We Care

The threat posed by climate change and the need to preserve natural resources are some of the most important issues facing us today. At 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, we are keenly aware of our responsibility to confront these problems head-on, and have instituted a Green Team to investigate and implement the ways we can contribute to this global process.

We are committed to our community, water saving initiatives and are dedicated to social responsibility. Supporting local charities, conservation and nature preservation, heritage and green initiatives including the personal development of each member of the Red Carnation team, is at the heart of everything we do.

Conserving Our Water

Water Saving initiatives in Cape Town are incredibly important and at the forefront of our minds and of our guests. We do everything we can to save water and many initiatives have been implemented at the hotel. We have set up a Water Team, which form part of our Green Team and a Water Warrior to lead the process in the hotel and are very proud to say that with the above initiatives in place we have reduced our water consumption by 42% January 2016 v January 2017.

Signage is visible throughout the hotel advising the Western Cape Government’s restrictions; Cape Town Tourism’s #SaveLikeaLocal; and our own list of over 40 water saving activities that guests are asked to respect. These include, but are not limited to, the replacement of bath plugs with two minute shower timers in guest rooms; reusable ice cubes; waterless urinals; systems to collect and reuse otherwise wasted water and rain water and more.

Our Initiatives


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Amy Biehl Foundation

The Amy Biehl Foundation is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to prevent youth violence through a holistic approach to youth and community development in socio-economically disadvantaged communities.

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Pack for a Purpose

The Oyster Box, are proud supporters of Pack for a Purpose - which encourages visitors to pack medical items, pens, toys and more for local communities and help to make a big impact on the lives of children around the world.


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Me to We

ME To WE is part of WE, a family of organizations making doing good, doable. We sell ME To WE chocolates in every hotel to help a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to benefit local communities and the world.
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Sustainability Committee

Red Carnation Hotels supports and encourages a wide selection of green initiatives and is fully committed to sustainability. Our Sustainability Committee is led by Victoria Tollman (Director of The Travel Corporation, Red Carnation Hotels and the Bouchard Finlayson winery) and Red Carnation's Managing Director Jonathan Raggett.

Projects and progress

Tips For Travelling Alone
The solo adventurer’s tips for travelling alone

We explore how best enjoy a journey of self exploration and the benefits of going it alone.

03rd July 2019

Single Use Plastic
Eliminating single use plastic in hospitality

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

27th June 2019

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.

21st June 2019

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