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Why we like it
- A full day visit to the majestic Drakensberg Mountains is a must
- Play golf in one of the many excellent golf courses in the region
- Take time out to enjoy a pampering treatment in the spa
- Visit the incredible Ushaka Marine World
For the most breathtaking panoramic views along the Umhlanga beach and out to sea there can be no better place than the Lighthouse Bar.
Joanne Swinton dealt with us and our holiday with endless good humour and patience. Her suggestions were perfect and we all had a magical time. She really knew her "stuff". She even organised a car and driver for our first full day in Dar es Salaam which was a kindness beyond any duty. She arranged for our unaccompanied children to be chaperoned through all the airports, and for my husband and me to be taken care of too.
- BM, Inverness
Perfectly situated on the ocean's edge, a brief 5 minutes walk from Umhlanga Village Centre and is conveniently located for quick and easy access to Afro-chic Durban city centre.…yet has a feeling of classical charm and elegance like nowhere else on earth. The Oyster Box, like its famous lighthouse, acts as a beacon of exceptional hospitality, luxurious accommodation and personal service unmatched in all Africa and the world at large. The hotel has 86 different types of luxurious rooms, suite and villas to choose from so can accommodate the individual needs of every visitor.
Best time to be there
October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.
11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.
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