See our selecton of sample itineraries which feature Oyster Box Hotel

From the moment the Oyster Box opened its doors in 1947 the hotel rapidly became one of Africa's best loved and most distinguished hotels. The combination of colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breathtaking seaside setting swiftly gained it a reputation that was legendary the world over.

This iconic landmark has been lovingly refurbished to offer guests a vibrantly contemporary experience, whilst still evoking feelings, memories, and the warm nostalgia of days gone by. Meticulous attention to detail ensures that former guests will be delighted to discover the old glory has not just been retained, but carefully enhanced. All of the warm hospitality and gracious elegance which guests so fondly remember are harmoniously blended with a wealth of modern facilities and contemporary touches to satisfy today's most discerning of guests.

The Oyster Box offers a choice of 85 luxurious rooms and suites to suit the needs of every guest, each individually and tastefully decorated. The exquisite original hotel tiles, murals, paintings and antique furnishings have been well cared for during the restoration programme and are once again perfectly positioned to enhance the distinctive charm of this grand hotel. The hotel also boasts a variety of exquisite dining and social offerings to suit a range of moods and tastes from casual cocktails to fine dining.

Standing majestically on Umhlanga's prestigious beachfront within easy access to Durban, the Oyster Box is a fabulous place to either start or end your time in Kwa Zulu Natal. Ideal for a few nights stay before venturing off on safari or up into the Drakensberg Mountains or battlefield tours.

Why We Love It
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  • Legendary colonial elegance with contemporary luxury and style. Not a bad combo.

Nick, Original Traveller

Itineraries that feature Oyster Box Hotel

Best for: Couples and Honeymoons
Kwazulu-Natal Self Drive
This 14 day itinerary takes in the best of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Leaving from the coastal city of Durban, explore the dramatic scenery...
14 Days
From £4,210pp

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