The Oyster Box Hotel

From the moment the Oyster Box Hotel 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.


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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 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.

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. 
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 décor, 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 homemade lemonade, cranberry juice or a glass of sparkling wine 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.


The Oyster Box is a destination in itself where visitors and guests are spoilt for choice with an extensive array of exquisite services.


 * 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 oven offers mouth watering Indian cuisine as well as European-inspired South African fare.
 * The charming Palm Court Restaurant, set in a spacious open courtyard with lush palms is perfect for casual dining and Traditional High Tea.
 * The Lighthouse Bar, ideal for unwinding with exotic cocktails whilst listening to funky music and gazing upon the view of the ocean.
 * The Chukka Bar, with its authentic old world charm and character serves cocktails and fine wines.
 * The Oyster Bar, overlooking the pool and the Indian ocean, is a haven in which to enjoy freshly plucked oysters from our own oysters beds, chilled Champagne and mouth-watering snacks.
 * The Wine Cellar, offering the finest choice of local and International wines and a private dining option for up to 10 guests.


The Oyster box spa is perfect for those seeking the ultimate in pampering, featuring:

 * 6 treatments rooms
 * Tranquillity and grooming lounges
 * Private fitness club
 * Cold and warm plunge pools
 * Two swimming pools, including a rim-flow pool with ocean views
 * Traditional Hammam


 * The 24 seater cinema and screening room to watch your favourite films whilst enjoying Popcorn, candies, ice-creams and rich drinking chocolate or a milkshake of the day served to you without missing a ‘frame’.
 * A holiday club for the children keeps the little ones entertained so that the grown-up can relax.
With 86 different types of luxurious rooms, suite and villa to choose from The Oyster Box can accommodate the varied individual needs of every type of visitor.
Meticulously refurbished, each one is superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style. All of the colonial charm has been lovingly preserved – the exquisite tiles, murals, paintings and antique furnishings have all been retained in their original glory. The décor also makes excellent use of natural stone and timber, complemented by calming colours that reflect the soothing shades of the surrounding ocean and tropical vegetation.


Whether enjoying sundowners while watching the mesmerizing waves of the Indian Ocean in the distance at the Lighthouse Bar, casual dining with friend at the Ocean Terraces, fine dining with that special someone at the Grill Room, or sinking into a comfortable armchair and swapping stories over a cold beer with a mate in the Chukka Bar, culinary experience of the Oyster Box Hotel is one which truly celebrates the palate.

A bouquet of entertainment choices offering an array of cross-cultural cuisine. Carefully crafted to meet the wishes and whims of guests from across the nation and world, the Oyster Box is proud to offer tasteful, ethnically inspired menus perfect for guests seeking anything from special fine dining occasions to simple, relaxed meals or just a small bite. Perfection for the palate. It happens at the Oyster Box.


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Rough and ready, smart and sophisticated, rural and rustic, KwaZulu-Natal is as eclectic as its cultures, people and landscapes. It has its metropolitan heart in the port of Durban  and its nearby historic capital, Pietermaritzburg. The beaches along this coast attract local holiday-makers, and to the north is Zululand, home to some Africa’s most evocative traditional settlements and cultural sites. The region also boasts alluring national parks and isolated, wild coastal reserves. The province’s border in the far west, the heritage-listed uKhahlamba-Drakensberg  mountain range, features awesome peaks, unforgettable vistas and excellent hiking opportunities.


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