The Oyster Box

Situated on the ocean’s edge, a short walk from Umhlanga, the Oyster Box Hotel opened its doors in 1947. The combination of colonial charm, impeccable service, tropical gardens and seaside, still appeals today.

With 86 rooms to choose from The Oyster Box can accommodate every type of visitor. Each one is designed to provide comfort and style, with the colonial charm preserved. Enjoy sundowners in the Lighthouse Bar, casual dining at the Ocean Terraces, fine dining at the Grill Room, or a cold beer in the Chukka Bar - the culinary experience of the Oyster Box is a good one.


The award winning spa has seven treatment rooms and a team of qualified therapists. As the Oyster Box themselves say , they want 'our guests are nurtured, purified, pampered and relaxed'.

There are two swimming pools and lush gardens containing water features and reflection ponds offer a tranquil outside experience with views out over the Indian Ocean.

A lovely touch is the small 24 seat private cinema that shows a range of new and classic films, which can be selected by guests. There is, of course. popcorn and ice cream to complete the experience. There is a kids club with plenty to keep them entertained and also a business centre if you are feeling professional.


From Classic rooms, Cabanas and Villa Lofts through to Luxury Suites, there is something here to suit everyone. There are even Garden Villas with private plunge pools that enjoy the full hotel service but with more privacy.

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