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2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday

We had 5 glorious days here to celebrate our Anniversary. This is unsurpassed service at every level which needs to be experienced to be believed. Every staff member that crossed our path was special - smiles abounded. The hotel is a visual feast - from...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2018

The Oyster Box is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever visited. So much thought has gone into making this hotel more than just a hotel. It is luxurious but not pretentious. The relaxed, old world charm of the place draws you in,...More

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Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded July 19, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel, in particular the quiet clock library showcasing a splendid collection...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

How do I begin! My sister and I stayed at this wonderful hotel for 3 nights last week. It was the second leg of our South African vacation, having stayed in Joburg 3 nights prior to Durban. Upon arrival at the airport, our driver took...More

Thank soliloquy
Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your 3-night stay with us at The Oyster Box. It is wonderful that you chose to celebrate your belated birthday here and that you were blown away by the tiny noticeable touches...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We treated ourselves to 4 nights at the Oyster Box a year ago as a treat to celebrate our son's 10th birthday. There are no words!! From the moment you arrive, until the last second when you have to, very sadly, depart, this hotel staff...More

Thank Quiddity
Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your 4-night stay with us to celebrate Charlie's 10th birthday. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you loved all aspects of the hotel and experienced amazing service from the friendly and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were originally upgraded to a ground floor cabana which was a larger room than we had booked however, we couldn't watch the surf due to the foliage and so requested a change back to our original third floor room. The sounds of the ocean,...More

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Response from WDC72, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted you thoroughly enjoyed your accommodation overlooking the iconic lighthouse and ocean and experienced delicious meals in the restaurants, including our...More

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THE LEGEND LIVES ON… AT THE OYSTER BOX Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Renowned More for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities. Dining venues include the casual ‘Ocean Terrace’, serving casual and al fresco fare and a Curry Buffet, to the legendary, fine-dining ‘Grill Room’. The ‘Palm Court’ serves a lavish, traditional ‘High Tea’ daily, with live piano accompaniment. The Oyster and Lighthouse Bars are the hottest spots in town for sun-downers.The Spa is equipped with six treatment rooms, a Hydrotherapy Bath, grooming lounge, plunge-pool, state-of-the-art gym, Infinity pool and Tranquillity Lounge and offers the latest in health and wellness teatments.Facilities include two swimming pools, a private library, luscious tropical gardens and an intimate, 24-seater movie theatre. The Oyster Box is KZN’s premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and the ‘venue of choice’ for the conference and business market.Time spent at The Oyster Box will leave you with magical memories to last a lifetime. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Luxury
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On the Beach
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Family
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Spa
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Romantic
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Business
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Luxury
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On the Beach
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Family
,
Spa
,
Romantic
,
Business
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
86
Price range
US$247 - US$1,172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Luxury
,
On the Beach
,
Family
,
Spa
,
Romantic
,
Business
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
86
Price range
US$247 - US$1,172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks
Location
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
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Traveller (1,520)
Room & Suite (246)
Dining (190)
Pool & Beach (124)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (15)
Family and Play Areas (4)
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Questions & Answers
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AltaCooke
September 12, 2018|
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Response from WDC72 | Property representative |
Dear Guest, Thank you for your interest in dining at The Chef's Table situated in the kitchen of the hotel. There are 3 Dinner menus from which to choose, starting at R1500.00 per person, with a minimum of 8 people, served... More
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krinelle
November 12, 2017|
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Dear Future Guest, Unfortunately The Ocean Terrace and The Grill Room Restaurants are not Halaal. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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Suzanne L
November 7, 2017|
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Dear Future Guest, Absolutely! We definitely cater for families. The hotel is situated right on the beach and we offer an in-house Cinema for residing guests and two swimming pools, one sea facing and a garden pool... More
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"we prefer sea facing - nothing beats hearing the roar of the sea"
Bongitole
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"Sea view luxury"
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"Sea facing rooms have wonderful views"
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