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The Oyster Box in Durban is a popular ‘venue of choice’ as a corporate and conference venue.  The hotel’s proximity to King Shaka International Airport, the city of Durban, The Ridge and the north coast, makes it an attractive option for corporate and business visitors. 

The Oyster Box is an exceptional venue providing the facilities and services expected of an international hotel, yet personal and intimate at the same time.  Not only is the setting spectacular, situated right on the water’s edge, but our experienced staff is able to tailor-make each business guest’s experience to suit their particular needs, at a rate that’s accessible in the current market.

A selection of venues and technology support are available to suit the exacting demands of the conference and corporate sectors as well as the individual business traveller, making The Oyster Box hard to match as far as business venues go.  With five function rooms, each with a distinctive character and style, the element of individuality is introduced to even the most ordinary business event:


  • The elegant Pearl Room, with mirrored walls and exquisite hand-blown crystal Venetian chandeliers and views of the iconic lighthouse and Indian Ocean, has an air of luxury and opulence and can accommodate up to 120 people in various seating arrangements.  Popular for weddings, dinners, large events and conferences, this is one of the hotel’s most sought after venues.
  • The Shell Room, in hues of blue reflecting the moods of the ocean outside, can be configured to suit a variety of small to medium-sized events of up to 20 guests.
  • The Durban July, catering for 30-60 persons (seating set-up dependent), provides a fascinating pictorial journey of the renowned Durban July horseracing event and is the perfect room for workshops, cocktail functions, presentations or meetings.  In addition, a patio provides an ideal outdoor element to this function area (weather permitting).
  • Both the Union Castle, catering for up to 30 guests, with memorabilia echoing the heyday of the revered cruise-liner and the Colony Room, are ideal venues for smaller gatherings, seminars or meetings of up to 20 persons. Satellite video conferencing facilities are available in the Union Castle.

Our talented kitchen team works closely with the Banqueting Co-ordinator to offer a wide selection of menus, both a la carte and buffet-style, to suit the individual requests of every client. A fully-equipped business centre with complimentary high-speed internet facilities, a valet service and ample, safe parking is available for all guests and delegates.

A luxurious 24-seater Cinema, can be used as a conference or presentation venue. All function and conference rooms are fully-equipped with standard equipment and technology and a business centre, with complimentary high-speed internet is available. In addition, the hotel’s conference co-ordinators are able to provide a wide range of innovative extras to make a conference or team-building event, a little different.  These include master cooking classes with one of the hotels experienced chefs, a wine-tasting or food and wine pairing experience with our Sommelier or a rooftop braai overlooking the ocean. 


Complementary to the conference and business facilities, the hotel offers a varied selection of dining and social options.  From informal and al fresco in the Ocean Terrace, to fine dining in the The Grill Room or the innovative sunken wine cellar, with its glass ceiling and impressive wine list, for more select, private functions of of up to 10 persons.  Our popular beakfast and High Tea are served daily  in the light and airy Palm Court


Our themed bars are perfect places to meet, once the day’s business is done. Choose from the locals’ favourite Chukka Bar, with its authentic character, the Lighthouse Bar situated on the rooftop overlooking the iconic lighthouse or the stylish, white marble Oyster Bar, serving freshly harvested oysters from the hotel’s own oyster beds. With health and wellness an important element in today’s fast-paced business environment, a state-of-the-art, award-winning Spa and in-house fitness centre, boasting the latest equipment, are on hand.


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