The Baobab: an African icon

The Baobab: an African icon

The majestic baobab is an icon of Africa and we are lucky that its striking silhouette is a familiar sight here at The Outpost Lodge and Pel's Post. Our landscape is dotted with thousand-year-old baobab trees, and it is truly a sight to see. Read on to find out a little more about this magical ‘upside down' tree.

Getting to know Cape View Clifton

Getting to know Cape View Clifton

We are delighted to welcome Cape View Clifton to our Rare Earth Retreats portfolio. Established high on the slopes of Lion's Head, Cape View Clifton is a beautiful boutique hotel with dramatic sea views, expansive suites and a chance for guests to experience utter tranquility and exceptional service - all within minutes of Cape Town's top beaches, restaurants and sights. Come and experience this magical, tucked-away gem for yourself.

5 facts about African elephants

5 facts about African elephants

In this article, we take a closer look at African elephants - often spotted at The Outpost Lodge, Pel's Post, Tshwene Lodge and Ekuthuleni Lodge. They are magnificent, fascinating animals characterised by their highly dexterous trunk, long, curved tusks, and massive ears.

Photo diary by Ranger Nick Smith

Photo diary by Ranger Nick Smith

Nick Smith is our Head Guide and resident wildlife photography enthusiast here at The Outpost. Whether he's getting up close and personal for an animal portrait or panning out on the glorious landscapes of northern Kruger, Nick always manages to capture the magic of our special part of the world. Have a look at some of his favourite photographs below and enjoy a small glimpse into life here at The Outpost through Nick's lens. 

Kay and Monty Weddings: Ashleigh and Devan

Kay and Monty Weddings: Ashleigh and Devan

The beautiful bride, sophisticated decor, endless fairy lights and stunning flowers, made this Kay and Monty wedding absolutely breathtaking from beginning to end. We chatted to Ashleigh and Devan about the highlights of the day, their top wedding planning tips and more.

Our 2018 harvest at Kay and Monty

Our 2018 harvest at Kay and Monty

Harvest season at Kay and Monty is an exciting time of year - filled with lots of hard work and plenty of exhilaration as we reap the rewards of growing season. We chatted to Lloyd Kasimbi, farm manager and viticulturist at Kay and Monty, about the recent harvest, the challenges faced and when we will see the fruits of this year's yield.

THE INCREDIBLE FEVER TREE FOREST

THE INCREDIBLE FEVER TREE FOREST

The Outpost Lodge and Pel's Post lie in the Makuleke Contractual Park, a vast and remote wilderness in the far north of the Kruger National Park. The region is home to the largest fever tree forest in the world, with thousands of yellowish-green fever trees extending as if without end into the distance. Read on to find out a little more about this magical part of the world.

David Schubach - our Rare Earth Retreats Executive Chef

David Schubach - our Rare Earth Retreats Executive Chef

We are delighted to welcome David Schubach as our Rare Earth Retreats Executive Chef. He is currently based in Plettenberg Bay at The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa and proudly launching its brand new menu. We chatted to David about his new role, what makes dining at The Old Rectory so wonderful and what guests can expect from the new dining experience.

RARE EARTH WELCOMES CAPE VIEW CLIFTON

RARE EARTH WELCOMES CAPE VIEW CLIFTON

We are delighted to welcome Cape View Clifton to our Rare Earth Retreats portfolio. This acquisition sees our portfolio growing to an offering of seven exclusive properties in South Africa, and Rare Earth’s first step into Cape Town.

How to plan your holiday on the Garden Route

How to plan your holiday on the Garden Route

If you're planning a holiday in South Africa, consider adding the Garden Route to your travel itinerary. Home to two of our properties, The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa and Country House, the Garden Route tops many travel bucket lists - and with good reason.Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know when it comes to planning your trip on the Garden Route.

Seven magical experiences to enjoy at The Outpost

Seven magical experiences to enjoy at The Outpost

If you're looking to disconnect from life in the fast lane, even if just for a few days, The Outpost Lodge offers an experience of the African bush that is difficult to beat. Expect breathtaking views from the luxury of your own private space; the largest fever tree forest in the world; spectacular sunsets and unforgettable wildlife encounters. These are our seven must-have experiences at The Outpost Lodge.

Q&A WITH FIELD GUIDE, DEAN OELOFSE

Q&A WITH FIELD GUIDE, DEAN OELOFSE

If you have visited The Outpost Lodge before, you may have met Dean Oelofse, one of our incredible guides.  Dean fell in love with the bush as a young boy and his passion led him to become a key member of our team. We chatted to him about what a typical day looks like at The Outpost Lodge in the far north of the Kruger National Park, his top safari moment to date and his top tip for first time safari goers.