04 Jul 2019 • Wellbeing
We divulge our most captivating breaks for naturalists.
Keen naturalists can step straight from the luxurious comfort of their hotel into a stunning, untouched landscape, thanks to our carefully considered locations. From the raw wilderness of South Africa’s Cederberg to the rolling landscapes of the English countryside, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s thoughtfully positioned retreats are integrated seamlessly into their unique natural environments as a demonstration of our commitment to sustainability. Here, we select our most enchanting nature getaways, each offering its own special welcome.
Deep within the heart of the South African wilderness, Bushmans Kloof is a luxurious invitation to escape into nature. Uncover a vibrant National Heritage site, replete with open plains, soaring mountains, ancient rock formations and sparkling waterfalls. Guests are invited to unwind and be at one with the wilderness while enjoying the reserve’s exceptional facilities.
Enjoy the bounty of the Ashford Castle estate
Sprawled across 350 acres of verdant Irish countryside, the Ashford Castle estate invites outdoorsy types to discover its pine-fragranced woodlands, handsome mountainous sweeps and glassy, island-scattered lough. Take a scenic guided cycle tour or trot out on horseback to discover the sheer variety that the landscape has to offer.
Unwind on Guernsey’s rugged beaches
Guernsey is flanked by a spectacular coastline. Guests staying at either The Old Government House Hotel & Spa or The Duke of Richmond Hotel can wander along golden shorelines framed by plummeting cliffs or, for a more sedate nature getaway, kick back on the sands of a secluded cove.
Scale the heights of Table Mountain
With dramatic vistas across the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the mighty Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa provides incredible year-round nature getaways. Guests are invited to duck out of the fast lane with a hike in the wilds of Table Mountain National Park, designated as a World Heritage Site.
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