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The Oyster Box



Address 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks, Kwa-Zulu Natal
Tel 031 514 5072/71
Email spa@oysterbox.co.za
Website http:// www.oysterboxhotel.com


Situated overlooking the historical and famous landmark, the Umhlanga lighthouse, The Oyster Box has long been one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels, which occupies a special place in the hearts of the countless guests who have enjoyed its warmth, caring service and relaxed elegance since it first opening in 1947.

Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront near Durban, with an abundance of colonial charm, sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, lush landscaped tropical gardens and direct beach access, the old world hospitality and gracious elegance will be enjoyed once again when this luxury boutique hotel opens its doors from the 1st October 2009.

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection has gone to extraordinary lengths to preserve the original character, texture, environment and allure of the hotel, following two years of meticulous planning, delicate craftsmanship and time-honouring restoration. All of the colonial charm has been lovingly preserved, yet interweaves essential modern touches of technology of one of South Africa’s greatest architectural treasures to bring this legend into the 21st century to satisfy today’s most discerning travellers who visit for business and pleasure.

Taking care of the environment is also high on the agenda and The Oyster Box  is committed to sustainable development and acting responsibly towards the environment and within the local community.

The stylish décor is an elegant combination of natural stones and woods; complemented by soothing, light colours and shades of the hotel’s beautiful surroundings. The 86 luxurious and individually designed rooms and suites, array of dining options and bars, extensive spa and fitness facility together with function space for up to 170 guests will accommodate the most magical occasions such as weddings and celebrations, whereby guests and visitors will delight in the distinctive charm of this grand hotel.

The Oyster Box is a few minutes walk from Umhlanga Village Centre, with easy access to Durban, International Airports and numerous shopping centres, including Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Nearby tourist attractions include Ushaka Marine World, the Midlands and Drakensberg Mountains as well as game parks, lodges and historical battlefields. Excellent golf courses, the new Moses Mabia Stadium and casinos are also within easy reach

* 86 brand new garden and sea-facing rooms and suites, several with balcony
* 8 Superior Garden Villas featuring private plunge pool, terrace, lounge and bar
* A magnificent split-level Presidential Suite with private rim-flow swimming pool, lounge and dining room for up to 10 people
* Award-winning Grill Room, serving Durban’s finest curries and seafood
* Ocean Terrace Restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean
* The Lighthouse Bar with its breathtaking panoramic ocean views and Oyster Bar serving fresh oysters and snacks
* Weddings, meetings and social functions for up to 170 guests
* An amphitheatre with a garden gazebo offering the perfect setting for romantic weddings
* 2 heated swimming pools, including an ocean-facing infinity pool
* A leading spa with 6 treatment rooms and including a Hammam
* Private fitness club
* Family club
* 24 seater cinema/screening room
* Lush tropical scented gardens

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