The Spa at The Oyster Box

The Spa at The Oyster Box

Every day, I feature press releases on TheEpicureanExplorer Life Style Blog and rarely on this site. However, this property brought back many fine memories of a trip too long ago to South Africa and remind me, how much I’d love to return. It is so lovely, if you are headed to South Africa, you may wish to consider a stop at The Oyster Box. If you want to see press releases on a daily basis, you can sign up for the RSS feed on TheEpicureanExplorer.


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

Press Pause and Make Time for Pampering at The Spa at The Oyster Box
~ World-Renowned Luxury Spa in South Africa Scoops Third Spa Accolade for 2013 ~


Tucked away amongst the lush indigenous gardens of one of South Africa’s greatest architectural treasures and ready to pamper guests, true luxury awaits you at The Spa at The Oyster Box . Offering an extensive range of carefully crafted treatments along with a well-equipped private fitness club, two swimming pools for guests to use at their leisure, exquisite spa dining, and ample space to stretch out on the terraces and within the gardens for simply being still, The Spa defines personal care. The Oyster Box offers a variety of spa packages that relieve stress, detoxify, cleanse and purify or simply refresh and rejuvenate. Finishing touches are added to return you to the outside world feeling and looking your best. These are just a few spa packages to choose from or you can create your own. For a complete description and list of spa offerings, please click here.



Spa Wellness Day Package (270 Minutes) 
Your spa day starts with a private Steam Session in the Hammam followed by a Full Body Exfoliation, eliminating excess surface skin cells. An aromatic Full Body Massage incorporating color therapy while the soy-based candles release aromatherapy scents. This is followed by your choice of one of the 75-minute specialized skin care facials to suit your needs. End with a Deluxe Manicure or Deluxe Pedicure to perfect this day of pure bliss. Includes Hammam, Full Body Exfoliation, Chakra Balancing Candle Massage, 75-Minute Specialized Skin Care Facial, Deluxe Manicure or Deluxe Pedicure, and Spa Lunch. $245 per person.Spa Wellness Half Day Package (210 Minutes)  
Your day starts with a private Steam Session in the Hammam followed by a choice of one of thetraditional touch therapies/massage journeys to suit your needs. A skin care facial as per your requirements is completed by a choice of Spa Manicure or Spa Pedicure. Includes Hammam, 60-Minute Traditional Massage, 60-Minute Skin Care Facial, Spa Manicure or Spa Pedicure, and Spa Lunch. $185 per person.A Change of Season Ritual – Inkathi I-Afrika (120 Minutes)    
Begin with a Full Body Exfoliation, followed by an Earth Wrap that utilizes tribal wisdom incorporated in the indigenous ingredients. Improve circulation, rejuvenate and re-mineralize your skin, activated by the warming humidity of the Hammam. Shower off and cool in the sensation mist shower. Follow with a 45-minute sensory African Back Massage featuring heated stones or heated Himalayan salt crystals to ensure complete deep relaxation. $115 per person.The Spa at The Oyster Box  recently achieved its third Spa accolade for 2013, collecting the “Best Hotel Spa” at the 9th annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards hosted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa in association with Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Paris. Earlier this year, The Spa scooped twoWorld Luxury Spa Awards: “Best Luxury Hotel Spa in Africa” and “Best Luxury Destination Spa in South Africa.”

“We see a definite increase in spa bookings being an integral part of a hotel stay,” says Oyster Box’s General Manager, Wayne Coetzer. “Many guests use the time away from the office as the perfect opportunity to do something special for themselves and indulge in a spa treatment while they are away on business.”

“The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards increases in its stature each year, providing the South African and international spa visitors and media with a comprehensive choice of award-winning spas, and a reliable source of spa information and recommendations within South Africa,” says Dr. Nadine de Freitas, Managing Editor, Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa. She adds: “Spas offer a precious refuge from a frenzied lifestyle. In whatever amount of time one can afford, spas provide peace, relaxation and guidance to help create a healthier lifestyle.”

For details and reservations, please contact The Oyster Box at +27 (0) 31 514 5000,, or visit us online at

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 five 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.

2013 Diners Club Winelist Awards: The Diamond Award
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa Spa Awards: Winner Resort/Hotel Spa Category (2013)

TripAdvisor: Certificate of Excellence (2013)

World Luxury Spa Awards: Best Luxury Hotel Spa in Africa (2013)

World Luxury Spa Awards: Best Luxury Destination Spa in South Africa (2013)

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

Among 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 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, Palm Beach, and now Ireland.

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 at             

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About The TreadRight Foundation
The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in 2008 by The Travel Corporation(TTC) to undertake conservation work and foster sustainability in the tourism industry.

Collectively funded by TTC’s family of brands, TreadRight supports projects that fall under the themes of water, biodiversity, leadership and community, and which drive the foundation’s vision to preserve the earth’s unique environments and diversity for future generations.

To date, TreadRight has donated more than US $2 million to sustainable tourism projects around the world, in addition to supporting the World Travel & Tourism Council’s ‘Tourism for Tomorrow’ awards. To find out more about the foundation visit:

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