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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Dreams Come True with @SilverstarZA and @947 #CSR @TsogoSun

Hi Guys, 

For Sharné Geldenhuys, an 18 year-old Matriculant from Krugersdorp, 2016 has been a year of change. An A-grade student from Potchefstroom Girls High School, Sharné was not only able to complete her final year of formal schooling with excellent marks, but for the first time in her life, she didn’t have to worry about “adult stresses”, like whether her parents would be able to put food on the table.

Sharné and her family received some much needed respite when three of her school friends contacted 947’s Breakfast Xpress on her behalf. Pleading Sharné’s cause, the girls’ wish for their friend was simply that she could enjoy being a teenager, and live a normal, carefree life. As part of 947’s Christmas Wish initiative of December 2015, and with the help of Shane Collinson, Director of Operations and Complex General Manger from Silverstar Casino, one year later, Sharné and her family are living proof that wishes do come true.

In 2016, Shane, on behalf of Silverstar, paid Sharné’s school and boarding fees, her family received R3000 per month towards groceries and she received R2000 per month to buy whatever she wanted to for an entire year. As an added catapult into greatness, Shane personally offered one-on-one mentoring and coaching to Sharné, which will kick off in January 2017.
Dreams Come True with @SilverstarZA and @947 #CSR @TsogoSun
One year on, and Sharné hasn’t just excelled in school like everyone expected her to, but she has also made decisions - well beyond her years - which will have an impact on her and her family’s future. Testament of the responsible, grateful and humble person that Sharné is, she saved a portion of her “pocket money” and paid a deposit at The Travel and Tourism College in Randburg where she will be studying Tourism and Marketing Management come February 2017. She also paid for her driver’s licence this year, which means travelling from Krugersdorp to Randburg every day will not be a problem.

When asked what this year meant for her and her family, Sharné bubbled over with gratitude, “I didn’t once have to stress about asking my parents for money, and I could look after myself and buy all my essentials with the allowance Uncle Shane gave me. I was also able to save up for my Matric Farewell, a night which I will never forget. My dress was so beautiful and I had the best time with my friends!” she says.

“Because of the stress-free environment, my relationship with my parents has also improved so much. Even though my mom was diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis due to all the constant pressure, we have been able to support and truly be there for one another. My life will never be the same, and I can’t say ‘thank you’ enough.”

True to her hardworking and eager-to-learn nature, Sharné also volunteered some of her spare time to go and work at Silverstar during the course of the year, often job-shadowing or helping Shane and his marketing team with launches and activations at the casino. This is something which she did purely because she is keen to learn about the industry which she will be working in after she completes her studies in 2018.

Commenting on Sharné’s successes of 2016, Shane said the following, “We couldn’t be prouder of the tremendous growth, positivity and determination which Sharné displayed this year. I am confident that she will go from strength to strength not only in her chosen career path, but also on a personal level once we start with our mentoring and coaching sessions. The sky is the limit for this young girl, and I feel both honoured and excited to walk this road with her.”

“If there’s one thing 2016 has taught me, is that hard work and appreciating what you have in life really does go a long way,” concludes Sharné. “I am excited about my future! I can’t wait to start studying, working hard, and making a success of my life. I also cannot wait for my mentorship sessions with Uncle Shane – he has accomplished so much in his life, and I have a lot to learn from his experiences. I know I will never be able to repay what has been done for me and my family, but I hope I can show, through hard work and determination, just how much I appreciate everything.”
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Celebrating and Loving Summers @OysterBox #UmhlangaRocks #Durban #Travel

Hi Guys,

It’s Summer 2017 and The Oyster Box’s calendar is jammed with fabulous experiences to make the most of those long hot days and warm sultry nights!

Step into 2017 at our award-winning Spa for a SUMMER GLOW full body exfoliation. Using olive oil, cane sugar and lemon juice, you’ll be wrapped in a body mask containing turmeric, sandalwood oil, milk and gram flour. A scalp and face massage using heated marble stones follows while the body mask ‘does its work’ to be finished with a luxurious moisturizer. All treatments booked include use of the plunge pool, tranquility lounge, and spa snack buffet.
Valid: 1st-31st January
Price option 1: Exfoliation & body mask - 60 min | R955 per person
Price option 2: Exfoliation & body mask followed by a relaxing Back of Body Hot Stone Massage - 120 min | R1900 per person

February is the month of love, so treat your loved one to a VALENTINE’S DINNER & DANCE any evening from the 10th-14th February. Accompanied by a six-course plated menu, the silky-voiced chanteuse, Cat Simoni, will put you in the mood for romance. Cat gets right ‘Under Your Skin’ with a selection of unforgettable hits about ‘love’ from Andrew Lloyd Webber, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel, Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Francoise Hardy, Freddie Mercury, the Gershwins and, of course, Frank Sinatra.
Venue: Grill Room
Time: 19h00 – 22h00
Price: R950 per person
A MASTER CLASS at The Oyster Box, is one of the hottest tickets in town! Brush-up on your satay, sushi and stir-fry skills and impress the family with your ASIAN COOKING skills. The afternoon begins over sushi and sparkling wine in The Oyster Bar, followed by a tutorial in the Kitchen.
Time: 12h30 - 16h00
Date: 25th February
Price: R350 per person

Celebrate your togetherness during this special Valentine’s month with a ROMANTIC B|TOGETHER couple’s rose quartz massage in The Spa at The Oyster Box. Followed by a glass of sparkling wine; it’s the perfect expression of love! All treatments booked include use of the plunge pool, tranquillity lounge, and spa snack buffet.  
Valid: 1st - 28th February
Price: R2700 | 90 mins

Our SPA LADIES’ NIGHT PAMPER PARTIES are ladies’ nights with a difference! Treat yourself or bring your friends and make an occasion of it. The evening includes a glass of Bubbly & Canapes on arrival and a choice of two treatments. Early booking is encouraged…these popular events fill up fast!
Time: 17h00 for 17h30 - 19h30
Dates: 27th February & 28th March
Price: R1300 per person
Indulge in a whacky weekend of deliciousness at the SKABENGA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY HIGH TEA in The Palm Court! Skabenga, our resident cat, welcomes you to an oompa-loompa tea-time extravaganza, in the magical world of Willy Wonka... the world’s most loveable candy-man. Delectable sweets and treats, psyche-licious cakes and fountains of bubbling chocolate are yours to enjoy for the entire weekend.
Two Sittings: 11h30 – 13h30 | 14h30 – 17h00
Date: 4th & 5th March
Price: R390 per adult | R200 per child

Join executive chef, Kevin Joseph, for his CURRY MASTER CLASS and a three-course dinner. Watch as he expertly demonstrates dishes incorporating Indian-style cuisine. Your dinner will include some of the dishes you’ve seen him prepare and you will go home armed with recipes, hints and tips for recreating your meal at home.
Venue: The Pearl Room
Time: 19h00 – 22h30
Date: 31st March
Price: R 850.00 per person

The Spa’s HEALING HIMALAYAN SALT RITUAL starts off with a full body Himalayan salt exfoliation, followed by a Back of Body Massage using heated Himalayan Salt Stones. The healing properties in the salt, helps to relax the muscles and aid in detoxing the body. All treatments booked include use of the plunge pool, tranquility lounge and spa snack buffet.
Date: 1st & 31st March
Price: R1300 | 90 mins

The hottest spot in town, The Oyster Box offers live entertainment every day of the week.
The Lighthouse Bar is open daily for cocktails and snacks, with live music on Thursday and Friday evenings from18h30 - 21h30. Sit back and enjoy live music each evening (18h30 - 21h30) from Monday to Friday, in The Oyster Bar.

On The Ocean Terrace, popular Wallace Nock does the honours on Saturdays from 12h00 - 15h00 and new arrival, the velvet-voiced Eric Canham, from 12h00 -15h00 on Sundays. An a la carte menu as well as the popular Curry Buffet is served in this casual venue and it’s the perfect spot for breakfast and sundowners.

“You can’t say you’ve had a curry if you haven’t tried a Durban curry,” says The Oyster Box’s Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph. The incredible Curry Buffet offers a wide selection of curries and condiments, with something to suit every palate. Set in the casual, Mediterranean-inspired Ocean Terrace, with gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean, our delicious Tandoori Chicken and impressive selection of curries includes meat, fish and vegetarian options. Using delicate blends of spices and fresh herbs, each curry is a masterpiece in itself.
Time: Lunch: 12h30 – 15h00 | Dinner: 18h00 – 22h00

Our legendary tea table is laden with sumptuous treats, from freshly baked scones, pastries and quiches, to exotic cakes, finger sandwiches and savories. Inspired by the hotel’s colonial atmosphere and the accompaniment of our pianist, The Palm Court provides the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Booking is essential.
Time: 14h30 – 17h00 daily

The Evening Indulgence in The Palm Court, makes for a perfect post-dinner or late afternoon treat. Stop by the tranquil Palm Court and make your selection from an assortment of mouthwatering pastries, freshly baked scones with jam and cream and exquisite cakes, served with your choice of tea or coffee.
Time: 18h00 – 21h00 daily
If you’re a foodie or looking for something extraordinary for a special event or occasion, join Executive Chef Kevin Joseph and members of his culinary team at The Chef’s Table in The Oyster Box Kitchen. Available for bookings from Sunday to Thursday, savour one of the delicious 5-course menus for between six and ten people.
Time: Sunday – Thursday / Dinner only
Price: R 950 per person

With its long marble bar a focal point, the Oyster, Salmon & Sushi Bar is a popular meeting place with patrons for live music and cocktails. From Monday to Friday 12noon to 20h00, diners can choose from a selection of Sushi, fresh Oysters, home-cured Salmon, inspired Asian Tacos, Asian Prawn Cocktail and delicious Prawns and Crayfish. Items from the a la carte Seafood Menu may be ordered individually…. accompanied by a glass of delicious ‘Bubbly or one of our signature cocktails.

Our gift vouchers are perfect for all occasions. Choose from a tempting selection of experiences including food and wine discovery evenings, traditional afternoon teas, rejuvenating spa treatments or a monetary voucher to spend while visiting the hotel. Purchased online or at the hotel, vouchers may be emailed or sent beautifully presented to the recipient by post.

- Restaurant and High Tea reservations
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- Spa reservations
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- Accommodation reservations
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The Oyster Box

The Oyster Box - is one of Africa’s most distinguished hotels. With an abundance of colonial charm, it stands majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, with lush landscaped gardens and direct beach access. The hotel is conveniently situated in relation to the Natal Midlands and the Drakensberg Mountains, as well as game parks and historic battlefields.

The hotel boasts 86 luxurious rooms and suites and a magnificent Presidential Suite, each individually created to blend colonial charm with modern convenience. Renowned for its generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine, The Oyster Box offers a variety of superb restaurants and cocktail bars for fine dining or more casual occasions.

Facilities include a magnificent Spa, offering the ultimate in wellness and beauty treatment options, two swimming pools, luscious and tropical gardens and an intimate, 24-seater movie theatre. In addition, the family-owned hotel is KZN’s premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and the ‘venue of choice’ for the conference and business markets. Become a fan of The Oyster Box on Facebook and Follow The Oyster Box on Twitter View a complete list of Awards of Accolades for The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.


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Add Kitchen Unit To #Jurgens Safari XT140 #GetUpAndGo #CampWorld

Hi Guys,

If you’re thinking of ways to persuade your better half that investing in a new Jurgens Safari XT140 or XT140 Extension is a great idea, we’d like to suggest this fresh approach:

Tell your adventure-loving partner that if you purchase either off-road trailer, you could add a kitchen unit valued at R6 000 which includes the addition of the kitchen unit on the left side fender box, foam inserts and a Cadac 2-burner gas stove making it a great investment. 

Add Kitchen Unit To #Jurgens Safari XT140 #GetUpAndGo #CampWorld
Extra storage units will also become available on these two trailers. These will include a right hand fender box with shelving and drawers, as well as a drawer system in the right side front hatch. These units will be available in all Campworld stores 2016, and can be ordered for after-market fitment as well.

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Add Kitchen Unit To #Jurgens Safari XT140 #GetUpAndGo #CampWorld
For the past 60 years Campworld has offered keen outdoor lovers a superior range of quality caravans and trailers by popular brands such as Jurgens, Sprite and Gypsey. Campworld also proudly stocks the Howling Moon range of tents and camping equipment.

With over 40 stores strategically situated across Southern Africa, Campworld is easily accessible to South Africans with adventure running through their veins. It’s the ideal retail destination for stocking up on all camping and caravanning equipment.

Caravanning and camping gives holiday makers an affordable opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of city and suburban life and be up close to the abundant natural beauty that our country offers. It’s no surprise that caravanning and camping is becoming one of South Africa’s preferred types of vacation accommodation.


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Howling Moon Swing Arm - A Great Idea for Shade and Shelter #CampWorld

Hi Guys, 

For many of us with wanderlust, comfort is a prerequisite to habitual adventuring. On a continent like ours, temperatures typically soar over large parts, and adequate shade can make the difference between an experience being bearable and insufferable.

With over 40 years’ experience in textiles and awnings manufacturing, Howling Moon constantly strives to bring innovative products to market; products that optimise the outdoor living experience for the camping and caravanning fraternity.

The Howling Moon Swing Arm is the latest addition to the Howling Moon portfolio. This robust awning, swings out 270° around one’s vehicle, providing ample shade in a matter of minutes. Not only does it provide UV protection from the harsh African rays; it can be positioned to offer shelter from downpours on two sides of any vehicle, trailer or camper.
Howling Moon Swing Arm - A Great Idea for Shade and Shelter #CampWorld
The unit is self-supporting in most weather conditions, with self-contained, drop-down telescopic legs to bolster it in strong winds. The roofing material is UV-resistant, waterproof and surface-proofed with Fluorocarbon to facilitate soil release and rapid drying. Unique built-in mooring straps create outstanding water run-off; a great advantage during unexpected downpours. The unit comes packaged in a waterproof, dust-proof exterior PVC bag with zip opening. 

The two models now available are a 4-panel version (Swing Arm 2000) with a length of 2m and an extension of 1,9m at a recommended retail selling price of R5990 (incl. VAT), and the Swing Arm 2500 which has six panels, with a length of 2,5m and an extension of 2,4m at a recommended retail selling price of R8200 (incl. VAT).

The Howling Moon Swing Arm has received rave reviews, with ease of use and convenience mentioned time and again. Now available at Campworld dealers nationally. For further information and Campworld dealer locations, visit the website - and join the conversation on and


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