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    The Oyster Box

    2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
    011 27 31 514 5000
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    “curry buffet” (200 reviews)
    “the grill” (174 reviews)
    “lighthouse bar” (117 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    Rooftop Bar
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    Private Balcony
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    We stayed at the Oyster Box for our honeymoon (from Australia). We felt like royalty the moment we arrived. The aroma smelt when stepping through the doors will always now be associated with the Oyster Box. All staff were friendly and very helpful. Our sea...More

    Thank florencef03
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    Reviewed 15 September 2017

    Only spent one night which I truly regret. Check in was outstanding, very friendly staff great personalities and always smiling. A wealth of helpful information. We had a rood Oceanside with an amazing view of the lighthouse and Indian Ocean. Room was immaculate and very...More

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    Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 18 September 2017

    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your one-night stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled you thoroughly enjoyed your luxurious and spacious accommodation with spectacular ocean views. Our superb breakfast spread is the talk of...More

    Reviewed yesterday

    Highly recommend this. Value for money. Food was delicious, with a huge array of food - not just sandwiches and cakes. The beautiful surroundings made the event special and Moses and Rashid were fantastic hosts. I can’t wait to go again!

    Thank siouxsie74
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    This was our 3rd visit to this superb hotel. Our 3rd wedding anniversary. I am really pleased to find that nothing has changed. We travel extensively now that we are retired and our stay at this hotel is the highlight of our year. The general...More

    Thank Michael B
    Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box to celebrate your 3rd wedding anniversary. As returning and much-valued guests, I am absolutely thrilled to read that we have again exceeded your expectations...More

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    This is a beautifully appointed hotel with wonderfully elegant decorator touches through out. The restaurants and public areas are lovely. This is certainly a great place to stay or just to have lunch or dinner. We enjoyed the terrace overlooking the pool and ocean.More

    Thank GeraldineOttawa
    Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your visit to The Oyster Box. I am delighted you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel with regards to the beautiful decor and especially the terrace overlooking the pool with stunning ocean...More

    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Room Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hot Tub
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • US$322 - US$1,279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • #2 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • #2 Spa Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • #2 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • #2 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • #2 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 86
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    • South Africa >
    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • Umhlanga Rocks
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    • Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks
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    13 November 2017|
    Response from OBumhlangaRocks | Property representative |
    Dear Future Guest, Unfortunately The Ocean Terrace and The Grill Room Restaurants are not Halaal. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
    Suzanne L
    8 November 2017|
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    Response from OBumhlangaRocks | Property representative |
    Dear Future Guest, Absolutely! We definitely cater for families. The hotel is situated right on the beach and we offer an in-house Cinema for residing guests and two swimming pools, one sea facing and a garden pool... More
    14 September 2017|
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    Response from OBumhlangaRocks | Property representative |
    Dear Future Guest, Thank you for your enquiry. We do offer a selection of items which are Gluten Free. However, please specify you are allergic to gluten when making your booking with restaurant reservations as each outlet... More
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    "Certainly ask for an ocean facing room if available."
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    "I had a basic room with a view over the grounds. No idea what the other rooms were like in comparison."
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