rooms, two hydrotherapy baths, a floatation and therapy bed, a Hammam plunge pool, a state-of-the-art fitness club and an infinity swimming pool with ocean views, a private cinema and a second swimming pool. For those who are seeking more energetic activities, hiking, surfing, riding, diving and bird watching are all available nearby.
The Oyster Box is legendary for its wide array of wining and dining experiences and passionate, friendly service. From High Tea, fresh Oysters and seafood favorites, to the best curries in KwaZulu-Natal and pizzas from a wood fire oven. Special occasions have been celebrated at The Oyster Box for over 50 years.
The Grill Room
The culinary gem of the hotel, adjoining the smaller more intimate Colony Room, serves world-renowned signature dishes such as Crayfish and Prawn Cocktail and Black Forest Duck or freshly caught seafood, with wines selected by the resident Sommelier. The famous Saturday Dinner and Dance, is a winning combination of exceptional cuisine and dancing to the sounds of a live band.
The Ocean Terrace
The beautiful Ocean Terrace restaurant, with gorgeous views across the Indian Ocean, serves a Bistro-style menu and is perfect for casual, al fresco and family dining. With something to suit every palate favorite dishes include freshly baked pizzas from the wood-fire pizza oven, sustainably sourced seafood and a host of perennial favorites such as fish and chips. The Ocean Terrace also serves a delicious English Breakfast daily, as well as an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. Also on offer in the Ocean Terrace, the incredible Curry Buffet, including authentic Tandoori Chicken, continues to attract fans from far and wide. Using delicate hand-blended combinations of spices and fresh herbs, the extensive selection of Curries includes, meat, fish and vegetarian option - making each curry a masterpiece! The Ocean Terrace is also the perfect backdrop for a relaxed sundowner overlooking the rim flow pool and sea.
The Palm Court
Inspired by the original colonial architecture of the former courtyard, spectacular chandeliers from the Savoy Hotel in London, lush palms, black and white terrazzo floor tiles and comfortable seating complimented by the sounds of the resident pianist, The Palm Court is the venue for the legendary High Tea each afternoon. It’s also a favorite meeting spot for casual dining and the ideal place to enjoy the Evening Indulgence treat. The high tea table is a visual and taste spectacle of sumptuous treats, with everything from freshly baked scones, pastries, quiches and cakes, to finger sandwiches and savories.
The Lighthouse Bar
Richly inviting with its dark wooden panels and details in leather, crimson and gold, the Lighthouse Bar has a large terrace for spectacular views of the iconic lighthouse and the Indian Ocean. With live music, delicious light snack meals and exotic cocktails, this is the hottest bar in KwaZulu-Natal.
The Oyster Bar
Overlooking the infinity pool and Indian Ocean, the stylish Oyster Bar specializes in Champagne and Oysters, freshly harvested from the hotels own Oyster beds and also offers a light menu, delicious cocktails and live music.
This authentic old world bar is full of charm and character. It has remained a firm favorite with the locals for over 40 years, serving delicious hearty snacks and the finest selection of whiskeys, beers and cigars.
Dining in the Wine Cellar
For a more intimate dining experience, the Wine Cellar, with its glass ceiling, is sunken just below the Oyster Bar and is unique for dinner parties, corporate functions, tastings or special events and offers a Chef’s Table for up to ten guests. Bespoke menus are created for every occasion and the resident Sommelier will present a selection of wines from the Diners Club Diamond award-winning wine list, which boasts the finest selection of South African and international vintages.
Eighty six en-suite rooms and suites either sea or garden-facing, individually styled in splendid luxury with caring detail, elegant amenities and thoughtful touches.
AT A GLANCE - CLASSIC GARDEN-FACING ROOMS
Elegant Classic Rooms all overlook the hotel's lush and tranquil gardens for a peaceful view into what can only be described as the hotel’s private oasis.
AT A GLANCE – CLASSIC SEA-FACING ROOMS
Each one of the Classic Sea Facing Rooms has a balcony that overlooks Umhlanga's iconic lighthouse and the breathtaking coastline.
AT A GLANCE – LUXURY SEA-FACING ROOMS
Luxury Sea Facing Rooms, each with a balcony that opens onto views of Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse and breathtaking coastline. All rooms include a bathroom with double vanities and a spacious separate shower.
Room size: 334 ft²
AT A GLANCE – SEA-FACING CABANAS
The beautifully appointed Cabanas, situated on the lower ground level with individual terraces, offer exceptional views of the water’s edge. Within these lovely cabanas enjoy sleeping peacefully on luxurious king size four poster beds.
AT A GLANCE - SEA-FACING FAMILY ROOMS
At The Oyster Box an incredible level of care and consideration has been put into providing exceptional levels of comfort for families. The private family rooms each offer a master bedroom along with an additional second bedroom (four with bunk beds and one loft with two single beds) for the smaller members of the family.
AT A GLANCE - LUXURY SEA-FACING SUITES
Enjoying magnificent views of the Indian Ocean, individually decorated Sea Facing Suites offer the space and comfort of a luxurious bedroom with a stylishly decorated separate lounge area.
AT A GLANCE - DELUXE SEA-FACING SUITES
Located on the lower ground level with private plunge pools and terraces Deluxe Suites provide guests with luxurious bedrooms and separate lounge areas – a perfect configuration for a perfect stay.
AT A GLANCE - SUPERIOR GARDEN VILLAS
Set in the lush surroundings of the hotel gardens these charming villas each enjoy the luxury of a private plunge pool, relaxing terrace, private lounge and bar, and an opulent bathroom. If guests wish, these villas can be converted into a 2 bed-roomed villa simply by reserving one of the Garden Villa Lofts. Set in the lush surroundings of the hotel gardens these charming villas each enjoy the luxury of a private plunge pool, relaxing terrace, private lounge and bar, and an opulent bathroom. If guests wish, these villas can be converted into a 2 bed-roomed villa simply by reserving one of the Garden Villa Lofts.
AT A GLANCE - GARDEN VILLA LOFTS
Beautifully designed garden-facing Loft Rooms are available as stand-alone accommodation, or in combination with a Superior Garden Villa. Each room is individually and superbly decorated with magnificent 4 poster king size beds and ample space for guests to feel at home in legendary luxury.
AT A GLANCE - PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
Split over two levels with a private lift the Suite offers guests the joy of a grand master bedroom with its own calm, exceptionally comfortable seating area and an intimate personal study. Two lavish marble bathrooms - his and hers - with hers offering unsurpassed sea views for luxury and tranquility beyond compare. And of course, there is the magnificent private rim-flow swimming pool, a tastefully tailored private lounge, a gracious dining room with seating for ten with a private bar and a well-equipped kitchen for intimate in-suite dining. And for that even greater feeling of space, the Suite offers an additional bedroom.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 2018 - “VOTED NUMBER 16 IN THE TOP 20 HOTELS IN AFRICA” - CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER READER’S AWARDS
- 2018 - “WINNER OF SOUTH AFRICA’S LEADING HOTEL” – WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS
- 2018 - “VOTED No. 1 IN THE TOP 25 HOTELS IN SOUTH AFRICA” – TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER’S CHOICE AWARDS
- 2017 - ”VOTED No. 8 IN THE TOP 20 HOTELS IN AFRICA” - CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER READER’S AWARDS
- 2017 - “VOTED BEST LUXURY HOTEL SPA IN SOUTH AFRICA” - WORLD LUXURY SPA AWARDS