Location: Situated on Umhlanga’s beachfront to the north of Durban, the Oyster Box is set in lush, sub-tropical surroundings with indigenous gardens framing one side of the property and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean on the other.
Rooms: The 86 individually decorated rooms, suites and villas are stylish and comfortable, and equipped with the latest state of the art amenities and set in tropical gardens with reflection ponds, water features and ponds, as well as an abundance of birdlife adding interesting touches to this garden paradise.
Facilities: Renowned for its excellent service and delicious cuisine, you can dine in six different venues, ranging from the Ocean Terrace which serves casual meals and the famous curry buffet, to the fine dining Grill Room. The sunken Wine Cellar is ideal for private dining occasions. The Palm Court serves a lavishly traditional high tea each day. The rooftop Lighthouse Bar offers glorious sunset views of the iconic lighthouse and ocean, whilst the contemporary Oyster Bar serves freshly plucked oysters and champagne.
The Spa at the Oyster Box is located in the beautiful tropical gardens filled with the chatter of monkeys, exotic birds and perfumed flowers and offers an extensive variety of health and beauty enhancing treatments that utilise the exclusive range of B|Africa spa products. A fully-equipped Fitness Centre can also be found in The Spa complex.
A secluded heated swimming pool and a Victorian-style Gazebo with a small amphitheatre lend an air of peace and tranquillity to the floral landscape.
Activities: You can relax in the hotel’s exceptional location and enjoy the facilities which include two swimming pools, gardens and direct access to protected swimming beaches and coastal walking paths.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Our Opinion: A local landmark since 1947, the hotel was refurbished and reopened in 2009. Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, this 5 star hotel combines colonial charm and traditional hospitality with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse.