The Oyster Box - Where Memories Are Made

August 2018 - Standing majestically on Umhlanga's prestigious beachfront, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and direct beach access, The Oyster Box has been providing guests with special memories for over 60 years. As one of South Africa's most distinguished hotels, The Oyster Box remains a much-loved favourite with all who visit.

The Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga

Accommodation at The Oyster Box includes 86 individually-decorated rooms, suites and exquisite villas, each equipped with the latest state-of-the-art amenities and facilities. A magnificent double-storied Presidential Suite, with private access and lift, offers the ultimate in luxury.

Renowned for generous hospitality, passionate service and excellent cuisine, guests have a choice of venues for wining, dining and relaxing.

Ocean Terrace Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga

The Ocean Terrace, with gorgeous views across the Indian Ocean, serves a Bistro menu which includes freshly prepared pizzas from a wood-fire oven, the incredible and popular curry buffet and the finest selection of freshly caught seafood.

Palm Court Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga

Inspired by colonial architecture, and with chandeliers from the Savoy Hotel in London, The Palm Court serves a traditional High Tea daily with live piano accompaniment. The menu includes freshly-prepared, home-baked scones with cream and strawberries, cakes, finger sandwiches, pastries and savouries.

Chef's Table Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga

For a more intimate dining experience, the magnificent Chef's Table in the sunken wine cellar, is ideal for hosting select private dinners for up to 10 guests. The hotel's Sommelier guides guests through the extensive, award-winning winelist of fine local and international vintages.

Grill Room Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga

The legendary Grill Room, offers a menu inspired by the combination of enduringly popular and signature dishes, as well as new creations and flavours garnered from around the world. The famous Dinner & Dance in the Grill Room every Saturday evening is a winning combination of exceptional cuisine and dancing to the sounds of a live band.

The Oyster Box Hotel Bars

The Oyster Box is an impressive venue in its own right, and the choice of three bars are no exception for guests and locals alike. Each with an individual identity, The Oyster Bar, Lighthouse Bar and Chukka Bar offer spectacular interiors, incredible views, cocktails to die for, live music and wonderful menus.

Reflecting and celebrating the intricate tapestry of KwaZulu-Natal's rich heritage and offering all of the amenities expected of a wellness facility of this calibre, the award-winning Spa at The Oyster Box ensures the highest level of personal care by dedicated, trained staff equipped to deliver the highest levels of spa therapy and pampering.

The hotel's outstanding range of venues makes it a premiere wedding and honeymoon destination, as well as being a sought-after venue for conferences, workshops, the corporate sector and business travellers. Each of the five function rooms has its own distinctive character and style and can be tailored to suit individual requirements.

The Oyster Box Hotel facilities


The Oyster Box Hotel proudly offers a number of services and amenities to cater for all guests, with thoughtful touches placed in-room to ensure each stay at the hotel is a memorable one.

  • • Flourishing sub-tropical gardens
  • • Award-winning Spa at The Oyster Box
  • • Fully-equipped Fitness Centre
  • • Two swimming pools
  • • 24-hour complimentary Business Centre
  • • Intimate, 24-seater cinema/screening room
  • • Supervised Kids Holiday Club
  • • Outsourced babysitting service
  • • Pet-friendly accommodation
  • • Beach gear - sun umbrellas, beach bags, balls, bats and suntan lotion
  • • Housekeeping service twice daily
  • • Complimentary, high-speed Wi-Fi
  • • Fresh fruit and flowers in all rooms

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