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.

Journey into the untamed Cederberg wilderness

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.

Discover the glimmering Palm Beaches

Take the plunge and snorkel Florida’s colourful barrier reef or stay above the surface and venture out on a boat into the enthralling Everglades. From conservation projects to horse riding, there’s a plethora of activities on offer for naturalists within a stone’s throw of The Chesterfield Palm Beach.

Experience Lake Geneva’s beauty

Perched beside Lake Geneva, Hotel d’Angleterre is a scenic springboard from which to enjoy the lake’s crystal-clear waters. From leisurely cruises to aquatic thrills, there’s plenty to entertain here, while those preferring to stay on dry land can enjoy airy views of the Jet d’Eau and Mont Blanc from the elegant Windows Restaurant.

Navigate unbridled English countryside

Dorset’s charming village of Evershot is the tranquil home of The Acorn Inn and Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Restaurant. Both are immersed in picture-perfect English countryside, defined by gently rolling hills, centuries-old pubs and time-forgotten churches. Lovers of the great outdoors can picnic in historic woodlands or take a drive out to the ancient Jurassic coastline for some fossil hunting.