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The Oyster Box

Upscale beachfront hotel with spa, near Umhlanga Rocks Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
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$407

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2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, 4320, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
9.4.Exceptional.
  • I have stayed a lot of times in the Beverly Hills hotel across the road and it was always…

    Aug 25, 2020

  • Nothing was too much trouble Friendly caring staff from check in to check out Big Thank…

    Dec 19, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Walkable
Dining options
Convenient
Quiet
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 86 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Umhlanga Rocks Beach - 12 min walk
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve - 25 min walk
  • Gateway Theatre of Shopping - 29 min walk
  • Umdloti Beach - 6.3 mi / 10.2 km
  • Durban Beach - 7.2 mi / 11.5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Classic Room (Garden Facing)
  • Classic Room (Sea Facing)
  • Luxury Room (Sea Facing)
  • Sea Facing Cabana
  • Family Room (Sea Facing)
  • Luxury Suite (Sea Facing)
  • Deluxe Suite (Sea Facing)
  • Presidential Suite
  • Superior Garden Villa
  • Garden Villa Loft

Location

2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, 4320, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • On the beach
  • Umhlanga Rocks Beach - 12 min walk
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve - 25 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Umhlanga Rocks Beach - 12 min walk
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve - 25 min walk
  • Gateway Theatre of Shopping - 29 min walk
  • Umdloti Beach - 6.3 mi / 10.2 km
  • Durban Beach - 7.2 mi / 11.5 km
  • Golden Mile - 7.3 mi / 11.7 km
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 8.6 mi / 13.9 km
  • Durban International Convention Centre - 10.1 mi / 16.3 km
  • Durban Funworld - 10.4 mi / 16.7 km
  • Durban Botanical Gardens - 11 mi / 17.7 km

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 86 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 12 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting/childcare*
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • Pets allowed*
  • Specific rooms only*
  • 2 per room

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Arcade/game room

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 1947
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 43-inch Smart TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

The Oyster Box Spa has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

The Ocean Terrace - Overlooking the ocean, this family restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Palm Court - This coffee shop specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open 24 hours. Reservations are required. Open daily.

The Grill Room - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

The Lighthouse Bar - This rooftop bar specializes in international cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.

The Oyster Bar - This Champagne bar specializes in international cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

The Oyster Box is listed in the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500.
This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQ) guests.
The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 450 for adults and ZAR 450 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 510 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children and extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 450.0 per night
  • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

PetsPay at property

  • Pet deposit: ZAR 1000 per night
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of ZAR 1000 per pet, per night
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation to request a pet-friendly room

Pool, spa, and gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children. Please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Box Oyster
  • The Oyster Box Hotel
  • The Oyster Box Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks
  • The Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box
  • Oyster Box Hotel
  • Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, The Oyster Box does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking. Parking spots may be limited. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of ZAR 1000 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of ZAR 1000 per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring Indian cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include The Sugar Club (3-min walk), Ile Maurice (3-min walk), and Catch (3-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 510 per vehicle one-way.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Sibaya Casino (7-min drive) and Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World (14-min drive) are both nearby.
  • The Oyster Box has 2 outdoor pools, 2 bars, and a spa, as well as a Turkish bath, an arcade, and a picnic area.
9.4.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful staff in all areas of the hotel!

    Loved my view of the Indian Ocean! Everything was beautiful especially the amazing staff! So friendly and helpful!

    Stephanie, 1 night trip, Sep 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Breakfast wow. The staff very welcoming at breakfast and willing to assist in any way they can. They went beyond their way to make us enjoy dining especially two male waiters ( one African and Indian guys- sorry forgot their names). It was truly a pleasure staying at the Oystee. I was not feeling well so I had mostly room service, bed very comfortable!

    4 night family trip, Aug 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was amazing .... got upgraded to a villa room which was exceptional and the best breakfast ever!!

    Myles, 1 night trip with friends, May 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic. Friendly excellent service. Great spot on the beach.

    Don, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 29, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is a fantastic hotel and a wonderful experience. World class!! We were up graded to a luxury ocean view room near the light house. The views were spectacular, beautiful gardens, large boulders, and huge waves. The hotel staff helpful, polite, and genuinely wanted to be there. They were prompt to attend to your needs and wants. Our stay included breakfast which was a buffet, but it was far from ordinary. It included a wide variety of cheeses, breads, fruits, pastries, cold meats, smoked salmon, raw oysters, yogurts, and juices on the cold part. The hot plate area included omelettes, ham, bacon, sausage, spicy mince, lamb meatballs, eggs any way you want, potatoes, tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans, and hot plates. Not to mention the champagne!!! It is the lap of luxury, they pamper you from daylight to dawn.

    Jan, 7 night trip, Oct 8, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing

    Amazing Stay Made our stay special

    1 night trip, May 29, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Exceptional experience at the Oyster Box

    Outstanding hotel that goes above and beyond to curate the most exceptional experience for their guests. Sublime location on South Africa’s eastern coastline with unparalleled vista and service to please the most discerning traveller.

    Joanna, 1 night family trip, Apr 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Oysters Box stay

    Amazing stay, never felt so at home in a hotel.

    Juan-Ettienne, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 25, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing hotel

    This was a great experience with excellent service. The room was very comfortable and staff were really friendly and accommodating.

    Thabiso, 1 night trip, Oct 21, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    We stayed for one night as a romantic getaway. The room was small with a sea view and little verandah but nothing special for the 350usd a night price tag. The breakfast was under par for a 5 star hotel, and the service was also not great. The hotel itself is beautiful and the location is great, but at this price tag not to be recommended.

    Danie, 1 night trip, Sep 22, 2020

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