A national treasure
South Africa’s most cherished hotel stands majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean & the iconic lighthouse.
Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal
Occupying a majestic location on the Umhlanga beachfront in KwaZulu-Natal province, The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s most celebrated hotels, as famous for its remarkable coastal views as the understated luxury and gracious hospitality that have become the hallmarks of this cherished seaside destination.
Set just 15 minutes’ drive from King Shaka International Airport, The Oyster Box offers an array of individually decorated rooms and suites, an award-winning spa set amid tropical gardens, and a mouth-watering menu of restaurants and bars.
With South Africa’s Covid-19 recovery well underway, we are delighted to once again welcome international travellers back to The Oyster Box.
Every one of our team members is empowered to make a real difference, offering remarkably considerate service and discrete attention to detail. From freshly-cut flowers in the suites to personalised gifts for special occasions, it is no surprise that guests often remember the names of our staff and ask after them when they return.
Exceeding expectations at every turn, our historic hotel has a team who take genuine pride in delivering impeccable service. Within walking distance of the British Museum and Covent Garden, enjoy live jazz music in the Leopard Bar, an Afternoon Tea in the Conservatory, delicious cuisine in the elegant Blue Door Bistro and unique experiences with our seasonal 'Beach Bar' and 'Ski Lodge'.
We pride ourselves on our local relationships, and carefully design memorable experiences for guests. From a private tour of The British museum, to a delicious picnic feast in the private setting of Bedford Square Gardens, our knowledgeable concierge team ensures every stay is as seamless and personalised as possible.
From the most traditional experience of Afternoon Tea, to the refined British menu offered alongside our founder Beatrice Tollman’s comforting signature dishes in the elegant Blue Door Bistro, Executive Chef Martin Halls creates gloriously varied dining options, which make the most of organic, seasonal and British ingredients.