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The Oyster Box Hotel

Discover The Oyster Box Hotel

The Oyster Box known as the grand old dame of local hotels (it opened in 1947), has recently been renovated providing brilliantly elegant bedrooms and exotic detail whilst still providing its colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breath-taking seaside setting.

The Oyster Box offers 86 rooms divided into 10 room types including garden facing and sea facing rooms, suites and villas. There's also an award-winning spa set amid tropical gardens, a mouth-watering menu of restaurants and bars, a cinema, two swimming pools and a gym.

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Expert View

  • Spectacular ocean views and direct access to Umhlanga beach
  • The legendary curry buffet at the Ocean Terrace
  • Charming and nostalgic with an eclectic collection of furniture and artworks
  • A wholly relaxed and hospitable atmosphere for a 5-star hotel

At a glance

  • 86 Rooms and Suites
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • B&B
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Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"Book ahead for the Oyster Box's famous High Tea - admire the sea views on the terrace whilst leisurely enjoying the buffet of both sweet and savoury treats."

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ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

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  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
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  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
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Sample Itineraries

TRIPS TO INSPIRE

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HOW TO BOOK

At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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