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Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the historical Umhlanga lighthouse, The Oyster Box has long been one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels. This 86-room hotel is renowned for its generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine. The elegant rooms, decorated with antiques, feature private balconies (many with sea views), flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and fresh fruit and flowers. Suites add separate lounges; some have private plunge pools. There's a complimentary buffet breakfast, a fine-dining restaurant and multiple eateries/bars. Other amenities include a spa with a hammam, an oceanfront outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. There's also a 24-seat cinema and a kids' activity programme.

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  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Disabled Rooms
  • Dressing Gowns
  • En-Suite
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Rooms

Beautifully designed garden-facing Loft Rooms are available as stand-alone accommodation, or in combination with a Superior Garden Villa. Each room is individually and superbly decorated with magnificent 4 poster king size beds and ample space for guests to feel at home in legendary luxury.

Rooms

Our elegant Classic Rooms all overlook the hotel's lush and tranquil gardens for a peaceful view into what can only be described as the hotel’s private oasis.

Rooms

Each one of our Classic Sea Facing Rooms has a balcony that overlooks Umhlanga's iconic lighthouse and the breathtaking coastline.

Rooms

Luxury Sea Facing Rooms, each with a balcony that opens onto views of Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse and breathtaking coastline. All rooms include a bathroom with double vanities and a spacious separate shower.

Rooms

Our beautifully appointed Cabanas, situated on the lower ground level with individual terraces, offer exceptional views of the water’s edge. Within these lovely cabanas guests can enjoy sleeping peacefully on luxurious king size four poster beds.

Rooms

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.

Rooms

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.

Rooms

At The Oyster Box an incredible level of care and consideration has been put into providing exceptional levels of comfort for families. With this in mind we are pleased to offer five private Family rooms, each with a master bedroom along with an additional second bedroom (four with bunk beds and one loft with two single beds) for the smaller members of the family.

Rooms

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.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. I ...

Rooms

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 dining room with seating for 8 guests with a private bar ...

Restaurants

The Grill Room

The legendary Grill Room has been renowned for its fine dining and outstanding cuisine for almost 70 years.

The menu is an inspired combination of classic favourites, created by Bea Tollman, president and founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, the restaurant’s Signature Dishes and contemporary creations, inspired by current global trends.

Classic Grill Room touches include the authentic Gueridon service, where food is prepared and presented at the individual diner’s table and the Classic 1920’s Hors d’ Oeuvres Trolley, with an extensive range of 18 ‘old world’ appetizers.

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The Ocean Terrace

The beautiful Ocean Terrace restaurant, with gorgeous views across the Indian Ocean, serves a Bistro-style menu and is perfect for casual, al fresco and family dining. With something to suit every palate favourite dishes include freshly baked pizzas from the wood-fire pizza oven, sustainably sourced seafood and a host of perennial favourites such as fish and chips. The Ocean Terrace also serves a delicious English Breakfast daily, as well as an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner.

Also on offer in the Ocean Terrace, the incredible Curry Buffet, including authentic Tandoori Chicken, continues to attract fans from far and wide. Using delicate hand-blended combinations of spices and fresh herbs, the extensive selection of Curries includes, meat, fish and vegetarian option - making each curry a masterpiece!

The Ocean Terrace is also the perfect backdrop for a relaxed sundowner overlooking the rim flow pool and sea.

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The Palm Court

Inspired by The Oyster Box’s original, colonial architecture with four magnificent tole and ceramic chandeliers purchased from the Savoy Hotel in London, natural sunlight and towering Palms, The Palm Court is the venue for the legendary High Tea each afternoon. It’s also a favourite meeting spot for casual dining and the ideal place to enjoy the Evening Indulgence treat.

High Tea is a lengthy, leisurely affair with live piano music a welcome addition to the occasion. All pastries and baked goods are prepared on the property by executive pastry chef, Joanita Venter and her team. The high tea table is a visual and taste spectacle of sumptuous treats, with everything from freshly baked scones, pastries, quiches and cakes, to finger sandwiches and savouries.

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The Lighthouse Bar

Richly inviting with its dark wooden panels and details in leather, crimson and gold, the Lighthouse Bar has a large terrace for spectacular views of the iconic lighthouse and the Indian Ocean. With live music, delicious light snack meals and exotic cocktails, this is the hottest bar in KwaZulu-Natal.

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The Oyster Bar

Overlooking the infinity pool and Indian Ocean, the stylish Oyster Bar specialises in Champagne and Oysters, freshly harvested from our own Oyster beds and also offers a light menu, delicious cocktails and live music.

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Chukka Bar

This authentic old world bar is full of charm and character. It has remained a firm favourite with the locals for over 40 years, serving delicious hearty snacks and the finest selection of whiskeys, beers and cigars.

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