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4.8 of 5 guest rating
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Classic Room (Garden Facing, King/Twin)
334 square feet
1 King Bed 2 Twin Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Other room types
Sea Facing Family Room (King + bunk beds)
Room with view
366 square feet
1 Twin Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Garden Villa Loft
689 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Sea Facing Cabana (King)
Room with view
398 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Classic Sea Facing Room (King/twin)
Room with view
291 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Deluxe Sea Facing Suite (King/twin)
Room with view
840 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Luxury Sea Facing Room (King/twin)
Room with view
312 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Luxury Sea Facing Suite (King/twin)
Room with view
538 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Superior Garden Villa (King/twin)
2648 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Get an overview of this hotel
5-star beach hotel with a full-service spa

Popular property highlights

Free valet parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Outdoor pool
Business center

Location

Located in Umhlanga, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Umhlanga Rocks Beach, Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve, and Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Umdloti Beach and Durban Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Hotel Features

Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at The Oyster Box's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 86 individually decorated rooms feature free wired Internet and 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, Smart TVs come with DVD players, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like pillow menus and slippers.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at The Oyster Box like a complimentary children's club and an outdoor pool.

Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This luxury hotel also offers a health club, a sauna, and a garden. Onsite self parking and valet parking are complimentary.

The Oyster Box has designated areas for smoking.

  • Library
  • Picnic area
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys
  • Elevator
  • Fitness facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Poolside bar
  • Business center
  • Turkish bath/Hammam
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free self parking
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free valet parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Infant/toddler toys
  • Computer station
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge services
  • Conference center
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Airport transportation
  • Total number of rooms - 86
  • One meeting room
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Couples/private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2
  • Tasting room
  • Full-service spa
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Year Built - 1947
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Meeting rooms
  • Coffee shop or café 1
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Free WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Health club
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Proposal/romance packages available
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Number of restaurants - 2
  • Banquet hall
  • Laundry facilities
  • Beach towels
  • Television in common areas
  • Wedding services
  • Arcade/game room
  • Garden
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu
  • Spanish
  • Afrikaans

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Room Amenities

The Oyster Box offers 86 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

  • Free newspaper
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Turndown service
  • Individually decorated
  • Free bottled water
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Ceiling fan
  • Highchair
  • Pillow menu
  • Private bathroom
  • Champagne service
  • Smart TV
  • In-room safe
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Premium TV channels
  • Free wired Internet
  • DVD player
  • Desk
  • Premium bedding
  • Slippers
  • In-room climate control (heating)
  • Electric kettle

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

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. Open daily.

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

The Lighthouse Bar - This rooftop bar specializes in international cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.

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

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a health club, and a sauna.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility or spa tub without adult supervision.

Spa Services

The Oyster Box Spa has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 12 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 450.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of ZAR 1000 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of ZAR 1000 per night
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

Only service animals are allowed

24-hour check-in

Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.

Debit cards

Number of children who can stay free - 12

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 450 for adults and ZAR 450 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 510 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Pet deposit: ZAR 1000 per night
  • Pet fee: ZAR 1000 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 450.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Names

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

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

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

National Rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

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