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The Oyster Box - Umhlanga - nr Durban

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The Oyster Box Hotel, Durban, South Africa

Perched in grandeur on the dramatic shoreline of the Indian Ocean and overlooking the iconic lighthouse of Umhlanga, the statuesque 5 star Oyster Box has serious wow factor.

Classy, charming and intimate – this is a truly magical place for a wedding.


The stunning Oyster Box re-opened in 2009 after a loving refurbishment, and now offers guests one of the most luxurious hotel experiences in South Africa.  Exceptional hospitality, sumptuous accommodation and sincere, personal service are guaranteed.

With 86 different types of stylish rooms, suites and villa, The Oyster Box can accommodate the varied individual needs of all your guests.  Children are especially welcomed and brilliantly catered for (the hotel even has its own 24 seat cinema with popcorn and ice-cream on tap).

The hotel's superb location will keep all your guests happy either side of the wedding day too. A brief stroll takes you to the village centre, there's quick and easy access to Durban plus plenty of championship golf for the sporty in the party.

It’s also perfect for post wedding adventures to the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, as well as enjoying some of South Africa’s excellent big 5 game parks on the doorstep.


* Hot Hotel & Hot Hotel Spa - Conde Nast 2010

* 30 mins from Durban's (new) international airport

* Latest addition to the British Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

* Spa with 6 treatments rooms and grooming lounges (perfect for pre-wedding pampering)

* 3 restaurants/ 3 bars + wine cellar with private dining for 10

* Private fitness club

* Two swimming pools, including a rim-flow pool with ocean views

The wedding:

Catering to weddings of various sizes, the Oyster Box has the experience, expertise, style and understanding to deliver the day of your dreams.

The hotel’s dedicated wedding planner will help you plan the wedding from afar and oversee every last detail on the day, making the whole event totally stress free for you, hubby and the guests.

There's a range of beautiful locations for the ceremony and reception which all make the most of the stunning coastal setting.

Marry in the idyllic, flower- draped Victorian gazebo in the lush gardens and take the toast or cocktails in the tropical garden courtyard. The Pearl Room with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean is perfect for hosting candlelit dinner celebrations.

Icing on the cake:

The hotel even has its own oyster beds - ensuring the freshest of the fresh for your champagne toast. And we love the monogrammed gowns for the honeymoon too!

Perfect for:

Couples looking for a unique, stylish and romantic venue from which to start married life. The memories created here will last a lifetime.


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