Tourism: South Africa’s Oyster Box voted best resort hotel in Africa


One of Durban’s most beloved hotels, the Oyster Box, has been awarded the top spot in the ‘Top Resort Hotels in Africa’ category at this year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.

The awards, voted for by readers of Travel + Leisure, judge hotels on a variety of characteristics including their rooms and facilities, location, service, food and value.

With all the charm of a bygone era, Durban’s 86-room Oyster Box is the epitome of modern elegance and comfort. Considered a national treasure, South Africa’s most cherished hotel stands majestically on uMhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic uMhlanga lighthouse.

Renowned for exceptional cuisine and the hottest spots in town for sundowners, the hotel’s facilities also include an award-winning spa, two swimming pools and a 24-seater movie theatre.

Jonathan Raggett, managing director of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, which the Oyster Box is part of, said they were honoured to have been recognised in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.

“Our teams work tirelessly to deliver unsurpassed guest experiences every day and these accolades are testament to their hard work and dedication, and to the vision of our President & Founder, Mrs Tollman, whose lifelong pursuit of excellence and passion for hospitality is the life blood of Red Carnation Hotels,” he said.


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