We share our most delicious cocktails, much-loved recipes and favourite foodie destinations, as well as take you behind the scenes of our exquisite dining venues

Bar Experience
Incredible bar experiences at Red Carnation Hotels

From year-round tasting sessions to exclusive pop-ups, discover what our most exceptional bars have to offer.


08th July 2019

Ocean Terrace at The Oyster Box
Spectacular July events

Don't miss: Bastille Day and Christmas in July.


Coffee and Chocolate Festival
Cake Recipe to Celebrate the Coffee and Chocolate Festival

Durban's Coffee & Chocolate Festival celebrates the world's favourite caffeinated drink and sweet treat.

13th September 2018

How to Make Bengali Prawn Curry
Curry masterclass: how to make Bengali Prawn Curry

A versatile Bengali Prawn Curry recipe.

15th December 2017

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Chef Charles Heywood on Sustainable South African Cuisine

Talented Executive Chef, Charles Hayward and his team are committed to creating dishes that are big on flavour, using sustainably sourced ingredients. Here, he chats to us about his unpretentious approach to fine dining.

27th November 2017

Tamarind Lentils
Curry Masterclass: Kevin Joseph's Tamarind Lentils

Discover Kevin Joseph’s perfect dish for vegetarians and vegans: tamarind lentils.

08th September 2017

South African Wine2
An Essential Guide to South African Wine

A wine capital of the world, we take a closer look at what makes South African wine so special.

26th June 2017

Irish Ingredients
Know Your Oysters

Kevin Joseph, Executive Chef of the Oyster Box, serves up a beginner class on oysters.

24th May 2017

Indian Restaurants in Durban
The Best Indian Restaurants in Durban

South Africa’s third largest city is a dynamic fusion of Indian and African culture, which combined makes for a tempting culinary scene. Traditional North and South Indian dishes meet delicious South African specialties, creating a unique food heritage that is as captivating as its glorious coastline. We’ve put together a guide to the best Indian

12th April 2016

The Oyster Box on How to Make Samoosas

  The samoosa is a popular favourite at The Oyster Box and this recipe allows you to recreate the delicious experience at home.

17th December 2015

The Best Restaurants in Umhlanga
The Best Restaurants in Umhlanga

Umhlanga is blessed with a selection of outstanding restaurants, offering fine food and great ambience. In addition, because of Durban’s year round fabulous weather, diners are able to enjoy sitting outside, whilst enjoying their meal and in many cases, exquisite views – much like you would experience at the ever-popular Ocean Terrace at The Oyster

24th June 2014

Butter Chicken Curry
Kevin Joseph's Butter Chicken Recipe

  Almost every country in the world has some form of curry that they call their own. Whether it's a delicate Thai Curry, using the holy combination of sweet and sour with loads of coconut milk, or the more robust curries of India and the Far East, where curry powder and chilli play a leading

13th May 2014

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