Durban Travel Guide

/ / /

Durban's Oyster Box Hotel Opens Again, Better Than Ever

Go To The Hotel's Web 
  Site Where: 2 Lighthouse Road Umhlanga Rocks , Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 4319
October 8, 2009 at 3:33 PM | by | ()

We've been waiting for the big renovation of Durban's iconic Oyster Box Hotel to get finished up in South Africa – and now the wait is over. Last week the new Oyster Box was unveiled with an 800-guest party including all the local celebrities, with at least one prince and one king along for the fun.

The Oyster Box is often described as an "architectural treasure" of Durban, so the new owners (the Red Carnation group) have been careful to leave all the good historic bits of the place intact. That includes murals, paintings and antique furnishings, and to complement all that they use natural timber and stone features in a lot of the décor – and the result looks pretty impressive.

more ›