The iconic lighthouse of the oceanside Oyster Box Hotel is a beacon for travelers in search of peaceful accommodations just outside of the cosmopolitan hub of Durban. Originally opened in 1947, this stunning property has been recently restored and updated to incorporate environmentally-sustainable initiatives and generous modern amenities, while retaining the charm and history of the original hotel.

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At the Oyster Box Hotel, guests have their choice of 86 luxury rooms, suites and villas. Each accommodation artfully blends classic nostalgia with contemporary design – the décor at the Oyster Box Hotel is a mixture of natural stone and timber accents with colors that echo the tropical gardens and coastal scenery. Rooms face the gardens or the ocean, while villas and cabanas are private abodes with four-poster king size beds and terraces. Suites feature ample room for large parties, two or more bedrooms and a private plunge pool. Amenities in each accommodation include an in-room safe, mini-bar, heated towels rails and exclusive pillow and soap menus to completely customize your relaxation.

Catering to tastes from all over the world, the dining options at Oyster Box Hotel feature local cuisine, fresh seafood, Tandoori, pizzas, light bites and traditional teas in its three fine dining restaurants and three upscale bars. Sip cocktails and enjoy a panoramic view from the Lighthouse Bar, eat fresh oysters at the Oyster Bar and at every possible turn sample endless amounts of the hotel’s signature iced tea. Enjoy the sun at the spacious swimming pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. Beach bags, sun umbrellas and suntan lotion are found in each room to ensure effortless enjoyment of the beach.

With an impressive array of treatments and facilities in the hotel’s tropical gardens, the Spa at Oyster Box Hotel has earned acclaim from Conde Nast Traveler and patrons worldwide. The spa emphasizes hydrotherapy, incorporates Zulu and Ayurvedic rituals and offers Elemis, Dermalogica and Africology products. Indulge in the complimentary buffet of fresh juices, cookies and soups after enjoying a soak in the hammam. If you can stand to leave the plush hotel, Umhlanga Village and the city of Durban are both a short drive away. Local attractions include the Drakensberg Mountains, the Moses Mabhida Stadium built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, excellent golf courses, marine experiences and world-class shopping.

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