The Oyster Box Hotel

| Durban, South Africa
 

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  • Overview
  • Location & Map
  • Highlights & Reviews
  • Amenities
  • World's Best Awards

Overview

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. The combination of colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breathtaking seaside setting swiftly gained it a reputation that was legendary the world over.

This iconic landmark has been lovingly refurbished to offer guests a vibrantly contemporary experience, whilst still evoking feelings, memories, and the warm nostalgia of days gone by. Meticulous attention to detail ensures that former guests will be delighted to discover the old glory has not just been retained, but carefully enhanced. All of the warm hospitality and gracious elegance which guests so fondly remember are harmoniously blended with a wealth of modern facilities and contemporary touches to satisfy today's most discerning of tourist, business person and honeymoon couple.

The Oyster Box, like its famous lighthouse, once again acts as a beacon of exceptional hospitality, luxurious accommodation and personal service unmatched in all Africa and the world at large.

The setting, the architecture, the decor, the cuisine – everything conspires to create a magical experience that affords a wealth of exceptionally pleasurable experiences and warm memories. Whether it's a complimentary glass of Oyster Box's signature iced tea which welcomes you on arrival, a relaxing treatment in the beautifully designed Oyster Box Spa, the way your children and pets are made to feel immediately at home, the chef's inspired selection of culinary delights, complimentary transfers to the nearby shopping centre, or that long cool cocktail on the Oyster Bar terrace at the end of another blissful day under African skies, there’s no shortage of special moments you’ll fondly remember for a lifetime.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • The Oyster Box Hotel
  • 2 Lighthouse Road
  • Umhlanga Rocks
  • Durban, 4319
  • South Africa

Location Summary
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 Afro-chic Durban city centre, International Airports and numerous stylish shopping centres…yet has a feeling of classical charm and elegance like nowhere else on earth. Nearby tourist attractions of immense interest to travellers include Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Ushaka Marine World, Sun Coast casino, the historical Natal Midlands and majestic Drakensberg Mountains, as well as excellent big 5 game parks, lodges and historical battlefields.

Directions to Hotel
FROM DURBAN INTERANTIONAL AIRPORT; From the airport, travel north and follow N2 Stanger signs for approximately 30 kms to the M41 Umhlanga/Mt Edgecombe turnoff. At traffic lights, turn right over the bridge and continue on M41 for approximately 1 km. Take M12 Umhlanga Rocks Drive offramp, turn left at traffic lights and follow M12 Umhlanga Rocks Drive for approximately 4 kms, until reaching Umhlanga village. Travel down Lighthouse Road towards the lighthouse. The Oyster Box Hotel is on your right.

FROM NORTH COAST Travel along the N2 South. Take the M41 Umhlanga/Mt Edgecombe turnoff. At traffic lights, turn left and continue on M41 for approximately 1 km. Take M12 Umhlanga Rocks Drive offramp, turn left at traffic lights and follow M12 Umhlanga Rocks Drive for approximately 4 kms, until reaching Umhlanga village. Travel down Lighthouse Road towards the lighthouse. The Oyster Box Hotel is on your right.

FROM N3 AND JOHANNESBURG From N3 Southbound, travel approximately 2kms past the Pavilion Shopping Centre until you approach the Four Level Interchange 165 (Spaghetti Junction). Take the North Coast N2 Stanger left offramp and travel on the N2 for approximately 15 kms. Take the M41 Umhlanga/Mt Edgecombe turnoff. At traffic lights, turn right over the bridge and continue on M41 for approximately 1 km. Take M12 Umhlanga Rocks Drive offramp, turn left at traffic lights and follow M12 Umhlanga Rocks Drive for approximately 4 kms, until reaching Umhlanga village. Travel down Lighthouse Road towards the lighthouse. The Oyster Box is on your right.

Highlights & Reviews

Meeting Space
For our guests visiting the Oyster Box for business we offer the choice of four state-of-the-art conference and function rooms.
Fine Dining On Site
The Grill Room, famous in KZN for serving freshly caught seafood and Durban’s finest curries. The Ocean Terrace Restaurant, with a Tandoori and pizza over offers mouth watering Indian cuisine as we as European-inspired South African fare.
Fitness Center
Private fitness club.
High Speed Internet
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Child Programs
A holiday club for the children keeps the little ones entertained so that the grown-up can relax.
Pets Allowed
Those nearest and dearest to our hearts come in all shapes and sizes. For this very reason pets are most welcome at the Oyster Box Hotel. Our Garden Villas offer a range of pet beds and menus to pamper the special pets of our guests. Should you wish to share the joy of a stay at the Oyster Box with your pet-pals please let us know when you make your reservation.
Pool Outdoor
Two swimming pools, including a rim-flow pool with ocean views.
Spa Facility
The Oyster box spa is perfect for those seeking the ultimate in pampering, featuring 6 treatments rooms, tranquillity and grooming lounges, cold and warm plunge pools, and traditional Hammam.
Golfing
For those wishing to play a few rounds on some of South Africa’s finest fairways excellent golf courses are a mere minutes drive away.


Guest Review Highlights

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Couple

76% (443)

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22% (128)

Solo

2% (12)

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Amenities

Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pets Allowed
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Golf Driving Range
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums

World's Best Awards


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Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List for Best Hotels in Africa and the Middle East
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The Oyster Box Hotel
Durban, South Africa