The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Right on the shore’s edge (complete with its own lighthouse!), this iconic landmark perfectly marries old colonial and African-contemporary design and delivers a truly-exceptional experience.

One of South Africa's most beloved luxury beachside hotels, this warm, wonderful, welcoming hotel is known for its fabulous accommodation overlooking the lush tropical gardens or out over the Indian Ocean, the jaw-dropping location, tastebud-tingling food and superlative service.

By day you're perfectly placed to explore the best of the Midlands, Drakensberg Mountains, game parks, lodges and historical Battlefields; or just take some time out and unwind at the spa or the oceanfront pool.

But whatever you do, don't miss The Oyster Box's drool-inducing high tea... a lengthy, leisurely affair with live piano music. Then, as the sun sets, feast on freshly-plucked oysters and Champagne in the Oyster Bar; enjoy the best curry found anywhere in KZN at the Palm Court; or an intimate dinner in the celebrated Grill Room.

Star Rating
5 stars
86 Rooms, Suites & Villas
Transfer from airport
15 minutes by car from Durban Airport
Prices from
£185 per person per night including breakfast. Flights extra.
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Hotel Style

​Stylish Grace

Totally in tune with their surroundings and visions of natural harmony: these sophisticated playgrounds serve up a real escape from the ordinary, their array of leisure pursuits, superb facilities, exceptional service and blissful privacy set against an inspiring and dramatic backdrop of sugar-soft sands, cerulean sea and azure skies.

Ideal for

2 stars
2 stars
3 stars
Kids' club
3 stars
3 stars

Speak to someone who has been there

Tara has been here. Find out more and begin to plan your trip by getting in touch directly. You can speak to Tara by calling the number below or by sending a direct online enquiry.

01244 567000


Things to experience during your stay

  • Client Comment

    If you want Old World luxury with the best position on the Durban beachfront, oysters and Champagne for breakfast and an afternoon tea that’s to-die-for then don’t stay anywhere else!

  • Property Highlights

    This property comes complete with a selection of amenities and activities to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points.

  • Eden Concierge

    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events.


  • Room Amenities

    • Bathrobes
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Telephone with voicemail
    • Twice-daily housekeeping
    • TV
    • DVD player
    • Minibar
    • Air-conditioning
  • Guest Services

    • Babysitting
    • Concierge
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry services
    • Spa
    • Fitness centre
    • Pool
    • Kids' club