Oyster Box Hotel

2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa
Posted on March 27, 2024 / 5
Listing Type : Hotels
Location : Umhlanga
Phone : 031 561 5000
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Opening Hours
  • Monday :07:00-18:00
  • Tuesday :07:00-18:00
  • Wednesday :07:00-18:00
  • Thursday :07:00-18:00
  • Friday :07:00-18:00
  • Saturday :07:00-18:00
  • Sunday :07:00-18:00

The Oyster Box has long been famous for the culinary adventures on offer. The generous Curry Buffet offers an unforgettable taste of KwaZulu-Natal’s signature dish, while the elegant High Tea in the Palm Court adds a contemporary spin to a timeless tradition. Whether you’re enjoying a casual dinner, or celebrating a milestone with loved ones, the restaurants of The Oyster Box offer a venue for every occasion.


“The Oyster Box has been making memories for visitors for as long as anyone can remember. The original cottage was built around 1863 as a navigational beacon for passing ships and, in 1952, was sold to a local family who opened a tea garden that became a restaurant, then a hotel.  Following its purchase in 2007 by the Tollman Family, the hotel underwent a two-year rebuild, transforming it into what it is today.



Family-owned to this day, the Tollman’s personal touch is instilled in the team and exceptional service is the hotel’s hallmark. I am so proud to lead this team who work with such genuine care to create memorable guest experiences. My personal favourite experiences include a feast at the Curry Buffet, our legendary High Tea, and our award-winning Spa, nestled in lush sub-tropical gardens.



The hotel’s location makes for easy adventuring. A five-minute walk brings you to the 18,000-year-old Hawaan Coastal Dune Forest, home to a variety of wildlife. The popular Promenade doubles up for exercise and magnificent sunrises.



As committed custodians of the planet, we have integrated the best use of water, energy and the treatment of waste. The recent establishment of two bee colonies on the roof provides honey for both guests and the kitchen.



However you choose to spend your time at The Oyster Box, we hope you will find your own special place in our story and personally discover why so many guests are compelled to return.”


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