Discover the local area and places of interest

Unmissable Winter Treats at Red Carnation Hotels

The best Winter events at Red Carnation's properties in South Africa, Cape Town and Durban.

21st June 2018

Cape Town Culture
Exploring the Cultural Life of Cape Town from The 12 Apostles

Many visitors come to Cape Town to experience its spectacular scenery but the city also has a rich cultural life that’s well worth discovering.

18th June 2018

Best Activities Cape Town
The Best Cape Town Activities Near The Twelve Apostles

Snorkelling with seals to touring Chapman's Peak Drive in an old fashioned motorcycle sidecar are just some of the activities on offer.

30th May 2018

Nicole Eddy
Nicole Eddy: A Surfer’s Guide to Cape Town

Learn where to catch the best wave from Cape Town surfer and blogger, Nicole Eddy.

11th January 2018

Travelling With Children
Interview with Cass Chapman of on Travelling with Children

Travel expert, Cass Chapman, shares her tips on how to make travelling with the kids effortless.

29th December 2017

Best South African Wineries
10 of the Best South African Wineries

Some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world which guests can take visit from our hotels in South Africa.

18th December 2017

Cape Leopard Trust
Wildlife Photography: The Basics

We chat to one of our Bushmans Kloof Field Guides, Daniel du Plessis, about his favourite animals on the reserve and his top tips for catching them on camera.

06th December 2017

Pack for a Purpose
12 Apostles: 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.

13th October 2017

Sunset in Cape Town
Seven of the Best Locations to Photograph Sunset in Cape Town

From Lion's Head to Signall Hill, here are the best Cape Town locations for any budding photographers to capture incredible sunsets.

18th September 2017

Events in South Africa
Six of the Best Winter Events in South Africa

From whale watching and feasts on the farm to film and comedy events, South Africa’s winter calendar is shaping up nicely. For those staying with us at the charming Oyster Box Hotel in Durban or the elegant 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, these are some of the season’s best events in South

31st May 2017

Cape Town hikes
Five of the Best Cape Town Hikes

Vertiginous mountains, a vast expanse of South Atlantic Ocean and sweeping valleys make Cape Town a walker’s paradise. Whether you’re after a gentle, scenic stroll or an invigorating ramble, Cape Town presents near-limitless hiking opportunities. If you’re staying at the 12 Apostles, you can get closer to the nearby landscape by choosing one of

17th May 2017

Nelson Mandela Art
The Artist Behind Bars: Nelson Mandela's Art

Most visitors to South Africa are aware of Nelson Mandela’s incarceration on Robben Island during the Apartheid, but few know about the incredible paintings he produced there. Here, we explore some of his most intimate artworks, which offer an eye-opening insight into his 18-year imprisonment. On your next stay at The Twelve Apostles Hotel &

19th April 2017

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