Our environment

How we help keep our environment beautiful

In a world of shrinking resources, we believe that we must all do what we can to help conserve them.

Our grounds staff team conducts regular walks to clear invader plants in the surrounding fynbos of the Table Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site.

In-room green cards inform guests about how they can lessen their impact on the environment, as well as our respective carbon footprints. Cost savings made as a result of this initiative will be donated to The Amy Biehl Foundation. The hotel's kitchen further adds to our excellent green credentials, with a customised air extraction system that uses a UV filtering system to remove all odours and turn all grease not caught by the filters into ozone, for an environmentally-friendly waste product. This customised air extraction system provides a healthy, fresh environment and ensures comfortable working temperatures throughout the year.

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa has become the first hotel in Cape Town to install energy-saving LED lighting technology in all public areas of the award-winning hotel. Electricity savings of up to 70% will eventually be realised.

This is in line with the Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s Green Standards, which instructs staff to think RCH: Recycle products, Conserve resources, Help the environment. Guidelines given include using sharing transport, walking where possible, turning lights and office equipment off before going home and conserving water.