Dream summer getaways with Red Carnation Hotels

Whether you seek a tranquil beach getaway, a wellness retreat nestled within breathtaking mountains, or an action-packed city break, thanks to the growing travel options throughout South Africa the Red Carnation Hotel Collection affords you the chance to make these coming summer months truly unforgettable.

Running until Christmas, it has a series of offers that make the prospect of a last-minute getaway even more irresistible. Rediscover Bushmans Kloof with a journey to the magical Cederberg wilderness that involves a plethora of stimulating activities: nature drives, canoeing and rock art excursions are just three examples. Explore The Twelve Apostles where you can savour sea views and freshly harvested oysters between restorative flotation or plunge pool sessions. Enjoy the absolute beachfront at The Oyster Box, where the Indian Ocean’s bounty will supply you with a range of delicious seafood, perfectly complemented by Bouchard Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc.


The Oyster Box, Umhlanga

On every Saturday and Sunday throughout October, we will be paying homage to the German tradition of Oktoberfest by serving a selection of culinary delights and, of course, German beers. Enjoy a special date night with our Dinner and a Movie, or Dinner and Dance events, both of which take place at various points throughout the coming months. Our Halloween High Tea is sure to prove fun for all the family: prizes go to the best dressed. Sample the stunning produce of the Delheim and Glen Carlou vineyards through our Wine Wednesdays. On 9 November, treat yourself to our Tata Harper Tea by the Sea, where you will be pampered with goodie bags and organic skincare products that leave you feeling fully restored.


The Twelve Apostles, Cape Town

On 28 October, we are playing host to a Murder Mystery Dinner, involving a game played by eight people per table: you are welcome to either book a table for your group or join another table. Join us for Sip and Paint – where a local artist will help unlock your artistic potential – on 3 November. The following day, our Tata Harper Wellness Morning is truly unmissable: Begin with a delicious spa breakfast, leave with goodie bags and prizes, and feel the benefits of rejuvenating skincare products throughout. Settle down to a 5-course tasting menu Whisky Dinner on 3 November. Two days later, enjoy a live performance in the Fynbos Gardens at our Gin and Jazz night.


Bushmans Kloof, Cederberg

Until 19 December, extend your stay amid the rugged Cederberg Mountains with a complimentary night on us; allowing you four nights of luxury accommodation, inspired country cuisine and wilderness adventure… all for the cost of three. You’ll experience four nights’ luxury accommodation with unlimited Wi-Fi, a welcome drink on arrival and all meals included. Enriching and exhilarating lodge activities – including nature drives, rock art excursions, botanical walks, canoeing, archery, fly-fishing, hiking, swimming and special interest presentations – will leave you with unforgettable memories.


Xigera Safari Lodge, Botswana

North of the border, in more ways than one it is a celebratory time for our Botswanan neighbours. From 28 September, all remaining COVID-19 restrictions and protocols were officially removed. In conjunction with this wonderful news, we also wanted to draw your attention to how our child policy has recently been amended: from now on, the minimum age for guests at Xigera is no longer 12, but rather six years old. Breathtaking bird migration and lush green leaves on our sausage trees are just two of the gifts of spring that will crown your dream trip, for guests of all ages, to Xigera. And what greater gift could there be than to spend Christmas in paradise? Extend your stay in the bush and benefit from four nights for the cost of three this festive season.

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