The Oyster Box Hotel

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The Oyster Box Hotel, 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 Oyster Box 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 seaside resort are indeed telling of its magnificent setting.

The Oyster Hotel has 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 enchanting.

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 exceptional facilities. The hotel is always working hard to improve the levels of service and maintain and upgrade their amenities and services regularly. 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 Oyster Box 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.


  • 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

Facilities Available at The Oyster Box Hotel

  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Children's playground
  • Conference venue
  • Garden
  • Hotel Bar
  • 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

More Information on The Oyster Box Hotel

FAQs about The Oyster Box Hotel
Where is the Oyster Box Hotel located?

The Oyster Box Hotel & Spa is beautifully located along the beach in Umhlanga, a seaside town north of Durban, providing magnificent views over the ocean.  From the King Shaka Durban International Airport, this five-star beach hotel is only about a ten-minute drive away.

How much does a room cost at The Oyster Box Hotel?

The Oyster Box Hotel features several different room types which vary in sizes, bedding and views.  The Classic Room which is the Standard Room starts at around R 5,700.00 per night for 2 guests sharing inclusive of breakfast (rate is subject to change and availability).  For best available rates, contact us at / +27 (0) 31 941 5945.

Room types:

  • Classic Room
  • Classic Sea Facing
  • Luxury Sea facing
  • Sea Facing Cabana
  • Sea Facing Family
  • Sea Facing Luxury Suite
  • Sea Facing Deluxe Suite
  • Garden Villa Loft
  • Superior Garden Villa.
What leisure facilities does The Oyster Box Hotel have?

The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga features lovely leisure facilities for in-house guests during their stay.  This exclusive five-star hotel is suitable for honeymooners, couples as well as families travelling with children.

Leisure facilities:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wellness centre (Health & Beauty Spa)
  • Sun deck
  • Children's playground
  • Garden
  • Hotel Bar
  • Kid's Club
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Mini Cinema.
Which hotels are located in close proximity to The Oyster Box Hotel?

The Beverly Hills Hotel and The Capital Pearls are located very close to the Oyster Box Hotel.  Further afield are the Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga, the Square Boutique Hotel and Spa, the aha Gateway Hotel, Protea Hotel Umhlanga by Marriott, and the Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel and Convention Centre.

Does the Oyster Box Hotel cater to families with children?

Yes, the Oyster Box Hotel & Spa in Umhlanga is a great family holiday destination.  Children of all ages are most welcome at this hotel. The Kiddies Club offers an exceptionally dedicated recreation facility for the family to relax and enjoy. 

Children under 12 years (maximum 1) per room sharing with two full paying adults are accommodated free of charge, including breakfast.  Children over 12 and under 16 years (maximum 1) per room sharing with two full paying adults are charged R 450.00 (subject to change) per child, per night, bed and breakfast.  We recommend that children over the age of 16 be accommodated in a separate room.

Family Suites, Deluxe Sea Facing Suites and the Superior Garden Villas are suited to accommodating families of 3.  All other room categories are able to accommodate a cot.  Directly inter-leading rooms are available and should be requested at the time of reservation.  A limited number of additional beds and cots are available on request.  Childminders may be reserved through the hotel, and we kindly request that this service is booked at least 24 hours in advance.

What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at The Oyster Box Hotel are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

How much does a room at The Oyster Box Hotel cost?
The average rate for a night's stay at The Oyster Box Hotel is R5,600.00 to R6,420.00.
Where is The Oyster Box Hotel located?
The address of The Oyster Box Hotel is: 2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, 4320.

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

Stay 4 and pay for 3

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.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • VALID FROM 6 JANUARY 2020 - 19 DECEMBER 2020
  • Stay four nights and only pay for three
  • Applicable to all room types excluding the presidential suite
  • Offer is accumulative, not  applicable or combinable with other promotions, packages or specially negotiated rates
  • Subject to availability

Stay 3 and pay 2

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
  • Applicable from 6 January 2019 - 19 December 2019.
  • Promotion is applicable to these room types Classic Sea Facing Room, Luxury Sea facing, Sea Facing Family Room, Sea Facing Cabana, Sea Facing Luxury Suite, Sea Facing Deluxe Suite and the Superior Garden Villa only.
  • VALID FROM 6 JANUARY 2020 - 19 DECEMBER 2020
  • Applicable for: Classic Sea Facing Rooms, Luxury Sea Facing Room, Sea Facing Family, Sea Facing Cabana, Sea Facing Luxury Suite, Sea Facing Deluxe Suite and The Superior Garden Villa only.
  • No applicable for the presidential suite