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.

The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa: Winter Spa Specials

The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa: Winter Spa Specials

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.

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.

Kay and Monty Weddings: Jade and Greg

Kay and Monty Weddings: Jade and Greg

From live music, delicious food and informal seating to a fun-filled, eclectic ceremony that broke all the rules – Jade and Greg's festival-inspired wedding at Kay and Monty was one for the books. Find out more about their unique wedding style, the highlights of their special day and a few handy wedding planning tips below.

5 reasons to choose Kay and Monty as your wedding venue

5 reasons to choose Kay and Monty as your wedding venue

Breathtaking views, fine wine, delicious food and a magnificent space ready to be filled with your closest family and friends await all those who choose Kay and Monty as their wedding venue. If you are looking for a venue for your big day, here are five reasons why this boutique wine farm just outside Plettenberg Bay may be the magical place you are after.

Instagram snaps we love from The Outpost

Instagram snaps we love from The Outpost

It's our vision, here at Rare Earth, to bring you truly unique experiences in some of the world's most spectacular places. Our guests often capture the magic of each place best and so we love seeing the world through their eyes, via their beautiful photos taken and shared on Instagram. Here we have focused on The Outpost, in the far north of the Kruger National Park. With incredible views and wildlife sightings to capture plus, of course, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that include walking safaris, sundowners on top of Lanner Gorge and the bath of dreams, there really are photo opportunities around every corner. Thank you to each and every one of our guests who have shared their magnificent photos with us.

The Cape Fur Seals of Robberg

The Cape Fur Seals of Robberg

On the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay, you'll find the Robberg Peninsula – one of the most popular and scenic hiking destinations along the Garden Route. It offers exquisite views, prime whale and dolphin watching opportunities, wide stretches of beautiful beach and the chance to encounter a few Cape Fur Seals.