The Red Carnation group have 3 unique 5 star properties in South Africa, all of which make the most of the natural beauty surrounding them. They all offer luxury spas with features such as pools, outdoor treatment gazebos, steam rooms and fitness centres.
The Twelve Apostles is located in Cape Town, it has panoramic views of the bordering Table Mountain national park and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. There are 55 bedrooms and 15 deluxe suites which all appreciate the views from every direction. The Presidential Suite features an antique marble bath, chandeliers, works of art and mosaics.
There are various ‘Extraordinary Dining experiences’ offered by the hotel such as Tea by the Sea, Astronomy Gastronomy (dinner under the stars) and a helicopter trip with lunch at a unique destination. On-site there is a Restaurant for international cuisine, a Grill for a light bite and a Bar for a tipple.
Where else would you wish to Whale watch while sipping a Margarita than from the Leopard Bar terrace?
The Atlantic Marquee is an 80 seater venue and the Lionshead suite can hold up to 50 theatre, both offer views across the mountain range and ocean. The Milkwood room holds 90 theatre style and can be split in to two. There is also a 16-seater Cinema which can be hired privately for presentations or incentives.
The Bushmans Kloof situated in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains , Western Cape is a wilderness experience, South Africa at its best !
There are just 16 bedrooms and suites with an additional fully catered private villa ‘The Koro Lodge’ it’s natural and earthy feel compliments the surroundings and it’s complete with a large terrace and private infinity pool.
For food and drink there is a formal dining room and 3 unique dining spaces-
Makana; designed to emulate an open fronted cave with stone walls and fireplaces
Kadoro; a rustic and secluded cottage lit only by candles and starlight
Embers; perched on a cliff overlooking the valleys below.
Extraordinary Dining experiences can also be arranged here from reserve picnics among the spring flowers and the River Boma experience; a table in the river where you can dip your toes in the waters while listening to birdsong and eating a-la-carte.
There is a purpose built conference room which holds 32 theatre style and dining spaces are multi-purpose so can be booked privately for meetings, drinks receptions and dinners.
The final hotel in South Africa is the Oyster Box located on Umhlanga’s beachfront in Durban; overlooking the Indian Ocean and iconic Lighthouse. There are 86 bedrooms and suites. The Presidential Suite has two levels with a private lift, huge windows, a dining room, lounge area and private pool.
There are many options for dining,
The Grill Room; renowned for fine dining for over 70 years
Palm Court; a conservatory-like space, flooded with natural light and palms
Oyster Bar; with it’s crisp white interior
Lighthouse Bar; with 180 degree views of the coastline
Chukka; filled with polo memorabilia
and finally The Chefs Table; a front row seat in the kitchen
There are 5 meeting rooms. The Pearl is the largest holding 200 for a reception; it is all white in colour with mirrored and windowed walls. The Shell Room can be hired alone for meetings and dinners or in conjunction with the Pearl. There are 3 further meeting rooms and a 24-seater cinema.
Red Carnation Hotels currently features on our website as our ‘Hotel Group of the Season‘. Read our other blogs about the group on our website
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