The Oyster Box Hotel is one of the region's longest established and most distinguished hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine, the hotel offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities.
This grand hotel is set on Umhlanga's prestigious beach front, with tropical landscaped gardens and direct beach access.
A host of meeting places such as the 'Chukka Bar', with its authentic character, the 'Lighthouse Bar' situated on the rooftop overlooking the famous lighthouse and the magnificent, marbled 'Oyster Bar', serving freshly plucked oysters from the hotel's own oyster beds, offers something for everyone.
There are also 2 heated swimming pools, including an ocean-facing infinity pool - an ideal spot for relaxing and soaking up the African sunshine. The private fitness centre has 24 hour access.
The award-winning spa, with its superbly equipped treatment rooms, has a team of qualified therapists who offer treatments and spa journeys personalised to each guest. The 24 seater private cinema is ideal for a movie night. Each month a new schedule is set, running a new movie 5 times a day.
The beautifully appointed 86 rooms, suites and villas all offer breathtaking views. The varied accommodation options will suit the needs of every guest, from individuals to honeymoon couples and families. Meticulously furnished, each one is superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style.
All of the colonial charm has been lovingly preserved and the exquisite tiles, murals, paintings and antique furnishings have all been retained in their original glory.
The décor 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.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Breakfast is included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
The children’s Playroom offers a range of games, activities and facilities, including use of the X-Box, Play Station, DVD’s and a selection of board games.
Other vacation activities include story-telling, face painting, art and craft activities, pizza-making and movie screenings. Special programmes are offered during peak periods such as school holidays, Easter, Christmas and New Year.
Children between between the ages of 4 and 12 years, have access to the supervised Holiday Club.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Oyster Box Hotel can be included in you own dream holiday.
Bush, Beach and Battlefields
Nambiti Private Game Reserve
Oyster Box Hotel
Destination: South Africa.
This 12 night itinerary is a memorable combination of culture, nature and wildlife. Beginning in the Drakensberg Mountains with panoramic views at every turn, you continue onto The Battlefields for a look back to South Africa’s troubled past. You will then enjoy an exclusive Big 5 safari in a malaria-fee reserve before ending on the beach at one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels.
This is a 12 night itinerary including The Drakensberg, The Battlefields, Nambiti Private Game Reserve and Durban.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Oyster Box Hotel Location.
Directions For Drivers
From King Shaka International Airport (N2 Southbound): Exit the airport and follow the signs to the N2 (2.8km). Take the on-ramp to the N2 (800m). Take the 190 exit (Umdloti) on your left. After 1 km turn right onto the M4 and carry on for 5.5 km. Take the first exit on your left. Turn left to join Umhlanga Rocks Drive. Go through 2 sets of traffic lights. Keep to the right when the road forks after the stop street. The entrance to the Oyster Box will be on your right.
From the South Coast (N2 Northbound): From the N2 Northbound take exit 182 towards M41/Umhlanga. Turn right towards M12/Umhlanga Rocks Drive (1 km). Take the exit towards M12/Umhlanga Rocks Drive (450m). Turn left onto M12/Umhlanga Rocks Drive (750m). Go through one roundabout and at the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit (turn right) . Once you have turned you are still on Umhlanga Rocks Drive/M12 (1.3 km). Continue onto McCausland Crescent (300m). Turn right as the road forks onto Lighthouse Road (72m). The entrance to The Oyster Box wll be on your right.
From Johannesburg and the N3: From Johannesburg, continue along the N3 (546 km). Take the N2/North Coast/Stanger off-ramp. Take the exit 182 toward M41/ Umhlanga (600m). Turn right towards M12/Umhlanga Rocks Drove (1 km). Take the exit towards M12/Umhlanga Rocks Drive (450m). Turn left onto M12 /Umhlanga Rocks Drive (750m). Go through the roundabout. At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit (turning right). Once you have turned, you are still on Umhlanga Rocks Drive/M12. Continue onto McCausland Crescent. Turn right as the road forks onto Lighthouse Road (72m). The entrance to The Oyster Box will be on your right.
From Hluhluwe (N2 Southbound): Follow the N2 towards Durban passing Richards Bay and King Shaka International Airport. Take the 190 exit (Umdloti) on your left. After 1 km turn right onto the M4 and carry on for 5.5 km. Take the first exit on your left. Turn left to join Umhlanga Rocks Drive. Go through 2 sets of traffic lights. Keep to the right when the road forks after the stop street. The entrance to the Oyster Box will be on your right.
Please note: some of these roads may be Toll roads.
General Information For Guests
All rooms have air conditioning, a ceiling fan, complimentary Wi-Fi, a safe, a mini bar, a hair dryer, a pillow menu, a satellite TV with over 25 channels, and complimentary tea/coffee making facilities.
There are 2 swimming pools, gardens and direct access to protected swimming beaches and beach-side walking paths.
There are 4 different restaurants at the Oyster Box Hotel. They include The Grill Room, The Ocean Terrace, The palm Court and The Chef's Table.
There are 3 different bars as well, consisting of The Lighthouse Bar, The Oyster Bar and The Chukka Bar.
The Lighthouse bar is open from 10:00 to 24:00.
The Oyster Bar is open from 07:00 to 23:00.
The Chukka Bar is open from 08:00 to- 23:00.
Traditional high tea is served from 14:30 to 17:00 daily.
There is a spa with 6 treatment rooms, a Tranquillity lounge and health bar.
Open 24 hours, the fully-equipped Fitness Centre can be found in The Spa complex. Facilities and equipment include treadmills, exercise bicycles, a cross-trainer, Power plate, multi exercise tower, weights, medicine balls, yoga/exercise mats, pilates balls, LED TVs with DSTV and music and a refreshment station. Pilates DVDs are available at the hotel reception. A private yoga or pilates instructor can be arranged on request.
The Oyster Box operates an intimate 24 seater cinema/screening room which is available to hotel guests. Each month a new schedule of movies is set, with running 5 times a day (10:00, 14:00, 18:00, 20:00 and 22:00).
Secure on-site parking is provided for guests.
Sun umbrellas, beach bags, beach balls, bats and suntan lotion can be collected from Reception for use on the beach.
Laundry and room services are available (additional cost).
Credit cards are accepted.
Babysitting services are also available.
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