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Local flavour mixed with sumptuous high teas and festive capers are the order of the day in The Oyster Box’s latest Calendar of Events.

September is Heritage Month and local is lekker at The Oyster Box with a tantalising Shisa Nyama Platter …served up…‘Oyster Box-style’, on the menu throughout the day for the entire month.  Cost is R 185 per person.

Of course, no Oyster Box calendar would be complete without an appearance by our beloved cat. Join Skabenga for a delectable Chocolate Factory High Tea and stand a chance to find a Golden Ticket to win a whopping Lindt and Oyster Box hamper. All Golden Ticket holders will be entered into the final draw to win a dream weekend away at The Twelve Apostles Hotel And Spa in Cape Town, as well as a Master Class at the Lindt Chocolate Studio. High Teas run from 30 September to 9 October daily. Book High Tea for Skabenga’s Birthday (we won’t divulge his age) on 6 October and you will be in for an oompa-loompa teatime treat. Cost is R 390 per adult and R 200 per child.

Wash away dull winter skin with our beautiful Spa’s Spring Sensation Special in October. Indulge in a 75-min Elemis Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow OR Frangipani Salt Glow, followed by a back massage with a choice of one of the following massages: Rungu, Himalayan Salt Stone or Chakra Balancing Candle Massage. Cost is R 1025 per person.

Think pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness in October and attend one of our pink-themed CANSA Pink Teas. Together with Le Creuset, we will donate R15 per person attending to CANSA. Dates run from the 10 to 31 October.

One lucky person who has attended a High Tea during the month will win a pink Le Creuset Whistling Teakettle, valued at R1000. Cost is R 290 per person.

Join the ghouls and ghosts for terrifying fun at our Halloween Dinner on 29 October. The menu, cooked up in the cauldron of our spooktacular Executive Chef Kevin Joseph, will be frighteningly delicious. Cost is R 790 per person for 4-course Menu.  

Since October is our birthday month, The Spa at The Oyster Box, will be offering two signature treatments B/Harmonised (R830 for 60 minutes) and B/Africa Hydrating Milk Bath (R795 for 30 minutes).

Our final Ladies Night Pamper Party in The Spa takes place on Tuesday 25 October. Cost is R1300 per person.

An enchanting evening awaits at the Perrier-Jouët Food & Wine Dinner on Wednesday 2 November. Be prepared for an exquisite six-course dinner paired with a selection of Perrier-Jouët’s renowned range in the distinctive belle époque bottle. Cost is R850 per person (6-course Menu).

Summit Mount Everest with Sean Wisedale, Africa’s first person to achieve the ‘Seven Summits’ a mountaineering feat that includes seven summits across seven continents including the indomitable Mount Everest. Join us as he recounts his tales with a healthy dose of humour on Thursday 3 November. Cost is R 250 per person for a glass of wine and canapés.

Le Creuset and our executive chef, Kevin Josephs, are a match made in heaven offering two extraordinary meals, dinner and brunch, cooked with the full suite of Le Creuset’s colourful cookware. To be held on Thursday 17 November, the Le Creuset Dinner is paired with a selection of wines chosen by The Oyster Box Sommelier and is an occasion not to be missed (cost is R520 per person).

The Le Creuset Brunch will be held on Friday 18 November and include a culinary display followed by a full brunch menu created especially for the occasion. Cost is R 390 per person.

Our Curry Master Class begins with a welcome drink in the Oyster Bar followed by an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ tour of Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph’s working kitchen. Participants learn to use traditional and modern Indian cooking methods to make a range of Samoosas, Curries and accompaniments. The session ends with a three-course paired dinner, featuring some of the dishes explored during the class. Take home a goodie bag with a selection of the Oyster Box’s secret herbs and spices, detailed recipes and our signature Chef’s Apron. Tuesday 22 November, cost is R850 per person.

December is jam-packed with festive fun! Carols by Candlelight, Thursday 22 December – an evening of musical celebration and fun with the award-winning Field Band Foundation who bring their distinctive style and musical flair to this festive occasion.

Christmas Eve Dinner, Saturday 24 December – a time of tradition and family will set the tone for celebrations ahead. Cost is R 1900 per person.

Christmas Lunch, Sunday 25 December –  Each of our three dining venues will be offering delicious lunch feasts on Christmas Day. Includes live music by Durban’s top entertainers, a welcome beverage on arrival and menus to excite and tantalise the taste buds. Cost is

R 2200 for the Grill Room and R 1900 for the Pearl Room and Ocean Terrace.

For more information about any of the events and activities at The Oyster Box

Contact the following:

Restaurant and High Tea reservations

Tel: +27 (0) 31 514 5018 • Email:

Spa reservations

Tel: +27 (0) 31 514 5072 • Email:

Accommodation reservations

Tel: +27 (0) 31 514 5000 • Email:

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With nobody travelling internationally at the moment The Oyster Box’s Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph and his culinary Team, decided to take guests to exotic places through their food instead. So the Flavour-cation concept was born. Through a variety of food experiences ‘flavour vacations’ are put together to showcase exciting new tastes… literally on our doorstep.

With the Tapas menu (Spanish word for small savoury dishes), each item, has a main ingredient and everything else on the plate contributes to the overall taste sensation. “We looked at what is popular with diners,” says Chef Joseph, “such as oysters, prawns, sharing platters etc. and then added our own taste profile and flair to each dish, to give it an Oyster Box twist. The babotie spring rolls are an example; our steamed buns are baked in-house; the Oysters harvested from our own beds and the pear chutney and hummus cooked from scratch.” The menu also offers ample choice for Vegetarians.

Tapas will be on offer in The Lighthouse and Oyster Bars until the end of November, with new and exciting dishes being added to the menu on an ongoing basis, so that our guests always have something new to look forward to.

Alongside the menu, a wide selection of wine, beer, Champagne and sparkling wine is on offer. A special mention should be made of the House Wine Selection, from our internationally-acclaimed sister winery, Bouchard Finlayson in the Hemel en Aarde Valley in Hermanus. Known for producing exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and renowned Pinot Noirs.

The TAPAS Menu is served in The Lighthouse and Oyster Bars from 12:00-19:30 daily.

Booking is essential on 031 514 5000 or by e-mail

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Plan ahead for the winter holidays in South Africa’s warmest province and celebrate the festive season early at The Oyster Box.
There’s something for everyone this July.

July 2021

– There’s no doubt that Christmas 2020 was a fairly low-key event compared to the usual festivities The Oyster Box is known for. To make up for it, their food and beverage team is promising more fun and festivity during the month of July, than we’ve seen for a while…AND it includes a Christmas celebration…Yes, in July!
They are also going ‘glam’ in true Oyster Box style, for one of the country’s most prestigious horse-racing events, The Vodacom Durban July.
So, get your hat on and don’t miss the chance to join us in this ‘sport of kings’ event on Saturday 3 July.


Treat yourself to our legendary Crayfish and Prawn Cocktail and a complimentary glass of Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel from Monday to Sunday, 12h00-19h00 in The Oyster Bar at R390.00 per person.

Celebrate the Vodacom Durban July at The Oyster Box – 3 July 2021

Let Executive Chef Kevin Joseph bring the Vodacom Durban July to you this year, with all the elegance and style you’d expect on the big day! Dress to the theme, get to know more about the jockeys and their mounts and stand a chance to win a variety of prizes during the course of the day. 

Pick the most Winners and stand a chance to win a night’s stay at The Oyster Box.  Drinks and luxury canapes on arrival in the Durban July Room from 11h00, followed by a traditional braai and accompaniments on the Lighthouse Bar Terrace from 13h00.  A bottomless gin bar will be available with a DJ keeping the punters’ spirit’s up. 

From Monday to Sunday 5-31 July, The Oyster Box Christmas in July Ski Lodge is back in the Lighthouse Bar, from 12h00-19h00 daily. With Live music on a Saturday and Sunday at lunchtime with Rob Warren performing Christmas and contemporary rock , the nostalgic atmosphere of a mountain ski-lodge is brought to you Durban-style. Choose between one of our three gourmet Christmas Subs (Gammon, Turkey or Roast Beef), served with a Ciroc Christmas cocktail at R250 per person. 

On Wednesday 7 July, the Rebels of Black Elephant Vintners & Co, pair 13 of their wines with a musical soundtrack of their lives. Strong supporting line-up provided by Executive Chef Kevin Joseph and his Kitchen Team, from 18h00-21h00 in the Oyster Bar.  Cost is R590.00 per person.

One of Durban’s most respected Cocktail Mixologists, Haroon Haffajee brings his innovative magic to the Wonderful World of Whisky at The Oyster Box on Wednesday 14 July 2021.  Drinks in the Oyster Bar on arrival at 18h00, with dinner in The Grill Room from 18h30.  The four-course sensory experience will feature whiskies from the Diageo World Class portfolio, paired with Haroon’s inimitable style, at R690.00 per person.

Finally…a chance to celebrate the Festive Season that wasn’t!! Join us for a traditional Christmas in July lunch on Sunday 25 July 2021 on the Ocean Terrace from 12h00-15h00.  With live music by Leon, a visit from Santa and entertainment for kiddies, you’re in for a fun time. Adults are R690.00 per person and R350.00 for Kids under 12 years.

The monthly Wine Wednesday food and wine evenings are back, with different South African wine estates hosting the monthly dinner, in conjunction with Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph and his Kitchen Brigade. The evening kicks-off at 18h00 in The Oyster Bar with canapes (first course) and a welcome drink at individual tables.  Guests move to The Grill Room at 18h30 for dinner, with an explanation from the Chef about the Menu and comments from the Farm representative on the various pairings, throughout the evening. Wines from the featured estate will be available to order on the evening.

July’s event on Wednesday 28 July features French-style wines from Morgenster Estate and a French-inspired menu courtesy of The Oyster Box. Family-owned and family-run, Morgenster has a long history dating back 300 years. Situated near the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain in Somerset West, the property produces award-winning Bordeaux-styled wines, Italian cultivars and extra virgin olive oil.



* High Tea in The Palm Court – Inspired by the hotel’s original architecture and with chandeliers purchased from the Savoy Hotel in London, High Tea at The Oyster Box is a lengthy, leisurely affair.  Live piano music provides the perfect backdrop to tea. High Tea is served daily at the following times: Mondays – Fridays from 14h30 – 17h00. Saturdays and Sundays, 12h00-14h00 & 15h00-17h00. Cost is R390.00 per person. 

* Legendary Breakfast in the Ocean Terrace – With al fresco tables offering panoramic Indian Ocean sea views and regular sightings of passing whales and dolphins, the generous breakfast buffet which includes fresh Oysters and Sparkling Wine, is the perfect way to start your day. Breakfast is served from 07h00-10h30 daily at R450.00 per person.

*The Curry Buffet in the Ocean Terrace – Continues to attract fans from far and wide.  Set in the Mediterranean-inspired Ocean Terrace, with gorgeous views across the Indian Ocean, the impressive curry selection, of at least 11 curries daily, includes meat, fish and vegetarian options. Using delicate blends of spices and fresh herbs…each curry is a masterpiece in itself.  The Curry Buffet is open for lunch and dinner from 12h00-20h30 at R390.00 per person.

Versatile muso Leon, provides Live Music from Thursday to Saturday evening and on a Sunday at lunchtime. 

Due to current covid protocols, reservations are essential.  Dinner bookings are available from 17h00-19h30 and Lunch bookings from 12h00-15h00.


For enquiries and to book for one of the events, contact Restaurants on (031) 514 5000 or by e-mail on


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Cake & Prosecco Class at Old Town Italy




Join Old Town Italy on the first Saturday of every month for a fun Cake-Decorating class, hosted by renowned bakers at our adored Old Town Italy stores 🎂

Start your morning at 10am, where you will learn a series of cake decorating techniques while sipping on refreshing Prosecco 🥂
This class includes your own cake to decorate and take home, Prosecco and a selection of Old Town High Tea treats.

See upcoming dates below:

5 June – Marble Buttercream
3 July
7 August
4 September
2 October
6 November
4 December

Price: R650 per person
Limited tickets available at each store

Enquire in store or contact us directly to book & find out more info: | 031 566 5008
Book here

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