We’re excited to announce that all properties across our entire Rare Earth Retreats portfolio of luxury game lodges and coastal hotels have been recognised with a Traveller Review Award from Booking.com based on our consistently great guest scores on the platform. We really are so proud of our incredible team members whose hard work shines through in our guest reviews and we can’t thank our guests enough for their kind words – they mean the world to us.

Cape View Clifton | average guest score of 9.4

  • “We absolutely loved our stay at Cape View Clifton! Everything about it was perfect – the rooms are beautifully and tastefully styled; the views from the rooms are AMAZING; the breakfast was freshly made to order every day and very tasty; the staff were all wonderfully kind and helpful, and the location is just perfect – quiet and safe but within easy access to all of Cape Town!” – Simon

  • “Staying at Cape View Clifton exceeded all of our expectations. The staff were so friendly – we wouldn’t hesitate to book here again. Our room had an incredible view… it was spotless, the bed was so comfortable we really didn’t want to leave. The breakfast table had been set for us in the morning with more choice than we could possibly eat and the food was amazing. We are already planning the next trip.” – Anonymous

Hear about more wonderful experiences at Cape View Clifton here. Interested in booking? Find out more about our boutique beach escape, situated in Cape Town here.

Ekuthuleni Lodge | average guest score of 9.7

  • “Ekuthuleni Lodge is in the middle of Welgevonden Game Reserve, a great location. What stands out about this lodge though, is the excellent service from every single member of staff. I would go back just for them; we felt very welcome. The food was also tasty (especially Steven’s salads), and the rooms and rest of the lodge are beautiful and comfortable. Wonderful sightings and great guide Jonas.” – Riana

  • “Relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent , I loved every moment and cannot fault anything” – Liezel

  • “Staff were very friendly and very accommodating, food was excellent and the game driving experience too!” – Anonymous

Hear about more wonderful experiences at Ekuthuleni Lodge here. Interested in booking? Find out more about our safari getaway, situated in Welgevonden Game Reserve here.

Tshwene Lodge | average guest score of 9.7

  • “Tshwene Lodge is absolutely amazing. It exceeded our expectations in every way. All the staff were incredible in their pursuit to make us feel at home, whether it was Chef Laptop who served us some of the best food we have ever had, or Game Ranger, April, who went out of his way to show us absolutely everything he could with a massive smile on his face, and took the time to share intricate knowledge with us on the sightings we came across – the entire experience was a perfect 10.” – Jason

  • “The accommodation was great! The staff were very nice, the food extremely good! Our game drives were a lot of fun and we saw a lot of the reserve and animals! Just WOW!” – Anonymous

Hear about more wonderful experiences at Tshwene Lodge here. Interested in booking? Find out more about our safari getaway, situated in Welgevonden Game Reserve here.

The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa | average guest score of 9.6

  • “Wonderful hideaway close to the beach, lovely staff, clean and spacious rooms, excellent food and wine. We’d come again!” – Richard

  • “The atmosphere of the building, the unbelievable kindness of the staff, the service and the accommodation was all perfect!” – Anonymous

  • “Our stay at The Old Rectory was very enjoyable. We immediately felt at home with the friendly staff welcoming us at the door. Our room was very comfortable, modern and clean. The food at the restaurant was very good, yet reasonably priced. Overall the hotel has been beautifully restored, staff were excellent and we were sad to leave.” – Natasha

Hear about more wonderful experiences at The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa here. Interested in booking? Find out more about our boutique beach escape, situated in Plettenberg Bay here.

The Outpost Lodge | average guest score of 9.5

  • “Lovely lodge with excellent staff! They go out of their way to make you comfortable. The food was absolutely delicious and our guide, Dean, was amazing. He had so much knowledge to share and really made our bush walks an amazing experience! The rooms are simplistically beautiful with wonderful facilities. We really enjoyed our relaxing head, neck and shoulder massage too.” – Shinaed

  • “Absolutely fantastic lodge in a perfect location with spectacular views. We fell asleep listening to elephants slashing in the river below us and woke to the baboons gathering for the day. The lodges are exactly as you see them in the photographs, open to enjoy nature to the full. We were there in winter and appreciated the little touches like hot water bottles in our beds when we got back from dinner. The food was excellent. We have stayed in many lodges on safari across Africa and this one is up there with the best.” – Abigail

Hear about more wonderful experiences at The Outpost Lodge here. Interested in booking? Find out more about our property, situated in the far north of the Kruger National Park here.

Rare Earth’s portfolio of luxury game lodges, country houses and boutique coastal hotels brings together some of South Africa’s most iconic destinations and experiences. So if you would love to sip sundowners in the African bush; dip your toes in the Indian Ocean or enjoy your first whale sighting, get in touch and let us create your perfect holiday in South Africa.