The Oyster Box Hotel (Umhlanga), South Africa

The Oyster Box hotel is located in Umhlanga, not far from Durban and near to Umhlanga Rocks Beach, Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail and the famous Uhmlanga Lighthouse. The hotel was opened in 1947 and still retains much of its original colonial-style charm, only updated with modern luxuries.

The hotel itself is set in lush tropical gardens filled with indigenous plants, reflection pools and water features. The infinity pool is one of two pools and looks out over the lighthouse and the sea beyond. Other features at the hotel include a private cinema and an award winning spa with seven treatment rooms.