Tag Archives: The Oyster Box

Durban’s most romantic restaurants

The Grill Room

During the month of love, the quest to find the City’s most romantic spots to celebrate Valentine’s Day, are top of mind. The Concierge at The Oyster Box highlights a few of Durban’s best restaurants for their high standard of cuisine as well as their ‘wow’ value for a romantic… [read more]

Posted in Wining and Dining

The Bunny Chow Recipe & Everything you need to know about it

Bunny Chow

The quest for the perfect curry is never-ending for true curry-lovers the world over, but what’s put KwaZulu-Natal on the culinary map, apart from our Durban curries, is the ‘Bunny Chow’ or ‘Bunny’ as it is known locally.
What is a Bunny Chow?
This unique street food is simple and… [read more]

Posted in Recipes & Tips, Wining and Dining

Recipe – The Umhlanga Schling Cocktail


The Legacy of the Umhlanga Schling
Designed in 2009 as the signature drink for the re-opening of The Oyster Box by the hotel’s mixologists the Umhlanga Schling uses the best and freshest produce exclusive to the east coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal. The Cane Spirit used in this cocktail is also… [read more]

Posted in Recipes & Tips

6 Things you didn’t know about The Oyster Box

The Oyster Box

The Oyster Box is known as the Grand Dame of Umhlanga and after more than 60 years, the hotel is still considered the ‘hottest’ spot on the north coast of Durban. Generations of guests have celebrated weddings and engagements here, proposals have been made and countless other memorable moments have… [read more]

Posted in Just for Fun

A poem: Our visit to The Oyster Box Hotel

The Oyster Box Cinema

A recent guest to The Oyster Box Hotel was so impressed by his stay that he wrote this poem about it and shared it with us. Thank you Lenn Fenn, we hope to welcome you back soon maybe for some more afternoon tea!
Our visit to The Oyster Box Hotel… [read more]

Posted in Your Experience

10 tips for the perfect wedding


It should be a day to remember for the rest of your life, so here are some top tips from the team at the Oyster Box as to how to ensure your wedding day is perfect!

Choose a venue that is unique, that stands apart from all other venues and… [read more]

Posted in Your Experience

Creating lifelong memories


We recently welcomed Shelia and her grandson Max to The Oyster Box for afternoon tea and Shelia, was inspired to share her experience with the General Manager, Wayne.
Dear Wayne,
I would love to share with you my wonderful experience at your Hotel. My daughter decided to spoil me for… [read more]

Posted in Your Experience

The Battlefield Walks of KwaZulu Natal


KwaZulu Natal is home to more than the gorgeous Oyster Box Hotel. It’s also rich in Zulu, English and Boer history. The land has felt the footsteps of Zulu  Kings, Mahatma Gandhi and Winston Churchill to name but a few.
The legendary Shaka was Zululand’s own William the Conqueror. The… [read more] Continue reading

Posted in Art and Culture

Red Carnation Unveils a Force of Nature


We’re very excited about some new developments at Red Carnation. You’d think we would stop at the epic scenery, opulent suites and sumptuous dining, but we thought we’d give you even more to look forward to! September 2011 sees the grand re-opening of the famed spa at Cape Town’s glorious… [read more] Continue reading

Posted in Wellbeing

Top 10 dives sites off the coast of South Africa


1. Sardine Run — Protea Banks, KwaZulu Natal
If you’ve not heard of the Sardine Run, check out our earlier post. It’s an awesome event that occurs in June and July as massive schools of sardines start their migration from the colder depths of the Cape and move to the… [read more] Continue reading

Posted in Just for Fun