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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” (70 reviews)
“oysters” (36 reviews)
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Indian, African, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Several of our friends had told us that we must visit this restaurant. Well ... The menu is confused. Sushi and Shellfish one end. Curries the other. Unsure of where it's real strength lies. I really don't want write a pile of verbiage but the...More

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The ambience is absolutely out of this world. The food is exceptional and the curry buffet is an extraordinary. This is a place to have a special treat. You are really made to feel special and the presentation of the food is top class. I...More

Thank secreyme1
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Breakfast is if you staying at the Oyster Box at the Ocean Terrace. Many options to choose from including continental and full english breakfast together with oysters and waffels and pancakes. Menu is a la carte or curry buffet. We tried the curry buffet and...More

Thank Lauren_LW
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The view is spectacular. Really enjoyed sipping tea and indulging in the finest pastries and cakes while overlooking the ocean. If you looking for an inexpensive high tea experience I suggest the ocean terrace dessert menu.

Thank nabz_1509
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I took my management team to this fine establishment on 20/1/17. The professional way we where greeted , served and fed was amazing! I rate the hotel as one of the best in the world! Thank you the Tyler and her A-Team for making our...More

Thank leD801
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I haven't seen so many different and delicious curries in my life, the red house wine goes well with the spicy curry,the service was excellent everyone in the building was very friendly,thanks to my boss Trevor from Al Pescatore restaurant in ballito for the experience....More

Thank phindzo
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I have been on several occasions and just love the colonial style and all the details of the decor. The setting is truly special. The food and the service are great. HIGHLY recommended, but remember to BOOK in advance as they do get busy. In...More

Thank Adrianamartini
Reviewed 8 January 2017

If you style then this is the place to visit. The Curry Buffet is lovely. The menus is fantastic but expensive. There is life music in the bar. A place for a person that wants the good things in life.

1  Thank 798joeyv
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Just sitting on the terrace gazing out at the ocean will keep you there for hours. My husband and I are there often, weather it's for coffee, lunch or champagne and lunch. The consistency of each visit is what keeps us coming back every time....More

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Had the curry buffet. Food was exceptional. Special location and decor with good service. Fabulous evening out especially when the weather is beautiful and you can sit out on the open terrace. Book in advance for December.

1  Thank Jodi N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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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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