A national treasure
South Africa’s most cherished hotel stands majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean & the iconic lighthouse.
Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal
Occupying a majestic location on the Umhlanga beachfront in KwaZulu-Natal province, The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s most celebrated hotels, as famous for its remarkable coastal views as the understated luxury and gracious hospitality that have become the hallmarks of this cherished seaside destination.
Set just 15 minutes’ drive from King Shaka International Airport, The Oyster Box offers an array of individually decorated rooms and suites, an award-winning spa set amid tropical gardens, and a mouth-watering menu of restaurants and bars.
With South Africa’s Covid-19 recovery well underway, we are delighted to once again welcome international travellers back to The Oyster Box.
Due to the design and rich history of the property, we are constricted with regards to structural changes to be totally accessible, however whether you have mobility, hearing or visual impairments, we will be able to suggest the best solution to ensure your stay in Co. Mayo Ireland is as comfortable as it is luxurious.
Three accessible rooms
Bathroom with mobility features and entry or passage doors that provide 32” width
Emergency pull cords in bathrooms
Portable seat in shower
Roll in shower
Closed captioning on televisions
Public entrance to the registration area
Public entrance to the accessible guestrooms
Public entrance to the accessible toilets
Public entrance to at least one restaurant
Entrance to the meeting room/event space areas
Two sets of stairs on the property
The Lodge at Ashford Castle is committed to its policy that persons with disabilities have a full and equal opportunity to benefit from the goods, services, privileges, advantages, and accommodations offered by the Hotel.
As part of this commitment, we are continually improving our website to make it more accessible. If you encounter any difficulty using our website, have suggestions about improving the usability or accessibility of the website, or would like to know more about the Hotel’s commitment to accessibility, please contact the General Manager by email using the contact information below.
Hotel Manager: Peter Furgus
Grab rail locations throughout
Door Width - 900mm
Elevator Width - 1,000mm
Elevator Depth - 1,365mm
Elevator Height - 2,200mm
Personal assistance offered
Assistance dogs permitted
Wheelchair can be arranged
Mobility scooters can be arranged
Visual alarms for the hearing impaired
Large font menus can be arranged
Hotel is equipped to deal with all impairments: mobility, visual, and auditory