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The Oyster Box

Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


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Luxury Holidays At The Oyster Box

Standing proud, directly on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean, The Oyster Box offers all the Colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, accompanied by the modern comfort and amenities that today’s traveller expects, including a few surprises - such as the 24-seat movie theatre. As renowned for its exceptional cuisine as it is for its generous hospitality and attentive service, guests can expect an epicurean offering of everything from casual al fresco fare and curry buffets, to Afternoon Teas and fine dining at the legendary Grill Room. Guests can work their guilty pleasures off by walking along the beachfront or through the lush tropical gardens. Alternatively, there’s a gym and the spa, which offers the latest in health and wellness treatments, as well as a hydrotherapy bath, grooming lounge and tranquillity lounge.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A Colonial landmark situated on the ocean's edge
  • Feature: The twenty-four-seat cinema is cosy and inviting
  • Rooms: 86 rooms, suites & private villas
  • Star rating: 5 Star
  • Nearest airport: Durban Airport
Ocean Terrace During Evening
Location and transfer

25 minutes from King Shaka International Airport by private car transfer.

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Luxury Beach

Boasting direct access to miles of picturesque, protected beaches, The Oyster Box is paradise for lovers of the sun, sea and sand. Embrace the glorious sub-tropical climate and simply relax on a luxurious sun lounger, no matter what the time of year. Explore the strikingly beautiful surrounding area - departing from the historic Umhlanga Lighthouse - on your choice of coastal path, before cooling off with a dip in the Indian Ocean. Refuel after hours of beach fun, with a wood-fire pizza or fresh seafood at The Ocean Terrace.

Spa & Wellness

Nestled in lush, tropical gardens - filled with the chatter of monkeys, exotic birds and perfumed flowers - The Spa is a sanctuary dedicated to restoring beauty and balance. The extensive menu offers luxurious treatments, signature rituals and spa journeys - including the soul reviving ritual, 'Our Journey Through Africa' - each of which will be personalised to suit your individual needs, by your expert therapist. Continue your journey of rejuvenation in the Traditional Hammam and Sensation Shower, before sampling a selection of healthy snacks, detox juices and herbal teas from the Health Bar.


Say "I do" in an idyllic beach location, with breathtaking ocean views and five-star service, with your wedding at The Oyster Box. Craft your dream day, alongside the expert resident wedding planner, and choose from a range of stunning venues - including the beautiful Victorian Gazebo and the chandelier-filled Pearl Room - for both private ceremonies and larger functions. All the small, yet important, details will be seen to - from hair and make-up to photography and entertainment - leaving you to enjoy your seamless, unforgettable day.


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