We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa
E-mail hotel
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more
Hotel direct offer!Stay longer and save 25%
Expedia.com
Hotels.com
Travelocity
Orbitz.com
eDreams
Booking.com
View all 16 deals
* Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (2156)
Room & Suite (333)
Videos (1)
What is Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best?
This award is our highest recognition and is presented annually to those businesses that are the Best of the Best on Tripadvisor, those that earn excellent reviews from travellers and are ranked in the top 1% of properties worldwide.
Learn more
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Read more
Updated 20/10/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Oyster Box
Updated 20/10/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#1 of 18 hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Occupying a majestic location on the Umhlanga beachfront in KwaZulu-Natal province, The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s most celebrated hotels, as famous for its remarkable coastal views as the understated luxury and gracious hospitality that have become the hallmarks of this cherished seaside destination. Set just 15 minutes’ drive from King Shaka International Airport, The Oyster Box offers an array of individually decorated rooms and suites, an award-winning spa set amid tropical gardens, and a mouth-watering menu of restaurants and bars.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Show more
Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Show more
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
Hotel links
Special Offer:Stay longer and save 25%
2811Reviews24Q+A100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 2 518
  • 208
  • 53
  • 21
  • 11
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Jody S wrote a review 21 Sep
Durban, South Africa16 contributions2 helpful votes
Don't know what has happened to the Oyster Box, we used to be regulars (as in visit almost every week) and during Covid service and food seemed to take a dive. I received my utensils at lunch at the Terrace in a sealed bag and found my fork was dirty (not so much 5 star or worth the price kind of experience, service was dismal too. We decided to return almost a year later thinking they would now be so used to Covid etc it will all be back to normal, not so much unfortunately. Went for sushi lunch, not only did they completely mess up our sushi order after confirming it back to us twice, the sushi was not top class compared to what it used to be when the ladies prepared it at the bar in front of you. I don't know who is preparing the sushi now but its definitely not the same as it was. Very sad as we used to love the Oyster Box
Read more
Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Helpful
Share
nicholasv156 wrote a review Jun 2021
Flic En Flac6 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
Hotel's Favourite
We had two great ocean facing rooms with spectacular views. Weather was great which allowed lazy day at the pool with lots of wonderful service including complimentary ice creams for the kids - big and small 😉. All the food and meals were great. Our favourite was the Boulder breakfast on the terrace with Byron looking after us with his friendly and attentive manner! In fact all the staff from William at the door to Patrick shuttling us around through to our wonderful room cleaner they were all great. The winter sunshine was just the antidote for all the pandemic challenges. Thanks you OB team!
Read more
Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Easy shuttle from King Shaka airport to the hotel- no need for a car.
See more room tips
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Roberto Rosa, General Manager at The Oyster Box
Responded 27 Jun 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to hear how you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves, in particular the exceptional service and amazing meals. Thank you for pointing out those members of staff who stood out to you. I will be sure to share your comments with the team. I look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay with us. Kind regards, Roberto Rosa General Manager
Read more
Ekundayo Oladapo wrote a review 19 Sep
Newlands, South Africa2 contributions
It was a great feeling to experience 1st class luxury, just at the tip of the city. Quite an unexpected pleasure. These were compliments to a wonderful Butler like Mr Clive at the roof top bar, going the extra mile, Mr Brian during breakfast, making sure you maxed your break fast appetite with a smile.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2021
Rooms
Location
Service
Room Tip: Sea facing room anytime.
See more room tips
Helpful
Share
Response from Roberto Rosa, General Manager at The Oyster Box
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your weekend stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled to hear how you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and experienced 1st class luxury. Thank you for your mention of those members of staff who stood out to you. I will be sure to share your comments with the team. I look forward to welcoming you back soon for another memorable stay with us. Kind regards, Roberto Rosa General Manager
Read more
Charmaine Dent wrote a review 14 Sep
1 contribution
Amazing as always... our home away from home. Perfect location, beautiful hotel with the friendliest staff. Thanks Tyler and Justin for going the extra mile to always ensure our stay is a memorable one.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Helpful
Share
Response from Roberto Rosa, General Manager at The Oyster Box
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled to hear how you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves, in particular the perfect location overlooking the ocean and the exceptional service received. Thank you for mentioning those members of staff who stood out to you. I will be sure to share your review with the team. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Roberto Rosa General Manager
Read more
Victoria G wrote a review 11 Sep
6 contributions
+1
Fantastic birthday weekend at the Oyster Box Hotel. The staff were amazing, attentive, thoughtful and caring. They gave us a wonderful time- especially Byron and Lucky at The Grill Room! Thank you for the memorable birthday dinner!! Thank you Brian, Siyabonga, Jeffrey, Richard, Brightness, Patience and Zodwa - you helped is to create wonderful memories and the service was top notch! We will be back!!
Read more
Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Helpful
Share
Response from Roberto Rosa, General Manager at The Oyster Box
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your weekend stay with us at The Oyster Box to celebrate the occasion of your birthday. I am thrilled to hear how you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and experienced exceptional service from the staff. I will be sure to share your comments with the team. I look forward to welcoming you back soon for another memorable stay with us. Kind regards, Roberto Rosa General Manager
Read more
Previous
123456
PRICE RANGE
US$303 - US$691 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
oyster box umhlanga rocks
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalUmhlanga Rocks
NUMBER OF ROOMS
86
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Oyster Box
Which popular attractions are close to The Oyster Box?
Nearby attractions include Mindgame Escape (0.3 km), Whalebone Pier (0.2 km), and Umhlanga Beach (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Oyster Box?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Oyster Box?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Oyster Box?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Oyster Box?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Oyster Box?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grill Room, The Lighthouse Bar, and The Chefs' Table.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Oyster Box?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Oyster Box have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Oyster Box offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Oyster Box?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Oyster Box?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Oyster Box offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.