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The Oyster Box

5-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, 4320, South Africa

5-star beach hotel with spa, near Umhlanga Rocks Beach
  • Free Internet and free parking
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  • It certainly wasn't worth the money. The rooms are minuscule for the price, the service…Nov 25, 2019
  • Service is outstanding, clearly staff training is a priority. A gentle, gracious ,…Nov 16, 2019

The Oyster Box

from ZAR 4,724
  • Classic Room (Garden Facing, King/Twin)
  • Room
  • Room
  • Room
  • Room
  • Suite
  • Suite
  • Presidential Suite
  • Villa
  • Villa

What’s around The Oyster Box

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Gateway Theatre of Shopping (18-minute walk)
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve (23-minute walk)
  • Umhlanga Rocks Beach (23-minute walk)
  • Umdloti Beach (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Durban Beach (7,5 mi / 12,1 km)
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium (7,7 mi / 12,3 km)
  • Golden Mile (8,3 mi / 13,4 km)
  • Durban Funworld (9,2 mi / 14,8 km)
  • Durban International Convention Centre (9,4 mi / 15,1 km)
  • Durban Botanical Gardens (9,6 mi / 15,4 km)

Getting around

  • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle

About The Oyster Box

At The Oyster Box, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger, plus you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Umhlanga Rocks Beach. The outdoor pool is perfect for guests looking for a bit of fun, while those in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. The Ocean Terrace, one of 2 restaurants, serves Indian cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 2 bars/lounges and a free kid's club are other highlights at this luxurious hotel, and rooms offer up nice touches like premium bedding and pillow menus. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 86 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 12 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club


  • Specific rooms only *

  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free valet parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Beach towels
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 1947
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Be entertained
  • 43-inch Smart TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Oyster Box Spa has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


The Ocean Terrace - Overlooking the ocean, this family restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Palm Court - This coffee shop specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open 24 hours. Reservations are required. Open daily.

The Grill Room - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

The Lighthouse Bar - This rooftop bar specializes in international cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.

The Oyster Bar - This Champagne bar specializes in international cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

The Oyster Box’s small print

Also known as

  • Box Oyster
  • The Oyster Box Hotel
  • The Oyster Box Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks
  • The Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box
  • Oyster Box Hotel
  • Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility or spa tub without adult supervision.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: ZAR 1000 per night

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 450.00 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 450 for adults and ZAR 450 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of ZAR 1000 per pet, per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 510 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,6 From 82 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Excellent service and facilities - best hotel in South Africa, by far!
Vincent, za2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Wonderful stay. Staff outstanding. Smiles and greetings from everyone, from doorman to gardener. Absolute pleasure to stay at The Oyster Box!
Angelique, za4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Oyster Box - Way above average.
We had a very enjoyable weekend away even though we live a few kilometres away. The Oyster box is above average even for a 5 star hotel. The welcome and attitude of staff was refreshingly good and positive. Their breakfast was excellent. The rooms were well appointed, comfortable and clean.
Vinesh, za2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
A very happy stay.
I stayed with my daughter and it was the most magical place to be. The staff were incredible. Helpful and friendly. The food was delicious and the setting breathtaking. It made us both so happy.
Lucy, zaFamily trip
Exceptional 10,0
exceptional!!! thats all
AJ, zaRomance trip

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