Across The Red Carnation Africa Collection we are proud to work with charities and sustainable partners that leave a positive impact on people, wildlife and the planet. Our sustainable initiatives are at the heart of everything we do, from sending organic waste to communities local to Xigera for their garden projects, to protecting a herd of Cape Mountain Zebras and ancient rock art sites, both at Bushmans Kloof. 

Red Carnation Hotels is a proud sibling of the Travel Corporation’s family of brands and works in proud partnership with its TreadRight Foundation to #MakeTravelMatter. On an ever-wider scale, TreadRight supports more than 50 sustainable tourism projects worldwide, including the Wilderness Foundation Africa, the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, the Cape Leopard Trust and ME to WE.

Projects and progress

Xigera camp
Powered by the sun

Discover how Xigera uses a sophisticated solar hybrid system to power 95% of the Lodge’s energy needs. 

11th September 2019

Ethical Travel
Say NO to plastic

Sustainable measures we have implemented to remove plastic from our hotels.

01st October 2019

Protecting our Wildlife
Meet the organisations protecting our wildlife

We introduce the organisations behind the Protecting our Wildlife campaign and the important work they have been achieving.

07th March 2019

TreadRight unveils India’s first elephant hospital

Ambassador Céline Cousteau brings storytellers together to highlight the #RefuseToRide campaign.

10th December 2018

Make Travel Matter
TreadRight travels to Jordan

Our journey takes us to Wadi Seer to meet a women’s cooperative that’s changing lives and preserving local heritage, one powerful story at a time.

08th November 2018

Bushmans Kloof
Bushmans Kloof welcomes the Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Visit and spend time with the Anatolian Shepherd Dogs at Bushmans Kloof.

27th July 2018

Jonathan Raggett
Jonathan Raggett on Sustainable Luxury

Managing Director of Red Carnation Hotels, Jonathan Raggett shares his thoughts on the sustainability issues of today.

24th January 2018

Treadright Foundation: The Cape Leopard Trust

Bushmans Kloof and the Treadright Foundation are committed to supporting the work of the Cape Leopard Trust. 

02nd January 2018

Pack for a Purpose
Pack for a Purpose

Pack for a Purpose aims to prevent youth violence by providing meaningful development programmes for young people.

13th October 2017

Sustainability in Hotels
Sustainability in Red Carnation Hotels

Find out how we work to make each of our hotels as sustainable as possible. 


Sustainable Luxury
True sustainable luxury and the rise of eco-travel

Ahead of the opening of our latest addition, Xigera Safari Lodge, we discuss the growing desire for luxurious eco-breaks.


Single Use Plastic
Eliminating single use plastic in hospitality

Red Carnation Hotels paves the way for a more sustainable, plastic-free future.

09th April 2020

Sustainability In South Africa
Marrying luxury and sustainability in South Africa

Luxury travellers are increasingly concerned with conservation. We explore how the concept is evolving in South Africa.


Bushmans wilderness
Cedar tree planting in the Bushmans wilderness

Conservationists, families and schools gathered for the 16th Clanwilliam Cedar Tree planting ceremony.

24th May 2019

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