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Tag Archives: The Oyster Box
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
I would love to share with you my wonderful experience at your Hotel. My daughter decided to spoil me for… [read more]
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
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
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
South Africa’s Sardine Run occurs between May and July when billions of sardines – or more specifically the Southern African pilchard Sardinops sagax – spawn in the cool waters of the Agulhas Bank and move northward along the east coast of South Africa past the beaches of KwaZulu-Natal. The run,… [read more] Continue reading