April 2013
Contact: Arnelle Kendall
Telephone: (561) 330-0850

Experience a Glorious South African Beach and Bush Escape
at The Oyster Box

Ignite your senses and open yourself to an extraordinary experience for mind, body and soul in stunning South Africa. The Oyster Box and Thanda Private Game Reserve are offering an unforgettable Beach and Bush Escape where you’ll get the very best KwaZulu-Natal has to offer.Immerse yourself in the glorious surroundings of Thanda Private Game Reserve in northern Zululand for two extraordinary nights of culture, wildlife, and romance in true exclusivity, followed by a three-night stay at The Oyster Box, one of South Africa’s best-loved and most charming hotels. The Oyster Box is located right on the beach in picturesque Umhlanga Rocks. Both properties are proud winners of numerous awards and are official members of the Leading Hotels of the World.

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This five-night package includes the following:

  • Transfers to and from King Shaka International Airport
  • A two-night stay at Thanda Private Game Reserve
    • All meals and local drinks
    • Game drive activities
  • A three-night stay at The Oyster Box
    • Full English breakfast daily
    • Incredible Curry buffet for two on the Ocean Terrace once during your stay
    • One spa treatment per person during your stay

The Beach and Bush Escape Package is valid until October 31, 2013. Priced from $1,650 per person sharing for five nights, based on double occupancy. Valid to October 31, 2013. All packages are subject to availability on the room type quoted. All rates are per person sharing. Single room rates are available on request with reservations Inclusions that may not be exchanged or refunded if not used. May not be used in conjunction with ‘stay, pay’ offers and promotions. A 50% deposit is required within 72 hours of reserving accommodations; the balance is required 14 days prior to arrival. Rates vary according to monetary fluctuations.

For further information and to make inquiries, please visit, or call
27 31 514 5000. 

About The Oyster Box
Guests who have had the pleasure of staying at this unforgettable hotel located in Durban, South Africa, rave about the phenomenal cuisine and breathtaking surroundings. Perfectly situated on the ocean’s edge, a brief 5 minutes’ walk from Umhlanga Village Centre, The Oyster Box is conveniently located for quick and easy access to Durban city center, International Airports, and numerous stylish shopping centers, yet has a feeling of classical charm and elegance like nowhere else on earth.

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2013 Awards ‐ ‘Top 25 Hotels in Africa,’ ‘Top 25 Hotels in South Africa,’ ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels in South Africa’

Winner of ‘Top 100 SA Wine List’ Awards Challenge 2013

Voted ‘Favorite Spa in Africa’ in the 2012 SpaFinder Wellness Readers’ Choice Crystal Awards

Amongst the ‘Top 20 Leisure Hotels in Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean’ in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers Awards 2012

‘Best Long Wine List,’ ‘Best Wine by the Glass’ and graded 3 Flutes,
South African Wine List Awards 2012

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012

Country Winner – ‘Best Luxury Hotel Spa’ in the 2012 World Luxury Hotel Awards

About The Red Carnation Hotel Collection
The Oyster Box Hotel is part of the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection. In South Africa, sister properties include The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town, and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg Mountains. The Red Carnation Hotels also have four- and five-star boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, and Palm Beach. All The Red Carnation properties share the same superb qualities that win Red Carnation so many prestigious awards – splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service, and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests.

For more information about these award-winning hotels and the rest of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, please call toll free from the USA/Canada 1.877.955.1515; contact the Central Reservations; service toll free from almost anywhere in the world: + 800.1698.8740; and visit us or             

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About TreadRight
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