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The Top Spring and Summer South African Events

South African events A captivating mixture of wild savannah, vibrant urbanity, and laidback coastal culture, South Africa is as diverse as it is beautiful, and with summer fast approaching, the region has an events calendar to match. Whether you’re looking to work up a sweat at a Cape Town fitness festival, or spend… [read more]
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Joanita Venter: Executive Sous Pastry Chef at The Oyster Box

Joanita-Profile_Header An award-winning confectioner and Executive Sous Pastry Chef at The Oyster Box, Joanita Venter knows how to make delicious, mouthwatering sweet treats to leave home for! From perfect pastries to moreish cakes, Joanita and her team are the magic behind the decadent daily High Tea at The Oyster Box. We… [read more]
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Exploring the Drakensberg Mountains: Five Incredible Day Hikes

Header_Royal-Natal-National-Park_Credit-Diriye_iStock_Thinkstock_www.thinkstockphotos.co With towering peaks, verdant valleys, forests and rivers, not to mention one of the highest waterfalls in the world, the Drakensberg Mountains offer some of South Africa’s most beautiful natural scenery. Only a few hours drive from the stunning Oyster Box hotel on Umhlanga’s beachfront, the mountains are a dream… [read more]
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The Best Restaurants in Umhlanga

The Ocean Terrace Umhlanga is blessed with a selection of outstanding restaurants, offering fine food and great ambience. In addition, because of Durban’s year round fabulous weather, diners are able to enjoy sitting outside, whilst enjoying their meal and in many cases, exquisite views – much like you would experience at the ever-popular… [read more]
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Kevin Joseph’s Butter Chicken Recipe

Butter Chicken Curry   Almost every country in the world has some form of curry that they call their own. Whether it’s a delicate Thai Curry, using the holy combination of sweet and sour with loads of coconut milk, or the more robust curries of India and the Far East, where curry powder… [read more]
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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]
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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]
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Recipe – The Umhlanga Schling Cocktail

OB_LighthouseBar 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]
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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]
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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]
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