Sunday 8 January 2017

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.

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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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