Befuddled on where to stay in South Africa? Three of the hotels from Red Carnation have been named 2014 Reader’s Choice Hotels by Conde Nast. The properties, all located in South Africa were voted as The World’s Best Places to Stay. Honored were the Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat, the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, and the Oyster Box.


Azure Restaurant, photo courtesy of Red Carnation Hotel Collection

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, located in Cape Town, South Africa has its own movie theater, award-winning spa, restaurant and suites that are arranged to provide gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains and sea. The spa at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa has a separate outdoor gazebo, so guests can receive treatments outdoors, with views of the ocean. The spa offers a saltwater pool, nine treatmentment rooms, and a lounge with soft music for relaxing after services have been rendered. The resort’s restaurant, the Azure Restaurant serves a variety of indigenous and international meals, also with views of the ocean.

The Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat is a five star luxury hotel in South Africa with four pools, spa, fitness center, and dining venues. Of special note is the Embers, a dining area that sits on top of cliff and is lit with twinkling candles and lanterns. The Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat was voted as the number 1 resort and safari camp in South Africa by Conde Nast.

The Oyster Box, another luxury five star hotel in South Africa, has a variety of rooms, suites, and cabanas. Guests can select from garden-facing rooms and sea-facing rooms. On-site is a spa with six treatment rooms. Of note, is the spa’s Hammam shower which treats guests with hot and cool water therapy. The Oyster Box features a 24-hour fitness center and dining options like the Grill Room, and advanced reservations are highly recommended.




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Claudine Williams

Editor-in-Chief at Somewhere Luxurious
Claudine Williams has been published in the New York Times, the Miami Herald, Hotel Chatter, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, the Huffington Post, and various other publications. Claudine has a master's degree in Information Design and Communications. She believes that everyone deserves a trip to Somewhere Luxurious.