The Oyster Box has become one of Africa’s most distinguished and best-loved hotels. With a breathtaking seaside setting and an abundance of colonial charm, this iconic hotel was originally opened in 1954. Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, with lush landscaped gardens and direct beach access, it occupies a special place in the hearts of countless guests who have enjoyed its warm, caring service and relaxed elegance through the years. The new owners, The Red Carnation Hotel Group, have gone to extraordinary lengths to preserve its original character, style and charm as well as introduce state-of-the-art technology and green initiatives.
The old-world hospitality and gracious elegance that guests fondly remember remain, with a wealth of modern facilities and contemporary touches to satisfy today’s most discerning travellers, businessmen, families and honeymoon couples. The stylish decor combines natural elements with soft and fresh hues that mirror the colours of the lush foilage and seaside environs. Tastefully selected South African artworks are proudly displayed, adding to the elegant interiors of the Oyster Box, with its lively zulu-influenced decor theme.
Local travel highlights include historic battlefields, uShaka Marine World, prestigious game reserves, the Natal Midlands and scenic Drakensberg Mountain range, superb golf courses and the new Moses Madiba sports stadium, as well as a casino and entertainment complex.