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The Ocean Terrace

2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 514 5000
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“curries” (71 reviews)
“oysters” (36 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:30All hours
Indian, African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice setting on the terrace, well sheltered despite the strong wind. Service was excellent. Food was very good and portions generous. The mussels starter was the only disappointment, bland and tasteless. Manager was very kind and helpful in trying to make up for the...More

Thank skollie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is very attentive and friendly. Simply perfect! They pay great attention to detail and everything is there right when you need it. Felt so special!

Thank Kani M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful setting. Very good service and delicious food. A definite must when visiting Umhlanga. The generous portion of lamb curry is highly recommended. Waves breaking next to the terrace rounds everything off.

Thank Wynand R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently spent two and a half weeks at The Oyster Box Hotel. I ate at the Ocean Terrace many times, breakfast, lunch and dinner, often on my own or along with family and friends who joined me there. The atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing,...More

Thank Laurie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mom absolutely loves curries and the Ocean Terrace did not disappoint with their curry buffet. The Umhlanga Sliger cocktail is very nice and the pizza is good. I ordered the mussels as well but was not impressed with this dish, it was a bit...More

Thank Michelle_Guy_100
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We treated my mum to a birthday lunch at the Oysterbox hotel. The food was absolutely delicious and there really was a good variety of food at the curry buffet. They have an excellent wine list as well. The waitron being rather attentive asked if...More

Thank Voyager249
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The Oyster Box hotel is gorgeous and The Ocean Terrace is a nice place to have dinner. While it was dark and we couldn't see the ocean, we could hear it. The service is excellent and the food very good. The prices were a bit...More

1  Thank vlfrance
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Most of the food was cold. All meat fish and veg was overcooked. And very little or poor flavour. Would never go back and astounded how expensive it is to be serving such bad food.

Thank leah m
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

A truly exemplary buffet breakfast with amazing views! The food was tasty and had a huge range from cereals and yogurts to freshly made omelettes and made to order pancakes and waffles. The staff were friendly and helpful and always on point. The pricing was...More

Thank Kareena I
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Great meal as always. The chicken tandoori pizza was stunning. Best of all is the chocolate brownie... perfect end to a meal in lovely setting.

Thank Jemima S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 514 5000
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