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    The Oyster Box

    2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
    011 27 31 514 5000
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    • Excellent88%
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    “curry buffet” (198 reviews)
    “the grill” (173 reviews)
    “lighthouse bar” (114 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    My wife and I stayed here previously (in fact where we got engaged). We returned this year and it's just as amazing as we remember, if not better. The staff are always on hand and nothing feels like too much hassle. Special attention paid in...More

    Thank DMB1983
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    Reviewed 15 September 2017

    Only spent one night which I truly regret. Check in was outstanding, very friendly staff great personalities and always smiling. A wealth of helpful information. We had a rood Oceanside with an amazing view of the lighthouse and Indian Ocean. Room was immaculate and very...More

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    Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 18 September 2017

    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your one-night stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled you thoroughly enjoyed your luxurious and spacious accommodation with spectacular ocean views. Our superb breakfast spread is the talk of...More

    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    We were at this beautiful hotel for 4 nights. What a breathtaking scenery and above all what an amazingly friendly staff. The kids and parents have been spoiled with attention. A special thanks to the ladies of the kids club, to Clive, Florian, Julius Michael...More

    Thank T V
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    We were there for only one night, which is in a certain way a shame, but still we loved this hotel. Our room gave out onto the ocean which was wonderful and dinner in the formal dining room was spectacular (including the aforementioned curry). We...More

    Thank Alex L
    Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your one night stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves, in particular the amazing time spent in The Grill Room, our fine...More

    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    A very cool and lively hotel. Very polite and helpful staff. My only issue is regarding gluten free meals. I had to ask the same questions over and over again. I was told at arrival that it would be no problem but it turned out...More

    Thank Notalonelyt
    Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 5 days ago

    Dear Guest Thank you for your wonderful comments. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry you found the Gluten free offering limited. We have over 30 Items on the breakfast buffet incl two breads which are Gluten free. In addition...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Room Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hot Tub
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
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    • US$343 - US$1,313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #1 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • #2 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • #2 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • #2 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • #2 Spa Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • #2 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
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    • Suites ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 86
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • Umhlanga Rocks
    • Also Known As
    • Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks
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    krinelle
    13 November 2017|
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    Response from OBumhlangaRocks | Property representative |
    Dear Future Guest, Unfortunately The Ocean Terrace and The Grill Room Restaurants are not Halaal. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
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    8 November 2017|
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    Response from OBumhlangaRocks | Property representative |
    Dear Future Guest, Absolutely! We definitely cater for families. The hotel is situated right on the beach and we offer an in-house Cinema for residing guests and two swimming pools, one sea facing and a garden pool... More
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    14 September 2017|
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    Response from OBumhlangaRocks | Property representative |
    Dear Future Guest, Thank you for your enquiry. We do offer a selection of items which are Gluten Free. However, please specify you are allergic to gluten when making your booking with restaurant reservations as each outlet... More
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