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The Oyster Box

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$439*
US$298*
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

The Oyster Box is by far the best hotel in South Africa. It's home away from home. Personalized service at its greatest. The food, staff, ambience & accommodation is unparalleled. Breath taking sea views.

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Benoni, South Africa
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Let me say up front that I have a problem with this review - I can only rate it as high as excellent! This hotel is beyond excellent in my opinion. The defining element of this establishment is, without a doubt, the calibre of staff. Everyone, from the reception staff, to the waiters, to the ever attentive supervisory staff, to...

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your fantastic stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely thrilled to hear that you praise all aspects of the hotel and cannot fault it in any way. Thank you for your compliments regarding our exceptional staff who made your stay incredibly memorable. It is...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The last part of our travel was to stay at The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks. I have known this hotel since I was a little boy and it was so nostalgic to spend a night in this wonderful hotel. The food is of the highest quality and when one goes to breakfast make sure that you are hungry...

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Tehran, Iran
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is located in Umhlanga area which is around 15 minutes away from Durban itself . It gives you a real meaning of South Africa filled with lots artworks . The view is superb and the food is really delicious . There are many things to see in this hotel . It's like an art gallery by itself or...

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am delighted that you enjoyed the wonderful artwork around the hotel, together with the stunning ocean views and delicious food on offer at the various restaurants. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind...

White River, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I recently combined two special occasions and celebrated with High Tea at the Oyster Box. It was truly an amazing experience, from start to finish! We received a warm welcome on arrival and our waitress was all ways on hand bringing fresh pots of tea and even making time to tell us the story of Scabenga the...

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments following your visit to The Oyster Box to celebrate two special occasions. I am absolutely delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and could not fault the service, nor excellent variety of sweet and savoury items on offer. It is wonderful that you have placed our High Tea as...

South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are no words to describe this gem of a hotel in Umhlanga. Every aspect of the experience is unbelievable. We were celebrating my mom's birthday and also attended the special Freedom Day high tea which included a beautiful string of beads with fresh water pearls. We also had an endless supply of champagne and tea! Thank you to the...

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your visit to The Oyster Box to celebrate your Mum's birthday. I am thrilled that you all thoroughly enjoyed the High Tea experience and that you were well looked after by the staff. I look forward to welcoming you back soon to celebrate further special moments. Kind...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed there for 3 days on our trip to Kwazulu Natal, it's a beautiful hotel with excellent views of the Indian Ocean, the hotel is right on a boardwalk stretching about 4kms, the rooms are adequate and with our accommodation breakfast was included. The breakfasts are impeccable, best i have ever had, I would definitely stay there again.

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your three-day stay with us at The Oyster Box. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed the amazing location of the hotel overlooking the ocean, with the additional pleasure of the promenade and beach in front. I am delighted you thoroughly enjoyed the delicious breakfasts and...

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the priviledge of staying at The Oyster Box during the past weekend. We had a lovely time. Staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. The breakfast is amazing - there is nothing one can think of that is not included on the various counters - from continental and English breakfast bays to pancakes and waffle station to oysters with...

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your weekend stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and found the staff friendly and helpful. Thank you for your amazing comments regarding the ever-popular superior breakfasts we offer. I am so pleased you enjoyed your meals....

Reviewed 1 week ago

went for a meal, lovely decor and exceptional service. A little disappointed with the prawns a little over done but had a great time.seafood platter was good. overall would come back when in south africa.

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OBumhlangaRocks, Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guests Thank you for writing such a lovely review about your latest meal experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Kind regards Michael Smith Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family went to the Oyster Box High Tea and we had a wonderful experience with delicious sweet and savoury treats. There is something for everyone in terms of taste. We were served by Lindiwe who has previously been our waitress and she remembered us (from 2 years ago). That is service with a smile. The Manager Sereesha was lovley...

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OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your visit to The Oyster Box to enjoy a High Tea experience. I am so delighted to read that you all thoroughly enjoyed yourselves, especially the fact that the waitress had recalled your previous visits and remembered exactly who you were. Our staff are passionate about ensuring...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Grill Room
The Grill Room
Cuisines: Seafood, International, European
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE LEGEND LIVES ON… AT THE OYSTER BOX Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities. Dining venues include the casual ‘Ocean Terrace’, serving casual and al fresco fare and a Curry Buffet, to the legendary, fine-dining ‘Grill Room’. The ‘Palm Court’ serves a lavish, traditional ‘High Tea’ daily, with live piano accompaniment. The Oyster and Lighthouse Bars are the hottest spots in town for sun-downers.The Spa is equipped with six treatment rooms, a Hydrotherapy Bath, grooming lounge, plunge-pool, state-of-the-art gym, Infinity pool and Tranquillity Lounge and offers the latest in health and wellness teatments.Facilities include two swimming pools, a private library, luscious tropical gardens and an intimate, 24-seater movie theatre. The Oyster Box is KZN’s premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and the ‘venue of choice’ for the conference and business market.Time spent at The Oyster Box will leave you with magical memories to last a lifetime. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Oyster Box

Address: 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: R4 098 - R12 192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oyster Box 5*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Spa Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
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