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The Oyster Box

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

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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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  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

  • Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair

    MissingAlistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023

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