The Oyster Box

Welcome to the Oyster Box. Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, this five star hotel combines colonial charm and traditional hospitality with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and the iconic ‘Lighthouse’.

A few minutes’ walk from Umhlanga Village Centre, with easy access to Durban, International Airports, numerous shopping centres, the Midlands and Drakensberg Mountains as well as game parks, lodges and historical battlefields. 

The individually-decorated rooms, suites and villas are not only supremely stylish and comfortable but equipped with the latest state of the art amenities.

Renowned for its passionate service and excellent cuisine, you can dine in six different venues - from the casual ‘Ocean Terrace’, to the fine-dining ‘Grill Room’. The sunken ‘Wine Cellar’, is ideal for private, intimate occasions. The ‘Palm Court’, serves a lavishly traditional ‘High Tea’ daily. The rooftop ‘Lighthouse Bar’ offers sunset views of the iconic lighthouse and ocean and the contemporary ‘Oyster Bar’ serves freshly plucked oysters and Champagne.

The luxurious spa offers an extensive variety of health and beauty enhancing treatments that utilise the exclusive range of B|Africa spa products.

The Oyster Box is KZN’s premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and a popular venue for conferences, workshops and business travellers. 

Insider Tip:  Relax and unwind in South Africa’s only authentic Turkish Hammam at The Spa at The Oyster Box Hotel

Recent Awards:

  • TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards Voted Number 7 Best Hotel in South Africa 2014
  • TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards Voted Number 18 Best Hotel in the continent of Africa 2014
  • Condé Nast Traveler (USA): Gold List, The World's Best Places to Stay South Africa with a score of 93.3 (2014)
  • Condé Nast Traveler (USA) Readers’ Travel Awards: Top 15 in Africa (2013)
  • Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa Spa Awards: Winner Resort/Hotel Spa Category (2013)
  • TripAdvisor: Certificate of Excellence (2013)
  • World Luxury Spa Awards: Best Luxury Hotel Spa in Africa (2013)
  • World Luxury Spa Awards: Best Luxury Destination Spa in South Africa (2013)
  • TripAdvisorTravelers’ Choice Awards: Top 25 Hotels in Africa (19), Top 25 Hotels in South Africa (4), Top 25 Luxury Hotels in South Africa (20) (2013)
  • Top 100 SA Wine List Awards Challenge: Winner (2013)Voted Favourite Spa in Africa in the 2012 SpaFinder Wellness Readers’ Choice Crystal Awards
  • Among the Top 20 Leisure Hotels in Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers Awards 2012
  • Best Long Wine List, Best Wine by the Glass and graded 3 Flutes in the South African Wine List Awards 2012
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012
  • Country Winner – Best Luxury Hotel Spa in the 2012 World Luxury Hotel Awards

The Oyster Box
2 Lighthouse Road
Umhlanga Rocks 4319
Kwa-Zulu Natal
South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 31 514 5000