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The Oyster Box, Umhlanga

5-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
2 Lighthouse RoadUmhlangaKwaZulu-Natal4320South Africa

Umhlanga beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants, spa
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  • Free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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The Oyster Box, Umhlanga

from $419
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  • Deluxe Suite, Sea Facing
  • Villa (Garden Loft)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

  • Train station pickup *

  • Cruise terminal shuttle *


  • Free valet parking

  • Free nearby parking


  • Area shuttle *

  • Free shopping center shuttle

  • Casino shuttle *

Other information

  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
Food and drink
  • Free breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 5
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built 1947
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


The Spa has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.


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.

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

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

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

The Oyster Box, Umhlanga’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

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

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • 1 percent tourism fee will be charged

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 860 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Cruise ship terminal shuttle and train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle and casino shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Oyster Box, Umhlanga


  • On the beach
  • Umhlanga Lighthouse - 1 min walk
  • Umhlanga Rocks Beach - 16 min walk
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail - 22 min walk
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve - 23 min walk
  • Gateway Theatre of Shopping - 33 min walk
  • Umhlanga Hospital - 36 min walk
  • Mount Edgecombe Country Club - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km

Getting around

  • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • Free valet parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free shopping center shuttle
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)

The Oyster Box, Umhlanga

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