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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
Thato Goimane, Sommelier at the Oyster Box Hotel in Durban, takes CNN through his personal favourite South African wines.… [read more]
Fresh oysters must be alive just before consumption. To test, tap any open oyster on the shell – if it closes up it’s safe to eat. Oysters which are open and unresponsive are dead, and must be discarded. Some dead oysters, or oyster shells which are full of sand, may… [read more] Continue reading
The Hammam at The Oyster Box is a traditional Middle Eastern steam bath, a bit like a wet version of a sauna! It’s a wonderful way to relax tense muscles and cleanse your body. In centuries past the Hammam was known as “the silent doctor”- a place of cleansing and… [read more] Continue reading