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LOCATIONUmhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-NatalPOOLLarge pool at Main Hotel Area
SPAFull SpaAIRCONYes
CELLPHONE SIGNALYes / Wi-FiCHILD POLICYAll ages welcome


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  • The Oyster Box Hotel offers luxury accommodation choice of 86 luxurious rooms and suites with special last minute rates available.
  • Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront near Durban, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean.
  • The stylish décor is an elegant combination of natural stones and woods, complemented by soothing, light colors that reflect the different shades of the surrounding ocean and tropical vegetation.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
06 January - 19 December 2021 Classic Room / Garden Villa Loft From R 4,480 per room per night SA/SADC Residents Special Rate Offer for advance bookings - on request & subject to availability
Classic Sea Facing Room / Paraplegic Cabana From R 5,100 per room per night SA/SADC Residents Special Rate Offer for advance bookings - on request & subject to availability
(Value Add: Complimentary Pizza or Burger for 2 people, per room once during stay)
Luxury Sea Facing Room From R 5,690 per room per night SA/SADC Residents Special Rate Offer for advance bookings - on request & subject to availability
(Value Add: Complimentary Pizza or Burger for 2 people, per room once during stay)
Sea Facing Cabana / Sea Facing Family Room From R 9,440 per room per night SA/SADC Residents Special Rate Offer for advance bookings - on request & subject to availability
(Value Add: Complimentary Pizza or Burger for 2 people, per room once during stay)
FYI - ALL SPECIAL RATES LISTED ABOVE ARE PER ROOM PER NIGHT

Special discounted rates for advance bookings for other room types are available on request.
Please contact us for a quote on  0861 00 44 55 (South Africa) or +2711 468 3476 (International) or email info@bushbreaks.co.za

Promotional offers - Pay2/Stay3 nights & Pay3/Stay4 nights - are available on request
- valid 06 January to 19 December 2021
- Pay/Stay rates differ from the SA/SADC Residents Special Offer rates


Special Value Added Packages may also be available for your preferred dates of travel - to find out more please contact us on  0861 00 44 55 (South Africa) or +2711 468 3476 (International) or email info@bushbreaks.co.za

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VARIOUS ACCOMMODATION ROOM TYPES & SUITES AT THE OYSTER BOX HOTEL

*surcharges will apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends.


RATES INCLUSIONS / T&C'S:
*IMPORTANT NOTES - ALL RATES & SPECIAL OFFERS LISTED FOR THE OYSTER BOX ARE:
- Valid for South African / SADC Residents only - proof of SA/SADC Residency will be requested upon booking and check-in.
(Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request)
- Inclusive of accommodation & breakfast daily
- Inclusive of a 1% Tourism Levy
- On request and subject to availability
- Not valid over peak holiday periods, public holidays and long weekends
SPECIAL VALUE ADDED PACKAGE OFFERS AT THE OYSTER BOX:
Breathtaking views, five-star facilities, world-class cuisine and accommodation of distinction are yours to experience at The Oyster Box, one of the world’s leading hotels. Take advantage of these special package promotions to make your stay even more enjoyable.

All special packages offered at The Oyster Box are subject to the following terms & conditions:
- subject to availability on the room type quoted.
- certain rates are per person sharing. Single room rates are available on request.
- Inclusions may not be exchanged or refunded if not used.
- May not be used in conjunction with and any other special rates, special offers and promotions

*To enquire about special packages please contact BushBreaks & More on 0861 00 44 55 (South Africa) or +2711 468 3476 (International) or email info@bushbreaks.co.za
ROOM DESCRIPTIONS:
Classic Garden Facing Rooms
The elegant Classic Garden Facing Rooms, all overlook the hotel’s lush, tranquil gardens.
Average room size: 32 square meters.
Maximum occupancy 3 Guests: 2 Adults + 1 child under 12 yrs old, accommodated on a rollaway bed, per room.

Classic Sea Facing Rooms
Each charming Classic Sea Facing Room has a balcony that opens on to uninterrupted views of Umhlanga’s historic lighthouse and KwaZulu Natal’s breath-taking coastline.
Average room size: 27 square meters.
Maximum occupancy 2 Guests: 2 Adults, per room.

Luxury Sea Facing Rooms
Our beautifully appointed Luxury Sea Facing Rooms each offer a balcony that opens on to uninterrupted views of Umhlanga’s historic lighthouse and KwaZulu Natal’s breath-taking coastline. All rooms offer a double vanity feature in the bathrooms along with spacious separate showers.
Average room size: 31 square meters.
Maximum occupancy 2 Guests: 2 Adults, per room.

Paraplegic Cabana
This spacious Cabana features a comfortable lower king-size bed and is located on the ground floor of the hotel in close proximity to the outlets. This Cabana has lovely sea views and a beautiful enclosed terrace area with ramp access to our Ocean Terrace Restaurant and sea facing main pool. The En-suite bathroom is equipped with a bath and open shower.
Average room size: 36 square meters.
Maximum occupancy 3 Guests: 2 Adults + 1 child under 12 yrs accommodated on a rollaway bed, per room.

Sea Facing Cabanas
The stunning Sea Facing Cabanas present gorgeous king size Four Poster beds and are all located on the lower ground floor, boasting individual spacious balcony terraces and exceptional beachfront views.
Average room size: 36 square meters.
Maximum occupancy 3 Guests: 2 Adults + 1 child under 12 yrs accommodated on a rollaway bed, per room.

Sea Facing Family Rooms
The Oyster Box is designed for the absolute comfort of each family. There are 5 private Sea Facing Family Rooms, each with not only a master bedroom, but an additional room or loft for the younger members of the family.
Average room size: 36 square meters.
Maximum occupancy 4 Guests: 2 Adults and 2 children under 12 yrs per room.

Sea Facing Luxury Suites
Individually decorated, all of the striking and eclectic Sea Facing Suites comprise of one well-appointed bedroom with a lavish separate lounge.
Average room size: 55 square meters.
Maximum occupancy 3 Guests: 2 Adults + 1 child under 12 yrs accommodated on a rollaway bed, per room.

Sea Facing Deluxe Suites
Individually decorated, the Sea Facing Deluxe Suites comprise of one bedroom with a luxurious separate lounge. The Deluxe suites are located on the lower ground and boast their own private plunge pools and terrace.
Average room size: 78 square meters.
Maximum occupancy 4 Guests: 2 Adults + 2 children under 12 yrs accommodated on a rollaway bed and a day bed in the lounge, per room.

Superior Garden Villas
These spectacular Superior Garden Villas are nestled in the hotel’s lush gardens and all have an inviting private plunge pool, terrace, gorgeous lounge, complimented by a bar and an opulent spacious bathroom. 4 of the 8 villas can be converted into a 2 bed-roomed villa by reserving an additional Garden Villa Lofts.
Average room size: 105 square meters.
Maximum occupancy 4 Guests: 2 Adults + 2 children under 12 yrs accommodated on a rollaway bed and a day bed in the lounge, per room.

Garden Villa Loft
Our pretty garden-facing Garden Villa Loft Rooms are available as separate accommodation or, with the combination of a Superior Garden Villa, ideal for the out-and-about visitor. Each room is individually and superbly decorated. All Garden Villa rooms offer a 4-charming king size Poster Bed and ample space.
Average room size: 64 square meters.
Maximum occupancy 3 Guests: 2 Adults + 1 child under 2 yrs accommodated on a rollaway bed, per room.

The Presidential Suite
The epitome of indulgence; this grandeur and stylish Presidential Suite is split over two exquisitely decorated levels and boasts a private elevator.
The extravagantly decorated master bedroom includes a relaxing seating area and an intimate personal study.
There are two lavish marble bathrooms – his and hers. Unparalleled sea views complimented by opulence and tranquillity beyond compare.
Other incomparable features of this gracious suit include a private rim-flow swimming pool, an elegant lounge, and a tasteful dining room with seating for 10 guests, complimented further by a bar and a beautifully equipped kitchen. There is also an additional bedroom. This unrivalled décor incorporates white timber floors and marble and white Caesar stone.
Room size: 450 square meters.
Maximum occupancy: 4 Guests of any ages per room.
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• Rates above are quoted per room per night.
CHILD POLICY
• Children are most welcome at The Oyster Box.
• The Holiday Club offers an exceptional dedicated recreation facility for the family to relax and enjoy. It is open daily from 10h00-19h00. Children ages 4-12 are welcome. Children aged 3 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent or adult.
• Children under 12 years (maximum 1) per room sharing with two full paying adults are accommodated free of charge, including breakfast. Applicable room type to be reserved.
• Children under 12 years (maximum 2) per room sharing with two full paying adults are accommodated free of charge in a Sea Facing Family Room, including breakfast.
• Children over the age of 12 and under 16 years (maximum 1) per room sharing with two full paying adults are charged R 450.00 per child, per night, bed and breakfast, subject to change.
• It is recommended that Children over the age of 16 be accommodated in a separate room.
• Deluxe Sea Facing Suites and the Superior Garden Villas are suited to accommodating families of 4 (2 adults and 2 children under 12 on a day bed).
• Family Rooms are suited to accommodating families of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.
• All other room categories are able to accommodate a cot.
• Directly inter-leading rooms for families are available and should be requested at the time of reservation.
• A limited number of additional beds and cots are available on request – please confirm with the reservations team first that the room type required can accommodated an additional bed.
• Child-minders may be reserved through the hotel at a fee and needs to be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Visit The Beach
• Numerous shopping centres
• Ushaka Marine World
• Golf Courses
• Moses Madiba Soccer Stadium
• Drakensberg Mountains
• Historical battlefields
• Game Parks
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are strictly based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted above are valid for SA residents only. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.
• The hotel offers a complimentary scheduled transfer service to and from the Gateway Theatre for shopping between 08h00 & 20h00 seven days a week, on a request basis only!
• Road Transfers to/from King Shaka airport available on request from the hotel at an additional charge.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
5 hour drive from Johannesburg.
Schedule flight: Johannesburg / Cape Town to Durban.
25 min drive from King Shaka International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION
A choice of 86 luxurious rooms, suites and villas to choose from.

ABOUT THE OYSTER BOX HOTEL

Originally opened in 1947, The Oyster Box has long been one of Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels, with an abundance of colonial charm and a breathtaking seaside setting.

Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront near Durban, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, lush landscaped tropical gardens and direct beach access, this legendary hotel occupies a special place in the hearts of countless guests who have enjoyed its warm, caring service and relaxed elegance.

The new owners, The red Carnation Hotel Collection, have gone to extraordinary lengths to preserve the original character, texture, environment and allure of The Oyster Box, following two years of meticulous planning, delicate craftsmanship and time-honoring restoration. All of the colonial charm has been lovingly preserved, yet interweaves essential modern touches of technology to bring this legend into the 21st century and to satisfy today’s most discerning travelers who visit for business or pleasure, with family and friends.

The Oyster Box offers a choice of 86 luxurious rooms and suites to suit the needs of every visitor, each individually and tastefully decorated. The exquisite original hotel tiles, murals, paintings and antique furnishings have been well cared for during the restoration program and dare once again perfectly positioned to enhance the distinctive charm of this grand hotel.
The stylish décor is an elegant combination of natural stones and woods, complemented by soothing, light colors that reflect the different shades of the surrounding ocean and tropical vegetation. The restoration of the gracious establishment includes a collection of paintings by local artists that capture the vibrant culture of the Zulu people. The Oyster Box is proud to incorporate the remarkable work of so many talented artists in the stunning décor of a new hotel.


LODGE FEATURES

  • The Grill room
  • The Ocean Terrace
  • The Palm Court Restaurant
  • The Chukka Bar
  • The Lighthouse bar
  • The Oyster Bar
  • The Wine Cellar
  • Spa
  • Private fitness club
  • Cold / warm water plunge pool
  • 2 swimming pools, including a rim-flow pool with ocean view

ROOM FEATURES

  • Complimentary mineral water, tea and coffee making facilities
  • Fresh fruit and flowers in all rooms, plus selection of current magazines and newspapers
  • Flat screen satellite TV’s with over 25 channels to choose from
  • In-room CD/DVD players
  • Deluxe bathroom amenities, luxurious bathrobes and slippers
  • Housekeeping service twice daily
  • Soap and pillow menus
  • Two direct dial telephone lines with voicemail
  • Complimentary high speed WiFi
  • Heated towel rails
  • Well stocked minibars
  • Beach gear – sun umbrellas, beach bags, balls, bats and suntan lotion
 



GETTING THERE


DIRECTIONS
FROM JOHANNESBURG AND THE N3
  • Continue along the N3 (546km)
  • Take the N2 /North coast / Stanger off-ramp (17.2km)
  • Take exit 182 toward M41 / Umhlanga (600m)
  • Turn right toward M12 / Umhlanga Rocks Dr (1km)
  • Take the exit toward M12 / Umhlanga Rocks Dr (450m)
  • Turn left onto M12 / Umhlanga Rocks Dr (750m)
  • Go through one roundabout
  • At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit (turning right) once you have turned, you are still on Umhlanga Rocks Dr / M12 (1.3km)
  • Continue onto McCausland Crescent (300m)
  • Turn right as the road forks onto Lighthouse Rd (72m)
  • The entrance to The Oyster Box will be on your right

FROM THE SOUTH COAST (N2 NORTHBOUND)
  • From the N2 Northbound
  • Take exit 182 toward M41 / Umhlanga (600m)
  • Turn right toward M12 / Umhlanga Rocks Dr (1km)
  • Take the exit toward M12 / Umhlanga Rocks Dr (450m)
  • Turn left onto M12 / Umhlanga Rocks Dr (750m)
  • Go through one roundabout
  • At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit (turning right) once you have turned, you are still on Umhlanga Rocks Dr / M12 (1.3km)
  • Continue onto McCausland Crescent (300m)
  • Turn right as the road forks onto Lighthouse Rd (72m)
  • The entrance to The Oyster Box will be on your right

FROM KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (18.7KMS)
  • Exit the airport and follow the signs to the N2 (2.8km)
  • Turn left at D144 / Mdloti St (3.2km)
  • Take off-ramp onto N2 (3.7km)
  • You will drive through a road toll (cost of R 4.00 – subject to change)
  • Take exit 190 onto M27 / Umhloti Link toward Umhloti (1.1km)
  • Turn right onto M4 / Leo Boyd Highway (7.1km)
  • Go straight through one roundabout
  • Take exit 2 toward M12 / Umhlanga Rocks Dr
  • Turn left at McCausland Crescent (300m)
  • Turn right as the road forks onto Lighthouse Rd (72m)
  • The entrance to The Oyster Box will be on your right
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