King Shaka International Airport, Durban
Breath-taking views, five-star facilities, world-class cuisine and accommodation of distinction are yours to experience at The Oyster Box, one of the world’s leading hotels. Originally opened in 1947, The Oyster Box has long been one of Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels, with an abundance of old-world charm and a breath-taking seaside setting. Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront near Durban, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, lush landscaped tropical gardens and direct beach access, this legendary hotel occupies a special place in the hearts of countless guests who have enjoyed its warm, caring service and relaxed elegance for almost 70 years.
The hotel is filled with stylish décor and original artwork, with spaces for everyone; from the welcoming bars providing unique atmospheres in which to unwind to the kid’s holiday club which never fails to keep children endlessly entertained. Famed for exquisite cuisine and attentive service. Each of the dining venues has a reputation for extraordinary culinary experiences. Other facilities include a spa, gym, private cinema and conference facilities.
The Oyster Box offers a choice of 86 luxurious Rooms and Suites either sea or garden-facing, individually styled in splendid luxury with caring detail, elegant amenities and thoughtful touches. All rooms have private balconies or terraces with views of either Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse and the breath-taking coastline or the hotel’s lush tropical gardens. Whether travelling solo, with your partner, friend or whole family, The Oyster Box has a room for you.
The Presidential Suite at The Oyster Box is the epitome of luxury and comfort. A two-story suite with private access, a lift, grand piano, three fireplaces, private rim-flow pool with 180-degree ocean views and private study also includes complimentary bonuses such as spa treatments and transport.
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.
Only a short drive from Durban, the Umhlanga Coast begins more or less at the landmark lighthouse that dominates Umhlanga’s beach. From here, the long, sandy beaches are a cosmopolitan collection of white hotel buildings and blocks of timeshare apartments that easily signify the lifestyle sought by many on this incredible stretch of coast, that is at once a tourist mecca and a seaside village that has refused to lose its small-town appeal.
It isn’t hard to imagine why, given the warm Indian Ocean waters, the rocky lined beaches that allow for plenty of seaside paddling and shell searching, and attractions like O’Connor promenade – a walkway that stretches from Durban View Park to Breakers Resort – that is constantly used by an array of walkers, joggers and amblers.
The Umhlanga Coastline is also host to numerous pubs, restaurants, shopping centres and nightlife that only enhances the appealing coastline already popular with scuba divers, snorkelling fanatics and surfers.
Within a very small area, there are action-packed attractions that include the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve where the remains of a shell midden from the Stone Age is in evidence at the mouth of the lagoon and the Hawaan Forrest, a beautiful indigenous woodland that has been allowed to maintain its natural state for centuries.
All ages welcome
8 Classic Garden-Facing Rooms
22 Classic Sea-Facing Rooms
25 Luxury Sea-Facing Rooms
4 Sea-Facing Cabanas
1 Paraplegic Cabana
5 Sea-Facing Family Rooms
5 Luxury Sea-Facing Suites
2 Deluxe Sea-Facing Suites
8 Superior Garden Villas
4 Garden Villa Lofts
1 Presidential Suite
All ages welcome
The Oyster Box Hotel, Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, South Africa
All ages welcome