From local fashion and bespoke gifts to fresh produce and delicious eats, Cape Town’s markets have it all. They’re one of the best ways for visitors to experience and celebrate our talented local artisans, producers and designers, as well as the diverse and vibrant cultures and traditions of the Mother City. These are the Cape Town markets we recommend you add to your travel itinerary.
Nikki and James recently tied the knot at Kay and Monty surrounded by their closest family and friends. With the most stunning white roses, peonies and tulips, our glass and steel venue looked spectacular. We chatted to Nikki and James about what made them choose Kay and Monty as their venue, their unique wedding style and their top planning tips.
Sitting down to share the stories of the day's adventures over a glass of wine or cocktail is always a holiday highlight and golden hour in Cape Town is truly a sight to behold, lending itself beautifully to these sundowner moments. Here are a few of our favourite sundowner spots to add to your Cape Town bucket list.
There’s never a dull moment in the far north of the Kruger National Park, where you’ll find two of our beautiful lodges, The Outpost and Pel's Post. As the seasons change so too does the bird life, the sounds and the smells of the bush, the animal activity, and the life-giving Luvuvhu River. We asked one of our expert field guides, Chanyn-Lee Zeelie, to share a glimpse of spring in the paradise that is the Eden of Kruger.
A day spent poolside is just what's needed for that holiday feeling and we have a wonderful selection of properties in our portfolio with the most incredible pools to cool off in this summer. From pool decks with views to rival them all to the best spots for a dip and a sundowner, dive into our list of out-of-this-world pools below.
The Old Rectory Spa in Plettenberg Bay has been designed to revitalise and restore body, mind and soul. It's a place of absolute tranquillity and relaxation, welcoming our boutique hotel guests as well as anyone visiting or staying in this magical part of the world. Treatments range from massages and facials to manicures, pedicures and full body treatments. If you are in the Plettenberg Bay area or planning a holiday here, join us for a spa day and make the most of our Winter Spa Specials.
Dean Oelofse is our Head Guide at The Outpost, in the far north of the Kruger National Park. Whether he's getting up close and personal with an elephant or simply sharing his vast expertise with guests, a day in his life almost always promises a good dose of excitement and unpredictability. Here he shares an insight into what dawn to dusk can look like when living and working in this beautifully wild part of the world.
Midweek dinners under the stars, Friday nights with friends, special occasions celebrated in style, and Sunday sharing platters for all the family… join us for a memorable dining experience in the heart of Plettenberg Bay at Restaurant 1777 at The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa.
Pel's Post is our award-winning eco-luxe property here at Rare Earth Retreats. With just four suites, you can stay with a group of friends or your family and have the entire place to yourself, including your own chef, game-viewing vehicle and field guide. With views extending as far as the eye can see over the Eden of Kruger, there's simply no better place to unwind and relax with those you love. Here are six reasons we think Pel's Post should be your next getaway.
Keen to enjoy some sun, sand and special family time? The Garden Route is one of South Africa’s top family-friendly holiday destinations. From beautiful beaches and amazing hiking trails to wildlife sanctuaries, boat cruises and more – there is truly something for the whole family to enjoy. These are our top 10 things to do with kids when you visit.
Winter in South Africa is a wonderful time of year to visit the bush. The weather is dry, the vegetation opens up allowing for easy game-viewing, the resident birds are at their most active and the sunrises and sunsets are even more spectacular. Read on for our top five reasons to go on safari in winter.
Two of our luxury lodges, The Outpost and Pel's Post, are situated in the untouched far north of the Kruger National Park. Each season in this special corner of South Africa offers visitors something unique and exciting to enjoy and as we head into winter there is a lot to look forward to – from the drier bush making it easier to spot game to the breathtaking night skies and spectacular winter sunsets. We chatted to our Head Guide, Nick Smith, about what he is looking forward to during the next few months. Here is what he had to say.