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The Oyster Box

City Hotels / Beachfront & Oceanfront - 86 rooms
TGCSA 5 Star
Free WiFi
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ABOUT The Oyster Box

Expect royal, 5-Star treatment during your stay at the renowned Oyster Box idyllically located overlooking Umhlanga’s beachfront, the sparkling Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse. A member of the prestigious Red Carnation Hotel Collection, it is the epitome of colonial charm meets style and elegance.

Stay in one of 86 luxurious rooms and suites, each beautifully decorated and designed to suit all of your needs. Whether you’re honeymooning in the Presidential Suite, travelling for business or enjoying a family getaway by the sea, either the garden or sea-facing rooms with their thoughtful touches offer a home away from home. All mod-cons are available, plus special extras such as soap and pillow menu, beach gear, bathrobes and more.

The Ocean Terrace and Oyster Bar are the best places to sit back and relax while enjoying a cocktail and even spotting a dolphin or two as you take in the panoramic views. With direct beach access from the hotel, beach walks and refreshing ocean swims are but a few steps away, and with Durban’s main attractions also close by, exploring has never been easier. Then again, with top-notch facilities such as two sparkling swimming pools, a magnificent spa (featuring a Turkish hammam and a range of rejuvenating treatments), a 24-seater movie theatre and gorgeous gardens filled with scents and sounds, chances are you’ll never want to leave. Whatever you choose to do, KwaZulu-Natal’s subtropical climate ensures you enjoy the outdoors all year round.

The variety of dining options ensures everyone’s palate is satisfied, with The Grill Room offering fine dining, The Ocean Terrace more casual dining and incredible views, and the Chef’s Table and wine cellar dining delivering extraordinarily unique experiences. The hotel is also famous for its scrumptious high tea, a truly indulgent affair complete with a selection of delicious treats.

Offering all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities, The Oyster Box promises a magical stay, first-class service and unrivalled attention to detail.

Dogs welcome | Weddings | Conferencing facilities | Complimentary WiFi

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Garden Villa Lofts
Sleeps 2
4 Units
Valid: 2017 Rates (2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31) Rates on request Rates include: Bed & Breakfast
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 10:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.

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Directions from King Shaka International Airport (N2 Southbound)

  • Distance : 18.7 km • Estimated Travel Time : 20 minutes
  • Exit the airport and follow the signs to the N2 (2.8km)
  • You will drive through a road toll (cost of R4.00- subject to change )
  • Take the on-ramp to the N2 (800 m)
  • Take the first exit (Umdloti) on your left
  • After 1 km turn right onto the M4 and carry on for 5.5 km
  • Take the first exit on your left
  • Turn left to join Umhlanga Rocks Dr
  • Go through 2 sets of traffic lights
  • Keep to the right when the road forks after the stop street
  • The entrance to the Oyster Box is on your right

Directions from The South Coast (N2 Northbound)

  • Distance from exit 182: 4.5 km • Estimated Time Travel : 10 minutes
  • From the N2 Northbound
  • Take exit 182 towards M41/Umhlanga (600m)
  • Turn Right towards M12/Umhlanga Rocks Dr(1km)
  • Take the exit towards M12/Umhlanga Rocks Dr(450m)
  • Turn left onto M12/Umhlanga Rocks Dr (750m)
  • Go through one roundabout at the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit (turn right) . Once you have turned you are still on Umhlanga Rocks Dr/M12(1.3KM)
  • Continue onto McCausland Crescent (300m)
  • Turn right as the road forks onto Lighthouse R(72m)
  • The entrance to The Oyster Box wll be on your right

Directions from Johannesburg and the N3

  • Distance from Johannesburg CBD : 580 km • Estimated Travel Time: 5h 30minutes
  • Johannesburg, continue along the N3 (546km)
  • Take the N2 / North Coast / Stanger off-ramp (17.2)
  • Take the exit 182 toward M41/ Umhlanga (600m)
  • Turn right towards M12/Umhlanga Rocks Dr (1km)
  • Take the exit towards M12/Umhlanga Rocks Dr (450m)
  • Turn left onto M12 /Umhlanga Rocks Dr (750m)
  • Go through the roundabout
  • At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit(turning right). Once you have turned, you are still on Umhlanga Rocks Dr / M12(
  • Continue onto McCausland Crescent (300m)
  • Turn right as the road forks onto Lighthouse Rd (72m)
  • The entrance to The Oyster Box will be on your right