The Oyster Box
As one of the largest cities in South Africa, we understand that deciding what to do when visiting The Oyster Box can be a challenging feat. To ensure that your stay with us is as relaxing as possible, we have asked our concierge, Kishan Gokul, to shine a light on some of the best ways to spend your time here in KwaZulu-Natal and beyond.
Whether you are looking for activities that take you out into Durban and the areas surrounding The Oyster Box, or ways to embrace our breathtaking coastline, this page will offer inspiration for all.
We are also thrilled to announce that our concierge, Kishan Gokul, has now been awarded his coveted Clef d'Or (The Golden Keys) from Les Clef D’Or Society of Golden Keys, a prestigious achievement that highlights both his dedication and excellence in the field. Through this achievement, we can continue to offer you the exceptional service for which Red Carnation Hotels are renowned.
Here at the Oyster Box, we are spoilt for choice with our range of pools and gardens. Not only do we offer two main pools at the hotel, one of which is sea facing and the other garden facing to give a complete sense of tranquillity, but our renowned Spa also features its very own plunge pool. Guests can even book a suite or villa to access their very own private plunge pool.Enquire now
Sitting on the South African coastline, guests at The Oyster Box are in a privileged position to access an array of breath-taking coastal views. Whether you are looking for the perfect spot to capture your holiday photo or a stroll along the shore, a visit to our beaches offers a perfect oasis of relaxation.
Embark on a journey into the wild
Guests seeking an African adventure will find all that they desire at Phinda Private Game Reserve. The reserve is home to the famed African Big Five and 436 bird species, whilst the mirage of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest fosters the perfect environment for their tapestry of wildlife and fauna to flourish.
This eclectic market showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of Durban's thriving maker community. Aligning with our own sustainable values, I Heart centre themselves on the 'power of shopping local', and visitors can expect to see everything from clothing, shoes, ceramics, and jewellery.
Located just a 45 minute drive from The Oyster Box, this vibrant farmers and craft market runs every weekend. Immerse yourself in its bustling atmosphere and explore the wealth of stalls offering fresh produce and hand crafted goods. The venue's live music and food stalls also make it the perfect trip out for families.
Enjoy exceptional cuisine from the comfort of The Oyster Box at one of our many restaurants and bars.Discover more