Walking into the lobby there was a fresh aroma to welcome us. To the freshness of Christmas. The staff assistance and politeness was exceptional, who seated us without delay. As we got to our table it was dressed handsomely, befitting a five star setting. Each person had there own Christmas cracker, a tin of goodies was a splendid memorabilia. Chef Kevin Joseph's prawn
and salmon starter was mind blowing. Then there was GM Mr Wayne Coetzer was dressed up as Santa Claus handing out candy to the children. The big surprise was Mo Magic who turned. A 10 Australian dollar into 10 pounds and changed a 1 rand into a Krugerand. He did a different trick at every table. The main course was a buffet with an excellent spread. My roast lamb and kebabs were cooked to perfection. We had eaten so heavily that space for dessert was unavailable. But the desserts looked delicious. It was an amazing experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE LEGEND LIVES ON… AT THE OYSTER BOX Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities. Dining venues include the casual ‘Ocean Terrace’, serving casual and al fresco fare and a Curry Buffet, to the legendary, fine-dining ‘Grill Room’. The ‘Palm Court’ serves a lavish, traditional ‘High Tea’ daily, with live piano accompaniment. The Oyster and Lighthouse Bars are the hottest spots in town for sun-downers.The Spa is equipped with six treatment rooms, a Hydrotherapy Bath, grooming lounge, plunge-pool, state-of-the-art gym, Infinity pool and Tranquillity Lounge and offers the latest in health and wellness teatments.Facilities include two swimming pools, a private library, luscious tropical gardens and an intimate, 24-seater movie theatre. The Oyster Box is KZN’s premiere wedding and honeymoon destination and the ‘venue of choice’ for the conference and business market.Time spent at The Oyster Box will leave you with magical memories to last a lifetime. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oyster Box Umhlanga Rocks