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The Oyster Box Hotel

2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4319
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Whether it’s a company conference, C-suite strat-session or important client dinner, the five-star facilities and convenient location of The Oyster Box makes it the ideal venue for business events in KwaZulu-Natal.

Situated in the fast-growing hub of Umhlanga, a short drive from both Durban and King Shaka International Airport, The Oyster Box combines extensive facilities and professional service with the charm and hospitality of a family-run boutique hotel. Throw in a remarkable coastal location with panoramic sea views, and you have the perfect location for corporate gatherings with impact.

Aside from the array of entertainment venues – including exclusive private dining options – the hotel offers five purpose-built meeting rooms with the flexibility to suit your needs. 

The Pearl Room
Max Capacity 150

Air of luxury & opulence

With its mirrored walls and striking chandeliers of hand-blown Venetian crystal, The Pearl Room is a remarkable function space perfectly suited to glamorous weddings and elegant events. Imbued with an air of opulence, the sea views are as eye-catching as the interior décor, making this one of the most sought-after venues at The Oyster Box.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 120
Boardroom 40
Cabaret 60
Classroom 100
Reception 120
Theatre 150
U-Shape 40
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
16.00 13.00 3.00
The Shell Room
Max Capacity 50

Reflecting hues of the ocean

The sea views are the star attraction here, stretching away beyond the private terrace that overlooks the iconic Umhlanga lighthouse. The Shell Room is a venue best suited to small- and mid-sized gatherings, but can also be combined with The Pearl Room to create a larger, flowing function space.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 48
Boardroom 21
Classroom 32
Theatre 50
U-Shape 24
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
15.00 6.00 3.00
Colony Room
Max Capacity 30

An intimate & private experience

Set alongside our fine dining restaurant, The Grill Room, the Colony Room is ideal for intimate private dining experiences and focused corporate gatherings. Our experienced waiters and sommeliers will ensure an unforgettable evening of fine food and wine.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 15
Cabaret 15
Classroom 15
Reception 30
Theatre 20
U-Shape 15
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
10.00 6.00 2.00
Durban July Room
Max Capacity 80

Character-filled versatile space

In celebration of Africa’s premier horseracing event, the walls of the Durban July Room are adorned with photographs, souvenirs and memorabilia surrounding the history and pageantry of this iconic event. This character-filled and versatile space works seamlessly for corporate workshops, media gatherings, meetings and cocktail functions.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 60
Boardroom 25
Cabaret 30
Classroom 40
Reception 80
Theatre 70
U-Shape 25
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
10.00 10.00 3.00
Union Castle Room
Max Capacity 30

Private & intimate

Decorated with memorabilia from the famed Union Castle ships that used to ply this coastline in the mid-20th century, the charming Union Castle Room can be set up as a boardroom or dining venue, making it ideal for C-suite strat sessions, corporate away-days and memorable private dining.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 30
Boardroom 15
Cabaret 15
Classroom 12
Reception 25
Theatre 20
U-Shape 15
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
5.00 8.00 3.00

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