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The Oyster Box, Umhlanga, South Africa

5-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
2 Lighthouse RoadUmhlangaKwaZulu-Natal4320South Africa, (02) 8228 1927

Umhlanga beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants, spa
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  • Free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Exceptional9.4
  • Great location and beautiful hotel. The Grill - Mr Piraki made our dining experience.…Jun 8, 2017
  • The staff, the service, the ambience - pure perfection!!! Extra accolades for Ms…May 6, 2016
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The Oyster Box, Umhlanga, South Africa

from A$617
  • Classic Room, Sea View
  • Classic Room, Garden Area
  • Luxury Room, Sea View
  • Cabana Sea Facing View
  • Superior Villa, Garden Area
  • Luxury Suite, Sea View
  • Family Room, Sea View
  • Classic Twin Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed, Sea Facing
  • Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Sea Facing
  • Room, Sea Facing (CABANA)
  • Family Room, Sea Facing
  • Luxury Suite, Sea Facing
  • Superior Villa (Garden Villa)
  • Deluxe Suite, Sea Facing
  • Villa (Garden Loft)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 86 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

  • Train station pickup *

  • Cruise terminal shuttle *

Parking

  • Free valet parking

  • Free nearby parking

Offsite

  • Area shuttle *

  • Free shopping center shuttle

  • Casino shuttle *

Other information

  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
Food and drink
  • Free breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 5
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built 1947
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
Accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

The Spa has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

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.

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

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

Awards and affiliations

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

The Oyster Box, Umhlanga, South Africa’s small print

Also known as

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

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • 1 percent tourism fee will be charged

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 860 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Cruise ship terminal shuttle and train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle and casino shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Oyster Box, Umhlanga, South Africa

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Umhlanga Lighthouse (1-minute walk)
  • Umhlanga Rocks Beach (16-minute walk)
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail (22-minute walk)
  • Gateway Theatre of Shopping (33-minute walk)
  • Umhlanga Hospital (36-minute walk)
  • Mount Edgecombe Country Club (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Beachwood Golf Course (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)

Getting around

  • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) 21-min drive
  • Free valet parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free shopping center shuttle
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 100 reviews

The Oyster Box, Umhlanga, South Africa
Exceptional10.0
old charm in new dress
i love the hotel and the charm of gone by days, the cat in the entrance and individuality
Lieselotte, za1 night trip
The Oyster Box, Umhlanga, South Africa
Exceptional10.0
Excellent place to relax
Totally first class hotel with amazing service. Excellent restaurants and superb breakfast.Comfortable pool. Easy walking into the town of Umhlanga. Plenty of eateries.
Judith, gb12 night trip
The Oyster Box, Umhlanga, South Africa
Exceptional10.0
Will be back!
Loved It! Stunning room view. Best service I have ever received at a hotel and have been to many 5 stars. Don't miss out on the yummy ice cream given out at noon by the main pool.
Kellie, gb4 night trip
The Oyster Box, Umhlanga, South Africa
Exceptional10.0
Umhlanga rocks
The best hotel ever. Great staff clean neat good food and would recommend this any day.
Rosemary, za1 night trip
The Oyster Box, Umhlanga, South Africa
Exceptional10.0
You simply have to go - it's divine !
From the time we arrived until the day we left , we were pampered !! We will be back at this amazing gem of a hotel. The rooms are beautiful , the food amazing , the service is way beyond expectation. Many thanks to the management and staff for making our stay memorable and very enjoyable.
Michelle, as3 night romance trip

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The Oyster Box, Umhlanga, South Africa

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