Sometimes you just want to take it easy at home – but once in a while you just need to get away, live it up, and do something extra special. With its stunning ocean-side setting, gorgeous pools, lush gardens, inviting bars, lavish restaurants, inspired cuisine, sumptuous accommodation and legendary service, the Oyster Box offers the ultimate get-away from it all at the end of a long hard week.
As well as a superb room beside the sea, you can take your pick from a list of complimentary extras that you’ll remember fondly forever. Road Travel is offering a “Get More From Your Stay Package” which includes two nights in the luxury room of your choice, a complimentary drink on arrival, plus a Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate dipped berries (seasonal) in your room, The legendary Oyster Box High Tea with a mouth-watering selection of home baked scones, pastries and tempting sandwiches and a Fresh Fruit Platter. This package is based on two people sharing and is valid until 19th December 2011. Please contact us to find out more.
Perfectly situated on the ocean’s edge, a brief 5 minutes walk from Umhlanga Village Centre, the Oyster Box Hotel is conveniently located for quick and easy access to Durban city centre, International Airports and numerous stylish shopping centers…yet has a feeling of classical charm and elegance like nowhere else on earth. Nearby tourist attractions of immense interest to travelers include Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Ushaka Marine World, Sun Coast casino, the historical Natal Midlands and majestic Drakensberg Mountains, as well as excellent big 5 game parks, lodges and historical battlefields. For those wishing to play a few rounds on some of South Africa’s finest fairways excellent golf courses are a mere minutes drive away.
Following an extensive two-year rebuild, the Oyster Box with all the luxurious comforts, elegance and charm of a bygone era, together with its iconic lighthouse and breathtaking views, re-opened in 2009. Constructed in 1869 and originally used as navigational beacon, a beach cottage known as the ‘Oyster Box’, was first converted into a hotel in the 1930’s. The main building complex has undergone a number of changes since, with the most notable architectural changes occurring during the 1950’s with the addition of components such as simplified archways, a spiral staircase and a variety of largely unrelated, vaguely Mediterranean decorative elements. A number of the original landmarks remain intact in the new structure including the grand, revolving door at the entrance and the reception and foyer with distinctive black and white terrazzo tiles, imposing wrought-iron balustrade and original, inlaid hand-painted tiles and murals.
The Oyster Box, like its famous lighthouse, once again acts as a beacon of exceptional hospitality, luxurious accommodation and personal service. The setting, the architecture, the décor, the cuisine – everything conspires to create a magical experience that affords a wealth of exceptionally pleasurable experiences and warm memories.
Whether it’s a complimentary glass of Oyster Box’s signature homemade lemonade, cranberry juice or a glass of sparkling wine which welcomes you on arrival, a relaxing treatment in the beautifully designed Oyster Box Spa, the way your children and pets are made to feel immediately at home, the chef’s inspired selection of culinary delights, complimentary transfers to the nearby shopping centre, or that long cool cocktail on the Oyster Bar terrace at the end of another blissful day under African skies, there’s no shortage of special moments you’ll reminisce about.