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The Oyster Box

The ultimate in coastal, colonial charm and style on the beachfront in Umhlanga

On South Africa’s Dolphin Coast

Overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, discover timeless elegance.

The Oyster Box Hotel is an upmarket hotel located in the Dolphin Coast area of Natal in South Africa. Situated in the pleasant coastal suburb of Umhlanga Rocks, around 15km to the northeast of Durban city centre, this upmarket hotel offers comfortable accommodation and a wide range of facilities. The Oyster Box is a member of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection; it is the ultimate in colonial charm and style. It stands proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean. Guests have enjoyed its warmth, caring service and relaxed elegance since its first opening in 1947.

The Oyster Box offers 86 rooms divided into ten room types including garden facing and sea facing rooms, suites and villas, culminating in a Presidential Suite that is split over two levels with a private lift and magnificent private rim-flow swimming pool. Each room is superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style at your home away from home. All rooms feature tea and coffee making facilities, high-speed wifi, CD/DVD player, mini bar and beach gear, soap and pillow menus. Facilities include two restaurants, a lounge for afternoon tea, three bars, one of which is a rooftop watering hole offering with views of the lighthouse opposite, a cinema, two swimming pools, a spa and a gym.

The Oyster Box is conveniently located near the vibrant chic city of Durban. Nearby tourist attractions of immense interest to travellers include Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Ushaka Marine World, Sun Coast casino, golf courses, the historical Natal Midlands and majestic Drakensberg Mountains, as well as excellent big 5 game parks, lodges and historical battlefields.

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