The Oyster Box Hotel

Kevin Joseph, chef at this luxurious boutique hotel in Umhlanga Rocks, is now luring travellers and locals looking for something out of the ordinary into the heart and soul of his kitchen with The Chef’s Table. This experience includes drinks and live music in the bar, followed by a kitchen tour, champagne, and canapés.

Open daily
2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks
031 514 5000 

Home Bru Graft Café

If you need to check in with work while you’re on holiday, hold a quick meeting in a boardroom by the sea, or get documents scanned and printed, then Home Bru has you covered. A beautiful coffee, food, and work space in Umhlanga Rocks is your personal office away from home.

Open Monday to Saturday
Home Bru, Retail 12, 21 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks
031 020 0190 

Catalyst Gift Store

Umhlanga is booming with new independent boutiques and coffee shops, and the latest, a unique gift store stocking and supporting a curated collection of South African design and designers is located inside the Umhlanga Medisport Pharmacy. Don’t miss the locally printed fabrics by Mungo and the umbrellas by sought-after artist Clinton Friedman.

Open daily
Inside Umhlanga Medisport Pharmacy, Protea Mall, Chartwell Drive
031 561 1227

Image: Grant Payne

Beaver Creek Coffee

Beaver Creek’s coffee is grown in grown in the seaside town of Port Edward, on the world’s most southern-most coffee estate. It has been a family-owned business for three generations, and offers personal walking tours of the estate, where visitors can see for themselves what goes into making the coffee we drink every day. Tours include a bottomless tasting.

Tours daily at noon.
Penny Lane, Port Edward
039 311 2347 or 082 907 0652

Image: Grant Payne
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