Code: bp01

Durban North Coast - 5 Days

Spend your days unwinding on blue flag beaches while staying in one of South Africa's top hotels.

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From: POA

Prices provided are a guideline that is based on two people sharing a room.

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Code:
BP01
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Starting Date:
Any Date
Starting Point:
Johannesburg
Ending Point:
Johannesburg
Customizable:
Yes
Type:
Beach Vacation
Accommodation LEVEL:
Exclusive Top-End
Countries Visited:
Destinations Visited:
  • KwaZulu-Natal North Coast
DAYS 1-4: Durban North Coast

After clearing customs and immigration at OR Tambo International, you’ll find a representative from African Sky waiting for you. After taking care of formalities, you’ll be escorted to the appropriate departure terminal where you’ll board a local flight to Durban on South Africa’s east coast . On arrival, you’ll be transferred to your luxury seaside accommodation, just 20km or 12 miles from the airport. The five-star Oyster Box dates back to the colonial year of 1863. The original Oyster Lodge was constructed as a navigational beacon, located just 70km or 40 miles south of the Tugela River, beyond which lay a troublesome Zulu nation under King Mpande kaSenzangakhona, half-brother of Shaka and Dingane. In subsequent generations, the building fell into disuse, until in 1952 the property was purchased by Ken and Kay O’Connor. First, they opened a tea garden, then a restaurant, and finally the Oyster Box Hotel in 1954. The Tollman family purchased the property in 2006 and renovated it to its present status as one of KwaZulu-Natal’s most desirable beachfront accommodations.

Your personal propensities are well catered for at the Oyster Box. Under the guidance of executive Chef Kevin Joseph, the Grill Room will satisfy your culinary desires. The Ocean Terrace restaurant, with Indian Ocean view, serves a Bistro-style menu and is perfect for casual, al fresco or family dining. Their Curry Buffet, with eleven curries in meat, fish or vegetarian and supplemented with fresh, home-made condiments including lime and vegetable pickle, home-made chutneys, raitas, sambals, and freshly baked naan bread, poppadums, and roti, celebrates South Africa’s Indian community, the largest outside India. Those so-inclined might indulge in afternoon High Tea in the Palm Court under ceramic chandeliers purchased from the Savoy Hotel in London. Their Oyster, Lighthouse and Chukka bars offer spectacular interiors, incredible views, delectable cocktails, live music, and superb menus. If you’re not lounging at the pool or on the beach, indulge yourself in what is probably the best spa on Durban’s coast. Catch a movie at the cinema. Work out in their 24-hr fully-equipped gym. Take care of some business in their business center with printer, fax, B&W copier, and refreshment station. In the Oyster Box vicinity, you’ll find local eateries and stores if you prefer to rub shoulders with locals. Taxi services are available for longer-distance excursions.

Overnight:
The Oysterbox
Meals:
Breakfast
Day 5: Departure

After a relaxing morning, you’ll be returned to the nearby King Shaka airport. From there you’ll fly return to Johannesburg, bringing to an end a relaxing South African beach holiday .

Overnight:
None
Meals:
Breakfast

Included

Accommodation:
  • 4 Nights Oyster Box
Flights:
  • Johannesburg to Durban round trip
Transfers:
  • King Shaka International to Oyster Box round trip
Activities:
  • None
Additional:
  • Services of a registered guide/resident rangers
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Tourism levy
  • All applicable taxes
  • Land transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • All activities and entrance fees to places mentioned in the itinerary
  • All park fees where applicable

Excluded

Excluded:
  • International airfare (to and from South Africa)
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Activities not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Meals not specifically stated in the itinerary

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