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    The Oyster Box

    2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
    011 27 31 514 5000
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    Overview
    • Excellent88%
    • Very good8%
    • Average2%
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    “curry buffet” (196 reviews)
    “the grill” (171 reviews)
    “lighthouse bar” (112 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    Beachfront
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Popped in as one does when in town for pre dinner drinky pooz and well the Lighthouse bar was alight with folks chilling for the night. Had a marvellous harvey wallbanger. Great atmosphere and service without any hassle at all as ever. Do always indulge...More

    Thank Grant M
    Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your visit to The Lighthouse Bar to enjoy pre dinner drinks. I am delighted you enjoyed your harvey wallbanger and bar snacks and that you will pop in again when next in...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    So if you ever come here you MUST have a private wine tasting with the wine sommelier Dubes he is SO knowledgable and made our evening very special thank you so much he is a real credit to The Oyster BoxMore

    Thank travelbugclaire321
    Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your visit to The Oyster Box. I am thrilled you thoroughly enjoyed your private wine tasting experience under our knowledgeable Sommelier. I look forward to welcoming you back for further wonderful experiences....More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    A warm welcome greets you on arrival and throughout your stay a truly dedicated team attends to your every need, large or small and always with a smile. With magnificent views of the Indian Ocean, beaches on your doorstep, multiple swimming pools, spa and live...More

    Thank corcaigh2017
    Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the hotel from the moment you arrived. I am thrilled you...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Everything about this hotel is beautiful . The foyer has amazing floral decorations , rooms stunningly decorated , loved my pink room, views across the Indian Ocean . Breakfast a buffet overlooking the ocean & everything you desire available , monkeys scrambling along the railings...More

    Thank MargGoldCoast
    Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am absolutely delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your pink sea facing room and the amazing breakfasts served on the terrace overlooking...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    If you love it sumptuous decorated and reminiscent to the olden days, yet with the amenities of today, The Oyster Box is the right choice. Located right at the Indian Ocean sunrise can be magic. Breakfast is a multi chapter story in itself and yet...More

    Thank RGerman
    Response from OBumhlangaRocks, General Manager at The Oyster BoxResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us at The Oyster Box. I am thrilled to read that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves, in particular the amazing breakfast spread and delicious High Tea. Thank you for the...More

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    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    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
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$342 - US$1,153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • #2 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • #2 On the Beach Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • #2 Spa Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • #2 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • #2 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 86
    • Reservation Options
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • Umhlanga Rocks
    • Also Known As
    • Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks
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    Traveller (1145)
    Room & Suite (177)
    Dining (130)
    Pool & Beach (95)
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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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    Suzanne L
    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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    Notalonelyt
    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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    "Sea Facing"
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    "Who needs a "City View" when there is the Indian Ocean on the doorstep?"
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    "Sea-facing luxury rooms - 302, 303, 304 305 are some ideas. NOT 301."
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    "I would always recommend a sea view"
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