Category: News

  • DISCOVER TSHWENE LODGE: A ROMANTIC TREETOP HIDEAWAY

    DISCOVER TSHWENE LODGE: A ROMANTIC TREETOP HIDEAWAY

    While just a three-hour drive from Johannesburg, Tshwene Lodge still manages to feel peaceful and remote, immersed into the wilderness and surrounded by nothing but nature.

  • GO SLOW: TAKING THE TIME FOR TRAVEL

    GO SLOW: TAKING THE TIME FOR TRAVEL

    Each of the handpicked properties in our portfolio of family-owned retreats celebrates its own distinctive spirit and showcases the beauty and diversity of South Africa. Each of these remarkable places also allows our guests to experience the ultimate modern indulgence – the luxury of time.

  • EMBRACING THE TRANQUIL BEAUTY OF A REMOTE & UNTOUCHED WILDERNESS

    EMBRACING THE TRANQUIL BEAUTY OF A REMOTE & UNTOUCHED WILDERNESS

    Sitting off the beaten path in the best possible way, The Outpost offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, or indeed the busier parts of the Kruger further south. But it’s also much easier to access than it might sound…

  • Spring Update 2023: Tshwene Lodge & Ekuthuleni Lodge

    Spring Update 2023: Tshwene Lodge & Ekuthuleni Lodge

    Our lodges at Welgevonden Game Reserve have been extremely busy this year, keeping Sindy and her extremely hard-working team on their toes! In addition to a soft refurb of both Tshwene Lodge and Ekuthuleni Lodge, changes at the properties include a new spa menu and external training from Healing Earth – our wellness partner across the group. There is also lots of exciting conservation news from the management team at the reserve, covering everything from orphaned rhinos to newborn cheetahs.

  • Spring Update 2023: The Old Rectory

    Spring Update 2023: The Old Rectory

    We’re still coming down off the high of our first major international award – a place in the Top 10 of the Condé Nast Traveller Readers Choice Awards 2023 – although there hasn’t been much time to dwell. As the hotel gears up for a busy summer season, we have welcomed a new GM and front-of-house team, converted the hotel to solar power, and celebrating Plettenberg Bay’s latest accolade as the no. 1 whale-watching destination in the country!

  • Spring Update 2023: The Outpost & Pel’s Post

    Spring Update 2023: The Outpost & Pel’s Post

    Things are heating up in the northern Kruger and we don’t just mean the springtime temperatures! It has been an extremely busy season at The Outpost and Pel’s Post, with exciting refurbs, external training, a new fleet of game vehicles, lots of new faces and the imminent installation of a solar energy facility to improve the lodge’s eco-credentials as well as the guest experience.

  • A Detailed History of The Old Rectory: The Oldest Surviving Building in Plett

    A Detailed History of The Old Rectory: The Oldest Surviving Building in Plett

    The history of The Old Rectory dates back to 1777, when it was first built to house troops supervising the storage and shipment of timber by the Dutch East India Company (VOC). It is the oldest surviving building in Plettenberg Bay and certainly one of the most significant, due to its rich past that is intertwined with the history of the Garden Route. It also has value as a National Monument, forming an important piece of the area’s cultural heritage.

  • A BIG 5 FAMILY SAFARI IN OUR “PLACE OF PEACE”

    A BIG 5 FAMILY SAFARI IN OUR “PLACE OF PEACE”

    One of the things they say about having children is that it allows you to see the world through their eyes; to experience the wonders of nature as if for the first time. This is abundantly true when introducing little ones to the African wilderness and there is no better place to do that than Welgevonden Game Reserve.

  • THE BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS IN AND AROUND PLETT

    THE BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS IN AND AROUND PLETT

    Introducing your children to the wonders of the animal kingdom is not only an enriching experience for all involved but also a wonderfully immersive way to teach empathy, respect and emotional awareness. An early understanding of the importance of wildlife conservation is another benefit of ethically-managed animal encounters like the array of experiences available in and around Plettenberg Bay, not to mention the fun day out to be hand for the whole family!

  • WEDDINGS AT KAY & MONTY: BRING YOUR DREAM DAY TO LIFE

    WEDDINGS AT KAY & MONTY: BRING YOUR DREAM DAY TO LIFE

    Set in the lush rolling hills of The Crags in the heart of the Plett Wine Route – South Africa’s smallest “Wine of Origin” production area – Kay and Monty Vineyards is a small, family-owned wine farm with just under eight hectares of land under vine. Our charming tasting room and restaurant offer a relaxed location for long, unhurried lunches but also transforms into an elegant wedding venue for celebrations of up to 200 guests.