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The Oyster Box

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

Highlights

- Beach front Hotel
- Two Pools
- Iconic Hotel
- Superb service

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Overview

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. The Oyster Box has a distinctive colonial and elegant styling and is renowned for its service and restaurant.

On arrival guests are treated to a complimentary glass of the signature homemade lemonade or sparkling wine and this sets the tone for the high levels of service you can expect. In addition to the beach, there are two heated pools and a spa on site making for a wonderful base to relax and indulge.

The 86 rooms are decorate in calm elegant coastal style and offer superb views of the lush gardens or Ocean. Families are well looked after with beach service, a holiday children’s club and cinema. For children they offer a welcome backpack, child-friendly turn-downs, essential popcorn, sweets, soft drinks and the DVD library for in-room viewing, child-friendly menus and a baby-sitting service.

The Oyster Box has a fantastic location, with good access to be beach (which has a lifeguard) and nearby tourist attractions including Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Ushaka Marine World, Sun Coast casino, the historical Natal Midlands and majestic Drakensberg Mountains, as well as excellent big 5 game parks, lodges and historical battlefields.

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Suggested Itineraries for The Oyster Box

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Fantastic value safari & beach combination in KwaZulu-Natal. Enjoy big 5 safari and relaxed beach time.

Tailor-made Classic 8 days

Adults from $1,515 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,009 per person economy class from London

Families from $1,142 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,009 per person economy class from London

Big five safari in the renowned Hluhluwe Imfolozi National Park, kayaking and wildlife in the magnificent iSimangaliso Wetland Park and luxury beach relaxation at the Oyster Box Hotel

Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks

Adults from $3,489 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,072 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,155 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,072 per person economy class from London

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