Plettenberg Bay Summer Event Guide

Plettenberg Bay Summer Event Guide

Visit us in Plettenberg Bay this summer– the beaches are at their best, the weather is glorious and there is plenty to see and do. Stay with us at The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa, stroll down to the beach and soak up all the holiday vibes. Here are six events you won't want to miss.

10 THINGS TO SEE & DO IN CAPE TOWN

10 THINGS TO SEE & DO IN CAPE TOWN

Whether you live oceans away and have dreamed of visiting Cape Town for years, or you're just a stone's throw from our door but are looking to explore your own backyard a little more, then check out our ten must-have experiences in the Mother City. From beautiful beaches, historical attractions and wine farms to fine dining and boutique shopping, there is so much to see and do.

Plus, when you stay with us at Cape View Clifton, you will have access to your very own private concierge who can help you plan your excursions and take care of the details, while you focus on relaxing in our city.

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve: a photo journal by Lea Crafford

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve: a photo journal by Lea Crafford

We were honoured to host Lea Crafford, an incredibly talented lifestyle photographer, a few weeks ago at Ekuthuleni Lodge and Tshwene Lodge. We love how she captured so many beautiful moments through her lens. Have a look at some of her favourite photographs below and enjoy a small glimpse into her stay with us.

Photo Diary by Field Guide Donavin de Jager

Photo Diary by Field Guide Donavin de Jager

We couldn't be more grateful for our team of expert field guides here at The Outpost Lodge, including Donavin de Jager, who not only generously shares his remarkable passion and knowledge daily, but also manages to capture our special part of the world in all its glory through his lens too. Take a look at a few of his recent photographs below.

Exploring the Cape winelands

Exploring the Cape winelands

Cape Town and its surrounds are home to some of the world's most renowned wine regions and boast a multitude of internationally acclaimed wines. Here are a few of our favourite vineyards that are definitely worth exploring whilst you stay with us at Cape View Clifton.

Cape Town restaurants worth booking ahead for

Cape Town restaurants worth booking ahead for

A dream destination for any foodie, Cape Town boasts some of the best up-and-coming chefs serving everything from fusion to fine dining as well as more relaxed cuisine – in settings to take your breath away. Here are five of our favourite restaurants worth booking ahead for when you stay with us at  Cape View Clifton.

7 things to know before going on safari

7 things to know before going on safari

Embarking on a safari is incredibly exciting – being up close and personal with wildlife that you may have seen only on nature programmes or in books is truly an experience of a lifetime. To ensure that your first trip to the bush lives up to your expectations, we've put together a list of seven things to consider before setting off. Remember, we are here to help, so please get in touch should you have any questions whatsoever.

Q&A with travel blogger, Jared Ruttenberg

Q&A with travel blogger, Jared Ruttenberg

We recently hosted talented lifestyle and travel blogger, Jared Ruttenberg (of @JaredinCPT) at The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa and Kay and Monty. We chatted to him about his love for travel, the most memorable moments from his trip, his next bucket list destination and more.

Our Plettenberg Bay Holiday Checklist

Our Plettenberg Bay Holiday Checklist

Plettenberg Bay is often referred to as 'The Jewel of the Garden Route' and it only takes one visit to our special part of the world to understand why. We are incredibly privileged to call it home to three of our beautiful Rare Earth Retreats properties - our Country House, Kay and Monty and The Old Rectory. From sundowner spots, hiking trails and wine farms to beaches and spa treatments, there's so much to see and do in the area so here is a quick Plettenberg Bay holiday checklist.

The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa: Spa Special of the Month

The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa: Spa Special of the Month

Our Sanctuary Spa at The Old Rectory Hotel & 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 Spa Special of the Month.

Magical weddings at The Outpost Lodge

Magical weddings at The Outpost Lodge

Each year, we are honoured to host a number of out-of-this-world weddings at The Outpost Lodge in the far north of the Kruger National Park. Dreaming of getting married under the great big African sky with the sound of the bushveld all around? The Outpost Lodge may be just the spot for your big day.

5 fun facts about giraffes

5 fun facts about giraffes

Known for their long necks, towering height and unique pattern, giraffes are one of Africa’s most iconic species and we are lucky to be able to spot them at The Outpost Lodge, Pel's Post, Tshwene Lodge and Ekuthuleni Lodge. Here’s the low-down on these gentle giants.