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.

The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa: Winter Spa Specials

The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa: Winter Spa Specials

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.

A day in the life of field guide Dean Oelofse

A day in the life of field guide Dean Oelofse

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.

Restaurant 1777: Winter Specials

Restaurant 1777: Winter Specials

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.

6 reasons Pel's Post should be your next getaway

6 reasons Pel's Post should be your next getaway

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.

Great things to do with the kids on the Garden Route

Great things to do with the kids on the Garden Route

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.

5 REASONS TO GO ON SAFARI IN WINTER

5 REASONS TO GO ON SAFARI IN WINTER

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.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN KRUGER THIS WINTER

WHAT TO EXPECT IN KRUGER THIS 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.

Our 2019 harvest at Kay and Monty

Our 2019 harvest at Kay and Monty

Harvest season has been in full swing at Kay and Monty . We have a total of five hectares under grape with an array of varietals, namely chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir. We asked our farm manager and viticulturist, Lloyd Kasimbi, to reflect on what has been a busy few months.

5 fun facts about leopards

5 fun facts about leopards

Elusive and unpredictable, spotting a leopard in the wild is an experience that will stay with you for life. Here are five fun facts that may help you learn a little more about Africa’s magnificent spotted cat.

FLY DIRECTLY TO THE OUTPOST

FLY DIRECTLY TO THE OUTPOST

Fly directly to The Outpost Lodge and Pel’s Post with Echo Skies and make  your transition from city to safari an easy one. Simply choose your departure location and travel in style to the Pafuri Concession, Kruger National Park, where your safari adventure with us will begin.

Garden Route gems not to miss

Garden Route gems not to miss

Each town along the Garden Route has something unique to offer – from extreme outdoor activities and pristine beaches to incomparable views and an abundance of natural beauty to explore. The list of things to do is endless, and the choice can be overwhelming. Here are a few of our suggestions.