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.
An exceptional experience awaits families, and if staying in a suite or family room, children under 12 stay for free. You will receive the VIP treatment from the moment you arrive with a warm Irish welcome from our wonderful team and a number of family focused services.
Junior guests' menu
Junior guests' DVDs
Board and card games
Cots and bedding for small babies
Experienced babysitters (additional charge)
Junior golf lessons (additional charge)
Junior guests' friendly activities on the estate, including falconry, cycling, horse riding and tennis (all estate activities are at an additional charge)
We understand that staying with the family needs to accommodate everyone’s needs so we offer flexible options to suit you. If you want to keep all the family together, but still have separate bedrooms, we have interconnecting bedrooms to create your own family hub. Alternatively a family of three can enjoy a Duplex Suite where we’ll prepare a sofa bed in the downstairs living room, giving your little one room to rest peacefully while you enjoy the privacy of the upstairs bedroom in the suite.
With 350 acres of Irish Estate to explore, there are plenty of hidden adventures just waiting to be discovered. Find the secret folly tower, dubbed 'Rapunzel's Castle', complete all the activities to earn the 'Wolfhounds' Badge, and ask us about the secret map to the fairy paths. Our estate boasts many exhilarating activities, from Ireland’s first and finest falconry school, to horse-riding, zip-wiring, tree-climbing and kayaking.
At The Lodge we make meal times fun! We understand that sometimes eating in a restaurant with little ones can be a challenge, so we do our utmost to accommodate the needs of the whole family, from adaptable seating to special cutlery and thoughtfully designed children’s menus available in The Quay Bar and Wilde's Restaurant.