An African safari is a great starting point for those new to birding. Our expert guides will offer invaluable tips and expertise, talking you through each new sighting and helping you tick off as many new birds as possible. ⠀ ⠀ Photograph by @yoospics.⠀
Photographs are such an important part of travelling. At a glance, they can take you back to a magic experience or moment and they're the treasures that remain long after coming home. Follow the link in our profile for a few of our basic tips and tricks for capturing your safari experience as best as possible.
We were honoured to host Lea Crafford, an incredibly talented lifestyle photographer, a few weeks ago at Ekuthuleni Lodge. We love how she captured so many beautiful moments through her lens. Have a look at some of her favourite photographs via the link in our bio and enjoy a small glimpse into her stay with us.
There’s nothing better than a big group getaway with a bunch of friends or the whole family. Our farmhouse villa is just the spot you've been searching for, accommodating groups of up to 10 people and booked for exclusive-use only. Get in touch to find out about availability this summer. Photograph by @cmeintjes.
Samuel Japane is our resident birdwatching expert here at The Outpost and one of the best birding specialists in South Africa. He has been with us since 2014 and his knowledge and passion for birding is truly second to none. Follow the link in our bio to read our Q&A and for more of an insight into birding at The Outpost.⠀ ⠀ Photograph by @jaredincpt.
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 (link bio). Remember, we are here to help, so please get in touch should you have any questions whatsoever.
If you are in the area this December, pop into the tasting room at Kay and Monty Vineyards and enjoy a tasting of our full range of wines – it's the perfect way to spend the holidays. Photograph by Samantha Jane Moore.
Brightly coloured beach huts, a large tidal pool and a sheltered sandy beach are just a few of the things that make St James so charming. It's the perfect family outing, and only a 40-minute drive from Cape View Clifton.
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. Article link in bio.
We couldn't be more grateful for our team of expert field guides 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. Take a look at a few of his recent photographs in his latest photo diary via the link in our bio. Taken at @theoutpostlodge, a Rare Earth Retreats property in northern Kruger, South Africa.
Thinking of skipping a game drive for a late morning lie-in? You might miss the best sighting of your whole trip as no two safari adventures are the same. Each day brings something new and exciting. ⠀ ⠀ 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. Article link in bio.
The summer months bring the rainy season and much relief after a long winter drought. The rain brings new life, with lots of newborns running around, the bush turns green and lush, and birding is excellent with the presence of the migratory birds.
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. Take a look at a few of his recent photographs in his latest photo diary via the link in our bio.
The tawny colour of a kudu's coat helps them blend seamlessly into the woodland areas they like to call home. If alarmed, they simply stand very still, making them difficult to spot amongst the bushveld.
Looking to say ‘I do’ in 2019? Kay and Monty Vineyards could be the wedding venue you are searching for. Get in touch and let us help you bring your dream wedding to life!⠀ ⠀ Photograph by @SharynHodges at Kay and Monty Vineyards, a Rare Earth Retreats property in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.
Mommy👙🥂 🌿💚📸hubby my coach @_rob_key08 Beyond perfect 👌🏽 for a romantic getaway.. and still didn’t forget my Herballife products I can see the transformation 4th week with herbal lifestyle on mkhaba must fall journey!slowly #herbalifenutrition.... @theoutpostlodge @rareearthretreats WE WILL definitely BE BACK SOON AT Pels Post with Fam. 👏🏽 @shikombisobila 👙👏🏽 #maxelostyle thee brand 👌🏽😘
"Family lunches, with lots and lots of cheese & homemade bread. @kayandmonty you guys make the best platters!" Thank you for the kind words and beautiful photo, @cmeintjes! We are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am–4pm. Give us a call on 079 965 9779 to book a table this weekend.
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 (link in bio). Remember, we are here to help, so please get in touch should you have any questions whatsoever.
On the move again after a successful hunt and quick meal – just look at that full belly. Cheetahs tend to eat their meals as fast as possible in order to avoid bigger carnivores from claiming their prey.
The heart of Tshwene Lodge – our cosy lounge area. A place to enjoy an afternoon cup of tea, gather before game drives, or enjoy an after-dinner nightcap in front of a roaring fire. Oh, the people it has met and the stories it could tell.
Elegant interiors, a magnificent pool just a few steps away, and a view to rival them all at Cape View Clifton. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Taken at @capeviewclifton, a Rare Earth Retreats property in Cape Town, South Africa.
Known for his world-class fillet, we chatted to Chef Laptop (a name given to him by his friends in high school for always being the one they would turn to for advice) about his role, his favourite dishes on the menu and more. Read our Q&A via the link in our bio.
An elephant’s tusks are in actual fact very large upper incisor teeth that are embedded deep into their heads, with a third of the tusk hidden from view. Tusks are used to dig for food and water, debark trees, clear paths, as a courtship aid, and as a weapon when defending themselves. Photograph by @nico.wills.
Kay and Monty's Big Red has a distinctive Port nose with predominant flavours of wild blackberry and a subtle underlying spice, with a velvety finish. Join us for a glass this weekend? Photograph by @sharynhodges.
Squeeze in a last-minute break with great friends before the year is out. Stay at @rareearthcountryhouse (it accommodates groups of up to 10 people – booked for exclusive use only) and take a short walk to us here at Kay and Monty for a long lazy lunch with superb wine.
If you’re headed up the garden route these holidays, I highly recommend a stop at @kayandmonty in Plett for the best cheese board 🧀 (you get to build your own cheese board). We also stayed at the ever beautiful @rareearthcountryhouse so if you’re looking for a sweet escape, this is it! ❤️ Cc: @rareearthretreats #theprettyblog#rareearthretreats
When you stay with us at Pel's Post, you and your loved ones will have the entire place to yourselves. With views extending as far as the eye can see over the Eden of Kruger, there's simply no better place to escape to.⠀ ⠀ Keen to find out more? Get in touch for availability, specials and more details via the link in our bio.
A zebra's stripes are easy to spot in the bush but when they start to move, their pattern makes it incredibly difficult to zero in on an individual target – this is known as 'motion dazzle'. ⠀ ⠀ Photograph by @yoospics.
After their early morning game drive, our guests at Tshwene Lodge are met by the beautiful sight of our breakfast buffet – packed with fresh fruit, local cheeses and homemade delights straight from our bustling kitchen.⠀ ⠀ Taken at @TshweneLodge, a Rare Earth Retreats property in Welgevonden, South Africa.
"Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life's most civilized pleasures" – Michael Broadbent Join us this weekend? We are open 10am to 4pm. Give us a call on 079 965 9779 to book your table. Thank you for the photograph, @thewinegirlcapetown.
When you stay with us at Pel's Post, you and your loved ones will have the entire place to yourselves. With views extending as far as the eye can see over the Eden of Kruger, there's simply no better place to escape to.⠀ ⠀ Taken at Pel's Post (situated at @TheOutpostLodge), a Rare Earth Retreats property in northern Kruger, South Africa.
Make 2019 the year you visit the Mother City. Base yourself at Cape View Clifton, see all that the city has to offer and relax at the end of each day with this view.⠀ ⠀ Taken at @CapeViewClifton, a Rare Earth Retreats property in Cape Town, South Africa.
Book your table in advance for this Saturday at Kay and Monty and receive a free glass of wine per guest on us on arrival!. The occasion? We're pairing our brand new summer menu with live music from none other than @johnny_wolf_music (12:30 – 14:30). Call 079 965 9779 to reserve your table.
Dreamy poolside scenes as captured by @tailsofamermaid at Ekuthuleni Lodge. In need of a holiday? Visit us.⠀ ⠀ Taken at @EkuthuleniLodge, a Rare Earth Retreats property in Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, South Africa.