WE CARE

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. 

 

Ethical Travel
Say NO to plastic

Sustainable measures we are implementing to remove plastic from our hotels.

 

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.

 

India
TreadRight unveils India’s first elephant hospital

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

 

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.

 

Bushmans Kloof Welcomes the Anatolian Shepherd Dog

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

 

Jonathan Raggett
Jonathan Raggett on Sustainable Luxury

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

 

Leopard
Treadright Foundation: The Cape Leopard Trust

Bushmans Kloof and the Treadright Foundation are committed to supporting the work of the Cape Leopard Trust, who protect the local area’s beautiful and illusive Cape Leopard. 

 

Pack for a Purpose
Pack for a Purpose

Pack for a Purpose partner with the Amy Foundation, which aims to prevent youth violence by providing meaningful development programmes for young people. They provide the bare essential and goods for children to learn during their early childhood development phase.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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