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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.

This is our guests' favorite part of Durban, according to independent reviews.

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

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The Oyster Box has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jun 3, 2010

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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

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free parking available at the hotel

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There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.

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  • Hi, I am wondering if it possible to a room in your place for only 4 hours time during the day on Sunday 13 December 2020 from 12 -16pm?

    Thank you for your email. Kindly note the hotel does not offer day use rooms.


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    Answered on December 12, 2020
  • Good day, What is the dress code for dinner. Regards.

    Ocean Terrace restaurant- casual dress code Grill room restaurant - smart casual


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    Answered on June 18, 2021
  • would like to book family room. We are travelling with our 3 daughters, 9, 14& 16. Is it possible to stay 5 in family room?

    Note you would need to book 2 rooms 1 x family room and 1 other room in order to accommodate the entire family.


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    Answered on February 22, 2021
  • Hi, I wanted to check if you have an option that can accommodate 3 adults & 1 child (8yrs).

    We do not have 1 room that can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child apart from the Presidential Suite. You would have to get 2 rooms. If you want interleading room, you can book 2 Luxury Sea Facing rooms.


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    Asked about: Superior Garden Villa • Answered on February 22, 2021
  • Hi. are there any day time excursions or provision for swimming or meals for non-residents at the Hotel?

    Good Day, The hotel pools are only for residents, You may enjoy the restaurant and bars which are opened to the public bookings are essential.


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    Answered on March 11, 2021
  • I want to include high tea

    Thank you for your query High tea is a cost of R365.00 per person.


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    Answered on December 11, 2019
  • Hay how are you are you guys hosting weddings in your hotel

    Good Afternoon, Yes we can host weddings however currently numbers are limited due to Covid-19. You can enquire directly with our wedding coordinator Ginny Eslick.


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    Answered on September 29, 2020
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?

    Our Summer months are October through to February where the weather is very hot. We often have afternoon thunderstorms that clear quickly over this time. It does start to cool down from March through to May so this is also a great time to travel.


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    Answered on October 8, 2019
  • Are their any ocean view rooms?

    Yes some of our rooms and suites have beautiful views overlooking the Sea. We do also have rooms that overlook our garden pool.


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    Asked about: Classic Room with Garden View • Answered on August 20, 2020
  • how much is booking when booking for an event for example booking for a birthday celebration for 10 people

    It does depend on the venue and what menu you select. Please contact our banqueting team to make an enquiry.


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    Answered on January 31, 2020
  • What about the room sea facing???

    We have a few sea facing room options. kindly provide me with your e-mail address and I can send you the different room descriptions.


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    Answered on September 10, 2021
  • Is there a twin bedded room with sea view for night of the 2nd January please

    Yes we can assist with a classic sea facing room which can have twin beds.


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    Answered on December 28, 2020
  • need 2 rooms sea facing from the 15th-19th September. My kids are 14 and 16? What options do you have for rooms next to each other. Not interleading

    you can get 2 Classic Sea Facing rooms or 2 Luxury Sea Facing rooms


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    Asked about: Sea Facing Luxury Suite • Answered on August 9, 2021
  • Is there a shower?

    Some of our families rooms have a shower and others have a bath and shower combination.


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    Asked about: Family Room with Sea View • Answered on November 19, 2019
  • Good morning Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price?

    Good Day, Note the rates do only include breakfast. Lunch and dinner are at an additional cost.


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    Answered on February 22, 2021
  • Can you change my room to a family room sea view

    Kindy contact booking.com directly on your reservation in order to pick up your booking details and advise if we can assist with the room type change.


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    Answered on August 12, 2021
  • want to see pictures of the oyster box

    You may have a look at our website for additional pictures of around the hotel. https://oysterboxhotel.com


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    Answered on April 12, 2021
  • Hi ,What is the difference between a classic sea facing and a luxury sea facing. Thank you

    Thank you, the main difference between the two is in the bathroom. The Classic sea facing has either a shower only or a bath and shower in 1 & a Single vanity. In the luxury, the bath and shower are separate and there is a double vanity


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    Asked about: Classic Room with Sea View • Answered on August 24, 2021
  • Good evening. Which rooms have the private plunge pool?

    Superior Garden Villas, Deluxe Sea Facing Suites Presidential Suite


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    Answered on October 31, 2020
  • How much is it? Planning to come end of July

    we do not have fixed rates, our rates are subject to availability. Kindly advise the specific dates you are looking to book for?


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    Asked about: Family Room with Sea View • Answered on June 5, 2021
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Umhlanga lighthouse
    0.1 miles
  • Umhlanga Pier
    0.1 miles
  • Granada Square Shopping Centre
    0.2 miles
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve
    1.1 miles
  • Wavepark Gateway
    1.2 miles
  • Gateway Mall
    1.3 miles
  • Mount Edgecombe Country Club
    2.2 miles
  • La Lucia Mall
    2.2 miles
  • Beachwood Golf Club
    4.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Princess Magogo Stadium
    7.1 miles
  • Kings Park Stadium
    7.5 miles
  • Durban Country Club
    7.6 miles
  • Big Rush
    7.7 miles
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium
    7.8 miles
  • African Art Centre
    8.5 miles
  • Durban Botanic Gardens
    9.6 miles
  • uShaka Marine World
    9.9 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Umhlanga Main Beach
    350 feet
  • Umhlanga rocks Beach
    2,100 feet
  • Bronze Beach
    2,650 feet
  • La Lucia Beach
    2 miles
  • Glenashley Beach
    2.6 miles
Public transit
  • Train Mount Edgecombe Station
    3.7 miles
Closest Airports
  • King Shaka International Airport
    8.1 miles
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport
    41.6 miles
How to get to The Oyster Box from King Shaka International Airport
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    Free parking is available.
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4 Restaurants On Site

    Grill Room

    Open for: Dinner

    The Ocean Terrace

    Food: Indian, Pizza, Seafood, Local, South African

    Palm Court - 24 hours

    Food: Local

    Palm Court - High Tea

    Open for: High tea

Amenities of The Oyster Box Great facilities! Review score, 9.4
Outdoors
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
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 Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Library
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Playground
  • Fishing Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Bottle of water
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Parking garage
  • Secure parking
Transportation
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 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
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air co