Standing proud on Umhlanga's beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa's best-loved hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities.
Dining venues range from the Ocean Terrace, serving casual and al fresco fare and a curry buffet, to the legendary, fine-dining Grill Room. The Palm Court serves a lavish High Tea daily, with live piano accompaniment. The Oyster and Lighthouse Bars are the hottest spots in town for sundowners.
Equipped with six treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy bath, grooming lounge, plunge-pool, gym, infinity pool and tranquility lounge, The Spa offers the latest in health and wellness treatments.
Other facilities include two swimming pools, a private library, luscious tropical gardens and an intimate, 24-seater movie theatre. The Oyster Box is KwaZulu-Natal's premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and the ‘venue of choice' for the conference and business market.
The hottest spot in town, The Oyster Box offers live entertainment every day of the week. The Lighthouse Bar is open daily for cocktails and snacks, with live music on Thursday and Friday evenings from18h30 - 21h30. Sit back and enjoy live music each evening (18h30 - 21h30) from Monday to Friday, in The Oyster Bar.
On The Ocean Terrace, popular Wallace Nock does the honours on Saturdays from 12h00 - 15h00 and new arrival, the velvet-voiced Eric Canham, from 12h00 -15h00 on Sundays. An a la carte menu as well as the popular Curry Buffet is served in this casual venue and it's the perfect spot for breakfast and sundowners.
SPICE IT UP! “You can't say you've had a curry if you haven't tried a Durban curry,” says The Oyster Box's Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph. The incredible Curry Buffet offers a wide selection of curries and condiments, with something to suit every palate. Set in the casual, Mediterranean-inspired Ocean Terrace, with gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean, our delicious Tandoori Chicken and impressive selection of curries includes meat, fish and vegetarian options. Using delicate blends of spices and fresh herbs, each curry is a masterpiece in itself. Lunch: 12:30 - 15:00 | Dinner: 18:00 - 22:00
TRADITIONAL HIGH TEA Our legendary tea table is laden with sumptuous treats, from freshly baked scones, pastries and quiches, to exotic cakes, finger sandwiches and savories. Inspired by the hotel's colonial atmosphere and the accompaniment of our pianist, The Palm Court provides the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Booking is essential. Time: 14:30 - 17:00 daily
EVENING INDULGENCE The Evening Indulgence in The Palm Court, makes for a perfect post-dinner or late afternoon treat. Stop by the tranquil Palm Court and make your selection from an assortment of mouthwatering pastries, freshly baked scones with jam and cream and exquisite cakes, served with your choice of tea or coffee. Time: 18:00 - 21:00 daily
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