Opened in 1947, The Oyster Box remains one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished luxury seaside hotels. Join them as they set out to make the most of the long summer days, balmy weather and the slower seasonal pace, by hosting a selection of special events.
Probably the most exciting new addition for the first quarter of the year is the monthly House of Moët Wine Cellar Dinners. Spend the evening in the hotel’s exclusive wine cellar, as you embark on a special food and wine journey. Each course in the six-course dinner is paired with Champagne from the Moët portfolio. Available for up to 10 guests only, a Moët representative will be on hand to talk through each pairing.
On February 11, Cat Simoni’s new show, ‘Love Changes Everything’, will celebrate the well-known hits from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic West End musicals ‘Evita’, ‘Cats’, ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Chess’ and
‘Aspects of Love’, amongst others. Tickets are R350 per person and include dinner and the show.
The Oyster Box is “going long” on Valentine’s Day this year, taking in the entire weekend.
Romance will be on the menu at three Dinner & Dance events in the Grill Room on February 12, 13 and 14.
At R950 per person, guests can enjoy a six-course plated menu, dancing to a live band and a gift.
The Oyster Box’s popular Curry and Comedy evenings are now a fixture on the hotel’s social calendar. The first outing in 2016 will feature Barry Hilton aka ‘The Cousin’, appearing for one night only on March 16. A Curry and Comedy ticket at R550 per person includes a starter platter, the Curry Buffet and a plated dessert.
Another highlight later on in the year will be a PJ Powers Unplugged performance on April 29. Tickets for the show are R690 per person and include dinner.
Regular entertainment at The Oyster Box
• The Lighthouse Bar is open daily for cocktails and snacks, with live music on Thursday and Friday evenings from6.30pm to 9.30pm.
• Sit back and enjoy live music each evening (6.30pm to 9.30pm) from Monday to Friday, in The Oyster Bar
• On The Ocean Terrace, popular Wallace Nock does the honours on Saturdays from 12pm to 3pm and new arrival, the velvet-voiced Eric Canham, from 12pm to 3pm on Sundays. An a la carte menu as well as the popular Curry Buffet is served in this casual venue and it’s an ideal spot for breakfast and sundowners.
Spice it up in The Ocean Terrace
The Curry Buffet at The Oyster Box continues to attract fans from far and wide. Set in the casual, Mediterranean-inspired Ocean Terrace, with views of the Indian Ocean, the main attractions are the Tandoori Chicken and the selection of curries including meat, fish and vegetarian options. The restaurant uses delicate blends of spices and fresh herbs .It is priced at R290 per person.
Traditional High Tea
– The Palm Court
High Tea at The Oyster Box is legendary. Taking place from 2.30pm to 5pm, the tea table is laden with sumptuous treats, from freshly baked scones, pastries and quiches, to exotic cakes, finger sandwiches and savouries, inspired by the hotel’s colonial atmosphere and accompanied by their pianist. Cost is R 220 per person and booking is essential.