Oyster Box Hotel

Durban, South Africa


Our Rating

Trip Advisor

Room Type

86 luxurious rooms, suites and villas both Sea and Garden Facing at the Classic, Luxury and Villa levels as well as a Presidential Suite

Child Policy

Children of all ages


Spa, Gym, Cinema, Kids Club, Business Center, Wireless, Wine Cellar. Multiple dining options and bars: the Grill Room, the Ocean Terrace and the Palm Court, Lighthouse Bar, Oyster Bar, Chukka Bar)


There are no activities associated with this accommodation.


About This Accommodation

Opened in 1947 and only 10 miles north of the city, the Oyster Box is a Durban institution, a beachfront resort hotel of undeniable class and elegance. The hotel was beautifully refurbished in October 2009 but lost none of its historical charm and romance. Defining features such as the tiled sign at the entrance, the swing doors, the black and white floors and spiral staircase have all been retained. Oyster Box’s 86 rooms feature California style shutters and an array of South African artwork. Oyster Box boasts three restaurants, three bars, seaside pool and spa. Relax at the swimmingpool, stroll through the vibrant holiday town of Umhlanga Rocks or take a 3 minute walk along the promenade to reach safe swimming beaches. The only downside to the hotel, for those who want to be in the thick of things, is that set a bit north of Durban and not on the main Promenande. For other travelers this might be a plus! The Oyster Box prides itself on generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine and it absolutely lives up to expectations, making it our favorite luxury option in Durban.

Recent Oyster Box Hotel Stories

Explore More


CONNECT with your personal travel expert.

Have you started planning your safari on your own? Are you totally overwhelmed with all the information out there? Let us help you cut through all the conflicting information online and start planning a safari that is completely tailored to you. Get in touch with us and we can discuss your travel passions and help you begin the planning process for your dream safari.

Marcia Gordon