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The Oyster Box

2 Lighthouse Road, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

+27 315 145 000

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based on 897 reviews

About The Oyster Box, Durban

Value for money

When you stay at The Oyster Box in Umhlanga, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Umhlanga Rocks Beach and Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.

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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

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

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate 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
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

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

Family friendly

  • Kids toys
  • Babysitting or child care
  • Books, DVDs, music for children
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Indoor play area
  • Kids' club
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Children's television networks


  • 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
  • Coffee machine

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

Pool and spa

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

Media and entertainment

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


  • Family rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Storage available
  • Beachfront
  • Bridal suite
  • Telephone
  • VIP room facilities

Parking and transportation

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

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator


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


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


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fitness center

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

The Oyster Box Reviews

ExcellentBased on 897 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Staff were friendly and very helpful. (in 160 reviews)
  • Exceptional service from staff. (in 91 reviews)
  • Everything is just fantastic at this hotel (in 75 reviews)
Cons -
  • Chair was broken in the room. (in 31 reviews)
  • Breakfast was more like a 3-star hotel. (in 8 reviews)
  • the attention to detail (in 7 reviews)

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Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • The Oyster Box is 8.5 mi away from Durban King Shaka Intl. You can typically expect your drive time from The Oyster Box to Durban King Shaka Intl to be 25min. It might be worth looking up traffic trends near your hotel if you are worried about saving time.

  • The Oyster Box has parking available on site for customers of the hotel. With that in mind, the most efficient way to not only get from Durban King Shaka Intl to the hotel, but also around Durban during your stay may be renting a car. Car rentals in Durban are on average $21/day. If you’re looking for a simple travel option from Durban King Shaka Intl to The Oyster Box, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • Yes, dogs and pets are welcome at The Oyster Box.

  • Yes, The Oyster Box does have a restaurant where you can sit down to eat or take food to go. There are also many other quality food options in Durban for those looking for something different. One of the easiest dining options for Durban guests staying in The Oyster Box is to get room service, which is available to all hotel guests.

  • Yes, The Oyster Box has a pool that customers can use. Typically, hotel pools have restrictions based on the time of day so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

  • For assistance from an employee at The Oyster Box please call +27 315 145 000.

  • Yes, The Oyster Box has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • Yes. If you are looking for a hotel with a fitness center on-site, The Oyster Box is a great place to stay.

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