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Oyster Box honeymoon excursion advice

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Oyster Box honeymoon excursion advice

We are considering spending 3 nights at Oyster Box as part of our honeymoon (prior to Safari days elsewhere). We are a bit unsure how much there is to do in and around Durban for that length of time and whether we should use it as a home base or forego the 3 day honeymoon package to stay elsewhere/shorter amount of time. What are some reasonable day trips in the area? Any recommendations? Thanks!

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1. Re: Oyster Box honeymoon excursion advice

There are a few things one can do in the area........

Visit the Natal Sharks Board, learn about these amazing, ancient endangered species.

Visit the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature reserve.

Chris Saunders Park.

Mindgame escape.

Diving or snorkelling with AquaRush.

Inanda Heritage Trail.

KZN Science Centre.

Hawaan Forest ( prior arrangement needed).

Sibaya Casino.

Gateway Mall/Imax theatre.

4 X 4 trail at Gateway.

uShaka Marine world in Durban

Crocodile Creek, near Ballito

There is surely enough to fill some of the time during your 3 days

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2. Re: Oyster Box honeymoon excursion advice

The Oyster box is a really super place for a honeymoon and its right on the beach Has a beautiful pool and is very central .Plenty to do in the area and there is a long broadwalk along the beach . The lagoon forest is beautiful and lookout for crested guinea fowl and Vervet monkeys, Small buck too and there used to be a crested eagle nest in the Hawaan forest . If there is a thunder storm out at sea it a most amazing sight especially at night . super sunrises and sunsets too ( lived in Umhlanga for 33 years and never became tired of the surrounding areas )

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3. Re: Oyster Box honeymoon excursion advice

Fabulous choice for a honeymoon. Simply amazing place and you can spend a full day just exploring the hotel! Enjoy

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4. Re: Oyster Box honeymoon excursion advice

Hello and a great choice. My in-laws had their honeymoon there 50 years ago and friends have been doing the same over the years. I have to admit I have not stayed there myself. Plenty to do and see in uMhlanga. Just to ad a few things. There is the KZN Sharks Board and miles of beaches. I would also get a guide and do a walking tour of Durban or use the Rickshaw bus. In Durban walk the Golden mile and eat a bunnychow.

Mark - Owner - SafariKZN

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5. Re: Oyster Box honeymoon excursion advice

Depends on what you like doing.

There are coach trips all over the place where you see everything from the inside of an airconditioned fish tank on wheels.

Or you can get out and do a 4 x 4 safari to game reserves.

Lots of lovely Ocean activities too.

There are also adrenalin sports galore for the more adventurous.

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