the oyster box

Situated overlooking the historical and famous landmark, the Umhlanga lighthouse, standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront near Durban, with an abundance of colonial charm, sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, lush landscaped tropical gardens and direct beach access.

General Hotel Facilities


Oyster Box offers an array of dining options and bars, extensive spa and fitness facility. The Oyster Box is a few minutes’ walk from Umhlanga Village Centre, with easy access to Durban, International Airports and numerous shopping centers, including Gateway Theatre of Shopping.


Nearby tourist attractions include


• Ushaka Marine World

• Natal Midlands

• Drakensberg Mountains

• Big 5 Reserves (like Phinda Private Game Reserve)

• The Historical Battlefields

• Excellent golf courses

• Award-winning Grill Room, serving Durban’s finest curries and seafood

• Ocean Terrace Restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean

• The Lighthouse Bar with its breathtaking panoramic ocean views and Oyster Bar serving fresh oysters and snacks

• A leading spa with 6 treatment rooms and including a Hammam

• Private fitness club

• Lush tropical scented gardens

Family Facilities


- Family Rooms

- 2 heated swimming pools, including an ocean-facing infinity pool

- Direct Beach Access

- Family club

- 24 seater cinema/screening room


The hotel boasts 86 luxurious and individually designed rooms and suites.


Superior Garden Villas


Featuring private plunge pool, terrace, lounge and bar – Set in the lush surroundings of the hotel gardens these charming are converted into a 2 bed-roomed villa for our families. We do this by combing the Garden Villa Lofts.

Sea Facing Family Rooms


At The Oyster Box an incredible level of care and consideration has been put into providing exceptional levels of comfort for families.


With this in mind we are pleased to offer five private Family rooms, each with a master bedroom along with an additional second bedroom (four with bunk beds and one loft with two single beds) for the smaller members of the family.

Presidential Suite


Split over two levels with a private lift the Suite offers guests the joy of a grand master bedroom with its own exceptionally comfortable seating area and an intimate personal study. Two lavish marble bathrooms - his and hers - with hers offering unsurpassed sea views for luxury and tranquility beyond compare. And of course there is the magnificent private rim-flow swimming pool, a tastefully tailored private lounge, a gracious dining room with seating for 8 guests with a private bar and a well equipped kitchen for intimate in-suite dining. And for that even greater feeling of space for our families, the Suite offers an additional bedroom, with the option of adding a third. The Presidential Suite can sleep up to 10 guests.


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