For Honeymooners the Oyster Box Hotel offers a perfect private location for celebration of a new journey as a perfect union. With a wide choice of luxurious rooms, suites and villas, and a number of special extras to add unforgettable romantic touches to this most magical of occasions such as a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, monogrammed gowns, a rose petal turn-down, breakfast in bed and complimentary selection of DVD’s in your room, married life will start in the finest style and spirit.
Originaly opened in 1947, The Oyster Box, set on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, has long been one of Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels, with its abundance of colonial charm, landscaped tropical gardens and breathtaking seaside setting.
Iconic Hotel Status
All of the original exquisite tiles, murals, paintings and antique furnishings have been carefully restored to their former glory in order to preserve the colonial charm of this iconic destination.
Promising perfection forthe palate, the Oyster Box’s fine dining options range from casual and comfortable to sophisticated and trendy.
Direct Beach Access
Set right on Umhlanga’s beautiful beachfront, this hotel is also within easy driving distance of Durban, the international airport and numerous regional attractions.
Begin the next chapter of your life in unsurpassed luxury. Start this wonderful journey at The Oyster Box as you settle into your Luxury Sea- Facing Room with a selection of special treats prepared just for you. The scene is set with personalised monogrammed robes, a bottle of wine and a rose-petal turn-down. Also included, is a glorious Couples Massage in our luxurious Spa… just the two of you… in tranquil harmony.
The package includes:
Sea Facing Luxury Suites
Enjoying magnificent views of the Indian Ocean, individually decorated Sea Facing Suites offer the space and comfort of a luxurious bedroom with a stylishly decorated separate lounge area. Book Now >>
Sea Facing Deluxe Suites
Located on the lower ground level with private plunge pools and terraces Deluxe Suites provide guests with luxurious bedrooms and separate lounge areas – a perfect configuration for a perfect stay. Book Now >>
Superior Garden Villas
Set in the lush surroundings of the hotel gardens these charming villas each enjoy the luxury of a private plunge pool, relaxing terrace, private lounge and bar, and an opulent bathroom. If guests wish, these villas can be converted into a 2 bed-roomed villa simply by reserving one of the Garden Villa Lofts. Book Now >>
Offering the finest of stylish suite accommodation the Presidential Suite is truly remarkable.
Split over two levels with a private lift the Suite offers guests the joy of a grand master bedroom with its own calm, exceptionally comfortable seating area and an intimate personal study. Two lavish marble bathrooms - his and hers - with hers offering unsurpassed sea views for luxury and tranquility beyond compare. And of course there is the magnificent private rim-flow swimming pool, a tastefully tailored private lounge, a gracious diningroom with seating for 8 guests with a private bar and a well equipped kitchen for intimate in-suite dining. And for that even greater feeling of space, the Suite offers an additional bedroom. Book Now >>
One of the most magnificent reflections of The Oyster Box’s fusion of its historical character and modern experience delivery is the beautifully crafted Spa. Designed by the creative minds of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, a hotel group awarded internationally for the world’s finest spas and spa experiences, The Spa at The Oyster Box is a natural, elegant extension to the hotel and its tropical garden environment on the shores of Umhlanga. And to The Oyster Box's celebration of the people and culture of Africa.
Tucked away amongst the lush indigenous gardens of one of South Africa’s greatest architectural treasures and ready to pamper guests, true luxury awaits you at The Spa. Offering an extensive range of carefully crafted treatments along with a well equipped private fitness club, two swimming pools for guests to use at their leisure, exquisite spa dining and ample space to stretch out on the terraces and within the gardens for simply being still, The Spa defines personal care.
The Spa at The Oyster Box does not wish to offer its guests an array of traditional spa treatments and services. Instead The Spa seeks to celebrate the guest. As a result guest experiences are approached as personally designed, perfectly crafted and deeply pleasurable journeys from first luxurious moment in the Spa to the last. For the guest the result is spa pampering which naturally, culturally and spiritually engages the body and mind, magnifying its in-the-moment feeling and afterglow. Our Spa menu offers an extensive variety of health and beauty enhancing treatments that utilise the exclusive range of B|Africa spa products, the Elemis International Spa Range, Mama Mio and Dermalogica.
This ‘togetherness package’ is designed for you to share a romantic space and quality time in The Oyster Box Hammam. Starting with a cleansing ritual that includes a Full Body Exfoliation followed by a therapeutic mud wrap as aromatic steam fills the room. Your journey continues with The Oyster Box’s signature Uhambo African Massage and a Skin Care Facial.
Carefully crafted to meet the wishes and whims of guests from across the nation and world, The Oyster Box is proud to offer tasteful, ethnically inspired menus perfect for guests seeking anything from special fine dining occasions to simple, relaxed meals or just a small bite. Based on the principles of using the freshest seasonal ingredients, sourced from local suppliers, the cuisine at The Oyster Box not only gives guests the very best taste of local flavours but is also more environmentally sustainable and supportive of the local community. A critical ingredient in the experience of exceptional cuisine is the location of its enjoyment. The Oyster Box is delighted to offer you a wonderful mix of dining options to suit every taste.
The Oyster Box is one of the world’s best loved and most distinguished, luxury seaside hotels. Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, overlooking the iconic lighthouse, it provides direct beach access and staggering views of the Indian Ocean. Read More >>