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Splash out this Summer with one of the incredible experiences on offer at The Oyster Box. From romantic couples’ treatments during the month of love to the hilarious Curry and Comedy evening to elegant dinners with tutored wine tastings and more, the Oyster Box is the place to be to soak up Durban’s relaxed coastal atmosphere.

Feel great this Summer with The Spa’s Summer Glow Treatment. Starting off with a full body exfoliation using the natural ingredients of olive oil, cane sugar and lemon juice, we wrap you in a summer glow body mask containing turmeric, sandalwood oil, milk and gram flour. You will receive a scalp and face massage using heated marble stones while the body mask is on. After the shower, your body will be hydrated in a luxurious moisturiser.

Option 1: 60-minute Summer Glow: exfoliation and body mask only is R1 015 per person.
Option 2: 120-minute Summer Glow: exfoliation and body mask followed by a relaxing Hot Stone back of body Massage is R2 015 per person.

Express your love this February with one of The Spa’s special couple’s treatments:

Our romantic 90-minute B | Together couple’s rose quartz massage followed by a glass of sparkling wine will help you relax and give you some quality time together. Price is R2915 per couple.

Celebrate each other with our 90-minute Memorable Moments treatment! Absorb the humidity and soften your muscles prior to a back of body massage. Heated lemons are used to penetrate to the core of sore and tired muscles. We cleanse using cane sugar and coconut oil to invigorate your skin, eliminating excess skin cells and leaving skin supple and full of nutrients. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine to end. Price R2 915 per couple.

Here in Durban, we enjoy the best of South Africa’s Indian heritage. To honour this melting pot of cultures, our accomplished chefs have created a one-of-a-kind Indian High Chai Tea. On the 3rd February, enjoy scones with pumpkin chutney, Bengali spiced prawn puffs and assorted samosas along with cups of milky Indian Masala Chai. The Indian High Chai Tea will take place from 14h30 to 17h00 in the Palm Court. Price is R450 per person.

Romance is on the menu for our Valentine’s Dinner Dance, which includes a six-course plated menu, dancing to a live band and a gift. Join us on the 14th February in the Grill Room from 19h00 to 22h00. Price is R1200 per person.

A combination of good quality grapes, much patience and a love of champagne set the stage for Domaine des Dieux to officially become the first producer of Méthode Cap Classique in the Hemel en Aarde region. The Domaine Des Dieux Dinner on the 15th February will be a Tutored Tasting with Canapés, followed by a three-course dinner alongside your favourite Méthode Cap Classique. Join us in the Colony Room from 19h00 to 23h00. Price is R690 per person.

Join us in the Pearl Room for a riotous night of comedy and laughter with our Curry and Comedy evening on the 15th February. Our incredible curry and the talents of one of Durban’s headline acts will take centre stage. Time is 18h30 to 22h00 and price is R520 per person.

Silverthorn Wines is among a handful of producers who have dedicated their expertise solely to the production of this elegant style of wine. Hosted by winemaker, John Loubser, the Silverthorn MCC Dinner is a Tutored Tasting with Canapés, followed by a three-course dinner alongside your favourite Méthode Cap Classique. Join us on the 29th March in the Colony Room from 19h00 to 23h00. Price is R690 per person.

Our Monthly Special at The Spa is a healing Himalayan Salt Ritual that starts off with a full body Himalayan salt exfoliation followed by a Back of Body Massage using heated Himalayan Salt Stones. The Himalayan Salt contains many healing properties and helps to relax the muscles as well as detoxes the body. Price is R1405 for a 90-minute treatment.


Enjoy our Indian Ocean views while tucking into a succulent Sunday Roast Sharing Platter with all the trimmings. Served on the Ocean Terrace every Sunday, price is R450 per platter for two people.

Back by popular demand, we will be hosting a monthly Dinner Dance in our famous Grill Room on the 27th January, 24th February and the 31st March from 18h30. Enjoy a three-course dinner and dance the night away to live music. Price is R650 per person and includes a cocktail on arrival.

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. Price is R450 per person. There is a lunchtime seating from 12h00 to 15h00 and a dinner seating from 18h00 to 22h00.

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.
Purchase online or at the hotel, vouchers may be emailed or sent beautifully presented to the recipient by post.

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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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Diarise these upcoming Old Town Italy events



Don’t miss out on Old Town Italy’s upcoming events:

Pizza Making Class

We’re happy to let you know that Old Town Italy will be hosting regular Pizza Making Classes from Thursday, 17 June! 🍕
Old Town Italy brings you an evening filled with Antipasto’s, their house wine and an experience to create your own masterpiece with their esteemed chefs, for R325 per person🥂

🇮🇹 Book at Umhlanga between 5pm – 8pm. | 031 566 5008

Upcoming Classes:
15 July
19 August


24 June – La Dolce Vino

Join Old Town Italy for yet another incredible wine & dinner pairing, hosted at their Old Town Italy stores alongside Steenberg Wine Farm 🍷

Bring your Amico’s along and prepare to be taken on a wine journey, exploring 5 wines of which Steenberg has carefully selected to offer from their range of wines, paired with an exciting menu, curated by their in-house chef.

Allow the live entertainment to ease you into an evening filled with famiglia, fun & festivity 🎷
The evening begins promptly at 6pm on Thursday, 24 June

See the Menu below;

🥂 Welcome Drink
Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

🍴 La Minestra
Roasted Tomato and Red Bell Pepper La Minestra
Served with Parmesan Grissini
🍷 Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc

🍴 Antipasti Board
A Selection of Imported Italian Cheeses and Cured Meats.
Served with Traditional Sides
🍷 Steenberg Nebbiolo

🍴 Fesa di Agnello
Grilled Lamb Rump
Served with Cauliflower, Baby Peas & Marrow Ribbon Salad
Finished off with Mint Gremolata
🍷 Steenberg Merlot

🍴 Dolce
Classic Tiramisu.
Served with Wild Strawberry, Balsamic and Pink Peppercorn Compote.
🍷 Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir Cap Classique

Tickets are R425 per person. 🇮🇹

Bookings are essential.
Make your booking at your favourite store below: | 031 566 5008


3 July – Cake & Prosecco

Join Old Town Italy on the first Saturday of every month for a fun Cake-Decorating class, hosted by renowned bakers at their 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 is R750 per person & includes your own cake to decorate and take home, Prosecco and a selection of Old Town High Tea treats.

Upcoming dates & themes:
3 July – Naked Cake w/ Rice Paper Flower
7 Aug – Buttercream Flower

Bookings can be made below:
Umhlanga | 031 566 5008


9 July – Pasta Making Class

Enjoy a Pasta Making Class at Old Town Italy  Umhanga from 6pm for just R325 per person.
Grab your wine-loving partner and come join for a fun and pasta-filled evening.

On arrival, you’ll enjoy a light antipasto to warm the appetite as well as a bottle of wine to share during the class. Next, their head chef will teach you how to cook like an Italian and finally, prepare your homemade creation for you to enjoy in-store!

Seats are limited to 12 pax and booking is essential:
Here’s our calendar for the rest of 2021:
9 July | Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini
13 August | Tomato Fettuccine Pasta
10 September | Cavatelli Pasta
8 October | Sacchetti Pasta
12 November | Manicotti Pasta
10 December | Fusili al Ferretto

Bookings can be made below: / 031 566 5008

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The Durban Gin & Tonic Experience




The Durban Gin & Tonic Experience is supported by Hall & Bramley is guaranteed to be an unforgettable day out. Bringing you the best Gins and Mixers with Live Artists performing to keep you entertained.

Tickets include entry in to the event as well as a complimentary Festival Gin glass.

Saturday 8 May 2021
Gates open at 12:00
Event ends at 18:00

Northwood Crusaders.
The perfect setting for a Saturday sundowner in the picturesque lawns.

Please note tickets are limited to 500 so get yours early to avoid disappointment.
Early Bird – R160
General Admission – R180
Add a picnic hamper for R150

Tickets available at Webtickets:

This event is strictly over 18 – leave the kids at home
No own food or drink is permitted in to the venue
No weapons, drugs or illegal substances are permitted in to the venue
There will be cash and card facilities at the Cash Loading station
Don’t drink and drive – Arrive aliveCovid-19 protocols will be in place to make the event a safe environment for all in attendance with plenty of space for social distancing and sanitising stations. Don’t forget your face masks and personal sanitiser.

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