Sunday, November 25, 2012

Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa

 A spectacular 5 star hotel, on the Indian Ocean, impecable service, stunning views, top bars and restaurants, a must see visit if you are ever in Durban, South Africa.  Recently renovated to world class standard, I remember visiting this hotel and spending hot summer days on this beach as a child.  

In the foyer

Spectacular arrangement of Strelitzia leaves with Anthurium flowers

The Palm Court, serving traditional afternoon teas

The Grill Room for fine dining

The Oyster Bar - note the glass tiles on the floor that you can look through, below that is a wine bar, table setting for a wedding that we sat sipping champagne and witnessing the joyful revelry.  

Looking through the glass floor - we are watching you

Superior service, champagne and a delicious cheeseboard for 3

Some of the amazing collection of African art which is displayed throughout the hotel

View from The Lighthouse Bar - a working lighthouse

I loved this bar with its touches, or should I say shock, of bright red, which bounce off the lighthouse just perfectly

Lighthouse Terrace - red blankets are draped across the chair backs for those chilly evenings

Ships anchored out on the Indian Ocean, waiting to dock in the very busy Durban harbor

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