Perched on the Indian Ocean's edge, The Oyster Box offers a fusion of old-world charm and modern-day convenience. Ideal for anyone looking to explore Durban in style, this elegant, luxurious hotel is close to many of the city's attractions.
The hotel has two swimming pools (one with an ocean view and another in the gardens that is for over-12s only), a spa that includes a Jacuzzi and a hammam (Turkish bath) as well as a fully equipped gym. The pièce de résistance is direct access to the beach with essentials like umbrellas, beach bags, toys and even sun protection lotion thrown in. After a day in the famous kwaZulu-Natal sub-tropical sun, head for the afternoon high tea, where a selection of cakes, biscuits, sandwiches, tarts, pies and sandwiches are on offer to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner. In the evening or on rainy days, settle down with fresh popcorn and other treats in the private 24-seater cinema to enjoy movie classics.
Your room is a haven: in addition to fresh fruit and flowers, complimentary magazines, on-tap high-speed Wi-Fi, heated towel rails and a well-stocked mini-bar, you ensure a perfect stay by selecting your favourites from the pillow and soap menus.
The nearby area offers a range of things to see and do, including visits to the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, uShaka Marine World, and the Sun Coast casino, not forgetting the many excellent swimming and surfing beaches. A bit further afield, you will find the historical Natal Midlands and majestic Drakensberg Mountains. If you are heading on to Big 5 game parks like Phinda and the fascinating Anglo-Boer War battlefields, then The Oyster Box is a superb overnight stay.