The Oyster Box, Durban

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When is best

Jun - Aug

High Season

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5 nights



13 hrs 55 mins


Holiday in Durban & Kwazulu Natal

Known as South Africa's garden province, it stretched down the east coast and meets with Mozambique. Flourishing green valleys, the most spectacular subtropical coastline and dramatic mountains make this South Africa's most naturally beautiful region. As you explore this land, you'll find golden sunkissed beaches and the locals are wonderfully warm and friendly. There is an abundance of wildlife, plants and butterflies to behold here and get ready to learn about the rich and turbulent history whilst enjoying the seemingly endless blue skies. Durban and its 'Golden Mile' of sandy beaches make it easy to understand why this is a popular tourist destination.

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Sea facing bedroom

Presidential suite ensuite

Suite terrace

Family room

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Garden pool

Presidential suite

The Oyster Box

Something of a South African institution, The Oyster Box exudes colonial elegance and majestically fringes Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront - with panoramic ocean views and iconic lighthouse. It’s a breathtaking setting and effortlessly combines sublime hospitality, luxurious accommodation and personal service rarely matched.

Its 86 rooms and suites are beautifully decorated in a tranquil beach chic style and all have far reaching views of the lush gardens or dramatic coastline. Renowned for its fine dining, the Grill Room specialises in local seafood and oysters freshly picked from the hotel’s own beds, while the celebrated curry buffet at The Ocean Terrace showcases Durban’s intricate cuisine.

You can dolphin watch from both of these facilities, as well as the rooftop bar, while high tea at the Palm Court is nationally famous and should be booked several months ahead. Plus it has its own wedding chapel, there’s a 24-seater cinema with complimentary treats and the award-winning Spa features ingredients and practises native to KwaZulu-Natal.

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