With summer in full swing, Christmas in South Africa offers a myriad of merry festivities served in a spectacular setting alongside endless sunshine. From very special dining experiences to exploring the country’s stunning mountains and beaches and relaxing with indulgent spa treatments, here are just a few ways to enjoy Christmas with Red Carnation Hotels in South Africa.
The Oyster Box
A Champagne and Oyster breakfast on Christmas Morning
What better way to wake up on Christmas morning than to a Champagne and oyster buffet breakfast in The Oyster Box’s Ocean Terrace, overlooking the balmy expanse of the Indian Ocean?
Spoiling Spa Treatments
Treat a loved one or yourself to some serious relaxation at The Oyster Box Spa. Its Change of Season Ritual is an ideal refresher on the cusp of a new year, and includes a full body exfoliation, soothing wrap and hot stone back massage.
A Festive High Tea
The Oyster Box’s decadent High Tea is legendary all year round but it makes for an extra special treat come Christmas. Served in the elegant Palm Court and accompanied by the dulcet notes of a piano player, feast on a wide array of cakes, desserts and tarts, freshly baked by the talented in-house pastry team.
A Classic Christmas Movie
Equipped with its own private cinema, guests at The Oyster Box can enjoy a Christmas classic on the big screen over the festive season. Settle into a plush leather armchair and help yourself to popcorn and candy as you enjoy the show.
Dine Under the Stars
A candlelit South African-inspired dinner at Bushmans Kloof’s Embers is a dining experience like no other. The open-air restaurant is set in the heart of the Cederberg Mountains, and enjoys sweeping views of the surrounding valley.
Treat yourself and a loved one to a signature massage
To really absorb the quiet stillness of Bushmans Kloof’s surrounds, treat yourself and your partner to a rejuvenating experience in the Spa’s tranquil riverside gazebo. Based on African rituals, the treatments harness the power of plants that are native to the Fynbos.
Find peace and tranquility in the Fynbos
The perfect place to recharge after a busy year, take some time for yourself amidst the picturesque serenity of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Take a leisurely bike ride, hike, swim or enjoy a guided nature walk around the stunning reserve.
The Twelve Apostles
A Decadent Christmas Eve Feast
Celebrate with the family at a spectacular Christmas Eve Dinner in the hotel’s Atlantic Marquee. Prepare for a sumptuous five-course feast as well as festive live entertainment.
Picnic with the family in Table Mountain National Park
With the Table Mountain National Park on its doorstep, a stay at The Twelve Apostles offers plenty of opportunity to get outside and enjoy nature in this World Heritage Site. For a special festive celebration, arrange for a picnic to be laid out so you can truly make the most of the stunning surroundings. Each picnic hamper ordered supports the Cape Town Society for the Blind.
A hot stone massage at sunset in a Mountain Gazebo
Unwind with a 90-minute massage in a mountainside setting, with yawning views across the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can opt for a treatment in a tranquil mountain gazebo, including Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries to enjoy afterwards.
Experience an unforgettable Christmas in South Africa with Red Carnation Hotels.
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