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Umhlanga lockdown

Umhlanga still the cat’s whiskers,
but we need to be brave

The bosses of Umhlanga’s two best-known hotels are refusing to let the lockdown get them down. They are calling on the hospitality industry and public to keep its collective chin up and plan for the future. Desmond O’Conner, general manager of The Oysterbox Hotel, said he wanted the world to return to some semblance of…

FEATURED IMAGE: Desmond O’Connor, the new general manager of the Oyster Box Hotel says his “dream job” has surpassed all expectations.

Meet the new boss at the Oyster Box

WHEN people ask the new general manager of the Oyster Box Hotel why on earth he moved from Cape Town, his response is immediate. “It’s because of the people and the hotel,” Desmond O’Connor explains. Two weeks into his dream job at the world-famous award-winning five-star hotel, O’Connor, has also got used to people telling…

Mangwanani

Bliss on the Doorstep

I arrived at the Beverly Hills’ Mangwanani Boutique Spa just before 4pm on a Tuesday afternoon. I had booked a foot massage – one of my favourite types of treatment. There was a venue choice: either indoors in the airconditioned, fragranced shop, or outdoors in the gently billowing tented area. I chose outdoors. The outlook…