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September 24, 2023

Red Carnation Hotels Hit the Suite Spot

Red Carnation Hotel

Red Carnation Hotel

The family-owned Red Carnation Hotel collection comprises four boutique hotels in Southern Africa. From The Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks in KwaZulu-Natal, to The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town’s scenic Camp’s Bay, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg and Xigera Safari Lodge in Botswana’s Okavanga Delta…Pure luxury is what guests can expect when staying at any of our award-winning properties.

Durban, South Africa – Renowned for highly personalised service, exquisite fine dining, leading spas and sumptuous surroundings, each hotel and lodge has its own individual character.  Whether you choose mystical sea views or the leafy escape of lush private gardens…travelling for business or leisure…on your own or with loved ones, our elegant five-star accommodation, each uniquely located, has something to suit the needs of every traveller.

“Red Carnation Southern Africa (RCH Africa)  is a very proud investor in the region,” says Michael Nel Managing Director of RCH Africa. “We have always welcomed our neighbours on the continent to our propertiues and over the last few years, have seen a distinct increase in Regional Travel into Southern Africa.”

“Partnering with SA Tourism we understand the value of the African traveller across the board – from Corporate to Leisure and Group business. Our Hotels and Lodges are destinations in themselves and because of this, offer a distinct experiences to visitors.  We’re looking forward to having guests back at our hotels in numbers after a difficult few years.”

Overlooking the iconic Umhlanga lighthouse and Indian Ocean, and oozing with all the charm of its glamourous history, the 86-room multi-award-winning Oyster Box Hotel, is the epitome of modern elegance and comfort. A Durban icon in its own right and renowned for its extraordinary dining experiences and facilities, walking into The Oyster Box is like walking into a home away from home, with all the personal, homely touches and tiny detail that comes from knowing a place intimately.  The choice of bars and restaurants for sundowners, High Tea or a celebratory meal, two swimming pools, a private library,  Spa and an in-house, 24-seater private movie theatre are yours to enjoy, when you stay at this legendary property. However you choose to spend your time at The Oyster Box, you’ll find your own place in our story and discover why so many people feel compelled to return time and again.

Further south, poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the 5-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is flanked by the majestic Table Mountain National Park and the Twelve Apostles mountain range. Its exceptional location, wedged between mountain and sea, combined the hotel’s design, emerging from the original structure, is a living testament to South African innovation, art and culture. Rated as one of Cape Town’s ‘best’, the property has

70 bedrooms and suites and offers a diversity of guest experiences – from a walk in the mountains, to crafting your own Gin with botanicals grown on the mountain-slopes; a helicopter flight over the Peninsula, before landing at the hotel’s own helipad, to enjoy a flight of wine tasting experience or a meal in the Azure Restaurant.  Whether its a treatment in one of the two outdoor Mountain Spa Gazebos, with views of the Atlantic Ocean, a mountain-side picnic, a private movie showing in the in-house cinema or romantic Atlantic sunsets over cocktails and Sushi in the Leopard Bar, each experience is unrivalled anywhere else in the City. 

A Natural Heritage site, this luxurious bush oasis, is home to an abundance of bird, plant and mammal species and 130 ancient Bushman rock art sites. Located just three hours north of Cape Town and offering exhilarating outdoor experiences including nature drives and walks, stargazing, mountain biking and fly-fishing, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is exceptional.  A Relais & Châteaux lodge offering a range of accommodation in 17 rooms and suites, as well as extraordinary dining experiences in spectacular dining venues around the reserve and exploring the fauna and flora of the Cederberg at close range, is  transformative.

Each of the Southern African properties offers a collection of beautiful Suites. At The Oyster Box each individually decorated Suite has its own unique name and distinctive style. Garden Villas and the spectacular Presidential Suit, promise a memorable five-star stay on KwaZulu-Natal’s eastern coastline.  At The Twelve Apostles, the hotel’s stylish décor and renowned collection of South African artwork, makes a stay in a Sea or Mountain-facing Suite or the spectacular Presidential Master Suite an experience to remember.

At Bushmans Kloof, the two elegant private Villas in South Africa’s Cederberg Mountains, overlook the tranquil banks of the Boontjies River and the ancient rock formations of the reserve.  Cederberg House is inspired by the timeless design of Cape Dutch architecture and Koro Lodge caters for larger groups or families. Both have been carefully designed to offer an exclusive window to the wilderness beyond, blending beautifully with the surrounding landscape, through the use of stone and slate that flow through each room, to the thoughtfully curated collection of original South African artwork.   

Flying in by helicopter to Xigera Safari Lodge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the western side of the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta, guests have an extraordinary opportunity to explore the richness of the area through the most exclusive of stays. Catering for only 24 guests, in 12 Suites, Xigera is ground-breaking in its scope and vision and is the first design project of this scale on the continent and the first purpose-built safari lodge The Red Carnation Collection has developed. 

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