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The Oyster Box

5-star Hotel with Outdoor pool

2 Lighthouse Road, 4320 Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal

+27 315 145 000

based on 907 reviews


per night

About The Oyster Box, Umhlanga

Value for money
Located next to Umhlanga Lighthouse, this award-winning hotel provides free Wi-Fi, a sauna and an outdoor pool. Situated in Umhlanga, it boasts views of Umhlanga Lighthouse and features a terrace and a garden as additional highlights. There are a variety of amenities on offer to guests of The Oyster Box, including a Turkish steam bath, a sun deck and a kids club. The spa offers a variety of treatments and a chance to relax. The hotel also features a well-equipped gym. There are 86 rooms at The Oyster Box, each providing all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay. They are also fitted with a hair dryer and a mini bar. The Oyster Box's restaurants, Ocean Terraces and The Grill Room, provide dinner every night. There is also the added advantage of an in-house restaurant. The hotel is under a 25-minute drive from King Shaka International Airport. Moses Mabhida Stadium and Durban Botanic Gardens are easily reached by car.

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Luxury Rooms - Harbor view
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Classic Rooms - Garden view
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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Beachfront
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe


  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Coffee machine

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • 24hr front desk
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Fishing
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Evening entertainment
  • Cooking classes
  • Horse riding
  • Windsurfing


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Adapter

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Plunge pool
  • Pool with a view
  • Steam room
  • Private pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Massage
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Kids toys
  • Babysitting or child care
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Indoor play area
  • Kids' club
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool toys


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Additional bathroom
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • Radio
  • Library
  • CD player
  • TV
  • DVD player


  • Family rooms
  • Garden view
  • Storage available
  • Beachfront
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Telephone

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • EV charging station
  • Valet parking


  • Picnic area
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Balcony


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fitness center

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The Oyster Box location: 2 Lighthouse Road, 4320 Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal


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The Oyster Box Reviews

WonderfulBased on 907 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Excellent Service Very Friendly Staff. (in 195 reviews)
  • Everything is in perfect working order. (in 113 reviews)
  • Excellent Service Very Friendly Staff. (in 103 reviews)
Cons -
  • Chair was broken in the room. (in 35 reviews)
  • "Please, for a five star hotel" (in 10 reviews)
  • the attention to detail (in 7 reviews)

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