The Oyster Box, one of the best and most cherished hotels in the world, is right on the shores of Umhlanga’s beachfront and the Spa is secluded in luscious tropical gardens filled with the song of exotic birds and perfumed flowers.

  • 6 Modern Treatment Rooms - For dual and single treatments with hydrotherapy bath and rain showers. We have incorporated a room designed for the aged or physically challenged with full wheelchair access, shower facilities and adjustable treatment bed.
  • Hammam and Sensation Shower – This traditional Oriental heat experience has been carefully designed with heating and cooling therapies to cleanse the body and aid relaxation.
  • Perfect Finish Tourmaline Salon – Turn a manicure or pedicure into a special treat.
  • Tranquillity Lounge – Relax in between and after all spa treatments with lounge chairs, music, books or to meditate.
  • Health Bar – Homemade healthy snacks, fresh fruit juices and herbal teas.

​Whether celebrating an engagement, wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, milestone birthday, baby shower or a christening, our passionate team will help you create a magically memorable occasion. Our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator provides meticulous attention to every single detail from menu choice, table design and floral decoration, to the wedding cake, photography and music; traditional and cultural requirements are also taken into consideration. 

86 Rooms, Suites and Villas, sea and garden-facing, are individually-styled with caring attention to detail, elegant amenities and thoughtful touches. 

The Hotel


The Oyster Box is one of the world’s best-loved and most distinguished, luxury seaside hotels.

Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, overlooking the iconic lighthouse, it provides direct beach

access and staggering views of the Indian Ocean.
Opened in 1947, it still retains the gracious elegance, glamour, and passionate service that has made this one of South Africa’s most cherished hotels. From the impeccable uniforms to the genuinely warm smiles, thoughtful details and luxurious amenities and facilities; from delicious cuisine and lush tropical gardens to the splendid luxury of each individually designed room,

suite and villa. Guests are treated to an experience as unique, as it is magical. 

Facilities & Activities


The Oyster Box

The hotel is located within easy access to KwaZulu-Natal’s finest attractions, the Midlands and Drakensberg Mountains, world-renowned game parks and historic battlefields. The Oyster Box is legendary for its wide array of wining and dining experiences and passionate, friendly service. From High Tea, fresh Oysters and seafood favourites, to the best curries in KwaZulu-Natal and pizzas from a wood-fire oven.  Amenities include, two heated pools - one ocean-facing infinity pool and a private, secluded pool in the lush gardens, 24-Seater cinema showing classic, contemporary and new release films with complimentary treats including popcorn, toffees and hot chocolate, fun-filled Holiday Club for children 4-12 years with qualified child-minders. Open 10am-7pm, 7 days a week, Business centre and secretarial services and complimentary WIFI