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The Oyster Box

South Africa Award-Winning Five-Star Beachfront Oasis near Durban

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Perfectly poised on the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, just steps from the beautiful Umhlanga beachfront, The Oyster Box is a five-star oasis filled with heartwarming history and unrivalled charm. Set within lush tropical gardens, with staggering views of the shimmering Indian Ocean and Umhlanga's iconic lighthouse, this serene hideaway is conveniently located just a 20-minute drive from Durban’s thriving city centre. This incredible hotel is rated among the top 1% worldwide and the top 25 in Africa on Tripadvisor.

Alongside 86 elegant and individually decorated rooms, suites and villas, The Oyster Box offers an array of exceptional facilities. Epicureans will find joy unearthing the delicious array of culinary adventures, including oysters plucked straight from the ocean, flavoursome curry buffets and elegant high teas. Beyond the wonderful gourmet offerings, guests can spend time at the award-winning spa, plunge into one of two swimming pools, sip on a perfectly stirred cocktail at the rooftop bar, catch a film at the intimate onsite cinema or head straight to the beach thanks to direct access.

Luxury Escapes inclusions (select packages):
  • Start each morning with daily breakfast
  • Celebrate your escape with a welcome drink each
  • Stay hydrated with in-room filtered still or sparkling water

Travelling with family? Select the Sea Facing Family Room for up to two adults and two children (12 and under).

Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice, Best of the Best 2021 Top 25 Hotels — Africa

1 to 30 Nights packages available

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Classic Garden Facing Room
Classic Garden Facing Room
Delightfully decorated and teeming with rich textures and luxe furnishings, this elegant room overlooks the peaceful gardens and boasts easy access to the serene swimming pool
Size: 32
Members get access to exclusive rates
Option 1
Flexible Rate (inclusions valid for two)
  • Daily breakfast for all guests
  • Welcome drink each on arrival
  • In-room bottled water
Garden Villa Loft
Garden Villa Loft
Take in the beauty of the lush sub-tropical gardens from this exquisite room, complete with a stunning four-posted bed, luxurious marble bathroom and eye-catching décor
Size: 64
Members get access to exclusive rates
Option 1
Flexible Rate (inclusions valid for two)
  • Daily breakfast for all guests
  • Welcome drink each on arrival
  • In-room bottled water
Classic Sea Facing Room
Classic Sea Facing Room
Take a breath of ocean air as you gaze across the jaw-dropping coastline from your private balcony in this gorgeous room
Size: 27
Members get access to exclusive rates
Option 1
Flexible Rate (inclusions valid for all guests)
  • Daily breakfast for all guests
  • Welcome drink each on arrival
  • In-room bottled water
Luxury Sea Facing Room
Luxury Sea Facing Room
You’ll be treated to views of Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse from this one-of-a-kind space, where rest and relaxation await
Size: 31
Members get access to exclusive rates
Option 1
Flexible Rate (inclusions valid for all guests)
  • Daily breakfast for all guests
  • Welcome drink each on arrival
  • In-room bottled water
Junior Cabana
Junior Cabana
This ground-floor, sea-facing cabana is the perfect hideaway to recharge after a day of exploring, and features a four-poster king bed with a generously sized ensuite
Size: 36
Members get access to exclusive rates
Option 1
Flexible Rate (inclusions valid for two)
  • Daily breakfast for all guests
  • Welcome drink each on arrival
  • In-room bottled water
Sea Facing Cabana
Sea Facing Cabana
Exceptional views of the gleaming ocean can be all yours from this this richly decorated abode, complete with a four-poster bed and private terrace
Size: 36
Members get access to exclusive rates
Option 1
Flexible Rate (inclusions valid for all guests)
  • Daily breakfast for all guests
  • Welcome drink each on arrival
  • In-room bottled water
Sea Facing Family Room
Sea Facing Family Room
This two-bedroom abode with sea views ensures the whole family can make memories to last a lifetime
Size: 36
Members get access to exclusive rates
Option 1
Flexible Rate (inclusions valid for all guests)
  • Daily breakfast for all guests
  • Welcome drink each on arrival
  • In-room bottled water
Superior Garden Villa
Superior Garden Villa
Enjoy the ultimate luxury of your own private plunge pool and secluded terrace when you choose this luxe villa, surrounded by tropical gardens
Size: 105
Members get access to exclusive rates
Option 1
Flexible Rate (inclusions valid for two)
  • Daily breakfast for all guests
  • Welcome drink each on arrival
  • In-room bottled water
Luxury Sea Facing Suite
Luxury Sea Facing Suite
If you crave a little extra space, this luxurious suite is the perfect choice thanks to an expansive balcony and beautifully appointed lounge area
Size: 55
Members get access to exclusive rates
Option 1
Flexible Rate (inclusions valid for all guests)
  • Daily breakfast for all guests
  • Welcome drink each on arrival
  • In-room bottled water
Deluxe Sea Facing Suite
Deluxe Sea Facing Suite
A private pool is yours to plunge right into from a spacious terrace that stretches onto the hotel’s expansive lawns
Size: 78
Members get access to exclusive rates
Option 1
Flexible Rate (inclusions valid for two)
  • Daily breakfast for all guests
  • Welcome drink each on arrival
  • In-room bottled water
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