First opened in 1947, The Oyster Box is an iconic hotel, distinguished by its famous red and white lighthouse, overlooking the Indian Ocean in the southeastern corner of the country. Just 15 minutes away from cosmopolitan Durban, it’s also close to the game parks of KwaZulu-Natal and the stunning Drakensberg Mountains.
Featuring two pools, health bar, tranquillity lounge and quiet terraces surrounded by tropical gardens, the spa at The Oyster Box is a luxurious and relaxing space where you can truly unwind. After your personally tailored treatment, head to the rain shower for an invigorating experience, or the plunge pool where water jets are optimised to balance the body’s metabolism.
Facing either sea or garden, all of the rooms and suites at The Oyster Box are decorated in a beautifully old-world colonial style, befitting the history of this charming hotel. Sumptuous fabrics combine with warm wood and traditional African crafts to create welcoming and characterful spaces. The suites all have separate lounge areas, while each of the eight villas has a private plunge pool, terrace, lounge and bar.
Vibrant Durban is a shopper’s dream catering for every taste and budget, from designer stores to lively street markets. An easy drive away, the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains are a must, while you cannot visit this region without heading out on safari. The Thanda Private Game Reserve is close by. Finally, simply enjoy everything The Oyster Box has to offer – from the enticing pools to the private cinema.
Traditional afternoon tea is an indulgent treat at The Oyster Box, while dinner at the Grill Room is a lavish gourmet experience. Alternatively, feast on the curry buffet in the Ocean Terrace restaurant, where an incredible array of curries, pickles, raitas and roti are served overlooking the sea. The Lighthouse Bar offers wonderful views of the beach and sea – the perfect way to enjoy a cocktail.
2 Lighthouse RoadUmhlanga RocksKZN North Coast4320South Africa