The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga
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  • Property TypeHotel
  • Guests126
  • Rooms/Units59
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights

The Oyster Box Hotel is a 5 star graded hotel offering Umhlanga accommodation in 59 guest rooms.

About The Oyster Box Hotel

The 5 star Oyster Box Hotel is beautifully positioned on the ocean’s edge in the beach resort of Umhlanga north of Durban in South Africa’s tropical KwaZulu-Natal province.

The Oyster Box Hotel is located only a 5 minutes walk from the Umhlanga Village Centre and can easily be reached from the Durban city centre, the International Airports and the numerous stylish shopping centres.

Nearby sightseeing places and tourist attractions include the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, uShaka Marine World, the Sun Coast casino, the historical Natal Midlands and the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, as well as excellent big 5 game reserves, game lodges and KwaZulu-Natals’ famous historical battlefields.


The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga provides 86 different room types which accommodate the varied individual needs of every type of guest.

Carefully refurbished, each room is designed to provide the utmost comfort and style. The colonial charm has been lovingly preserved – the exquisite tiles, murals, paintings and antique furnishings have all been retained in their original glory. The décor at the five star Oyster Box Hotel also makes excellent use of natural stone and timber, complemented by calming colours that reflect the soothing shades of the surrounding ocean and tropical vegetation.

The Oyster Box Hotel features the following different room types:
• Classic Rooms
• Classic Sea Facing Rooms
• Luxury Sea Facing Rooms
• Sea Facing Cabanas
• Sea Facing Family Suites
• Sea Facing Luxury Suites
• Sea Facing Deluxe Suites
• Superior Garden Villas
• Garden Villa Loft
• The Presidential Suite


Whether enjoying sundowners while watching the waves of the Indian Ocean in the distance at the Lighthouse Bar, casual dining with friends at the Ocean Terrace, fine dining at the Grill Room, or sinking into a comfortable in the Chukka Bar, the culinary experience of the Oyster Box Hotel is one which truly celebrates the palate.

Guests dining at the Oyster Box Hotel have the opportunity to taste an array of cross-cultural cuisine. Carefully crafted to meet the wishes of guests from across the nation and world, the Oyster Box Hotel is proud to offer tasteful, ethnically inspired menus perfect for guests seeking anything from special fine dining occasions to simple, relaxed meals or just a small bite.


Whether guests staying at The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga seek excitement and exercise or relaxation and rejuvenation, this five star seafront hotel offers a delightful array of possibilities for bodies and spirits young and old. From helicopter tours of the breathtaking coastline to scuba diving in the crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean, indulgent spa treatments, bird spotting adventures in picturesque nature reserves and a crazy day at a nearby water park with children, guest’ will be able to spend fun filled and unforgettable days here.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Hi fi
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating
  • Video player

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Foreign exchange desk
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Classic Room

Classic Room

Qty: 8
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Classic Sea Facing

Classic Sea Facing

Qty: 19
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Sea Facing Cabana

Sea Facing Cabana

Qty: 8
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Sea Facing Family

Sea Facing Family

Qty: 5
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Sea Facing Luxury Suite

Sea Facing Luxury Suite

Qty: 5
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Sea Facing Deluxe Suite

Sea Facing Deluxe Suite

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Garden Villa Loft

Garden Villa Loft

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Superior Garden Villa

Superior Garden Villa

Qty: 8
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Superb! Loved! What else can I say? We were expecting luxury and good service - but the hotel exceeded our expectations.

September 2017

Charlene S (New York)

Verified reviewexcellent

Wow! beyond the word sophistication, luxury, felt like words but wow

October 2016

Serios Mhl (durban)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Durban International - 38km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyMastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since December 2009

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