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The Oyster Box

Occupying a majestic location on the Umhlanga beachfront in KwaZulu-Natal province, The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s most celebrated hotels, as famous for its remarkable coastal views as the understated luxury and gracious hospitality that have become the hallmarks of this cherished seaside destination. Set just 15 minutes’ drive from King Shaka International Airport, The Oyster Box offers an array of individually decorated rooms and suites, an award-winning spa set amid tropical gardens, and a mouth-watering menu of restaurants and bars.

Whether you prefer an opulent room overlooking the ocean, or a serene suite surrounded by lush tropical gardens, every one of the 86 rooms, suites and villas has been individually decorated to ensure your stay is memorably luxurious.
The Oyster Box
The Oyster Box
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The Oyster Box
The Oyster Box
The Oyster Box
The Oyster Box
The Oyster Box
The Oyster Box
The Oyster Box
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Room Information

Classic Garden Facing Room
Decorated with a sense of timeless elegance, Classic Garden-Facing Rooms overlook the peaceful oasis at the heart of the hotel, offering easy access to the serene garden swimming pool.

Classic Sea Facing Room
With a private balcony overlooking the beautiful Umhlanga beach, Classic Sea-Facing Rooms are the ideal choice for travelers who love to soak up the sea views.

Luxury Sea Facing Room
Ideal for both business and leisure travelers, Luxury Sea-Facing Rooms offer a private balcony overlooking Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse and the KwaZulu-Natal coastline. All rooms include a spacious bathroom featuring double vanities and separate shower.

Garden Villa Loft
Overlooking lush sub-tropical gardens, the exquisite Garden Villa Lofts feature four-poster beds, plush furnishings and bespoke décor. The Garden Villa Lofts can be booked as stand-alone rooms, or in combination with the Superior Garden Villa, to create a larger inter-leading space suitable for groups and families.

Junior Cabana
These beautiful sea-facing rooms are located on the lower ground level and lead out onto the grassed area in front. All rooms consist of a four-poster king bed with an en-suite bathroom offering a shower and single vanity.

Sea Facing Cabana
Situated on the lower-ground level, with a private terrace offering exceptional sea views, the Sea-Facing Cabanas are richly decorated with four-poster beds and original African artworks.

Sea Facing Family Room
The Sea-Facing Family Rooms offer space for multi-generational travelers. Alongside the master bedroom, the five dedicated Family Rooms include an additional second bedroom for children. Four rooms are fitted with bunk beds, while the fifth features a loft with twin beds. The Sea Facing Family Room can accommodate a maximum of two adults and two children (12 years and younger).

Luxury Sea Facing Suite
For guests desiring a little extra space, the luxurious Sea Facing Suites are a perfect choice. The beautifully appointed lounge area - complete with its own additional television - leads onto both the sperate bedroom and a wide private balcony.

Deluxe Sea Facing Suite
The Deluxe Sea Facing Suites each enjoy a private plunge pool and spacious terrace giving onto the hotel’s expansive lawns. Individually decorated, with a separate bedroom and lounge area, these elegantly appointed suites are ideal for guests seeking extra space for an extended stay.

Superior Garden Villa
Set overlooking the hotel’s lush sub-tropical gardens, the sumptuous Superior Garden Villas each enjoy the luxury of a private plunge pool, quiet terrace, separate lounge and an opulent bathroom. Four of these Villas can also be converted into a two-bedroom space by reserving one of the inter-connected Garden Villa Lofts. Please note: The Superior Garden Villa can accommodate up to two adults and two children (12 years and younger), with a day bed and rollaway bed in the lounge. Pets can be accommodated in these beautiful garden facing suites.

Presidential Suite
In its opulent décor and expansive sense of space, the duplex two-bedroom Presidential Suite at The Oyster Box offers unparalleled levels of comfort and luxury. The suite can also be combined with a third bedroom (please enquire for more details). On the ground floor, a private dining area (seating up to eight guests) connects the elegant lounge and private bar. In one corner, a baby grand piano invites guests to strike up a tune. The living areas flow effortlessly out onto the sun-splashed terrace and secluded private garden, with a rim-flow plunge pool offering glorious sea views. Those same views can be admired from the first-floor living quarters, where the master suite and second bedroom – each with magnificent marble bathrooms – deliver panoramic vistas of the coastline. The third bedroom is situated on the mezzanine level, offering en-suite accommodation and a small private terrace.

Things To Do

Walks and Trails
From boardwalks to forest trails, there is no better way to soak in the exceptional scenery than on foot as you explore the beautiful surroundings that encompass the hotel.

Beach Days
Enjoy the sun and sand of Umhlanga beach, a hot spot for locals too.

Curry Masterclass
Work alongside the talented chefs behind the renowned Oyster Box Curry Buffet and get firsthand insight into the secrets of their dishes.

High Tea
Beneath waving fans and crystal chandeliers, The Palm Court is a memorable setting for a leisurely High Tea. With the resident pianist tinkling the ivories, High Tea is a sophisticated affair.

Chef’s Table
Enjoy an entirely unique perspective on the cuisine of The Oyster Box with a seat at the Chef’s Table, as the Executive Chef and their talented kitchen team create an unforgettable culinary experience.

Wellness Treatments
Treat yourself to a blissful escape at the renowned luxury spa.



Umhlanga, South Africa



Available Amenities:

24 Hour Reception

Business Center

Car Rental

Fitness Center

In-Room Dining

Internet Access

Laundry Services

Mini Bar

On-Site Activities

On-Site Dining

On-Site Parking



Swimming Facilities

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.