The Oyster Box

‘Iconic Landmark – Well Deserved’

The combination of colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breathtaking seaside setting have earned The Oyster Box a reputation that is legendary the world over. The setting, architecture, cuisine and décor all conspire to create a magical setting which is made all the more perfect by the most attentive of staff. Guests can enjoy the close proximity to the beach and the ocean as well as a host of leisure facilities and restaurants at their fingertips.

In Our Opinion

‘Surely everyone deserves to be treated with impeccable courtesy once in a lifetime so if your desire is to experience service and splendour as it once was then this is the property for you’

The Grill Room
When it comes to legends of the Oyster Box, one of its finest is the celebrated Grill Room with the adjoining Colony Restaurant. A true fine dining restaurant serving the finest local cuisine, the Grill Room boasts a wide selection of freshly caught seafood and its exceptional wine cellar offers a wide choice of the best local and international wines.
The Ocean Terrace
Authentic Tandoori and pizza ovens where your favourite dishes are prepared with exceptional taste and aroma, this enchanting restaurant offers mouth-watering Indian cuisine, as well as an a la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Ocean Terrace is also the perfect backdrop for a relaxed drink.
The Palm Court
Artistically inspired by the original colonial architecture, it is exquisitely set in a spacious, airy open courtyard with breathtaking chandeliers above. This charming venue, a favourite meeting spot for guests, is perfect for casual dining and sumptuous traditional afternoon teas.
The Chukka Bar
With authentic old-world charm and character, stunning sea-views and comfortable relaxing furniture this is a perfect spot to enjoy a drink, read a newspaper or simply catch up with friends.
The Lighthouse Bar
With the most breathtaking panoramic views along the Umhlanga beach and out to sea there can be no better place than the Lighthouse Bar for unwinding with exotic cocktails and great music.
The Oyster Bar
Overlooking the pool and Indian Ocean, the celebrated Oyster Bar is a haven of luxurious tranquillity, perfect for enjoying a plate of oysters on ice freshly picked from our own oyster beds and other mouth-watering snacks – with or without the Champagne!

• Beach
• Swimming pool
• Cinema
• Scuba diving
• Bird spotting

One of the leading spas in South Africa. The spa features:
• Mist shower
• Tranquillity lounge
• Private fitness club
• Plunge pool
• Café

• Business centre
• Concierge
• Pet-friendly

The Oyster Box Hotel welcomes families with children and provides the following facilities for them:
• Holiday Club and playroom
• Backpack of goodies
• O-Band – entitling the child to complimentary goodies
• Child-friendly turn-downs
• Popcorn, sweets & soft drinks plus a DVD library
• Exclusive access to movie theatre
• Child menus in restaurants and at the breakfast buffet
• Babysitting


The Oyster Box is perfectly situated on the ocean’s edge, just five minutes walk from Umhlanga Town Centre and with easy access to Durban City.
Durban King Shaka International Airport is located 17kms or a 20 minute drive from the hotel.

Nearby Attractions include:
• Gateway Theatre Shopping
• Ushaka Marine World
• Sun Coast Casino
• Natal Midlands
• Drakensberg Mountains
• Several game parks, lodges and historical battlefields