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The Oyster Box

2 Lighthouse Road, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

+27 315 145 000

based on 833 reviews

R5 272

per night

About The Oyster Box, Durban

Value for money
Located next to Umhlanga Lighthouse, this award-winning hotel provides free Wi-Fi, a sauna and an outdoor pool. Situated in Umhlanga, it boasts views of Umhlanga Lighthouse and features a terrace and a garden as additional highlights. There are a variety of amenities on offer to guests of The Oyster Box, including a Turkish steam bath, a sun deck and a kids club. The spa offers a variety of treatments and a chance to relax. The hotel also features a well-equipped gym. There are 86 rooms at The Oyster Box, each providing all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay. They are also fitted with a hair dryer and a mini bar. The Oyster Box's restaurants, Ocean Terraces and The Grill Room, provide dinner every night. For those with day trips planned, the hotel offers packed lunches if required. The Oyster Box has easy access to Gateway Theatre Of Shopping. Moses Mabhida Stadium and the Durban Botanic Gardens are easily reached by car.

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Standard rooms - Harbour view

R8 417/night

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Superior rooms - Courtyard view

R26 347/night

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Luxury rooms - Ocean view

R6 552/night

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Classic rooms - Garden view

R5 272/night

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Double rooms - Water view
2 queen beds

2 queen beds


R5 519/night

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King rooms - City view
1 king bed

1 king bed


R7 598/night

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Other Rooms - Park view

R6 863/night

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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Beachfront
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Car hire
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box


  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kettle
  • Coffee machine

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Fishing
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Evening entertainment
  • Cooking classes
  • Horse riding
  • Windsurfing


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Adapter

Family friendly

  • Kids toys
  • Babysitting or child care
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Indoor play area
  • Kids' club
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool toys

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool with a view
  • Steam room
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Sauna

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • Radio
  • Library
  • CD player
  • TV
  • DVD player

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • EV charging station
  • Valet parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift


  • Picnic area
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Balcony


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Trouser press
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Family rooms
  • Storage available
  • Beachfront
  • Telephone


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fitness centre

Places of interest near The Oyster Box

Attractions in Durban, South Africa curated by momondo

The Oyster Box location: 2 Lighthouse Road, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


North Beach14,3 km
Golden Mile15,1 km
Durban City Hall and Natural Science Museum15,7 km
uShaka Marine World16,1 km


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The Oyster Box room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • 5-star hotels in Durban typically cost R10 484/night, but The Oyster Box is typically available for R5 748/night, and is rated equally to its competitors.

  • If you're looking to go directly from Durban King Shaka Intl to The Oyster Box, expect a 25min drive as they are around 13,7 km apart.

  • With parking available at The Oyster Box, you could always hire a car for as low as R325/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting Durban. Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to The Oyster Box. The nearest airport to the hotel is Durban King Shaka Intl.

  • Customers of The Oyster Box are welcome to bring their dogs with them during their stay.

  • There is a restaurant at The Oyster Box that can be used by visitors of the hotel. You can sit down or order food to take away. Call the front desk at +27 315 145 000 for kitchen hours. One of the easiest dining options for Durban guests staying in The Oyster Box is to order room service, which is available to all hotel guests.

  • Yes, The Oyster Box has a pool that customers can use. Typically, hotel pools have restrictions based on the time of day so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

  • When staying at The Oyster Box you are only 15,5 km from the Durban city centre. While making your way to the centre of Durban, you should plan to visit Greyville Race Course, along with all the shops and restaurants.

  • Is The Oyster Box pet-friendly?

  • Yes, The Oyster Box has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • There is a hotel gym accessible to guests staying at The Oyster Box. Most hotel gyms are not 24-hours, so be sure to ask the front desk for gym hours and availability.

  • 11:00 is the check-out time at The Oyster Box. Late check-out may be available at the hotel's discretion.

  • Guests can currently expect to pay R8 537 on average for a night at The Oyster Box, Durban. Enter your desired travel dates in the form above to find deals starting at R1 024 per night.

  • Yes, you can do your laundry at The Oyster Box. Need to straighten out your clothes? The accommodation features an ironing board and an iron.

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