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.
Every one of our team members is empowered to make a real difference, offering remarkably considerate service and discrete attention to detail. From freshly-cut flowers in the suites to personalised gifts for special occasions, it is no surprise that guests often remember the names of our staff and ask after them when they return.
Exceeding expectations at every turn, our historic hotel has a team who take genuine pride in delivering impeccable service. Within walking distance of the V&A and Harrods, enjoy some of the best shopping and culture before returning to the private town house experience of the hotel for London's best Martini in The Bar or the joyful tradition of Afternoon Tea in The Drawing Room.
We are proud of our long-standing relationships with the world-class attractions in our neighbourhood, including the V&A Museum, one of the most important art and design collections in the world. Our close links allow us to create carefully designed experiences for guests, including themed Afternoon Teas, behind-the-scenes tours and exclusive access to sold out shows.
From extraordinary breakfasts, to an indulgent traditional Afternoon Tea, The Egerton provides you with your very own private town house experience. With dozens of London's best restaurants on our doorstep, our knowledgable local experts are on hand to provide recommendations to experience some of the finest dining in the city.