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Set on the beach with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box stands as one of South Africa’s most celebrated for its warm hospitality, meticulous service, and exquisite cuisine. The Oyster Box seamlessly blends the colonial elegance and nostalgia of a bygone era with the modern comforts and amenities of today.


  • Close to Umhlanga Village and city centre
  • Directly on the beach and direct beach acces
  • Exceptional Umhlanga Cuisine
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Kids club - The Holiday Club
  • Chef's Table Experience

You Should Know

Children are warmly welcomed at The Oyster Box. 
The Holiday Club offers a dedicated recreation facility open daily from 10:00 to 19:00, catering to ages 4-12. Children aged 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children 12 and under (maximum 1 per room) stay free with two full-paying adults, including breakfast.

Children 13-16 incur a charge of R750.00 per night with bed and breakfast.
It is recommended to have separate rooms for children 17 and older.
Deluxe Sea Facing Suites and Superior Garden Villas accommodate families of 4, with a surcharge applicable for the second child.
Family Rooms suit families of 2 adults and 2 children 12 and under.
Additional beds and cots are available upon request.
Child-minders can be arranged for a fee with 24-hour booking.

The Details

Positioned on the ocean's edge and just a five-minute stroll from Umhlanga Village Centre, the Oyster Box Hotel offers effortless access to the vibrant Afro-chic Durban city centre, international airports, and numerous upscale shopping destinations. 

8 Classic Garden-Facing Rooms

These refined Classic Garden-Facing Rooms offer serene views of the hotel's lush, tranquil gardens.

18 Classic Sea-Facing Rooms

Each exquisite Classic Sea-Facing Room features a private balcony with uninterrupted views of Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse and the stunning coastline of KwaZulu Natal. These rooms are elegantly appointed with either a bath or shower and a single vanity.

25 Luxury Sea-Facing Rooms

The elegantly designed Luxury Sea-Facing Rooms each feature a private balcony with uninterrupted views of Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse and the breathtaking coastline of KwaZulu Natal. The bathrooms are lavishly equipped with double vanities, spacious separate showers, and baths.

3 Junior Cabanas

These exquisite Junior Cabanas, located on the lower ground level, offer stunning sea views and direct access to the lush grassed area in front. Each room features a luxurious four-poster king bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and single vanity.

4 Sea-Facing Cabanas

The exquisite Sea-Facing Cabanas, situated on the lower ground floor, showcase opulent king-size four-poster beds and offer individual spacious balcony terraces with exceptional beachfront views.

5 Sea-Facing Family Rooms

At The Oyster Box, every family is assured absolute comfort. The 5 private Sea-Facing Family Rooms feature a master bedroom along with an additional room or loft, thoughtfully designed for the younger members of the family.

5 Sea-Facing Luxury Suites

Exquisitely adorned and individually designed, each of the remarkable Sea-Facing Suites features a sumptuously appointed bedroom complemented by a lavish separate lounge area.

2 Sea-Facing Deluxe Suites

Each uniquely adorned, the Sea-Facing Deluxe Suites feature a luxurious bedroom paired with a lavish separate lounge area. Situated on the lower ground level, these suites offer exclusive access to private plunge pools and terraces, ensuring unparalleled luxury and relaxation.

8 Superior Garden Villas

Nestled within the lush gardens of the hotel, the breathtaking Superior Garden Villas boast inviting private plunge pools, expansive terraces, and luxurious lounges complete with a bar. Each villa is complemented by an opulent and spacious bathroom, offering a sanctuary of indulgence. For added flexibility, 4 of the 8 villas can be transformed into two-bedroomed havens by reserving additional Garden Villa Lofts.

4 Garden Villa Lofts

The charming Garden Villa Loft Rooms, overlooking the picturesque gardens, offer exquisite accommodation for the discerning traveler. Available as standalone units or in combination with a Superior Garden Villa, they cater to the needs of those seeking a luxurious retreat. Individually adorned with superb décor, each room features a delightful king-size four-poster bed and generous living space for added comfort.

1 Presidential Suite

A pinnacle of luxury, the magnificent Presidential Suite embodies grandeur and sophistication across two meticulously designed levels, complete with a private elevator. The extravagantly adorned master bedroom features a serene seating area and an intimate personal study, while two lavish marble bathrooms provide indulgent comfort. Unmatched sea views enhance the ambiance of luxury and tranquility. Additional features of this gracious suite include a private rim-flow swimming pool, an elegant lounge, and a refined dining room accommodating 8 guests, complemented by a bar and a beautifully appointed kitchen. A second bedroom adds to the suite's unparalleled allure, adorned with white timber floors and exquisite marble and white Caesar stone finishes.

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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
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$ 620 USD
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Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We are able to arrange travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.

Packages that include this lodge

7-Day Luxury Bush and Beach Safari in KwaZulu-Natal
3 Nights at The Oyster Box in a Luxury Sea Racing Room
3 Nights at Phinda Forest Lodge in a Suite
Breakfast included at The Oyster Box
All meals and selected drinks included at Phinda Forest Lodge
2 Game drives daily at Phinda Forest Lodge
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$ 520 USD
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