Tag Archives: The Oyster Box

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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10 tips for the perfect wedding

ob-blog-wed 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]
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Creating lifelong memories

tea 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]
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The Battlefield Walks of KwaZulu Natal

oyster_box 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]
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