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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.

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.

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.

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.

THE INCREDIBLE FEVER TREE FOREST

THE INCREDIBLE FEVER TREE FOREST

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.

Reconnecting with family: the multi-generational travel trend

Reconnecting with family: the multi-generational travel trend

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.

Become a birder in three easy steps

Become a birder in three easy steps

Most people believe birding is an art that takes years to master but in fact you have no need to be intimidated. You can pick up the basics of birdwatching in no time and you certainly don't need to have studied ornithology. There’s nothing stopping you from getting started either in your own garden or on your next trip. We’ve put together a basic guide which we hope will get you on the right track.

Q&A with Travel blogger, Natalie Roos

Q&A with Travel blogger, Natalie Roos

We were honoured to host talented lifestyle and travel blogger Natalie Roos, of Tails of a Mermaid, earlier this year at three of our luxury lodges - The Outpost, Pel's Post and Ekuthuleni Lodge - and are in awe of what beautiful scenes she captured in our special corners of this world. We chatted to her about her love for travel, her standout safari moments from her stay and her golden safari tips.

Safari by season: Northern Kruger

Safari by season: Northern Kruger

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.

How Pel's Post got its name

How Pel's Post got its name

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.

How to pack for your safari getaway

How to pack for your safari getaway

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.