate:

  • Stay in a Luxury Sea Facing Room
  • Return airport transfers
  • Welcome canapes and a glass of Moët & Chandon in your room on arrival
  • A R 750 Spa voucher per person to enjoy during your stay
  • A Seafood Platter for two in The Grill Room (excluding drinks)
  • Romantic Rose Petal Turndown
  • A lavish English breakfast in the Ocean Terrace Restuarant

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Package is subject to availability of room type offered in package
  • A surcharge on the rate may apply during certain weekends and peak periods.
  • Valid until 15 December 2017
  • A 50% deposit is required within 72 hours of reserving accommodation, the balance is required 14 days prior to arrival
  • May not be combined with any other offers
  • Inclusions many not be exchanged or refunded if not used.
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The Oyster Box and Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve presents an unforgettable beach and bush escape Ignite your senses, and open yourself to an extraordinary experience for your mind, body and soul. Get the very best KwaZulu-Natal has to offer with this amazing package. Immerse yourself in the glorious surrounds of Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve in northern Zululand for two extraordinary nights of wildlife and romance in true exclusivity, followed by a four (or more) night stay at The Oyster Box; one of South Africa’s best-loved and most charming hotels. The Oyster Box is located right on the beach in picturesque Umhlanga Rocks.

Rates from R 27,195.00 per person sharing for six nights

This six-night package includes the following:

  • Transfers to and from King Shaka International Airport
  • Transfer to and from Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve and The Oyster Box
  • A two night stay at Thanda Tented Camp All meals, game activities, and local drinks whilst on game drives and during meals
  • A four night stay at The Oyster Box - Luxury Sea-Facing room - A lavish English breakfast in our Ocean Terrace Restaurant

Included in the rate:

  • This six-night package includes the following:
  • Transfers to and from King Shaka International Airport
  • Transfer to and from Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve and The Oyster Box
  • A two night stay at Thanda Tented Camp including All meals, game activities, and local drinks whilst on game drives and during meals
  • A four night stay at The Oyster Box in a Luxury Sea-Facing room including A lavish English breakfast in our Ocean Terrace Restaurant

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature and not mentioned to be included
  • R150.00 per person conservation levy at Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 06 January to 15 December 2017
  • All packages are subject to availability on the room type quoted
  • Single room rates are available on request
  • Quoted in South African Rand (ZAR) and inclusive of 14% VAT
  • Inclusions may not be exchanged or refunded if not used
  • May not be used in conjunction with ‘stay, pay’ offers and promotions
  • A R150 per person conservation levy for the duration of your stay at Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve is applicable and payable to them directly
  • Deposit: - 20% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking - 100% payment is required 30 days prior to the confirmed arrival date or at time of making booking for short lead bookings • Cancellations must be made in writing and conditions of cancellation are as follows: - Less than 14 days prior to confirmed arrival date = 100% cancellation fee - 15 to 30 days prior to confirmed arrival date = 50% cancellation fee - 31 days or more = 20% cancellation
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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -29.727497

Longitude: 31.087041

Directions

From: King Shaka International Airport to Oyster Box
1. Head north-west toward Mdloti St the D144 2.8 km
2. Turn left at Mdloti St the D144 3.2 km
3. Take the ramp onto Outer Ring Rd the N2 toll road 3.7 km
4. Take exit 190 onto Jabu Ngcobo Drive M27 toward Umhloti 1.1 km
5. Turn right to merge onto Leo Boyd Hwy/M4 Go through 1 roundabout 7.1 km
6. Take exit 2 for M12 toward Umhlanga Rocks Dr/Lighthouse Rd 450 m
7. Turn left at McCausland Crescent 300 m
8. Turn right at Lighthouse Rd 110 m
9. Turn right Go through 1 roundabout 140 m
10. Turn left Destination will be on the left 79 m

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Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

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