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.
Our menus showcase delicious vegan and vegetarian options, such as our delectable heritage beetroot with goats’ cheese mousse; stuffed baby squash with chestnuts and kale and cashew pesto; and butter roasted cauliflower with Cornish gouda fondue. Carefully crafted skinny cocktail options are also available in the Terrace Bar.
Produced by the 250,000 honey bees that live in the four beehives on our rooftops, our delicious honey is served at breakfast and features in several of our signature cocktails. It’s just one small part of the sustainability programme at The Chesterfield, as we work to improve the wellbeing of our staff, guests and the wider world.
We are proud to have implemented Leitha CleanCoat™, an effective and sustainable self-disinfection solution that decomposes bacteria and viruses. As a result, we have removed traditional cleaning products, further improving the wellbeing of our staff and guests.