Ultimate Luxury

Oyster Box

Situated on the ocean’s edge, the Oyster Box Hotel has 86 rooms and is conveniently located for quick and easy access to Durban city centre, International Airports and numerous stylish shopping centres, yet has maintained a feeling of classical elegance.

Durban, South Africa
Oyster Box
  • Try the Umhlanga Sling - the hotel's signature cocktail, and be sure to try the hotel’s famous curry feast buffet at the Ocean Terrace Restaurant.

  • The hotel boasts impressive views out to the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse with direct access to Umhlanga’s beachfront

  • Have a treatment or massage in the Oyster Box Spa

  • Oyster Box perfectly blends traditional colonial style with modern contemporary finishings.


The Oyster Box at Umhlanga Rocks in Durban first opened its doors way back in 1947. The combination of colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breath-taking coastal setting quickly earned it a fantastic reputation.

In October 2009, this iconic landmark was lovingly refurbished and reopened, to offer guests a contemporary experience, whilst still evoking the nostalgia of days gone by. The former glory of the hotel has been sympathetically enhanced, and the warm hospitality and elegance which encouraged guests to return time and again have been retained and blended with contemporary touches and state-of-the-art facilities. Throughout the hotel, the setting, architecture, décor and the cuisine have all been revised and enhanced.

On arrival enjoy a complimentary glass of the Oyster Box’s signature homemade lemonade, or a glass of sparkling wine. Indulge yourself in a relaxing treatment at the beautifully designed Oyster Box spa. Children and pets are made immediately to feel at home, and meals are a gastronomist’s delight, the chef having prepared everything personally and able to create original and delicious combinations. Or choose to play a few rounds of golf! The days are yours to enjoy before settling down on the terrace with a long cool cocktail before dinner.

We highly recommend the Oyster Box hotel for those wishing to stay in a contemporary, stylish hotel with excellent cuisine and luxurious home comforts.

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Enjoy a superb Umhlanga Sling while watching the sun go down over the Indian Ocean!

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Durban, South Africa

Oyster Box is perfectly situated on Lighthouse Road, on the ocean’s edge, a brief 5 minutes walk from Umhlanga Village Centre.

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