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Overlooking the Umhlanga Lighthouse and Indian Ocean, The Oyster Box offers 2 outdoor pools, an award winning spa and free Wi-Fi. Gateway Shopping Center is 1.2 mi away. The rooms at the 5-star Oyster Box are decorated with rich fabrics and furnishings. They include satellite TV, Mini Bar facilities and tea/coffee making facilities. Some guest rooms offer a private lounge area, patio and plunge pool. The Ocean Terraces Restaurant overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers a delicious seafood and curry buffet. The Grill Room offers up the best premium steaks and seafood dishes. Guests reserving Half-Board reservations are offered a signature set menu, hosted either in The Ocean Terrace or The Grill Room. Guests can work out with cardiovascular equipment at the gym, followed by a soothing massage by one of the onsite experts. The Oyster Box is set in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks and within walking distance to restaurants and shops. Free private parking is available.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Durban, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.8

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Buffet

Free parking available at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 king bed
and
2 bunk beds
Bedroom :
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
2 king beds
1 king bed
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.7
Facilities
9.5
Cleanliness
9.7
Comfort
9.6
Value for money
8.6
Location
9.8
Free WiFi
9.4
High score for Durban
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Rochelle
    United States of America United States of America
    Beautiful views. The staff are amazing and attentive. The facilities are high class. True luxury. We felt so spoiled and special. The high tea is a must.
  • D
    Derryn
    South Africa South Africa
    The staff were absolutely phenomenal. The food was phenomenal. The facilities are beautiful. The views are fantastic.
  • Henriette
    South Africa South Africa
    Breakfast is outstanding!! Service and Staff were excellent.

Hotel area info

Restaurants
4 Restaurants On Site

  • Grill Room
    • Open for
      Dinner
    • Ambience
      Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free
  • The Ocean Terrace
    • Cuisine
      Indian • Pizza • Seafood • Local • South African
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • Palm Court - 24 hours
    • Cuisine
      Local
    • Ambience
      Traditional
  • Palm Court - High Tea
    • Open for
      High tea

Amenities of The Oyster Box
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
    Off-site
  • Bar crawls
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Kids' club
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Playground
  • Fishing
    Off-site
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Strollers
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Open all year
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Spa
  • Locker rooms
  • Fitness
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

House rules

The Oyster Box takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
Free
3 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
Free
13+ years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 750 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted The Oyster Box accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Oyster Box of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

FAQs about The Oyster Box

  • Room options at The Oyster Box include:

    • Triple
    • Suite

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The Oyster Box offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Playground
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Windsurfing
    • Kids' club
    • Beachfront
    • Evening entertainment
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Movie nights
    • Swimming pool
    • Locker rooms
    • Spa facilities
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Fitness
    • Bar crawls
    • Horseback riding
    • Cooking class
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Beach
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Live music/Performance

  • The prices at The Oyster Box may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at The Oyster Box is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at The Oyster Box can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet

  • The Oyster Box is 9.3 miles from the center of Durban. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The Oyster Box has 4 restaurants:

    • The Ocean Terrace
    • Grill Room
    • Palm Court - High Tea
    • Palm Court - 24 hours