The Oyster Box

Self Rated: 5.0 out of 5
2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, 4320, South Africa
4.8 out of 5 rating 220 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.8
Property Details

Property Location

Located in Umhlanga, The Oyster Box is in the entertainment district, a 5-minute drive from Umhlanga Rocks Beach and 7 minutes from Gateway Theatre of Shopping. This 5-star hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve and 6.3 mi (10.2 km) from Umdloti Beach.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 86 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and Smart televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and premium TV channels are also offered to provide entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a health club, and a sauna. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Dining

Enjoy Indian cuisine at The Ocean Terrace, one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink from the poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.

Attractions

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Umhlanga Main Beach - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Umhlanga Lighthouse - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Umhlanga Rocks Beach - 1 km / 0.6 mi
KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Gateway Theatre of Shopping - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Mount Edgecombe Country Club - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi
Sibaya Casino - 7.1 km / 4.4 mi
Beachwood Golf Course - 7.8 km / 4.8 mi
Japanese Gardens - 10.1 km / 6.3 mi
Umdloti Beach - 10.2 km / 6.3 mi
Durban Beach - 11.5 km / 7.2 mi
Golden Mile - 11.7 km / 7.3 mi
Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve - 12.3 km / 7.6 mi

The preferred airport for The Oyster Box is King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 20.6 km / 12.8 mi

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 11am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

  • Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.


  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: ZAR 1000 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 450 for adults and ZAR 450 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 510 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Pet deposit: ZAR 1000 per night
  • Pet fee: ZAR 1000 per pet, per night

  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 450.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Features
  • -Wedding services
  • -Accessible bathroom
  • -In-room accessibility
  • -Banquet hall
  • -Designated smoking areas
  • -Library
  • -Free newspapers in lobby
  • -Television in common areas
  • -Computer station
  • -Roll-in shower
  • -Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • -Poolside bar
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Concierge services
  • -Porter/bellhop
  • -Terrace
  • -Gift shops or newsstand
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Airport transportation
  • -Sauna
  • -Spa treatment room(s)
  • -Fitness facilities
  • -Health club
  • -Garden
  • -Picnic area
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • -Free self parking
  • -Business center
  • -Conference center
  • -One meeting room
  • -Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Pool umbrellas
  • -Shared refrigerator
  • -Full-service spa
  • -Turkish bath/Hammam
  • -Pool sun loungers
  • -Beach towels
  • -Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • -Arcade/game room
  • -Children's club (free)
  • -Parking (limited spaces)
  • -Electric car charging station
  • -Free valet parking
  • -Meeting rooms
  • -Beach sun loungers
  • -Number of bars/lounges - 2
  • -Beach umbrellas
  • -Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • -Coffee shop or café - 1
  • -Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • -Infant/toddler toys
  • -Children's games
  • -Children's toys
  • -Couples/private dining
  • -Private picnics
  • -Proposal/romance packages available
  • -Tasting room
  • -Elevator
  • -Number of restaurants - 2
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • -Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • -Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • -Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • -Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • -Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • -Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • -Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • -Handrails in stairways
  • -Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • -Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • -Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • -Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • -Handrails in hallways
  • -Wheelchairs available on site
  • -Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • -Wheelchair accessible parking