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The Oyster Box Hotel

Umhlanga

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The Oyster Box Hotel

Umhlanga

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Candice W Solomons

15 October 2019

Beautiful hotel, great food and excellent 5 star service

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Louise Dickson

14 October 2019

A wonderful opulent hotel. Service & quality amazing & the breakfast just something special.

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Itumeleng Shumba

13 October 2019

Enjoyed every minute ❤️!!Treated like Royalty throughout there was never a request too big for them, always went out of their way to make it the best experience

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Carmel Labistour

5 October 2019

The food is awesome,the staff are friendly & the venue is the best I’ve ever seen Stunning I was there to celebrate my birthday,we had the best time..Thank you

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Vera Seller

1 October 2019

such an awesome Hotel. excellent service. Beautiful decor and exquisite eats. loved it.

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Riksha Sheik

28 September 2019

Beautiful

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Storm

28 September 2019

Moerse lekker

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Amanda Ellis

28 September 2019

Nothing beats the old world charm of this establishment.

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Mdu Mhlongo

28 September 2019

Awesome

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saleha ismail

28 September 2019

Lovely old style hotel. Great service excellent coffee.

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Adrienne Bartlett

27 September 2019

The buffet breakfast was incredible. Everything from Oysters to speciality cooked eggs. Bubbly, fresh orange, selected fruits, cold meats and cheeses. Danny, our waitron was attentive to our every need. Thank you for making it such a memorable occasion More...

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Joel Blake

26 September 2019

The Oyster Box is an exquisite hotel. The food, the service, the spa and the view are exceptional.

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Anna Naicker

26 September 2019

Very upmarket old world charm, classy and sophisticated. Attentive service and meticulous cleanliness all at an eye watering price of course

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Mike Matthews

25 September 2019

Super service

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Karen Grimsley

25 September 2019

Wonderful hotel, service and food

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Alao Adetunji

25 September 2019

Beautiful

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Phillip Johnson

25 September 2019

Very nice

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Lucretia Morrow

25 September 2019

Simply amazing

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

24 September 2019

Neville Byron Swelleni|Were very accommodating and went out of their way to make our 13th anniversary special.||Unseen hospitality.||The food was incredible. I had a succulent beef fillet that was cooked to perfection. The dessert was equally tasty. ||I will be back! More...

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Jacky Bhima

24 September 2019

Place was exquisiteService was excellent.Staff very accomodating.High tea was a truly memorising experience.Everything was simply delicious

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

24 September 2019

We only had time for a side trip but how worthwhile was our anniversary AND birthday lunch on the terrace at The Oyster Box. We were shown to a perfect table overlooking the pool and beach, and festooned with balloons on my wife's chair to …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Monja Wittstock Anderson

24 September 2019

Amazing and friendly staff, absolutely stunning hotel. Everything is like a fairytale. Wish I could stay here for a month!!!

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Vivelle Riley

23 September 2019

It has a beautiful sea view. The decor is beautiful. The menu had a variety of lovely meals.

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Thelma Barkhuysen

23 September 2019

The best choice to celebrate our 40th anniversary! The staff were super attentive and we were spoiled with all sorts of treats ! Thank you so much for making our celebration memorable! We will definitely be back!! ❤️ More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

22 September 2019

Without question, this a lovely hotel, in the tradition of “grand hotels”. No ifs, no buts, we liked it here.||||We stayed for 3 nights at the end of a two week holiday to South Africa. A bit of luxury to round it off. The staff we met …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Colaborador do TripAdvisor

22 September 2019

Local lindo, atendimento excelente, comida de muita qualidade e saborosa.||A localização é também um dos pontos positivos, uma bela vista para o mar.||Recomendo e voltaria com certeza. Preço justo. Atendeu todas expectativas. More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

22 September 2019

We (I and my husband) visited as guests at “The Grill Room” in The Oyster Box Hotel for my birthday dinner on, 11 September 2019. We received a warm and friendly welcome from the Manager and Staff. We enjoyed a relaxing, indoor setup with a …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Kubendran Pillay

22 September 2019

The place and location is great but the cakes we had were underwhelming

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Carina

22 September 2019

It is not a five star hotel for nothing. Even the restrooms are fancy.

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Salma Gilani

22 September 2019

Beautifully located. But too many stairs. Service was excellent

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

22 September 2019

We are fortunate enough to travel the world and have stayed in some beautiful hotels but as all the reviews have stated, this hotel seems to surpass them all with its world class service. The interior design reflects the brilliance of a …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

22 September 2019

NB: the review is for May 2016 but TripAdvisor only backdates up to a year. The review is written now as it was a pop-up from TripAdvisor to complete the draft review. ||We stayed in Oyster Box in May 2016. We had breakfast and dinner at …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Anelia Keet

22 September 2019

Excempialery service standards as always.

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Rene Dames

22 September 2019

Food was good but not exceptional. For a South AFRICAN far too expensive. No wine under R385. At another restaurant I could have enjoyed the same quality food and the same wine with a bill that would have been almost halve the price.

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Olga Mc Intyre Tours in Africa

22 September 2019

Love it!

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

22 September 2019

excellent service, friendly staff, well located, well worth the visit. Most enjoyable stay with the "Grand Hotel" traditions. Lovely room with beautiful views of the Indian Ocean. The staff ensure a personal experience and are dedicated to their service More...

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Sinothando Ngwenya

22 September 2019

Incredible

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Tondani Adie

21 September 2019

A true 5* experience all through! Friendly staff, great food... keep it up.

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Kate Brown

15 September 2019

Amazing food, amazing view, exceptional service.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

15 September 2019

The Oyster Box is probably the most beautiful, welcoming hotel in South Africa. The sea views are unsurpassed with the iconic red and white lighthouse creating a beautiful feature. There are two large swimming pools, one an infinity pool …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Jock Kannemeyer

15 September 2019

The curry buffet was delicious

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Edward Webber

15 September 2019

Our group had lunch there and admittedly it was really busy,but we were not happy with the service on that day.

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Viwe Mxenge

15 September 2019

Beautiful views. Delicious, well presented food

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Terry Mingay

15 September 2019

Stunning

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Golden katema

15 September 2019

Best service and beautiful views

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Jp Momberg

15 September 2019

Great service

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Daniel Smit

15 September 2019

An old and good favourite. Opulent luxury and excellent service. The room decor is getting a bit long in the tooth and especially the bathrooms need to be spruced up. Still streets ahead of the competition, though. More...

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Willie Coetsee

15 September 2019

Truly 5-star breakfast.

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Anni Williams

15 September 2019

Best Hotel and restaurant - so worth the experience

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Martin Mabuza

15 September 2019

I'll start with the word magnificent. Then, I'll take that word and apply it to the sea views, the tranquil, the hospitality, the hygene, the food, the peace... should I maybe say a little paradise in Durban? Well yeah I felt the need to …MoreI'll start with the word magnificent. Then, I'll take that word and apply it to the sea views, the tranquil, the hospitality, the hygene, the food, the peace... should I maybe say a little paradise in Durban? Well yeah I felt the need to stay a few more days, but I had to fly back home ‍♂️... at least now I know I need a thousand days of stay for a holiday here More...

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Ashveer Harilall

15 September 2019

First class hotel

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

15 September 2019

A beautiful hotel on the beach sister to the Chesterfield in london.|Great concierge Keegan and Dylan great waiters rakesh and his colleagues. |Nothing is too much.|Every detail is perfect. |Stay in room four if you can find it.|Great …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

15 September 2019

We stayed for just one night at The Oyster Box and enjoyed every second. We spontaneously met Sommelier Nathie as we walked by the Restaurant and he took us to the wine cellar for a tasting! It was fabulous talking to him and get to know more about the South African Wines! Thank you again! We really appreciated it! More...

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Zandile Mkhulise

15 September 2019

Exquisite place and the service

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Geno Moodley

15 September 2019

Best Bar and service in Durban by far, I have been treated with so much of kindness and care and the drinks were amazing

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Nelisa Ngubane

15 September 2019

Lovely evening with beautiful friends

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nita brunton

15 September 2019

Wonderful hotel. Friendly staff, amazing sea views. Great food. Great cocktails. Fantastic spa. Highly recommended. A favourite spot.

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Ivana Trojanovic

15 September 2019

Amazing place overlooking the ocean and the dolphins. It's a perfect place for beautiful, romantic breakfast ❤️ Just stunning!!! …MoreAmazing place overlooking the ocean and the dolphins. It's a perfect place for beautiful, romantic breakfast ❤️ Just stunning!!!Service was great and very attentive Food was delicious! (eggs Benedict) We'll be back for sure! More...

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Malone Zaza

15 September 2019

Worth every cent

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David Geddes

15 September 2019

Brilliant

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

8 September 2019

Dear Oyster Box Team,|May I just say that you guys truly deserve a shout out today and always.As a regular for many years, whether as a hotel guest, a day at the spa,a family breakfast,lunch or dinner, celebrating a special occasion, or …Read more on TripAdvisor

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Gregory Sandham

8 September 2019

Beautiful

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sanele lennox lujabe

8 September 2019

My first time experience was super...

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Jaafer جعفر Ramjan

8 September 2019

5 star and a must visit in Durban! Fantastic meals, friendly staff and service to the next level!

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Sinenhlanhla Mkhize

8 September 2019

The atmosphere is wonderful

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Contributeur TripAdvisor

8 September 2019

Nous avons terminé notre voyage en Afrique du Sud par une petite semaine de farniente à l'Oysterbox. Le plein d'iode !! Tout s'est déroulé selon nos souhaits. L'ensemble de l'équipe,de la réception aux serveurs,ainsi que les poolboys and …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Guinalda Nash

8 September 2019

Top notch especially the waiter whom has served the hotel for 45+ years...he was superb

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Pieter Fourie

8 September 2019

Absolutely a must .. love coming here !

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

8 September 2019

Where do I even begin to describe accurately the wonderful stay we enjoyed at this highly recommended establishment?! Be prepared to be transported back to an era of elegance, true hospitality, quality finishes and world-class cuisine and …Read more on TripAdvisor

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leanne evans

8 September 2019

Amazing!

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Lynette Elston

8 September 2019

Beautiful

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Paula Church

8 September 2019

A Timeless masterpiece!

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

8 September 2019

Wow! we had a birthday Breakfast Celebration. The food was excellent as always but even more special this time was the service of our waiter RHKESH!||He went over and above for outstanding service to make our morning extra special. Thank you! Thank you! More...

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Javeer Chowan

8 September 2019

Good vibes

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Linda Kumm

8 September 2019

Excellent food and best service.

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Caryl Ann Klokow

5 September 2019

Beautiful. Great service.

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Yvette Norris

1 September 2019

Legendary

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Tom Ballard

1 September 2019

Love this place. Really enjoy the roof top restaurant as you still get the sun there until 4pm. Rooftop bar has a bit of a limited menu though which is a shame

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

1 September 2019

We’ve had the most amazing stay at The Oyster Box. This is our third time returning and we will be back again for my birthday later in September! |The food is great, the rooms clean and beautifully decorated. Service simply outstanding! We …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Charles King

30 August 2019

Excellent service.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 August 2019

I was recently diagnosed with lymphoma and when we have the hotel our requirements they were more than accommodating. Staff and management went out of their way to spoil myself and my parents. Absolutely awesome experience. We are a well …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Jane

29 August 2019

Stunning location, fabulous decor, wonderful food, professional staff but this makes it a very busy and popular hotel

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 August 2019

Had lunch at Ocean terrace and the service & food were outstanding. They were updating the pool area so the view was a bit obstructed but it was still a pleasure. Then went to the Oyster Bar after and enjoyed the light house views More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 August 2019

We ate at the Ocean Terrace with a family of 5. Our food was good, but our service was great. Sue really took her time with us and helped us with the menu and culinary recommendations. We sampled a good portion of the menu and the curry bar. The curry bar,in particular, was a favorite. More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 August 2019

The food was outstanding and the staff even better! Mandisa was friendly, helpful and very professional. Jean was our waiter for the evening and he was one of a kind! Thank you for helping us to collect beautiful memories! We hope we can visit soon again! Helena van Zyl and Andoline Vögel. More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 August 2019

When in Durban, don’t miss the Oyster Box for a marvellous meal, great atmosphere, and excellent service! Oh and I did I mention the food (and pink gin with sugar free free pink tonic!) You will be swept away!

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Andrew

29 August 2019

Easily the nicest hotel in the Durban area. It combines old-world colonial charm with a contemporary South African vibe and outstanding facilities. The fantastic staff went out of their way to make our stay special from the drink during check-in to the chatty barman and attentive pool staff. Highly recommended. More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 August 2019

From the moment you walk into the Oyster Box you know you're somewhere special. While sipping your welcome champagne you try to take in your surroundings, all artefacts, the artwork, the staircases, there's just something to look at …Read more on TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 August 2019

Great dinner at the casual restaurant of Oyster box! Good food and excellent attention from the waiters. In our case specially Jean was always there to ensure we can have everything we desire, thanks!||Amassing honey moon dinner.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 August 2019

Nearing the end of our epic Southern-Africa Adventure, this was our very last night before the lengthy drive (6/7 hrs) back to Jo'burg, and the even longer long-haul flight Home, out of JNB.||||A night to savour, luxuriate, cleanse …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 August 2019

I visited this amazing hotel on Tuesday morning. Tables had been booked by friends for over 20 of us for breakfast. We sat on the terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean & a whale. Food was amazing so varied, plentiful beautifully presented & …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 August 2019

My wife and I treat ourselves to the Oyster Box every year and it becomes more pleasurable every time we go. The Guest Relations Manager, Justin Botha, goes above and beyond and i couldn't think of anyone who takes more pride in their work …Read more on TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 August 2019

We stayed at the Oyster Box for 5 nights at the end of our three week South Africa/Swaziland adventure. We booked into a nice hotel hoping for a great weather and lots of lounging by the pool which did hot wrk out quite that way, as the …Read more on TripAdvisor

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Kaylin

29 August 2019

My partner and I had the most amazing time here. Very accommodating staff and fantastic facilities. We will definitely be back!

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 August 2019

Wow! What an amazing array of food. Everything you could possible ask for regarding breakfast was there and fresh. I want to say a huge thank you to Siya, he was our waiter for breakfast on the terrace. Excellent service considering there were 15 woman! Well done Siya and thank you! More...

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Birdsie

29 August 2019

+lovely housekeeping staff go above and beyond to help Amazing dinner at grill room love the pillow menu option beautiful rooms and hotel. -visited in the middle of renovation season didn't feel very welcome in the gift shop. More...

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Shaun

29 August 2019

Outstanding service from everyone at the hotel. Gorgeous location and we will definitely return.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 August 2019

We met friends for a get together. We were seated on the outside terrace. Outstanding attentive service although we did not consume a lot. Just beautiful with the lighthouse in the background. The menu has a full bar and different options for high tea and dining. More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 August 2019

We finished a 2 week tour of South Africa with a few nights at the Oyster Box in July. It is a lovely hotel, but almost too much. The staff insist on doing absolutely everything for you, which starts off as great but actually becomes a …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Claudine Hughes

29 August 2019

Their high tea is amazing staff is so professional and helpful

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Mumtaz Ahmed

29 August 2019

Beautiful

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Slungile Mokoena

28 August 2019

State Of Art Hotel. Never leave Durban without visiting it even for drinks if not booked in.

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Amber Johnston

28 August 2019

Opulent and classy venue

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Bill Hoffmann Hoffmann

28 August 2019

Very nice place to visit

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Priya Murugan

27 August 2019

I had such a special birthday.... well spent at the Oyster Box. The exceptional service, friendly staff, delicious food and Skabenga made it memorable and we will definitely be back!

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Mufunwa Queen

27 August 2019

Wow..Wow..Wow!!!

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Juri Tomilov

26 August 2019

This home away from home is just superb! Excellence in every service the hotel provide from service desk, genuine caring attention of all staff members and every piece of food you get here. And every piece of art you can admire at the hotel’s four floors. Impecable. Loved it! More...

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Annalize Hoek

26 August 2019

Beautiful views, friendly staff and great food! Looking forward to tonight's Curry buffet.

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Khumbu Shabalalz

25 August 2019

Amazing

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Gareth Gardner

25 August 2019

Amazing food, great experience! Expensive but worth it

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Lesego Semenya

25 August 2019

Very prim and proper staff and service. If you yearn for that classic image of a by-gone era then this is the place for u to be

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AC Ceba

25 August 2019

Try the curry...

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Garth Monk

25 August 2019

Amazing! Beautiful views, relaxing, great food and amazing attention to detail.

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Susan Simkiss

24 August 2019

Excellent

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Natalie van Heerden

24 August 2019

Excellent service and fabulous atmosphere, feels like I am transported away to somewhere special!

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drmkaka

23 August 2019

Great service and fabulous experience. The views are breathtaking, the location amazing and the food is world class too. But the highlight has to be the amazing staff who make your stay as easy and comfortable as possible. More...

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Mark Annandale

23 August 2019

Number 1

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Soretha Bester

23 August 2019

Beautiful place

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Sanele Nyandeni

23 August 2019

Amazing amazing amazing! Absolutely worth it! The singer Eric makes the whole place come to life.

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Jenice Van Huyssteen

23 August 2019

Altyd Lekker.

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Mawande Nzama

23 August 2019

This is an obvious 5/5 rating. Customer Services. …MoreThis is an obvious 5/5 rating. Customer Services. Impeccable Views. Plenty Picture Taking Spots (professional photography no allowed) Complementary: Dried Fruits & Marshmallows . Food Options on the Menue (pricey though).Over looking the uMhlanga Iconic Light House and uMhlanga pier - world's most beautiful pier.I'll keep uploading more pictures.Tables Reservations Apply. Reserve to avoid disappointment. Visit & Enjoy. More...

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Itumeleng Motsekuoa

23 August 2019

Wonderful friendly staff and the place is just amazing. Perfect for the kids as well.

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Irvine Rajagopaul

23 August 2019

Very beautiful hotel, it's bright and airy, top class staff, must say I was very impressed walking into this hotel for the first time

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Dougie Aristides

23 August 2019

So our family was hit very hard with the news that our young son had cancer. Antonio started chemo with all its side effects and to try make it better we took him to the most beautiful place we could think of. The Oyster Box. Without us …MoreSo our family was hit very hard with the news that our young son had cancer. Antonio started chemo with all its side effects and to try make it better we took him to the most beautiful place we could think of. The Oyster Box. Without us asking and showing, how much interest the staff take In their clients we were blown away by being up graded into THE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE. This shows why they are so highly rated . They are not about The Money they are about, making every effort to make their customers stay the best possible. Mr Wayne Coetzer MD and staff you have made a difference in my SONS life with this awesome generosity from your hearts. We as a family will always remember your kindness in a hard phase of our lives. GOD BLESS you all More...

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Stephan Breytenbach

23 August 2019

Best view served with tea

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shobha george

23 August 2019

Old world elegance and great service. Family friendly luxury.

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Naushad Gatta

23 August 2019

Nice

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Keegan Chetty

23 August 2019

Brilliant experience

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Ann Manikum

23 August 2019

Amazing

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Jaco Van Zyl

23 August 2019

Very good ribs.Loved it thank you

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Fayaadh Horne

23 August 2019

Great food and service. Views of the sea front are amazing. The peri peri chicken is a must try. Must also check the bar upstairs.

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Christian Rae

23 August 2019

Really nice place.

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Molly Ndlovu

23 August 2019

Great food

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Naeema Ameer

23 August 2019

Beautiful ScenicLoved it …MoreBeautiful ScenicLoved it Fantastic serviceFriendly attendants Classy

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Lisa Lyndell George

23 August 2019

We had an amazing lunch today at the Terrace for my grandmas 83rd birthday. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Our waiter Rakesh went out of his way to give us such a great experience. We came all the way from New Zealand and it was definitely worth it. I highly recommend trying it out. More...

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Vanessa Van Der Merwe

22 August 2019

Thank you Jeffrey for taking great care of us. Exceptional service.

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Traci Maynard

21 August 2019

Incredible service from everyone from the door man standing his post proudly to Jeffrey our waiter at the Bar.

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Ngenzeni Sweetness

21 August 2019

Had great time ambiance excellent service delicious food affordable prices t was my Boyfriend s birthday....... on Wednesday....... live band ......... had great conversations ❤️❤️ More...

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Amina Dawood

20 August 2019

To management i would like to compliment the service i received via social media including telephonic service received. wow so i had a query regarding a voucher so i decided to use social media to ask a question and immediately a friendly consultant replied within few minutes, took my details down and past is over to a manager who was so down to earth and friend :the spa manager " thankyou for the great service to this both individuals you guys make like so much easier well done

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Annette Bryan

19 August 2019

Delicious food and very friendly staff

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Tineke Power

18 August 2019

High tea is a great experience. So much choice and all very tasty

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Judy Lutge Eckersley

18 August 2019

The Oyster Box is such a treat. Exceptional service in a relaxed and luxurious atmosphere. A truly special place.

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Mary-Ann Venter

18 August 2019

Absolutely stunning.......

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Cheryl Lynn Cik

17 August 2019

The most friendly staff ever, they always willing to make your stay as pleasurable as possible. Absolutely love staying at the Oyster Box. Highly recommend The Grill Room, this is definitely an AWARD WINNING restaurant. More...

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marc coetzee

16 August 2019

The lap of luxury.Curry buffet for dinner a great option for the undecided.

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megan prior

16 August 2019

The brunch buffet is fantastic

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Glen Heunis

16 August 2019

Very good an relaxing place.

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Janine van Duyn

16 August 2019

Lovely!!

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Beverly Appalsamy

16 August 2019

It's a boutique hotel that is par excellence. It's an incredible experience that South Africans and foreigners should experience once in their lifetime

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Carmen Seechuran

16 August 2019

Just amazing.from the front desk to everything and all amenities this hotel ticks every box

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Avi

16 August 2019

Great conference hosting and facilities including WiFi.

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Jolyn Pohl

16 August 2019

Always been a favorite of mine.

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Karin Verschave

16 August 2019

Super in every way....beautiful hotel with exceptional view.The food was to die for!

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bro Thierry Biaya

16 August 2019

Best place to stay

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John Turner

16 August 2019

9th

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Renelle Pillay

16 August 2019

Amazing food. Prawns was really great. Excellent service

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Pravin Pinto

16 August 2019

Pizzas are amazing

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Melissa Govender

16 August 2019

Serene settings and sea views. We have visited the spa which is the best in Durban by far. Staff are professional and friendly. We haven't stayed at this hotel but the breakfasts are famous, although very limited vegetarian options so ask the chef if he can arrange a special meal for you ahead of time. More...

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Mohamed Ally Noor Mahomed

16 August 2019

High quality

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Martin Greeff

16 August 2019

This is truly a colonial style style experience without equal in our city. From the warm and friendly welcome at the door and the professional and courteous service from each staff member, without exception, this was truly a memorable …MoreThis is truly a colonial style style experience without equal in our city. From the warm and friendly welcome at the door and the professional and courteous service from each staff member, without exception, this was truly a memorable experience of international standard. I enjoyed each moment and will return in a breath! The food was amazing and the service was old style, elegant and impecable. When you walk through these doors you feel as though you have arrived at a exotic destination in a country far away. Thank you Oyster Box Hotel, you guys are all amazing! More...

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Jeanne Donna Hoch

16 August 2019

Stunning hotel with stunning views

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Betheenia Stoltenkamp Botes

16 August 2019

A wonderful experience all round, awesome food, beautiful view, great service..... Thanks Oyster Box ...

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Gugu Xulu

15 August 2019

Good Food Service and staff

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Vee Govinder Yendoll

14 August 2019

Delicious food. Amazing wine.

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Appalsamy Eileen

13 August 2019

The staff were super professional and helpful. The bedrooms are absolutely beautiful especially the view of the sea and the light house. The breakfast was an incredible experience with a large variety on the menu. The waiters are attentive. Thank you for this magical experience. More...

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Tammy Maher

12 August 2019

most excellent stay. I would highly recommemd

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Molly Govender

10 August 2019

excellent food and service

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Vanesse Schultz

9 August 2019

Lovely high tea.

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Sadha Govender

9 August 2019

Excellent Service and Ambience

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Niel Els

9 August 2019

An experience of a life time

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Khensani Mhlongo

9 August 2019

Great Food

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Nolan Rossouw

9 August 2019

Tranquility, Quality, and Elegance

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Kiren Govender

9 August 2019

Very luxurious

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Erica Cronje

9 August 2019

Beautiful and classy

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Nomonde Mbekeni

9 August 2019

The Chef's table was the best ehst an experience

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Meryl Booth

9 August 2019

It's about Experience. And I enjoy experiencing friendliness, immense courtesy, manners. So it's beautiful, lavish, .... but it's the Experience that draws me to The Oyster Box. Thank you for the treat. More...

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Ahmed Mehtar

9 August 2019

It was a good hotel it was big the gym was great and the sonar was hot

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Kailin Muthen

9 August 2019

The gold standard for high tea in Durban. Check out their website. Often booked out for a month or two. A large spread of sweet and savoury treats in the middle. Help yourself. A variety of teas. Peppermint is the one. Staff is very …MoreThe gold standard for high tea in Durban. Check out their website. Often booked out for a month or two. A large spread of sweet and savoury treats in the middle. Help yourself. A variety of teas. Peppermint is the one. Staff is very professional and welcoming. Be sure to bring an appetite because there's some super delicious options! After eating enough food for three people, I highly recommend taking a walk outside to enjoy the spectacular views with the trademark lighthouse in the foreground. Don't forget the mandatory social media post. Some of the items on the menu as at 25/07/2019:Salmon & cream cheese in health breadSnoek pate on rye breadVegetable CanapesCream cheese sandwichesCheese & tomato sandwichesMilk TartCheescake brownieCarrot cakeMacaroon'sLamingtons More...

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Nana Mthembu

9 August 2019

Simply the best.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

9 August 2019

What a difference, a little bit of feed back makes. The Oyster Box High Tea is absolutely amazing once again. It is my 6th time going and I would say it is the best it has ever been. There new menu is amazing!!! Service was Excellent as …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Jeshika Ramchund

9 August 2019

Amazing high tea experience! Large selection of savoury and sweet snacks. The teas and coffees were varied and the service eas excellent! The sushi bar was a welcomed surprise. The service staff continued to top-up the treats so it was great to always have options. The vibe was lively and the pianist was fantastic. More...

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Alan Foster

9 August 2019

Absolutely highest quality in all regards.

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Raeesa Khaki

9 August 2019

So beautiful

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Sarika Prithinath

9 August 2019

Beyond amazing staff! Well done

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Donald Baillie

9 August 2019

Such an amazing experience. Treat yourself!

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Vanessa Chinna

9 August 2019

So far it has been magical to say the least, if you celebrating a special occasion or want to get away for some romantic time away from home, then you have to try the oyster box....

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Nadine Pillay

8 August 2019

My husband and I are regular patrons of the The Oyster Box and always receive the most wonderful hospitality. Last week we were service providers for an event in the Shell Room, and the reception we received was no different. We were greeted with welcoming smiles and offers of assistance to ensure our setup ran smoothly. Congratulations on training your staff to treat each person that enters your establishment with equality and favorable etiquette. More...

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Andrew Arnott

4 August 2019

Staff go out of the way to make you feel at home.

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Vanitha Singh

3 August 2019

we usually go for a meal or the high-tea to celebrate something special and the service and care is outstanding! It is always a pleasure to visit the Oyster Box.

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Rakhi Beekrum

3 August 2019

My dining & spa experiences have always been more than 5 star. However, yesterday I hosted my first event at the Oyster Box and the service I received was even more than I expected. Sheer professionalism, eagerness to help & smiles from everyone. The feedback from guests & service providers has been phenomenal. Thank you for making this event so special & memorable - to the events co-ordinators, banqueting team & service staff - you are all phenomenal ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ More...

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Anton Millar

2 August 2019

Great view and perfect for a drink at the end of the work day in Durban

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Jerome Schoonberg

2 August 2019

Excellent. Great meals and excellent service.

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Nokuphila Sibiya

2 August 2019

Listen...the food

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Faye Dean

2 August 2019

Excellent service and food. Wonderful ambience.

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Pieter Bender

2 August 2019

Just mind the doves... Sneaky

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Stefan Huggett

2 August 2019

I got to meet Skabenga

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Casey Smith

2 August 2019

Stunning atmosphere, Beautiful design with serene Views and great service with friendly , helpful employees.

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Nikita Maistry

31 July 2019

On the 31/07/2019 I visited oyster box ocean terrace with a few close friends for breakfast and was so glad to be assisted by such an amazing soul Siyabonga . He made us feel so comfortable and attended to every want with a pleasant smile. This individual is such an amazing staff member and should really be rewarded. Great service Siyabonga ,will gladly be back soon. More...

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Beeh Mabee Nyambose

31 July 2019

On Wednesday the 31st August 2019, my girls and I had breakfast at Oysterbox Ocean terrace. We were assisted by the kind and pleasant Siyabonga. He made us feel so comfortable and enhanced our experience. Such an incredible individual. Extremely glad to have been taken care by him. More...

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Petunia Da Flower

31 July 2019

What a way to start the day ,thank you so much Siyabonga for making us is feel extra special .

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Alex

30 July 2019

+Location!.

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Rowena James

30 July 2019

Opulent, decadent and our group was treated like VIPs at High Tea. We didn't want to leave.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

Difficult to know where to start with this wonderful hotel. Traditional luxury at it’s best. Beautiful decor, comfortable and immaculately clean rooms, stunning views. The food was amazing, especially the High Tea and in The Grill Room. …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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TripAdvisor-anmelder

30 July 2019

Vi bodde her 3 netter, 2 voksne og 2 barn (10 and 12 år) Fantastisk sted og beliggenhet. Vi fikk et nydelig rom med havutsikt. Personalet var utrolig gjestfri, vennlig og hyggelige. ||Maten på hotellet er helt fantastisk, spiste både frokost og middag der. Det var også flere gode spisesteder i nærområdet. Absolutt 5* hotell. More...

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Sayuri Naidu

30 July 2019

The dinner and a movie is a good deal and the staff as always were excellent, however the food was exceedingly average. I had the fish and chips, which was overall a very dry meal with far too many bones in the fish.

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Charles Kasambayi Kalambayi

30 July 2019

Such an exotic place to spend your time in with your loved ones

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Margaret Westermeyer

30 July 2019

Excellent service and staff all happy and helpful. Beautiful setup inside and out

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Nishan Ramgoolam

30 July 2019

Excellent

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Nishan Ramgoolam

30 July 2019

Excellent service and food. 5 stars.

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Mike Levithan

30 July 2019

Been here a couple of times and not once has it disappointed me. Staff is incredible, rooms are amazing and food (especially curry buffet) is to die for. Of course I'll be back! (Said in Arnold Schwarzenegger voice) and of course skabenga is just awesome! More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

I honestly don't know where to begin because everything is absolutely ravishing about that hotel. From the moment you pass the dolphin fountain as you drive in.To the eloquent guests and receptionists.To the colorful mosaic styling and …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Riaan Fourie

30 July 2019

Pretty place on the sea. Great views and setup.

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Peter Van den Barselaar

30 July 2019

Helemaal top, prachtige styling, super service, aan het strand

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rashe daya

30 July 2019

Great place to relax and chill

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Zamantungwa Khumalo

30 July 2019

Food

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Luke

30 July 2019

Can't recpmmend the brunch enough and Rajesh our host was excellent!

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Ingrid

30 July 2019

+Tudo, muito lindo!! Funcionários super prestativos!. -A bit dark on the bottom floor! I could not open the wooden door!!.

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Samkeliso T Ngozo

30 July 2019

Grandiose

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Nokuthula Ntsuntsha

30 July 2019

5 star culinary experience with gorgeous views. Exceptional service from Brian. It was a Sunday well spent.

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Grant Milton

30 July 2019

Incredible hotel and venue

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

The difficulty with perfection is how to improve it. The Oyster Box delivers once again with an experience that cannot easily be duplicated. Even better than the great location and food is the attention to detail and hospitality of the …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

Enjoyed everything about this colonial hotel. The staff at this place is simply very pleasant. Everything is punctual and neatness is is almost a tradition here. The meals were all good and food always fresh and the layout always attractive and welcoming. More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

The Oyster Box is an amazing place,great hospitality,amazing and friendly staff. The food is the closest thing to what they serve in heaven.|The only thing I was not impressed with was the uniform of staff. It reminded me of colonial times …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Thulani Tshabalala

30 July 2019

Great dinning there last night. The dinner suites are great. Great service

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

Jean served me and my wife on Saturday afternoon. He was a great host and his recommendations were delicious. He also had a great personality that made our lunch enjoyable. I’ll definitely be back because of his hospitality. More...

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Micarae Singh

30 July 2019

Beautiful 5 star hotel with vintage, classic interior with a mix of modern elements. Great place for high tea or dinner party. Catered venue options with exceptional sea views including a three light house More...

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Navie govender

30 July 2019

Services is tops. Couldnt get better service from the staff. Friendly and professional. But a breakfast buffet is too expensive for the small variety

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A Williams

30 July 2019

The staff the staff the staff... sit back and watch them interact with each other and with us , the guests. It is clear they are happy in their work place and it reflects in how they treat their guests. …MoreThe staff the staff the staff... sit back and watch them interact with each other and with us , the guests. It is clear they are happy in their work place and it reflects in how they treat their guests.Attention to detail is another highlight of my stay there. They have thought of everything before I have.Will definitely be back.... well done Oyster Box. More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

We booked for one night en route to a week’s horse riding trip in Lesotho (organised by Khotso, an outfit we highly recommend). We wanted a bit of luxury before embarking on the trail and we were not disappointed at all - great views, fab …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Nolene Naude

30 July 2019

This hotel is GORGEOUS. We only went for sundowners on the top balcony of the Lighthouse Cafe, but we felt sad to leave. Staff friendly and service amazing. Lindo was our server and he was on the ball. We walked past the High Tea and it looked AMAZING. Stunning, cannot wait to check in for a few days on our next visit! More...

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Paynter Huis

30 July 2019

Lighthouse bar is a must visit

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Molefe Phora

30 July 2019

Timeless...

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Booking.com user

30 July 2019

+Beautiful iconic hotel in Umhlanga with spectacular views of the sea and the lighthouse. My classic sea view room was comfortable but not as spacious as I …...-I can’t really fault the property..Read more on Booking.com More...

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Memon Ashfaq

30 July 2019

Beautiful view nice hotel and restaurant

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Mahomed Bayat

30 July 2019

Absolutely beautiful

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Jenny Glaister

30 July 2019

Been for High Tea and it is well worth it. Excellent experience. Gorgeous venue. Fantastic facilities and wonderful Wait staff. All round amazing place to visit or stay. More...

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Marita De Cramer

30 July 2019

Loved every minute of it

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

We hosted a roadshow on behalf of our client in early June 2019. We booked The Pearl & Shell Rooms. What a beautiful venue. We received the best service from the Banqueting team. Accommodation was tops with a view to die for. More...

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Nicole Moodley

30 July 2019

Exceptional food, amazing view from the balcony and an overall stunning place

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Bryce Lister

30 July 2019

Great food and good venue for conferences

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shantal pillay

30 July 2019

Loved it

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Brian

30 July 2019

+Friendly professional staff. Everything is just perfect. -All perfect.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

Well from the moment we walked in we knew this hotel stay was going to be special. Our room wasn't the biggest ever but it was very comfortable. The bathroom was a very good size and well equipped. Then there was the view. We had a sea …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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James Bodek

30 July 2019

Service excellent as well as all the facilities

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Coral Bijoux

30 July 2019

Delicious! And great company too

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

This was our 2nd stay at The Oyster Box. The first time was 3yrs ago when we got married there. This time we were staying to celebrate my husbands birthday. I had booked one of the Cabana rooms which we had the previous stay and to our …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Mzingisi Booi

30 July 2019

Amazing views, atmosphere and quality

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Karen Rothman

30 July 2019

Love this hotel beautiful scenery to walk around lots of restaurants around and a great place to be spoiled.

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Mandy

30 July 2019

A most disappointing stay. This was my third stay here. I was sharing a twin room with my colleague. On arrival into the room there was a mini loaf of stale banana bread on the desk. The gesture was lovely however don’t put out stale …Read more on Agoda More...

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Steve Slatter

30 July 2019

Special doggie function well organized and managed

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Glynnis Pitchers

30 July 2019

Beautiful setting

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Thobeka

30 July 2019

Siyabonga, and the lady that took me on a tour she was the best gave me the best service up until I checked out forgot her name shes the sweetest

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Mbali Mabasa

30 July 2019

I receive a good treatment

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sanveer manohar

30 July 2019

Amazing place

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Clive Cerfontyne

30 July 2019

Great place good vibes nice food

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Ramakrishna Pather

30 July 2019

Coronation fund managers report back,scenic setting,sumptuous breakfast

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Debbie Dambrosio

30 July 2019

Just amazing

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

What a wonderful evening. The best idea ever - friendly Elves pouring delicious cocktails, stunning decor and best of all snow next to the Christmas tree. As the sun went down we had dinner and another amazing cocktail served by our great …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Kay Cheytanov

30 July 2019

Amazing setting with gorgeous food. Felt super colonial

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Sulaiman Alhattali

30 July 2019

Romantic place, very close to the Indian ocean.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

A wonderful experience. I booked my parents in for dinner at the Grillroom in celebration of their 30th Anniversary. Neville Pillay from the restaurant made sure they were comfortable, satisfied and well fed. Food served was divine and the service only enhanced the night out. Highly recommended. More...

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Jenny Robertson

30 July 2019

Amazing food and good service

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Gavin Saville

30 July 2019

Undoubtably the most ultimate guest experience delivered time and again upon every visit. The service and quality of the food offering is nothing short of being a world class, first class guest experience. I cannot compare the experience to any other on this level in Southern Africa. Well done TEAM OYSTERBOX !!!!! More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

so glad the same live music guy leon is still there, what an evening we had again, that light house bar rocks man great service and great great music thanks oyster box hotel, will be back for sure that is the one stop we always do when we hit durban.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

Was blessed enough to spend an evening at the hotel to celebrate my Birthday, from the moment you walk in you realize you have entered Heaven. Every staff member from Management to Waiter has a smile and greeting for you. The room was …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Abdool Valodia

30 July 2019

Relaxing environment

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Janine Quarsingh

30 July 2019

Celebrated our 10 year anniversary at the Oyster Box HotelService was very impressiveFood was great!!

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

An amazing gem! This beautiful heritage hotel has been masterfully preserved and offers beautiful ocean views. Great location, incredible ambience and definitely one of my faves in Kwa-Zulu Natal. We've received excellent service on our …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Tania De Vos

30 July 2019

Beautiful sea views

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Women In Business - Alison Engelbrecht

30 July 2019

Lunch was delicious. Service was outstanding

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NV Hlophe

30 July 2019

Great

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

We stayed here for a couple of nights after some time at Fugitive's Drift. I have absolutely no critical comments about this hotel and service which was excellent in every way. I had stayed at another hotel in this group before and this was …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Johan Pretorius

30 July 2019

Top class with very good food.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

i have been fortunate enough to stay at The Oyster Box hotel several times over the last year. The hotel, the staff, the food, the linen, the rooms are unbelievable. I am blown away each week when I check in, the warmth of the hotel and …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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aromatherapy clinic

30 July 2019

Loved it

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

We booked our holiday to South Africa almost 11 months prior to travelling and were extremely fortunate that, with only 3 days to go, the Fairmont Zimbali Resort decided that they preferred a large corporate booking above ours..... and …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Believe Tenderere

30 July 2019

Nice food

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Norman Thomas

30 July 2019

Good food and service

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

spent another few days at the Oyster box from 7/7 till 11/7 the stay once again absolutely amazing, the staff always so good, food on this trip has improved immensely, all dinners eaten in were of an exceptionally high quality, not one …Read more on TripAdvisor

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Matteo tretti clementoni

30 July 2019

Amazing landscape. gorgeous Indian buffet. clean nice rooms

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Francois Van Wyk

30 July 2019

Out of this world experience. Had a great time with my wife.

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Rajen Ramchuran

30 July 2019

Great food and atmosphere

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Amanda Hlela

30 July 2019

Classic old marine living! Great view and quality food, all amongst the finest, local and international guests! It delivers on what it promises.

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Portia Mokoena

30 July 2019

I loved the easy access and proximity to the beach. We had a beautiful view of the sea from the balcony and bedrooms.

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Khosi Phungwayo

30 July 2019

A place worth visiting. The views are marvelous. Staff incredibly friendly and the food just brings it all together.

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Tanya Pietersen

30 July 2019

Stunning, with exceptional service

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nonto jali

30 July 2019

We always walk past this place and dream about spending time in this place I'm saving up just for week stay there

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Dumie Nyathi

30 July 2019

I give this hotel a big thumbs up. It's very classy and the food was out of this world. The staff were also very helpful and pleasant.

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Jackie Walker

30 July 2019

Food excellent and service too class

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Sandy Govender

30 July 2019

Food was amazing

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

30 July 2019

Magnificent on the beach location in front of the iconic lighthouse . From morning walks on the promenade to the 7* star breakfast or a drink in the Lighthouse bar(where Shaun is the amazing host) - the attention to detail in this …Read more on TripAdvisor

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frank sturgess

30 July 2019

Best spot in Durbs for a special night out.

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Gillian Crosson

28 July 2019

Great ocean views and an ideal spot at the lighthouse bar for sundowners and pre dinner drinks.

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Helena Tait D'Arcy