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The Oyster Box, Durban

Metres from the golden sands of Umhlanga beach, The Oyster Box has for generations been one of South Africa’s most cherished seaside hotels
The Oyster Box, Durban

SOUTH AFRICA’S MOST CHERISHED SEASIDE HOTELS

Metres from the golden sands of Umhlanga beach, The Oyster Box has for generations been one of South Africa’s most cherished seaside hotels.

With a history dating back to 1863, The Oyster Box promises old world charm, top-notch service and a dramatic location on the sunny KwaZulu-Natal coastline. Its gently sloping roofs and arched gables have a Mediterranean feel, whilst its interiors showcase the bold and colorful artwork of KwaZulu-Natal artists. Rooms, suites and villas open onto views of the hotel’s pretty gardens or Umhlanga’s iconic red-and-white lighthouse, backed by the frothy waves of the Indian Ocean. Decor is unique to each room and usually color coordinated in shades of sky blue or buttercup yellow.

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Alongside pretty guestrooms, The Oyster Box tempts guests with an array of restaurants, two lavish swimming pools, an in-house cinema and award-winning spa that uses treatments and practises native to the region. The rooftop bar impresses with its wonderful views of the lighthouse opposite, but don’t forget to visit the lounge for a taste of the hotel’s famous high tea. Downtown Durban is just a short drive away, while the surrounding beaches offer wonderful surfing, diving and dolphin watching.

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OVERVIEW

The Oyster Box, Durban

The Oyster Box, at a glance

  • Landmark South African hotel poised on the Umhlanga beachfront
  • Framed by landscaped tropical gardens and expansive sea views
  • Choice of 86 delightfully decorated rooms, suites and villas
  • Charming interiors featuring parquet floors, embroidered floral textiles, bold patterns and vintage beds
  • Rooms boast either a view of the Indian Ocean or the hotel’s lovely gardens
  • Spacious marbled bathrooms with baths and separate showers
  • Restaurants showcasing both traditional fine dining and a taste of Durban’s Indian cuisine

For leisure and pleasure

  • Direct access to the golden sands of Umhlanga
  • Short drive from Durban city centre
  • Surrounding beaches offer wonderful dolphin watching, surfing and diving
  • Nearby attractions include uShaka Marine World as well as golf courses, game parks and historic battlefields
  • Visit the lounge for a taste of the hotel’s famous afternoon tea
  • Two swimming pools
  • Spa and gym
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