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Billericay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We booked the Oyster Box for the first meal of my parent's first ever visit to SA. My wife, her family and I had eaten there before and we wanted to share the experience again with my family. We reserved a table on the Ocean Terrace for the 9 of us and the service was superb. Nothing was too much...

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Benoni, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me say up front that I have a problem with this review - I can only rate it as high as excellent! This hotel is beyond excellent in my opinion. The defining element of this establishment is, without a doubt, the calibre of staff. Everyone, from the reception staff, to the waiters, to the ever attentive supervisory staff, to...

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your fantastic stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely thrilled to hear that you praise all aspects of the hotel and cannot fault it in any way. Thank you for your compliments regarding our exceptional staff who made your stay incredibly memorable. It is...

jhb
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is luckily our third stay at the oyster box hotel. It is beyond phenomenal and a real treat! The service is beyond anything one would expect and the attention to detail is beyond. The rooms are magnificent with each having its own special view and feel. The bathrooms are large and luxurious. The restaurants and food are world class....

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Salford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived in South Africa 5th April and were met by our Daughter-in-laws parents and were taken to this hotel for a meal ".What an experience" this hotel is something special the service and quality of the food was superb. I wanted to try an original South African meal " Bunny Chow" I really enjoyed my meal .We sat in...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an enjoyable and classy stay we experienced here! While we did visit during the winter months (July), we had a wonderful time at high tea, in the spa, the Kids Club was great. The staff were all wonderful and helpful and our room was divine and always cared for and looked after. The food here is amazing, especially the...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment you step into the Oyster Box, the staff make you feel welcomed and comfortable.The interior of the hotel is stunning and has beautiful South African artworks displayed around.The food at the hotel is on another level, particularly the Grill Room and the Ocean Terrace. Everything at the Oyster Box is perfect, would recommend to anybody who is...

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow! Wow! Wow! Recently spent 3 nights at the Oyster Box and the title of my review says it all!! This is the MOST amazing place ever! Rooms, Service, Food- everything is excellent. A special thanks to Charlie who looked after us in the morning for breakfast and also to Annalie who organized us a "lunch box" and book on...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The One and Only Oyster Box!! Fun, relaxation, indulgence of the best of the best, need I say more!! They also stock unlimited Moet Nectar (always a bonus)!! The Oyster Box is always a winner, especially if one of the suites are available!! Xxxxx

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, the contents of which have been noted. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in this hotel in February, a family room for 4 people, with access to the most beautiful Hibiscus gardens and direct beach access, this has to be the best location in South Africa, and there is a premium to pay for this. We paid a fantastic rate of R14000 for four including breakfast daily. The room was beautifully...

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OBumhlangaRocks, Public Relations Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write such an honest review. I am delighted that you like 1000's of of our other guests have enjoyed so many aspects of the Hotel. Nothing makes our day more than knowing a guest has left ecstatic! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fabulous review....

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Top Hotel ! I can't say more then most of the other reviews... Top staff,top location,top food... What i appreciated most was the special attention for children of al age !!! Friendly people and indeed nothing was too much touble ...

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled to read that you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the hotel and that you really appreciated the special attention from the staff offered to the children of all ages. Thank you for your kind comments regarding...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Grill Room
The Grill Room
Cuisines: Seafood, International, European
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Oyster Box

Address: 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: $387 - $1,652 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oyster Box 5*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Spa Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Sea-facing, family rooms seem to the best, great scenery with the balcony!”
andevero, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Superior Garden Villa- has its own plunge pool!”
Andy212015, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in 214, the views were spectacular, the room itself was beyond beautiful.”
JThaysen, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ocean view is best, of course.”
dariusbrubeck, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Either ground floor. Or room near garden pool - if you want quite and your own plunge pool - Otherwise go second floor with see view”
, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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