The Outpost Lodge and Pel's Post lie in the Makuleke Contractual Park, a vast and remote wilderness in the far north of the Kruger National Park. The region is home to the largest fever tree forest in the world, with thousands of yellowish-green fever trees extending as if without end into the distance. Read on to find out a little more about this magical part of the world.
We are delighted to welcome David Schubach as our Rare Earth Retreats Executive Chef. He is currently based in Plettenberg Bay at The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa and proudly launching its brand new menu. We chatted to David about his new role, what makes dining at The Old Rectory so wonderful and what guests can expect from the new dining experience.
We are delighted to welcome Cape View Clifton to our Rare Earth Retreats portfolio. This acquisition sees our portfolio growing to an offering of seven exclusive properties in South Africa, and Rare Earth’s first step into Cape Town.
If you're planning a holiday in South Africa, consider adding the Garden Route to your travel itinerary. Home to two of our properties, The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa and Country House, the Garden Route tops many travel bucket lists - and with good reason.Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know when it comes to planning your trip on the Garden Route.
If you're looking to disconnect from life in the fast lane, even if just for a few days, The Outpost Lodge offers an experience of the African bush that is difficult to beat. Expect breathtaking views from the luxury of your own private space; the largest fever tree forest in the world; spectacular sunsets and unforgettable wildlife encounters. These are our seven must-have experiences at The Outpost Lodge.
If you have visited The Outpost Lodge before, you may have met Dean Oelofse, one of our incredible guides. Dean fell in love with the bush as a young boy and his passion led him to become a key member of our team. We chatted to him about what a typical day looks like at The Outpost Lodge in the far north of the Kruger National Park, his top safari moment to date and his top tip for first time safari goers.
In this ridiculously fast-paced world, where we often live in different continents to our parents, siblings or close friends and where our attention spans are forever challenged by the pinging of a WhatsApp, it's easy to see why so many of us are choosing to carve out time to travel and holiday with our nearest and dearest. Here we look at this growing travel trend as well as place the spotlight on Pel's Post, The Old Rectory and Ekuthuleni Lodge - perfect destinations for your next family adventure.
Africa’s vast and beautiful animal kingdom includes creatures of all shapes and sizes who have learnt to survive in some of the most challenging conditions on earth. In this article, we take a look at some of Africa's most iconic safari animals, those that are often spotted at The Outpost Lodge, Pel's Post, Tshwene Lodge and Ekuthuleni Lodge, and the weird and wonderful quirks that make them so magnificent.
What will you tick off your travel bucket list in 2018? Whether it’s sipping sundowners looking down over Lanner Gorge, dipping your toes in the Indian Ocean or seeing your first whale breaching in the bay - the new year holds so many wonderful potential travel experiences and destinations. And we're here to inspire you! From embracing the digital detox to enjoying your first solo adventure, read our top seven travel resolutions for 2018 and start planning that dream trip.
It has been a truly incredible year for us here at Rare Earth, with the opening of our exclusive-use bush property, Pel’s Post, in the far north of the Kruger National Park and our brand new boutique hotel in Plettenberg Bay, The Old Rectory. Here we reflect on some of the highlights across our portfolio but, most of all, we thank each and every one of you for your ongoing support - we appreciate it so very much.
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 Outpost Lodge lies in the Makuleke Contractual Park, a vast and remote wilderness of approximately 26 500 hectares in the very north of the Kruger National Park. The region is well known for its abundant, year-round birdlife, with over 350 recorded bird species in the area and an impressive list of specials, The Outpost is truly a birdwatching paradise.