The Oyster Box Hotel

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The Oyster Box Hotel has 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.

The hotel sits on the edge of a white sandy beach in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Luxury hotel has a beautiful seaside setting, the unique architecture, and decor combined with the delightful cuisine make for an unforgettable stay.

The Umhlanga has both 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. 

We would encourage all guests to take an ocean-facing room with the most enchanting views of the area. The hotel has hospitality with modern facilities and contemporary touches to meet the requirements for the most discerning leisure guests, families, business travellers, and honeymoon couples.

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 its amenities and services regularly. The rates are competitive with the other five-star establishments in the area and look out for hotel specials.

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 is 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, a 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 in Umhlanga?

2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga, 4319, which has direct access to the beach.

The Oyster Box Hotel specials?

The Oyster Box Hotel features several different room types which vary in size, 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.

What leisure facilities does Oyster Box Hotel have?

The 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 hotel?

The Beverly Hills Hotel and The Capital Pearls are located very close to the 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 hotel cater to families with children?

Yes, the hotel 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 R7,480.00 to R20,500.00.
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.

Domestic Rate (SA Residents only)

Domestic Rate for SA Residents for The Oyster Box Hotel.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Applicable on the following room types: Classic Room, Classic Sea Facing Room, Luxury Sea Facing Room, Sea Facing Cabana, Sea Facing Family Room, Paraplegic Cabana & Garden Villa Loft room categories.
  • Valid for South African Residents and SADDC Countries.
  • Domestic rates are not valid in conjunction with any other package
  • Domestic rates do not apply for Peak season
  • Please note that a minimum night stay restriction will apply over the following dates:

Please note that a minimum night stay restriction will apply over the following dates:

  • 28 -31 March 2024 inclusive: Minimum 3 night stay on all room types
  • 05-06 July 2024 inclusive: Minimum 2 night stay on all room types
  • 01-11 January 2025 inclusive: Minimum 3 night stay on all room types
  • Subject to change without prior notice
  • Subject to availability; block out dates may apply