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The Lighthouse Bar

2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 514 5018
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a fab place and I would love to stay here one day it’s well appointed and the staff are impeccably trained. What you expect from this high end group of Red Carnation Hotels. A few photos to share the splendour of the place.

Thank Reeferman64
Reviewed 1 week ago

If the weather permits, this is the place to enjoy a sundowner or two. The view is amazing and you may spot a whale or dolphins whilst enjoying your snacks and cocktails.

Thank wapretorius57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really nice bar with a old-charm atmosphere. Good service and a wonderfull view of the Umhlanga lighthouse and Indian ocean. It can become rather busy at times. Worth a visit!

Thank Nico558
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Lighthouse bar... Staff not too friendly but the wine makes up for it. Fantastic view of the ocean and beach. Sit and relax while sipping on a cold beer or glass of wine . Food not too bad.

Thank MirieJ
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We recently stayed at The Oyster box hotel. The lighthouse bar is a fantastic bar to visit and eat. Views over the Ocean and the famous lighthouse. Very friendly staff and top atmosphere. Highly recommend this bar for food and drink.

Thank skiboywales
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

I've stayed at the Oyster Box previously and loved the Lighthouse Bar views and ambiance. I took my kids along just for the experience. The Mocktails, coffees and cheese sandwiches( made on request) were perfect. The service and experience is well worth it. The best...More

Thank FatimaSeedat1
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful view of the Indien Ocean and the red and white lighthouse. Situated in the Oyster Box Hotel. Great enterior and absolutely fantastic atmosphere. Great drinks menu and the staff very professional and friendly. Can get busy and space limited.

Thank Bhejanespecialevents
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed cocktails and G&Ts here in the very plushly set out bar on the second floor overlooking the sea and lighthouse.

Thank HTTcyclist
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Meet your friends here. Great view. If you South African the drinks are $$$ but if u are a foreigner $. Drink the South African gin

Thank MP050607
Reviewed 26 August 2018

If I need to enjoy some alone time with a nice glass of wine or if I'm looking for a relaxed spot to have a drink and conversation with a friend or a social gathering with a group of colleagues, this is the spot. The...More

Thank JustinWRA
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1 April 2018|
Response from WDC72 | Property representative |
Dear Guest, Unfortunately there is no play area for kids in The Lighthouse Bar which is a cocktail bar. We offer The Holiday Club for children for our in-house guests. Kind regards, Wayne Coetzer General Manager
1 April 2018|
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Response from VeschiniM | Reviewed this property |
Not child friendly
19 January 2017|
Response from ChristiaanADV | Reviewed this property |
It is a hotel bar, so depending on your function. During the day anything from "beachwear" to formal... most people tend to look neat and cool! Probably a bit more formal towards the evening.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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 5018
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