Oyster Box Ocean Terrace Curry Buffet
Curry Masterclass: How to Make Vegetable Samosas

Head Chef at The Oyster Box Hotel Kevin Joseph's vegetable samosa recipe is a real crowd-pleaser.

19th January 2018

Romantic turndown in a State Room at Ashford Castle
How to Have the Perfect Valentine’s Day with Red Carnation Hotels

From city weekends to sun-soaked escapes and snowy retreats. Treat someone special to a perfect Valentine's Day this year.

13th January 2018

Travelling With Children
Interview with Cass Chapman of Kodomo.com on Travelling with Children

Travel expert, Cass Chapman, founder and director of luxury family travel website kodomo.com, shares her tips on how to make travelling with the kids as stress free and smooth as possible.

29th December 2017

Best South African Wineries
10 of the Best South African Wineries

Some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world which guests can take visit from our hotels in South Africa.

18th December 2017

Shubnum Khan
My Durban: Shubnum Khan

Author, journalist and artist, Shubnum Khan, shares her insider guide to Durban for guests staying The Oyster Box Hotel and chats about her upcoming novel.

08th December 2017

Cape Leopard Trust
Wildlife Photography: The Basics

We chat to one of our Bushmans Kloof Field Guides, Daniel du Plessis, about his favourite animals on the reserve and his top tips for catching them on camera.

06th December 2017

umhlanga lighthouse
Five Fascinating Facts About the Umhlanga Lighthouse

The Umhlanga Lighthouse is a historic monument with plenty of stories to tell. As the official Warden of the lighthouse, The Oyster Box is closely connected with this much-loved landmark. Here are five fascinating facts about the Umhlanga Lighthouse, to inspire you ahead of your next trip to South Africa.

07th November 2017

Pack for a Purpose
12 Apostles: Pack for a Purpose

Pack for a Purpose partner with the Amy Foundation, which aims to prevent youth violence by providing meaningful development programmes for young people. They provide the bare essential and goods for children to learn during their early childhood development phase.

13th October 2017

A Day in the Life of Skabenga, The Oyster Box Cat

Meet The Oyster Box’s longest standing resident Skabenga, a characterful cat that has won the hearts of both the hotel staff and guests. Join us as we share what Skabenga typically gets up to during the day at The Oyster Box.

06th October 2017

Durban City Guide
An Essential Durban City Guide

Durban is the fast becoming South Africa’s coolest destination. The country’s third largest city, it’s a thriving metropolis on the edge of the Indian Ocean and home to a vibrant multicultural community. Here is our list of what to see and do in Durban.

09th August 2017

Events in South Africa
Six of the Best Winter Events in South Africa

From whale watching and feasts on the farm to film and comedy events, South Africa’s winter calendar is shaping up nicely. For those staying with us at the charming Oyster Box Hotel in Durban or the elegant 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, these are some of the season’s best events in South

31st May 2017

Wildlife in Durban
Go Wild: Awe-Inspiring Wildlife in Durban

Just beyond Durban’s bustling urban metropolis you’ll find a wealth of phenomenal places to get up close and personal with captivating South African wildlife. From aquatic creatures to giant land-dwellers, Durban’s animal attractions are many. If you’re visiting the iconic Oyster Box hotel, you’re perfectly positioned to explore the local indigenous wildlife. Take a

16th May 2017

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