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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONUmhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-NatalPOOLLarge pool at Main Hotel Area
SPAFull SpaAIRCONYes
CELLPHONE SIGNALYes / Wi-FiCHILD POLICYAll Ages Welcome


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  • The Oyster Box Hotel offers luxury accommodation choice of 86 luxurious rooms and suites with special last minute rates available.
  • Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront near Durban, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean.
  • The stylish décor is an elegant combination of natural stones and woods, complemented by soothing, light colors that reflect the different shades of the surrounding ocean and tropical vegetation.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
30 January - 19 December 2019 Classic Room / Garden Villa Loft From R 3,800 per room per night last minute special rate for bookings within 14 days of travel (SA Residents)
*based on a minimum 2 night stay
Classic Room / Garden Villa Loft From R 3,980 per room per night special advance rates for midweek travel (Sunday to Wednesday)
Classic Sea Facing Room / Paraplegic Cabana From R 4,200 per room per night last minute special rate for bookings within 14 days of travel (SA Residents)
*based on a minimum 2 night stay
Classic Room / Paraplegic Cabana From R 4,300 per room per night special advance rates for weekend travel (Thursday to Saturday)
Luxury Sea Facing Room From R 4,500 per room per night last minute special rate for bookings within 14 days of travel (SA Residents)
*based on a minimum 2 night stay
Classic Sea Facing Room / Parapleg Cabana From R 4,540 per room per night special advance rates for midweek travel (Sunday to Wednesday)
Classic Sea Facing Room / Parapleg Cabana From R 4,900 per room per night special advance rates for weekend travel (Thursday to Saturday)
Luxury Sea Facing Room From R 5,060 per room per night special advance rates for midweek travel (Sunday to Wednesday)
Luxury Sea Facing Room From R 5,465 per room per night special advance rates for weekend travel (Thursday to Saturday)
Sea Facing Cabana / Sea Facing Family Room From R 5,800 per room per night last minute special rate for bookings within 14 days of travel (SA Residents)
*based on a minimum 2 night stay
Sea Facing Luxury Suite / Superior Garden Villa From R 7,900 per room per night last minute special rate for bookings within 14 days of travel (SA Residents)
*based on a minimum 2 night stay
Sea Facing Cabana / Sea Facing Family Room From R 8,390 per room per night special advance rates for midweek travel (Sunday to Wednesday)
Sea Facing Cabana / Sea Facing Family Room From R 9,060 per room per night special advance rates for weekend travel (Thursday to Saturday)
Sea Facing Deluxe Suite From R 9,600 per room per night last minute special rate for bookings within 14 days of travel (SA Residents)
*based on a minimum 2 night stay

IMPORTANT NOTE - THE OCEAN POOL WILL BE CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT DURING 22 JULY TO APPROX.16 AUGUST 2019. THE OYSTER BOX WILL TRY THEIR BEST TO REDUCE ANY INCONVENIENCE GUESTS MAY EXPERIENCE. THE HEATED GARDEN POOL WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL GUESTS DURING THIS PERIOD. 

*SPECIAL RATES LISTED ABOVE ARE PER ROOM PER NIGHT*


*IMPORTANT NOTES - ALL RATES & SPECIAL OFFERS LISTED FOR THE OYSTER BOX ARE:
- Valid for South African Residents only and proof of SA ID will be requested upon booking and check-in. (special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request)
- Inclusive of accommodation & breakfast daily
- Inclusive of a 1% Tourism Levy
- On request and subject to availability
- Not valid over peak holiday periods and long weekends

*Special advance rates for all other room types not listed above are available on request. 

LONG STAY SPECIAL OFFER AT THE OYSTER BOX HOTEL
Min/Max 3 night Stay Special Offer:

From R 1,975  per person per night sharing midweek (Sunday to Wednesday)
From R 2,235 per person per night sharing weekend (Thursday to Saturday)

- valid 30 January to 19 December 2019
- based on accommodation in a Classic Sea Facing Room including breakfast
- long stay special offer for other room types available on request

Min/Max 4 night Stay Special Offer also available on request. 

*Special Value Added Packages may also be available for your preferred dates of travel - to find out more please contact us on  0861 00 44 55 (South Africa) or +2711 468 3476 (International) or email info@bushbreaks.co.za
 


SPECIAL VALUE ADDED PACKAGE OFFERS AT THE OYSTER BOX:
Breathtaking views, five-star facilities, world-class cuisine and accommodation of distinction are yours to experience at The Oyster Box, one of the world’s leading hotels. Take advantage of these special package promotions to make your stay even more enjoyable.

A LOVE STORY - DATE NIGHT AT THE OYSTER BOX
Treat your loved one to a Sunday date night at The Oyster Box, and write another chapter in your personal love story. With breath-taking views across the Indian Ocean, and luxury five-star facilities, there is no better place than The Oyster Box for an evening of romance. Book our Love Story experience and enjoy a bottle of sparkling wine in your room to share as well as mini macaroons to enjoy and a rose petal room turn down in the evening.
valid from 30 January to 19 December 2019 (not valid on the following dates: 21 April 2019 / 16 June 2019 & 15 December 2019)
Love Story experience includes the following:
• A Sunday night stay in a Classic Garden Room
• Welcome drink on arrival
• Mini macaroons in your room
• Bottle of sparkling wine in your room at 17h00 on a day of arrival
• Evening Rose petal room turn down
• Breakfast buffet daily
• Spa & fitness centre access
• In-house cinema access
From R 3,800 per room, per night

ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT
Valid 01 September - 30 November 2019
Book 2 nights in a Classic Sea Facing Room or Luxury Sea Facing Room and we will include:
• An Incredible Sushi Platter for 2 people once during your stay with a glass of Bouchard Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc per person.
• Full breakfast buffet.
From R 4 800 per room, per night

A GRAND AFFAIR
Valid 30 January - 19 December 2019
This one-night package includes the following:
• Overnight in the Lower level of the Presidential Suite
• A Bottle of French Champagne
• Canapés for two served in the Presidential Suite
• Five course romantic dinner for two served in the Presidential Suite
• 60 min Traditional Massage each
From R 14 392.50 per person sharing.

HEAVENLY HONEYMOON
Valid 30 January to 19 December 2019
This three-night package includes the following:
• Stay in a Luxury Sea-Facing Room
• Transfers to and from King Shaka International Airport
• One R700 Spa credit voucher per person during your stay
• Romantic Rose Petal Turndown
• One Kikoy each
• One bottle of Krone in your room
• One dinner for two in the Grill Room (Signature Menu excluding drinks)
• A lavish English breakfast in our Ocean Terrace Restaurant
• Upgrade subject to availability
From R 9 767.50 per person sharing for three nights

INDULGE ON YOUR DOORSTEP
Valid 30 January to 19 December 2019 (Sunday to Thursday only)
This one-night package includes the following:
• One night’s accommodation in a Luxury Sea-Facing room for two people
• A lavish English breakfast in our Ocean Terrace Restaurant
• Incredible Curry Buffet Dinner for two people in The Ocean Terrace Restaurant (excluding drinks)
• Movie screenings in our private 24-seater cinema, including beverages, fresh popcorn and sweets
• One cocktail per person
From R 2 868.50 per person sharing.

WINTER WARMER
Valid 1 June - 31 August 2019
Book 2 nights in a Classic Sea Facing Room or Luxury Sea Facing Room and we will include:
• Our legendary Curry Buffet, once per person during your stay.
• One Umhlanga Schling cocktail per person.
• Full breakfast buffet.
From R 4 200 per room, per night

THE ULTIMATE ENCHANTMENT
Valid 30 January - 19 December 2019
It is so easy for you to spoil your partner by adding on to your original booking at The Oyster Box to make it an even more special stay. Come and enjoy the glorious pamper you deserve.
Inclusions:
• A bouquet of flowers for your partner to be enjoyed
during your stay
• In your room, on arrival, receive a delicious platter
of biltong, dried fruit and nuts with a bottle of
Moët & Chandon champagne
• Upon turn down, be welcomed back to your room with a romantic rose petal turn down, a scrumptious celebration cake and two glasses of sparkling wine
From R 2 905 per room, per night

A TOUCH OF ROMANCE
Valid 30 January - 19 December 2019
This two-night package includes the following:
• Two nights in a Luxury Sea Facing Room
• Five course Romantic Dinner in the Gazebo (weather permitting)
• Durban Hammam Ceremony for two
• One Oyster Box Hotel Kikoy each
From R 7,979 per person sharing.

THE ULTIMATE SPOIL
Valid 30 January - 19 December 2019
This three-night package includes the following:
• Stay in a Luxury Sea-Facing Room
• Return airport transfers in one of our luxury vehicles
• Welcome canapés and a glass of Moët & Chandon in your room on arrival
• A R 750 Spa voucher per person to enjoy during your stay
• A Seafood Platter for two in The Grill Room (excludes drinks)
• Romantic Rose Petal Turndown
• A lavish English breakfast in our Ocean Terrace Restaurant
From R 8,453.50 per person sharing for three nights

All special packages offered above at The Oyster Box are subject to the following terms & conditions:
- subject to availability on the room type quoted.
- certain rates are per person sharing. Single room rates are available on request.
- Inclusions may not be exchanged or refunded if not used
- May not be used in conjunction with and any other special rates, special offers and promotions

To enquire for any of the special packages above please contact BushBreaks & More on 0861 00 44 55 (South Africa) or +2711 468 3476 (International) or email info@bushbreaks.co.za
ROOM DESCRIPTIONS:
Classic Garden Facing Rooms
The elegant Classic Garden Facing Rooms, all overlook the hotel’s lush, tranquil gardens.
Average room size: 32 square meters.
Maximum occupancy: 2 persons per room + 1 child under 12yrs old

Classic Sea Facing Rooms
Each charming Classic Sea Facing Room has a balcony that opens on to uninterrupted views of Umhlanga’s historic lighthouse and KwaZulu Natal’s breath-taking coastline.
Average room size: 27 square meters.
Maximum occupancy: 2 persons per room.

Luxury Sea Facing Rooms
Our beautifully appointed Luxury Sea Facing Rooms each offer a balcony that opens on to uninterrupted views of Umhlanga’s historic lighthouse and KwaZulu Natal’s breath-taking coastline. All rooms offer a double vanity feature in the bathrooms along with spacious separate showers.
Average room size: 31 square meters.
Maximum occupancy: 2 persons per room.

Paraplegic Cabana
This spacious Cabana features a comfortable lower king-size bed and is located on the ground floor of the hotel in close proximity to the outlets. This Cabana has lovely sea views and a beautiful enclosed terrace area with ramp access to our Ocean Terrace Restaurant and sea facing main pool. The En-suite bathroom is equipped with a bath and open shower. Average room size: 36 square meters.
Maximum occupancy: 2 persons per room

Sea Facing Cabanas
The stunning Sea Facing Cabanas present gorgeous king size Four Poster beds and are all located on the lower ground floor, boasting individual spacious balcony terraces and exceptional beachfront views.
Average room size: 36 square meters.
Maximum occupancy: 2 persons per room.

Sea Facing Family Rooms
The Oyster Box is designed for the absolute comfort of each family. There are 5 private Sea Facing Family Rooms, each with not only a master bedroom, but an additional room or loft for the younger members of the family.
Average room size: 36 square meters.
Maximum occupancy: 2 persons and 2 children per room under 12yrs old

Sea Facing Luxury Suites
Individually decorated, all of the striking and eclectic Sea Facing Suites comprise of one well-appointed bedroom with a lavish separate lounge.
Average room size: 55 square meters.
Maximum occupancy: 2 persons per room.

Sea Facing Deluxe Suites
Individually decorated, the Sea Facing Deluxe Suites comprise of one bedroom with a luxurious separate lounge. The Deluxe suites are located on the lower ground and boast their own private plunge pools and terrace.
Average room size: 78 square meters.
Maximum occupancy: 2 persons and 1 child in the room under 16yrs old

Superior Garden Villas
These spectacular Superior Garden Villas are nestled in the hotel’s lush gardens and all have an inviting private plunge pool, terrace, gorgeous lounge, complimented by a bar and an opulent spacious bathroom. 4 of the 8 villas can be converted into a 2 bed-roomed villa by reserving an additional Garden Villa Lofts.
Average room size: 105 square meters.
Maximum occupancy: 2 persons and 1 child per room under 16 yrs old

Garden Villa Loft
Our pretty garden-facing Garden Villa Loft Rooms are available as separate accommodation or, with the combination of a Superior Garden Villa, ideal for the out-and-about visitor. Each room is individually and superbly decorated. All Garden Villa rooms offer a 4-charming king size Poster Bed and ample space.
Average room size: 64 square meters.
Maximum occupancy: 2 persons per room.

The Presidential Suite
The epitome of indulgence; this grandeur and stylish Presidential Suite is split over two exquisitely decorated levels and boasts a private elevator.
The extravagantly decorated master bedroom includes a relaxing seating area and an intimate personal study.
There are two lavish marble bathrooms – his and hers. Unparalleled sea views complimented by opulence and tranquillity beyond compare.
Other incomparable features of this gracious suit include a private rim-flow swimming pool, an elegant lounge, and a tasteful dining room with seating for 10 guests, complimented further by a bar and a beautifully equipped kitchen. There is also an additional bedroom. This unrivalled décor incorporates white timber floors and marble and white Caesar stone.
Room size: 246 square meters.
Maximum occupancy: 4 persons per room.
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• Rates above are quoted per room per night.
CHILD POLICY
• Children under 12 years (maximum 1) per room sharing with two full paying adults are accommodated free of charge, per night B&B.
• Children under 12 years (maximum 2) per room sharing with two full paying adults are accommodated free of charge in a Sea Facing Family Room, per night B&B.
• Children over 12 & under 16 years (maximum 1) per room sharing with two full paying adults are charged R 450 per child, per night B&B, subject to change without prior notification.
• We recommend that children over the age of 16 be accommodated in a separate room.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Visit The Beach
• Numerous shopping centres
• Ushaka Marine World
• Golf Courses
• Moses Madiba Soccer Stadium
• Drakensberg Mountains
• Historical battlefields
• Game Parks
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are strictly based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted above are valid for SA residents only. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.
• The hotel offers a complimentary scheduled transfer service to and from the Gateway Centre for shopping between 08h00 & 20h00 seven days a week.
• Road Transfers to/from King Shaka airport available on request from the hotel at an additional charge



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
5 hour drive from Johannesburg.
Schedule flight: Johannesburg / Cape Town to Durban.
25 min drive from King Shaka International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION
A choice of 86 luxurious rooms, suites and villas to choose from.

ABOUT THE OYSTER BOX HOTEL

Originally opened in 1947, The Oyster Box has long been one of Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels, with an abundance of colonial charm and a breathtaking seaside setting.

Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront near Durban, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, lush landscaped tropical gardens and direct beach access, this legendary hotel occupies a special place in the hearts of countless guests who have enjoyed its warm, caring service and relaxed elegance.

The new owners, The red Carnation Hotel Collection, have gone to extraordinary lengths to preserve the original character, texture, environment and allure of The Oyster Box, following two years of meticulous planning, delicate craftsmanship and time-honoring restoration. All of the colonial charm has been lovingly preserved, yet interweaves essential modern touches of technology to bring this legend into the 21st century and to satisfy today’s most discerning travelers who visit for business or pleasure, with family and friends.

The Oyster Box offers a choice of 86 luxurious rooms and suites to suit the needs of every visitor, each individually and tastefully decorated. The exquisite original hotel tiles, murals, paintings and antique furnishings have been well cared for during the restoration program and dare once again perfectly positioned to enhance the distinctive charm of this grand hotel.
The stylish décor is an elegant combination of natural stones and woods, complemented by soothing, light colors that reflect the different shades of the surrounding ocean and tropical vegetation. The restoration of the gracious establishment includes a collection of paintings by local artists that capture the vibrant culture of the Zulu people. The Oyster Box is proud to incorporate the remarkable work of so many talented artists in the stunning décor of a new hotel.


LODGE FEATURES

  • The Grill room
  • The Ocean Terrace
  • The Palm Court Restaurant
  • The Chukka Bar
  • The Lighthouse bar
  • The Oyster Bar
  • The Wine Cellar
  • Spa
  • Private fitness club
  • Cold / warm water plunge pool
  • 2 swimming pools, including a rim-flow pool with ocean view

ROOM FEATURES

  • Complimentary mineral water, tea and coffee making facilities
  • Fresh fruit and flowers in all rooms, plus selection of current magazines and newspapers
  • Flat screen satellite TV’s with over 25 channels to choose from
  • In-room CD/DVD players
  • Deluxe bathroom amenities, luxurious bathrobes and slippers
  • Housekeeping service twice daily
  • Soap and pillow menus
  • Two direct dial telephone lines with voicemail
  • Complimentary high speed WiFi
  • Heated towel rails
  • Well stocked minibars
  • Beach gear – sun umbrellas, beach bags, balls, bats and suntan lotion
 



GETTING THERE


DIRECTIONS
FROM JOHANNESBURG AND THE N3
  • Continue along the N3 (546km)
  • Take the N2 /North coast / Stanger off-ramp (17.2km)
  • Take exit 182 toward M41 / Umhlanga (600m)
  • Turn right toward M12 / Umhlanga Rocks Dr (1km)
  • Take the exit toward M12 / Umhlanga Rocks Dr (450m)
  • Turn left onto M12 / Umhlanga Rocks Dr (750m)
  • Go through one roundabout
  • At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit (turning right) once you have turned, you are still on Umhlanga Rocks Dr / M12 (1.3km)
  • Continue onto McCausland Crescent (300m)
  • Turn right as the road forks onto Lighthouse Rd (72m)
  • The entrance to The Oyster Box will be on your right

FROM THE SOUTH COAST (N2 NORTHBOUND)
  • From the N2 Northbound
  • Take exit 182 toward M41 / Umhlanga (600m)
  • Turn right toward M12 / Umhlanga Rocks Dr (1km)
  • Take the exit toward M12 / Umhlanga Rocks Dr (450m)
  • Turn left onto M12 / Umhlanga Rocks Dr (750m)
  • Go through one roundabout
  • At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit (turning right) once you have turned, you are still on Umhlanga Rocks Dr / M12 (1.3km)
  • Continue onto McCausland Crescent (300m)
  • Turn right as the road forks onto Lighthouse Rd (72m)
  • The entrance to The Oyster Box will be on your right

FROM KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (18.7KMS)
  • Exit the airport and follow the signs to the N2 (2.8km)
  • Turn left at D144 / Mdloti St (3.2km)
  • Take off-ramp onto N2 (3.7km)
  • You will drive through a road toll (cost of R 4.00 – subject to change)
  • Take exit 190 onto M27 / Umhloti Link toward Umhloti (1.1km)
  • Turn right onto M4 / Leo Boyd Highway (7.1km)
  • Go straight through one roundabout
  • Take exit 2 toward M12 / Umhlanga Rocks Dr
  • Turn left at McCausland Crescent (300m)
  • Turn right as the road forks onto Lighthouse Rd (72m)
  • The entrance to The Oyster Box will be on your right
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