Hotels & Residences

The Oyster Box

Like all Red Carnation properties, The Oyster Box treats guests as family.

The warm, inclusive ethos that runs through the brand is fully on display at this breathtaking, seaside hotel, led by General Manager Roberto Rosa – and complemented by honorary “guest relations manager,” Skabenga, the hotel’s famous cat. Just 15 minutes from the airport, The Oyster Box is steps from Umhlanga’s golden beaches, in full view of the rolling waves and historic red-and-white lighthouse. Each of the 86 guest rooms, suites and villas is a curated masterpiece of thoughtfully chosen furnishings and artwork and the elegant hotel as a whole displays interesting local artifacts from the owners’ personal collection, colorful murals, a rare antique clock collection and first-edition books. Guests indulge in one of the most incredible curry buffets in South Africa and oysters plucked from the hotel’s own oyster beds. From the award-winning spa set in lush gardens to the impeccable high-tea service in the Palm Court, The Oyster Box is a brilliant blend of nostalgia and contemporary comforts. For those seeking a safari experience, the finest game reserves of KwaZulu-Natal are just a three-hour drive away. 


2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Telephone +27 31 514 5000