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FEATURED IMAGE: Desmond O’Connor, the new general manager of the Oyster Box Hotel says his “dream job” has surpassed all expectations.

Meet the new boss at the Oyster Box

WHEN people ask the new general manager of the Oyster Box Hotel why on earth he moved from Cape Town, his response is immediate. “It’s because of the people and the hotel,” Desmond O’Connor explains. Two weeks into his dream job at the world-famous award-winning five-star hotel, O’Connor, has also got used to people telling…

PURR-FECT: Skabenga, the resident celebrity cat takes up his position on the red carpet.

Box clever: book celebrates Umhlanga gem

A LAVISH beautifully illustrated book about uMhlanga’s world-famous Oyster Box Hotel has just been published. And in keeping with what guests and visitors have come to expect down the years, it does not disappoint. It is a masterly keepsake that captures the history and tales of a bygone era that was lovingly brought up to…

Pet-fiendly hotel supports SPCA

Five star welcome for furry friends

IT is not just people who are pampered at uMhlanga’s Oyster Box Hotel – their pets get the VIP treatment too. The famous five-star hotel has a pet-friendly policy and small-to-medium sized dogs and cats can enjoy the same sort of luxury as their owners at the Oyster Box’s superior villas. Demand for the pet-friendly…

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The Oyster Box embraces buckets of rubbish & says ‘NO’ to straws

Plastic seems to be in everything and almost impossible to avoid these days. But with the advent of social media awareness around the ills of single-use plastic growing daily, various initiatives such as #refusethestraw, #plasticpollution and #singleuseplastics, have galvanised the public into using their voices and purchasing power to stamp out its gratuitous use. Umhlanga…