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Apr 2, 2015

The Oyster Box & African Travel Solutions News Update

Take some time out at The Legendary Oyster Box – Indulgence and luxury are yours for the taking with our new ‘Ultimate Spoil’ offer

Dear Friends of The Oyster Box,
It’s hard to believe that Easter and the end of the first quarter of the year are already on our doorstep. How time flies…when you’re having fun! It’s been five years since we re-opened and The Oyster Box has firmly established itself as one of South Africa’s favourite hotels
Besides the legendary property, our exceptional staff is our biggest asset. We pride ourselves on recruiting people who not only can do the job, but also have strong personalities and character; and this comes through in the approach to their work. We invest time and money, across the group, in the training and development of our people and their dedication and attitude are a significant part of our success.
At the annual Red Carnation Staff Appreciation Awards function held in London in the past week, to honour outstanding staff members from all the properties within the Group’s hotel portfolio around the world, four Oyster Box staff walked off with the top awards – Spa Therapist of the Year, Social Media Networker of the Year, Service Standard Award ‘Going Above & Beyond the Call of Duty’, Back of House Employee of the Year and SST (Trainer) of the Year.
In all, 25 people from The Oyster Box attended the glittering ceremony, following an exciting week of work experience in the various UK hotels. What an opportunity and a huge individual achievement for our staff members! I know it will make a huge professional and personal impact on each one.
Recently, the property garnered two significant hospitality gongs. We placed 6th in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Hotels in Africa and we made the Condé Nast Traveler (USA): Gold List, as one of The World’s Best Places to Stay in South Africa. We are thrilled that our Spa has just scooped the Best Hotel Spa in Africa at the World Spa & Wellness Awards (2015) held in London; this after being voted as the Best Luxury Hotel Spa in Africa and the Best Luxury Boutique Spa in South Africa at the World Luxury Spa Awards late last year.
Our beautiful, award-winning property offers something for everybody. Whether you’re after a restful family holiday or romantic getaway for two; a stunning conference or wedding venue or the perfect place to have a meal or celebrate a special occasion.
On that note…don’t miss our next KZN Food Heroes dinner. It’s a source of enormous pride, for us to be able to bring the very best KZN produce available to our patrons on ONE evening. Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph has been scouring the province to find just the right ingredients for the five-course dinner on 24 April . On the menu, a selection of the province’s premiere artisanal fare – Charcuterie from Midlands Speciality Products; Venison from Zulu Waters Game Reserve; Fresh Strawberries from Cappeny Estate Strawberry Farm; Cheeses from The Gourmet Greek and Flowers from LIV Children’s’ Village. Even the gifts for each diner, have been supplied by a local producer, Peters Gate Herbs. I urge you not to miss the chance to meet them, hear their food stories and walk the KZN Food Heroes journey with us.
Finally…just a reminder (as if you need reminding), that there’s no need to wait for your annual holiday to experience all The Oyster Box has to offer. We have recently introduced two fabulous new packages to our existing selection. The Ultimate Spoil and the Luxury Beach & Bush Escape with Phinda, are winners for locals and those visiting from further afield.
We look forward to having you visit us soon!

Warm wishes Wayne Coetzer General Manager

KZN Food Heroes Dinner Friday, 24 April
We are thrilled to host the next hugely popular KZN Food Heroes Dinner in April. This evening is dedicated to recognising and celebrating the very best fresh, locally sourced produce available in KZN. Enjoy a five-course plated menu and live entertainment..
Price: R 550 per person

The Ultimate Spoil Why wait for a special occasion to treat yourself to the ultimate spoil? Indulgence and luxury are yours for the taking…any time you choose! From the time you arrive, to when you leave… experience breathtaking views, five-star facilities, world-class cuisine and accommodation of distinction.

Luxury Beach & Bush Escape
Ignite your senses, and get the very best KZN has to offer with this amazing package.
Immerse yourself for three extraordinary nights of wildlife in true exclusivity at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in northern Zululand, followed by a three (or more) night stay on the beach, at The Oyster Box.
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