Oyster Box


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From the moment the Oyster Box 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 a breathtaking seaside setting swiftly gained it a legendary reputation. State of the art facilities include an award-winning spa, a private cinema and beautiful pools within sub-tropical surroundings. Don’t miss traditional afternoon tea, fine dining at The Grill Room or perhaps a more relaxed curry buffet or pizza at The Ocean Terrace.


  • 86 rooms
  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 bars
  • 2 swimming pools
  • spa with 6 treatment rooms
  • hammam
  • plunge pool and tranquillity lounge
  • fitness centre
  • cinema
  • children's club
  • free WiFi


In classic garden facing rooms with air-conditioning, bath/shower, mini bar, CD/DVD players and safe

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Classic seafacing rooms with a balcony overlooking Umhlanga's iconic lighthouse, luxury seafacing rooms which also have a bath and separate shower,seafacing family rooms.




25 minutes from Durban airport.

from £149 per person per night
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