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Save the Dates for The Oyster Box 2020



2020 is almost here and The Oyster Box Hotel has oodles of romantic dinners, revitalising spa treatments, and fine food and wine to get the year off to the best start… grab your diary it’s time to start saving the dates!

Calendar of Events – January to March 2020

Durban, 10 December 2019

The Sushi and Seafood Bar at The Oyster Box is renowned for delicious sushi, live music and superb sea views. The Sushi Special includes a platter of deliciously fresh Sushi, accompanied by a complimentary Gin Cocktail. Available for the month of January from Mondays to Thursdays 18h00 to 22h00 in the Palm Court; price is R155 per person.

One of the hotel’s most popular events, join us for a fun night out with the Dinner and a Movie special on 3 and 31 January; 7 and 28 February and 6 and 27 March. The two-course dinner is followed by a movie in the Cinema and includes a glass of sparkling wine, popcorn and sweets. Dinner at 18h00 followed by movie at 20h00. Price is R490 per person.

For Chinese New Year, on 25 January enjoy a Chinese Fusion High Tea with a twist. Asian flavours take centre stage with red bean dumplings, egg custard tarts, sesame seed balls, fagao and fortune cookies. Join us for a sweet and savoury journey which blends the best of east and west. From 14h30 to 17h00 in The Palm Court. Price is R420 per person.

The 90-minute January Spa Special Treatment, ‘New Year New Me’, is the ultimate pamper.  Start with a 45-min Elemis Hydrating Facial, followed by a 45-min OPI Pedicure, whilst we treat your hands to the Pro Spa Advance softening gloves. These gloves are rich in anti- oxidants, contain Vitamin E and are excellent to hydrate and soften even the driest skin. Price is R1300 per person.

Bring a friend and join us for an afternoon of delicious sweet and savoury treats, as we observe World Cancer Day on 4 February. Time is 14h30 to 17h00 in The Palm Court.

Introducing Opera Angels! This unique and dynamic duo comprises Pianist and Soprano, Dr Lisa Engelbrecht, and Mezzo Soprano, Lindsay Thomson. Prepare to be transported through a broad and colourful spectrum of music during their show…from iconic Opera works, classical masterpieces, musical theatre medleys and some surprising arrangements of popular favourites. This three-course set dinner menu with cocktail on arrival takes place on 7 and 8 February in The Grill room from 18h30 to 22h00. Price is R790 per person.

Opera Angels

Opera Angels

Celebrate National Pizza Day on 9 February on our Mediterranean-inspired Ocean Terrace and Oyster Bar. With uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, both venues are ideal for enjoying casual dining over a delicious pizza prepared in our wood fired oven at R100 per pizza.

Pizza with Slush Puppie - Oyster Box Hotel

We’re seeing red for all the right reasons in February, as we celebrate love and lovers. Make an impression at the Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance on 14 and 15 February with a delicious six-course plated dinner and dance with the fabulous Beat Route trio. From 19h00 to 22h00 in The Grill Room and The Ocean Terrace; price is R1200 per person.

Limited to 20 people, this educational and insightful evening on the art of drinking whisky, is aimed at both aficionados and those that enjoy a great night out! The Glenmorangie Paired Dinner on 28 February includes canapés on arrival, followed by a five-course dinner, each course matched with a whisky. From 19h00 to 22h30 in The Colony Room, price is R690 per person.

Celebrate each other this February with our Be My Valentine Spa Special. This 90-minute treatment includes our B|Together couples’ rose quartz Full Body Massage, followed by a glass of sparkling wine. Price is R3200 per couple.

Also in February, our Memorable Moments 90-minute treatment includes time in our Hammam steam room followed by a Back of Body Massage and a glass of sparkling wine. Price is R3200 per couple.

Come and join us for a once-off,  dexterously composed Music and Wine Pairing, with Black Elephant Vintners. Taking place on The Oyster Box’s Veranda with a silent juke box set up, assorted platters and 12 wines, this will be a truly unique experience. From 19h00 to 22h30, price is R490 per person.

Meet new friends over a welcome cocktail and canapés spiced up with various activities at our Mix and Mingle for Singles evening on 27 March. From 19h00 to 22h00 in The Lighthouse Bar; price is R290 per person.

Our luxurious and rejuvenating 90-minute March Spa Special includes a selection of three treatments from the below and costs R1650 per person.

  • 30-minute Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage
  • 30-minute Reflexology / Foot Massage
  • 30-minute Hands & Arms Massage
  • 30-minute Scalp, Neck & Shoulder Massage
  • 30-minute Leg Massage
  • 30-minute Full Body Exfoliation
  • 30-minute Basic Face Cleanse & Massage

Treat yourself to a New Year Pamper…



The Oyster Box is famous for its incredible Curry Buffet which offers a wide selection of dishes and condiments. Price is R450 per person. “I have perfected my favourite succulent lamb curry recipe for you to try at The Oyster Box or at home… Enjoy!” Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph

Curry Buffet


Our exciting new range of Gift Vouchers are perfect for all occasions. Give a Gift Voucher from a selection of ‘Only at The Oyster Box’ experiences. Purchase online or at the hotel; vouchers may be emailed or sent beautifully presented to the recipient by post.


Restaurant and High Tea Reservations: Tel: +27 (0)31 514 5000 • Email:

Bookings may also be made through:

The Spa Reservations: Tel: +27 (0)31 514 5072 • Email:

Confirmation is subject to availability. Prices are subject to change and events may be cancelled without prior notice. Please note that booking is essential for all events. Terms and conditions apply.

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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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