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 Oyster Box, 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 and dedicated to social responsibility. Supporting local charities, conservation, preservation, nature, heritage and green initiatives including the personal development of each member of the Red Carnation team, is at the heart of everything we do.



Our Initiatives


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Beach Clean-up

For every bucket of rubbish collected from the beach by hotel residents, we offer a complimentary drink in the bar. Buckets are supplied by the hotel and once returned to reception, they are redeemed for a voucher enabling you to enjoy a beverage as a ‘thank you’ for helping us with our efforts.
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Rhinos Without Borders

For each key card returned to reception, we make a donation of R1.000 to Rhinos Without Borders. We are so proud to support this charity, whose mission is to move rhinos from poaching hotspots in South Africa to safety in Botswana. 


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The Last Straw

Did you know that the world uses over 500 million straws a day? Plastic straws are one of many types of plastic polluting our earth and harming our wildlife. We are passionate about eradicating single use plastics. The campaign strives to educate the public about its effects on our health and our environment.
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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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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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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.

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Sustainable luxury

With the subject of climate change on everyone’s mind, ethical travel is of ever increasing significance. If you’d like to be a jet-setter with a conscience, discover how you can travel responsibly.

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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