Make Travel Matter

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is a proud member of The Travel Corporation (TTC), founded by the Tollman family and serving over two million customers in over 70 countries each year.

Principal to TTC’s family of brands is support of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation united by the Tollmans’ passion to make our travels around the globe count for something.

At Red Carnation, our sustainable initiatives are at the heart of everything we do, from installing solar panels and reusing waste water in our hotels to supporting local charities. We keep our own bees to produce honey, thus reducing food miles, and sustain a living wall of 10,000 herbaceous plants at The Rubens at the Palace. We are proud that all of our properties are restored with the greatest care to surrounding habitats and communities.

On an ever-wider scale, TreadRight has supported more than 50 sustainable tourism projects worldwide, leaving a positive impact on local people, wildlife and the planet. We look forward to continuing our work to make the world a better place.

From the Blog

Clean Conscience
CleanConscience and Sustainable Toiletries

Pioneering an inspired way of repurposing wasted hotel soap and toiletries, Clean Conscience delivers hygiene products to those in need. 

02nd August 2018

Bushmans Kloof Welcomes the Anatolian Shepherd Dog

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is the latest addition to the team at Bushmans Kloof.

27th July 2018

Sustainable Restaurants London
5 of the Best Sustainable Restaurants in London

Sustainable dining is becoming big news in London. Here are some of our favourite environmentally conscious restaurants within easy reach of The Montague on the Gardens.

28th March 2018

Jonathan Raggett
Jonathan Raggett on the Importance of Sustainable Luxury

Managing Director of Red Carnation Hotels, Jonathan Raggett shares his thoughts on the sustainability issues of today.

24th January 2018

Treadright Foundation: The Cape Leopard Trust

Bushmans Kloof and the Treadright Foundation are committed to supporting the work of the Cape Leopard Trust, who protect the local area’s beautiful and illusive Cape Leopard. 

02nd January 2018

Help Save The Earth
5 Simple Ways You Can Help Save The Earth

Discover how easy it is to do your bit to to protect, preserve, and restore the Earth with these five simple steps.

30th December 2017

Kitchen Garden Tips
Tips from the Summer Lodge Kitchen Garden

Executive Chef at Summer Lodge, Steven Titman, shares his tips on growing your own seasonal fruit, veg and herbs in your own kitchen garden.

26th December 2017

Pack for a Purpose
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

World Water Week: Karen Lynch, CEO, Belu Water on the contradictions faced by an ethical water brand

Karen Lynch, CEO of Belu Water, on the contradictions faced by an ethical water brand.

01st September 2017

Ethical Travel
Everything You Need to Know about Ethical Travel

Enjoy your holiday with the satisfaction of helping rather then hindering the area with our guide to ethical travel.

18th August 2017

Beach etiquette
Ocean SOS: How to Be Kind to the Seaside on Holiday

Beaches are beautiful. As travellers, we have a duty to protect the world’s beaches and oceans from the threats they face today. As part of Red Carnation Hotels’ dedication to the environment and sustainability, we’ve created a guide on how to maintain the perfect beach and keep the oceans serene.

11th August 2017

Cedar tree
Conservation Inspiration Across Generations

Bushmans Kloof and The TreadRight foundation make huge strides for conservation in the Western Cape with The Cedar Tree Project.

06th June 2017

Ethical Christmas
Ethical Christmas Gifts

Get gifts that keep on giving this Christmas by choosing The Red Carnation Guide to ethical products from the TreadRight Foundation's Initiatives.

14th December 2016

Bushmans Kloof
Conservation Collaboration

Bushmans Kloof and TreadRight are paving the way in preserving this unique landscape and culture of the Cape Floral Kingdom through conservation and community efforts.

08th December 2016

Responsible Travel
The Red Carnation Guide to Responsible Travel

Working with the TreadRight organisation, Red Carnation Hotels shows how to to get the most out of travel while staying responsible.

03rd November 2016

Partners and Conservation

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