Offering quality accommodations in the restaurants, beaches, shopping district of Durban, The Oyster Box Hotel is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. With its location just 18.0 Km from the city center and 16.3 Km from the airport, this 5-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Umhlanga Lighthouse, Ocean Ventures, Natal Sharks Board.
The Oyster Box Hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Durban. The hotel provides bar/pub, restaurant, meeting facilities, coffee shop, disabled facilities to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.
Guests can choose from 86 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include fitness center, massage, outdoor pool, spa, garden are designed for escape and relaxation. The Oyster Box Hotel is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Durban.
Oyster Box Hotel Magical Memories
Sitting grandly on the dramatic shoreline of the Indian Ocean overlooking the iconic lighthouse of Umhlanga, the statuesque Oyster Box had become the truly perfect place for that special day. Occupying a special place in the hearts of the countless guests who had enjoyed its warmth, caring service and relaxed elegance since it first opening in 1947, for both intimate and large receptions and functions the Oyster Box Hotel remains to this day celebrated as having been the place for the finest celebrations and special occasions in the nation. No other hotel offered such a rich array of beauty of backdrop from elegant internal environments to the spectacular seaside views of the Indian Ocean.
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. These are truly spectacular surroundings.
The Palm Court Restaurant
Artistically inspired by the Oyster Box hotel’s original colonial architecture, The Palm Court Restaurant is exquisitely set in a spacious, airy open courtyard soaked in warm sunlight with lush palms reaching up to the skies to touch breathtaking chandeliers above. This charming venue, a favourite meeting spots of guests, is perfect for casual dining, sumptuous traditional afternoon teas and simply catching up with friends over cocktails.
The Oyster Bar
Overlooking the pool and Indian Ocean, the celebrated Oyster Bar is a haven of luxurious tranquility, perfect for enjoying a plate of oysters on ice freshly picked from our own oyster beds and other mouthwatering snacks. Ooh – and don’t forget a glass or two of your favourite chilled champagne!
The Chukka Bar
To enter the Chukka Bar with its authentic old world charm and character is to enter a perfect environment for toasting the joys of life. With its gently, rhythmically swaying palm fans and views of the bright blue sea a glance away this is the place to settle down with a friend or two to catch up on the latest news, share the latest stories and savour the here and now.
With all of the amenities so desired in a luxury spa by both discerning local visitors and worldly international guests to the hotel, the Oyster Box Spa ensures the highest level of personal care through its exceptionally appointed facility and dedicated staff trained and entrusted to deliver the highest levels of spa therapy and pampering.
Indulge on Your Doorstep
Spoil someone close to you or just get away for a few nights to one of Durban’s best-loved hotels. Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, lush tropical gardens and direct beach access, this legendary hotel occupies a special place in the heart of countless guests who have enjoyed its warm, caring service and relaxed elegance.
The Ocean Terrace
The beautiful Ocean Terrace overlooking the rolling Indian Ocean is perfect for family and more casual dining. With authentic Tandoori and pizza ovens to prepare some of your favourite dishes with exceptional taste and aroma, this enchanting restaurant offers mouthwatering Indian cuisine, a full English breakfast buffet, as well as an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. The Ocean Terrace is also the perfect backdrop for a relaxed drink, elegantly enhanced by a nearby rim flow pool.
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.