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A curated art collection

Our vibrant art collection brings together a wide selection of work by South African artists and emphasises the distinctive creativity of KwaZulu-Natal. There are over one hundred paintings by twelve artists, all living and working in KwaZulu-Natal province. Their narrative style is of vital importance in understanding South African history and specifically Zulu culture. A poignant historical counterpoint to this contemporary collection is a series of forty-three woodblocks by the late Cecil Skotnes, illustrating the life of Shaka Zulu, who reigned as king of the Zulus from 1816 to 1828. Intricate, creative ceramic and mosaic murals by Jane du Rand, a ceramicist based in Australia, can also be discovered throughout…

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Our differences

From the remarkable seaside location to the lush tropical gardens, the array of restaurants and bars to the award-winning spa, there are so many reasons to fall in love with The Oyster Box. But we’ve narrowed it down to just 10…

A love story

The Red Carnation Hotels story is a love story which started over sixty years ago. At the heart of this love story is our Founder and President, Bea Tollman - a woman and leader greatly respected and much adored by all those who have the pleasure of knowing her.

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Extraordinary experiences

At The Oyster Box you’ll find an array of events, activities and experiences to fill your days. From sipping on seasonal cocktails in The Lighthouse Bar to embarking on an unforgettable spice journey in the company of our talented local chefs, there’s no shortage of ways to immerse yourself in the culture and cuisine of KwaZulu-Natal.

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Culinary adventures

The Oyster Box has long been famous for the culinary adventures on offer. The generous Curry Buffet offers an unforgettable taste of KwaZulu-Natal’s signature dish, while the elegant High Tea in the Palm Court adds a contemporary spin to a timeless tradition. Whether you’re enjoying a casual dinner, or celebrating a milestone with loved ones, the restaurants of The Oyster Box offer a venue for every occasion.