The Oyster Box
Durban, KwaZulu Natal
The Oyster Box combines colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and a breathtaking seaside setting. A local landmark since 1947, the iconic family-owned Oyster Box Hotel has been impeccably restored to create a luxury modern retreat which has thankfully lost none of its Colonial charm whilst gaining every contemporary comfort. The refurbishment has kept the wrought-iron balustrade and original hand-painted tiles and restored the Ocean Terrace patio that overlooks the stylish infinity pool and ocean beyond. Personal touches, such as the original memorabilia in the Durban July and Union Castle Rooms, are sure to conjure up interesting stories and memories alike. When it’s time to dine, the most obvious place to warm up the palate is the magnificent marbled Oyster Bar, where freshly plucked oysters from the hotel’s very own oyster bed and served with Champagne. Other bars are available with the authentic Chukka Bar and the Lighthouse Bar, which is set overlooking the rocky shores of Umhlanga and the historic lighthouse.
- Swimming Pool
- Babysitting service
- Room Service
- Valet parking
- Fitness Centre/Gym
- Laundry Service
- Internet Access
- Beachfront location
Where is itSituated on an impressive beachfront on the eastern coast of KwaZulu-Natal, the hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the Umhlanga Village Centre and 15-minute drive from Durban Airport from King Shaka International Airport. Transfer time from King Shaka International Airport: approx 20 minutes.
86 rooms on 3 floors. All with air-conditioning, flatscreen satellite TV with film channel, CD/DVD player, ceiling fan, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, beach kit with sun umbrella, beach bag, balls, bats and suntan lotion. Classic Garden Facing Rooms with double bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.
Classic Sea Facing Room as above but with balcony that overlooks the lighthouse and the coastline, sleeping maximum 2 adults.
Luxury Sea Facing Room as before but with upgraded bathroom facilities, sleeping maximum 2 adults.
Sea Facing Cabana as before but located on the lower ground floor with balcony terrace exceptional water views, tea/coffee-making facilities and luxury 4-poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.
The Grill Room restaurant (seafood and classic cuisine), The Ocean Terrace (Tandoori and pizza ovens), The Palm Court Restaurant (casual dining and high tea). The Lighthouse Bar, Chukka Bar, The Oyster Bar. The Wine Cellar. 2 swimming pools (1 infinity pool). The Spa at The Oyster Box* offering Hammam, cold water plunge pool and fitness centre. 24-seat movie theatre*. Kids' Holiday Club (9:00am-6:00pm or 10:00am-7:00pm, all year round). Babysitting* (on request). Library. Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort. Complimentary valet parking. 24-hour room service*. Concierge service*. Laundry service*.
*Denotes local charge.