We’re very excited about some new developments at Red Carnation. You’d think we would stop at the epic scenery, opulent suites and sumptuous dining, but we thought we’d give you even more to look forward to! September 2011 sees the grand re-opening of the famed spa at Cape Town’s glorious Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, and the unveiling of our long-awaited range of deluxe body products and spa treatments, B|Africa.
The Spa has been touched by the brilliant hand of designer, Toni Tollman, of Red Carnation’s Tollman family-owned business.
An unearthly, all-white crystal grotto is just the beginning of the sensual journey you’ll undertake at this magical spa. Stone, marble, granite and glass are used to create a natural temple for body and soul. No detail is left to chance, as walls and ceilings are patterned with ornamental cornices and motifs.
The treatment rooms are state-of-the-art, and include hydrotherapy baths and rain showers, as well as a Rasul Chamber for traditional steam and mud cleansing rituals; a very special experience. You’ll also find a superbly-equipped salon, Tranquility Lounge, Vichy Shower and Wild Lanyana Arometherm Room.
Are you pining yet? We know we are. “We have no doubt that our guests are going to love it as much as we do,” says Toni Tollman. “While the interior of The Spa is exceptional, The Twelve Apostles’ unique position on the mountains overlooking the Atlantic Ocean means that a sunset treatment or romantic couples picnic in our newly-renovated outdoor gazebos is an absolutely unforgettable experience.”
But there is more good news. Our award-winning South African spas at the ultraluxurious Twelve Apostles, The Oyster Box and Bushmans Kloof will now be stocked with B|Africa, our exclusive new product range.
We turned to the ancient African landscape for inspiration and ingredients of potent restorative power. Bea Tollman, founder and president of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection says, “The unique natural habitats of each of the Red Carnation properties are encapsulated in our sensational B|Africa products and treatments, which harness the essential, life-giving properties of Mother Nature’s rich bounty to calm, detoxify, nourish and energise body, mind and spirit.”
Extravagant ingredients include Baobab oil, avocado butter, indigenous honey, rooibos, Mongongo nut, Ximenia and Marula oils, and west coast sea salt high in mineral value. These natural wonders are used to create such products as Fynbos Sugar Scrub, Ceremony Bath Milk, body balms and crystal-infused body oils.
We have developed a body range that is luxuriant and decadent, but with a deep sense of responsibility for the beloved land from which we obtain the vital elements to make it so. We are passionate about Fair Trade, sustainable harvesting practices and organic ingredients.