Rare Earth, in partnership with Federal Airlines, is excited to announce direct flights to The Outpost and Pel’s Post Lodge from the 1st October 2017. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, our flight will take off from OR Tambo International, Johannesburg, and land in the Pafuri Concession, Kruger National Park. You will now have access to remote northern Kruger in under two hours.
If you have visited us at The Outpost before, you may have met Matt Plaistowe, one of our amazing field guides. He's been with us for three years and our guests are constantly singing his praises. We chatted to him about how he became a guide, a typical day in the bush and his top tip for first-time safari goers.
Kay and Monty is an award-winning, boutique wine farm outside Plettenberg Bay with just five hectares under grape. Our intention is to keep production small, allowing our winemakers to continually innovate and deliver unique, hand-crafted wines. Read on to find out how we made our delicious 2015 SAV, along with our tasting notes and food pairing suggestions for this fresh, crisp white wine.
Welgevonden Private Game Reserve is a 38,200ha reserve in the Waterberg District, Limpopo, South Africa. It's home to two of our lodges, Ekuthuleni Lodge and Tshwene Lodge and it has a warm, semi-arid climate making it a wonderful destination to visit all year around. However, each season offers something unique for visitors to enjoy and it's important to do a bit of research ahead of your trip to ensure you get the experience you are looking for.
Our two luxury lodges, The Outpost Lodge and Pel's Post are situated in the northernmost part of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. This region is bisected by the tropic of Capricorn and boasts a hot, subtropical climate that makes it a worthy destination to visit all year round. However, when planning your safari getaway it's wise to do a bit of research on when to go to get the experience you are looking for as each season offers something unique.
Terri and Anton's elegant wineland celebration had tons of sophisticated touches that paired so well with the charming, rustic barn venue. We loved the hanging greenery and long, candle-lit tables that enhanced the romantic ambience of the evening. We chatted to the happy couple about their big day, the standout moments and their wedding planning tips.
Home to some of the best vineyards, with over 16 wine farms stretching from Harkerville to the Crags, we are lucky to call the Plett Winelands home to our boutique wine farm, Kay and Monty. The Plett Winelands is recognised both nationally and internationally as South Africa’s newest Wine of Origin region and boasts award-winning Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Méthode Cap Classique wines.
Birding is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world and with over 350 recorded bird species in the area, Pel’s Post is a birder’s paradise. Situated in the wildest and most remote part of the Kruger National Park, the wilderness surrounding Pel’s Post is vast and remote and is well known for its abundant wildlife including less common species not evident in the southern and central regions of the park. The most famous being the Pel’s Fishing Owl, after which the lodge is named.
Your accommodation is booked, your trip is all mapped out and it’s almost time to head off on safari. First thing on the to-do list - get your packing sorted! It can be a daunting task for the first time safari-goer but don’t stress, we’re here to help. We want your safari experience to be as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible, so here’s a basic list of the essentials to assist you in packing for your African getaway.
The Outpost rests high on a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River Valley in the wildest and most remote part of the Kruger National Park in the 26 500 ha Big Five Makuleke Contractual Park. This vast and remote wilderness area is bordered to the north by the Limpopo River and Zimbabwe and to the east by Crooks Corner and Mozambique. It is a treasure trove of natural wonders, some of which can only be reached on foot. Enter, the walking safari.
We are delighted to introduce the brand new property in Rare Earth's portfolio, The Old Rectory. Located in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, one of South Africa’s best-loved coastal towns, The Old Rectory is an immaculately restored national monument, re-imagined into an intimate boutique hotel.
It is going to be one long road to recovery for the greater Plettenberg Bay and Knysna community after the fires destroyed so many homes earlier this month. But we will get there, and we need your help.