Safari Lodges, Country Houses, and Coastal Hideaways | Rare Earth

Discover a local secret

Stay with us and marvel at the raw beauty of the remote northern Kruger, go on a game drive in a private Big 5 reserve or soak up the spectacular serenity of the Garden Route; each one a travel experience unlike any other.

Bush, beach & country

Each of the handpicked properties in our portfolio of family-owned retreats – a collection of soul-stirring safari lodges, an award-winning wine estate and an exquisite heritage hotel - celebrates its own distinctive spirit and showcases the beauty and diversity of South Africa.

The comfort of home

Family matters

Surrounded by nature

Space to breathe

Discover the Essence of South Africa's Most Enriching Destinations

Our handpicked properties offer more than accommodation; they offer a gateway to unforgettable memories. Each stay is a bespoke journey, an opportunity to connect with nature, culture, and each other in ways that linger in your heart long after you've departed.


From afternoon nuptials on savannah plains to canopied birdsong auditoriums or an orchid greenhouse transformed into a romantic haven, we offer a range of properties and diverse locations for gatherings, whether grand or intimate.

Our facilities and expertise in catering and planning can transform your cherished day into an extraordinary event, whether it be an engagement, honeymoon or anniversary celebration.

Explore our special offers curated to enhance your stay and provide exceptional value. From romantic getaways to adventure-packed escapes, our offers are designed to make your journey with us even more memorable.

Every stay is a chapter in a story waiting to be told. Join us as we reveal the richness of our destinations, the warmth of our hospitality, and the wonders of our world.

What our guests have to say
Wonderful service from the time you enter to the time you leave. Stunning views. Great rooms. Delicious meals. Beautiful wildlife and top notch service from all the staff. Felt great to just unwind in such a wonderful place.
Ferguson L
Tshwene Lodge is an amazing, peaceful and special place to unwind and relax. Staff were very attentive to our needs and ensured we had the best stay. Food was delicious and we had fantastic animal sightings with our game ranger, who was professional, cheerful and knowledgeable. Will definitely be returning.
Liane WTshwene Lodge
Just had the best “Girls Wine Weekend” at Country House – chilled and relaxing with a hearty indoor fire each evening and the best linen and duvets for the chilly nights. The staff and service was excellent, and Jennifer, the GM, went out of her way to make our stay amazing. She even sorted out our itinerary for a day of wine tasting in the beautiful Plett Winelands! We will be back!
Lyndsay SCountry House
Everything about this hotel is exceptional. The rooms are beautiful, spacious and very clean. The staff are friendly and attentive without being overly intrusive. The breakfast is delicious. The beach is a two minute walk away and there are tons of restaurants nearby. A tranquil retreat that I cannot recommend enough!
Freya SThe Old Rectory
To put into words the experience at The Outpost is close to impossible – it is something that has to be experienced yourself. The lodge is absolutely stunning, the views from the rooms spectacular and the service out of this world. The warmth and friendliness of the staff makes me truly proud to be South African.
Anneke EThe Outpost