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Deluxe Suite (Sea Facing)
Room with view
818 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Presidential Suite
Room with view
4844 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Superior Garden Villa
1130 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Family Room (Sea Facing)
Room with view
388 square feet
1 Twin Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Luxury Suite (Sea Facing)
Room with view
592 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Classic Room (Garden Facing)
344 square feet
1 King Bed 2 Twin Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Classic Room (Sea Facing)
Room with view
291 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Garden Villa Loft
689 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Luxury Room (Sea Facing)
Room with view
323 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Sea Facing Cabana
Room with view
388 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Get an overview of this hotel
Upscale hotel on the beach, with 2 outdoor swimming pools

Popular property highlights

Free valet parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Business center
Laundry facilities

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. This 5-star hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Gateway Theatre of Shopping and 6.3 mi (10.2 km) from Umdloti Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 86 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and Smart televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and premium TV channels are also offered to provide entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a health club, and a sauna. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Enjoy Indian cuisine at The Ocean Terrace, one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink from the poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.

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.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. At The Oyster Box you can cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa.

Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. The property also has a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This luxury hotel also offers a complimentary children's club, a health club, and a sauna. Limited complimentary onsite parking is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and a car charging station is available.

The Oyster Box has designated areas for smoking.

  • Library
  • Picnic area
  • Children's toys
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Elevator
  • Fitness facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Poolside bar
  • Business center
  • Turkish bath/Hammam
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free self parking
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free valet parking
  • Computer station
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Conference center
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Airport transportation
  • Parking (limited spaces)
  • Total number of rooms - 86
  • One meeting room
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Couples/private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2
  • Tasting room
  • Full-service spa
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Year Built - 1947
  • Electric car charging station
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Sauna
  • Health club
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Spa services on site
  • Proposal/romance packages available
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Number of restaurants - 2
  • Banquet hall
  • Laundry facilities
  • Beach towels
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/game room
  • Wedding services
  • Garden
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

The Oyster Box offers 86 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Umhlanga hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

  • Air conditioning
  • Television
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free newspaper
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Desk
  • Premium bedding
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Turndown service
  • Free bottled water
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
  • Slippers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired Internet
  • Individually decorated
  • Pillow menu
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • In-room climate control (heating)
  • Electric kettle
  • Towels provided
  • Bedsheets provided
  • Highchair
  • Smart TV
  • Champagne service
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Guidebooks or recommendations
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available on request

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

The Ocean Terrace - Overlooking the ocean, this family restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Palm Court - This coffee shop specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open 24 hours. Reservations are required. Open daily.

The Grill Room - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

The Lighthouse Bar - This rooftop bar specializes in international cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.

The Oyster Bar - This Champagne bar specializes in international cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Things to Do

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a health club and a sauna.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility without adult supervision.

Spa Services

The Oyster Box Spa has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

Check-in time ends at anytime

Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 12 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 450.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of ZAR 1000 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of ZAR 1000 per night
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children; please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children. Please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. <

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Temperature checks are available to guests

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Contactless check-out is not available

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Security system

Protective clothing is available to guests

Masks are available to guests

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association

Staffed front desk

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is not available

LGBTQ friendly

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.

Number of children who can stay free - 12

Debit cards

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: ZAR 1000 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 450 for adults and ZAR 450 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 510 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Pet deposit: ZAR 1000 per night
  • Pet fee: ZAR 1000 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 450.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Names

  • Box Oyster
  • Oyster Box
  • Oyster Box Hotel
  • Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks
  • The Oyster Box Hotel
  • The Oyster Box Umhlanga
  • Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks
  • The Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Awards & Affiliations

The Oyster Box is listed in the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500.

This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQ) guests.

The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

National Rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

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