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Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa

The legendary 5 star Oyster Box Hotel is beautifully positioned on the ocean's edge in the beach resort of Umhlanga north of Durban in South Africa's tropical KwaZulu-Natal province. The Oyster Box Hotel is located only 5 minute walk from the Umhlanga Village Centre and can easily be reached from the Durban city centre, the International Airports and the numerous stylish shopping centres.

The combination of colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breathtaking oceanfront setting gained it a reputation that is legendary. Warm South African hospitality and gracious elegance are harmoniously blended with a wealth of modern facilities and contemporary touches to satisfy today's most discerning tourists, business travellers and honeymoon couples.

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  • Spa Treatments -The health and beauty spa at the Oyster Box Hotel ensures the highest level of personal care through its exceptionally appointed facility and dedicated staff trained to deliver the highest levels of spa therapy and pampering. With six modern, peacefully decorated wellness treatment rooms, two Hydrotherapy Baths, grooming Lounge, Nuvola Dry Floatation and Colour Therapy Bed, authentic Hammam, plunge pool, a state-of-the-art private fitness club, infinity pool with ocean views and post treatment tranquillity lounge, guests staying at the Oyster Box Hotel can truly find relaxation.
  • Rocktail Bay - Famed for its stunning beaches, scuba diving, snorkeling and impressive leatherback turtles, the Rocktail Bay offers some of the best attractions in South Africa.
  • Helicopter flip along the Coast - This is the best way to take in the spectacular seascapes in this breathtaking part of the world.
  • Legendary battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal - The words "Zulu Wars, Shaka, Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift, Colenso, Spioenkop, Ladysmith, Dundee, Churchill, Blood River, Cetshwayo and Boers" resonate with memories. A visit to the legendary battlefields of KwaZulu-natal is a must to relive the amazing stories.
  • Experience the Zulu Heritage - Feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you relive the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka - King of the Zulus.
  • Experience the magic of India - Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the crowds at Victoria Street Market. Breathe in the rich aroma of exotic spices, soak up the endless chatter and try your hand at bartering for bargains.
  • Beechwood Mangroves - This 76 hectare reserve is right on Durban's doorstep with a profusion of black, red and white Mangroves. A boardwalk takes visitors into the heart of this fascinating environment, where one can see the Mangrove Kingfisher, Curlew, Water Dikkop, Fiddler crabs and the extraordinary Mudskippers - fish that use their pectoral fins to either skim over the water or to propel them across the mud.
  • Durban Botanic Gardens - Founded in 1848, these magnificent gardens boast spectacular collections of sub-tropical trees, palms and orchids. The Durban Botanic Gardens are also home to a wide diversity of colourful bird species.


With 86 different types of luxurious rooms, suites and villas to choose from The Oyster Box can accommodate the varied individual needs of every type of visitor. Meticulously refurbished, each one is superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style. All of the colonial charm has been lovingly preserved - the exquisite tiles, murals, paintings and antique furnishings have all been retained in their original glory. The décor also makes excellent use of natural stone and timber, complemented by calming colours that reflect the soothing shades of the surrounding ocean and tropical vegetation

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