Antoinette & Sydney welcome you to their African Oyster Guesthouse in Umhlanga Rocks - one of the finest holiday destinations in South Africa.

This is your ideal home from home - you arrive as a guest and leave as part of our family. 

We want you to enjoy your stay whether for holiday or business and we love doing whatever it takes to make you comfortable and enjoy your stay. 

We hope to host you soon! In the meantime, contact us if you have any questions about your booking. 

With warmest regards from Sunny Durban!

Antionette & Sydney Loubser

lots to see & do ...


African Oyster gives you the opportunity to enjoy some sunshine and sandy beaches and being located in Durban,  it boasts great weather (almost) all year around. 

The Umhlanga beaches and the Dolphin Coast are safe blue flag beaches with inviting golden sands are ten minutes walk away.

There is great Deep Sea Fishing, Scuba diving and Dolphin viewing from Umhlanga beach and the Dolphin Reef is found at Umdloti, just up the road from Umhlanga. This reef stretches for over two kilometres and is worth a visit for diving enthusiasts.​ 

The Umhlanga lighthouse was built in 1954 and is a landmark of the area that should not be missed, standing only metres above the beach.
The O'Connor Promenade is a wide, picturesque promenade with scenic views of the ocean with restaurants dotted here and there along the way.

Durban, just a 15 minute drive away is home to a Port, Wharf and Marina is close to the Golden Mile where you can catch a Zulu Rickshaw Ride 


african oyster is ideally located for sea, sand, sun, shopping, sailing, scuba ...

shopping & dining...

Shopping centres

We are 5 minutes drive from one of South Africa's largest shopping centres - Gateway Theatre of Shopping. which boasts a Wave Pool, Skate Park , a selection of state of the art Cinemas, Barnyard Music Theatre and a Virgin Active Gym.

We are also 10 minutes drive from La Lucia Mall which has a more intimate range of Boutique Shopping Available.


African Oyster is 5 minutes from the Umhlanga Village which has an impressive array of restaurants to choose from. There are also lots of restaurants to choose from in local shopping centres.


If you want to try your luck at winning, then you might want to visit Sibaya Casino or Suncoast Casino that are a 15 minute drive away. You can also spend a day at the Horse races at Greyville Race Course 

If you have time to watch a show, then you can enjoy The Durban Playhouse or The Barnyard Music Theatre or watch a movie at one of the 10 cinemas at Ster Kinekor just 5 minutes away.  

Feel like a bit of pampering, Mangwanani Day Spa offers top quality traditional African massages. 


Day Trips

African Oyster is close to an impressive variety of  day trips available such as:

St.Lucia Wetlands

Drakensburg World Heritage Sites

Big 5 Game Parks

Anglo Zulu Battlefields 

golf courses

​If you are a golf enthusiast, African Oyster is nearby some of the best courses in South Africa:

Zimbali Country Club, Durban Country Club, Beachwood Country Club, Mount Edgecombe Country Club, Royal Durban Country Club, Umhlali Country Club, Prince’s Grant.

places of interest

If you want to have some fun experiencing what Durban has to offer, African Oyster is close to many great places of interest:

Ushaka Marine World
Bat Centre (Local African Arts & Crafts)
Barnyard Theatre
Sharks Board

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Beachwood Mangrove Reserves