Winter treats to tickle your fancy

Winter treats to tickle your fancy

Cooler nights and shorter days sum up the KwaZulu-Natal Winter so make sure to head to the Oyster Box for some decadent spoiling. From sumptuous High Teas including one with a royal twist, hilarious comedy and decadent dinners, there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy.

The Weird and Wonderful World of Whisky promises a fun-filled night of whisky tasting from different distilleries around the world. Paired with a five-course meal and entertainment, prepare yourself for a whole new take on whisky in the Colony Room on 26th April. Price is R450 per person.

Don your traditional garb and celebrate Freedom Day with our South Africa-themed High Tea on the 27th April. Delicious treats such as koeksisters, melktert, malva pudding, imfino and putu bites are the order of the day. Taking place from 14h30 to 17h00 in the Palm Court, there is a prize for the best dressed guest. Price is R450 per person.

Our Bubbles and Brie-themed Veuve Clicquot High Tea Buffet will feature our famous sweet treats paired with a glass of champagne providing a lovely afternoon for the ladies and the gents. Taking place in the Palm Court from 14h30 to 17h00 on 1st May, cost is R590 per person. Book early as there are limited seats available.

May is Mother’s Month so celebrate with a Tanqueray 10 and Tonic for each guest who books a high tea during May.

Celebrate your beautiful mom at our Mother’s Day Lunch on the Ocean Terrace on the 13th May. Lunch will include a plated starter and dessert and a plated dessert. Live entertainment will add to the occasion. Time from 12h00 to 15h00 and cost is R790 per person and R450 per child under 12.

The Pearl Room is the venue for a riotous night of Curry and Comedy on the 17th May. Our incredible curry with all the trimmings and the talents of the inimitable Marc Lottering will take centre stage. Time is 18h30 to 22h00 and price is R550 per person.

With all the tradition and fanfare, there’s nothing quite like a Royal Wedding! Join in the royal festivities as Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle at the historic Windsor Castle. The Royal Wedding Brunch takes place on the 19th May, paired with Hendricks Gin and a surprise visit from the Royal Family. Taking place in the Durban July Room from 10h00 to 14h00, cost is R690 per person.

Friday nights have never looked better with G.H. Mumm Fridays. Join us on the Lighthouse Bar balcony, whatever the month, for a G.H. Mumm Cocktail or glass of G.H Mumm Champagne from our inspired menu bar. Entertainment provided by DJ Israel. Time is 18h00 to 22h00.

Spend the evening in the company of The Oyster Box at the House of Moet Dinner in the Colony Room on the 31st May. Each course is accompanied by a champagne within the Moet portfolio with a representative on hand to talk you through the pairing. A truly special occasion not to be missed. Price is R1 200 per person.

For a behind the scenes dining experience, the G.H. Mumm Chef’s Table on the 1st June will offer an intimate insight into our main kitchen’s energy and activity. Accommodating ten guests, a bespoke menu created by Chef Kevin Joseph will be served directly to your table along with a tutored Mumm pairing. Cost is R1500 per person.

Join us for an educational and insightful evening on the art of drinking whisky. Our Glenmorangie Dinner on 16th June accommodates 20 people. Enjoy canapes on arrival followed by a five-course dinner paired with five whiskies. From 19h00 to 22h30 in the Colony Room, cost is R690 per person.

The perfect treat for the perfect gentleman, this special Gentlemen’s Tea on the 16th and 17th June is the ideal opportunity to tell your special man how much you appreciate him. Husbands, dads and granddads will love this more savoury than sweet event. Dainty cucumber sandwiches have been swopped out for pork pies, beef sliders, scotch eggs and whisky truffles. Accompanied by a Chivas Whisky tasting, each gentleman will stand a chance to win a hamper Chivas Whisky. From 14h30 to 17h00 in the Palm Court, cost is R450 per person.




Enjoy our Indian Ocean views while tucking into a succulent Sunday Roast Sharing Platter with all the trimmings. Served on the Ocean Terrace every Sunday, price is R470 per platter for two people.



With something to suit every palate, The Oyster Box’s Incredible Curry Buffet offers a wide selection of dishes and condiments included Executive Chef Kevin Joseph’s favourite and perfected succulent lamb curry. Price is R450 per person.



Our gift vouchers are perfect for all occasions. Choose from a tempting selection of experiences including food and wine discovery evenings, traditional afternoon teas, rejuvenating spa treatments or a monetary voucher to spend while visiting the hotel.

Purchase online or at the hotel, vouchers may be emailed or sent beautifully presented to the recipient by post.




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