The Oyster Box
Standing majestically on the Umhlanga beachfront with gorgeous views over the Indian Ocean, you will find The Oyster Box. Considered a national treasure, this cherished hotel is the epitome of modern elegance, offering the charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the comfort and amenities expected in a five star luxury establishment. The hotel has 86 luxury guest rooms and suites, including Garden Villa Lofts, Classic Garden-Facing Rooms, Classic Sea-Facing Rooms, Luxury Sea-Facing Rooms, Sea-Facing Cabanas, Sea-Facing Family Rooms and a Presidential Suite (that even has its own Baby Grand Piano). Facilities include an award-winning spa, two swimming pools, luscious gardens and an in-house cinema.
The hotel is renowned for exceptional cuisine offering guests a choice of wonderful venues for wining and dining. Besides their famous curry feast, look out for their tasty oysters which can even be ordered for breakfast – accompanied by Champagne – if you so desire. From the casual Ocean Terrace and fine-dining Grill Room, to The Palm Court which serves a delicious and indulgent High Tea, the selection is enormous. And for sundowners, cocktails, seafood and sushi, there are The Lighthouse and Oyster Bar.
Why we like it here
The Oyster Box is located 15 minutes from King Shaka International Airport with easy access to the Drakensberg Mountains, Big 5 Game Reserves and historic Battlefields.
For a romantic touch, couples can indulge in this world-class getaway, treating themselves to a spa treatment for two in the Durban Hammam.
Drift away at The Spa which is secluded in luscious tropical gardens filled with the chatter of monkeys, exotic birds and perfumed flowers.
The hotel caters for your four-legged “family members”.
The Chukka Bar with its old world charm is a whisky and smoking bar.
Things to be aware of
Due to the popularity of restaurant venues like the Grill Room, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.