Planning the perfect romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day…

It’s almost 14 February, the internationally-recognised day of LOVE. If you’ve planned a romantic getaway, even if it’s just to spoil yourself – good on you, you’re doing better than we are! For those of us that have left things a little late – don’t stress – here are some tips to have a memorable Valentine’s Day and how you can celebrate “Valentine’s Day” with the one you love.

Explore the Sterkfontein Dam with First Group

The Sterkfontein Dam is a 7 000 hectare water wonder located in the eastern Free State and is situated in a 12 000 hectare nature reserve offering a compelling variety of landscapes, activities and wildlife. Not only does the Sterkfontein Dam offer some of the most picturesque views in Southern Africa, it is also home…… Continue reading Explore the Sterkfontein Dam with First Group

BEACH, BUSH OR BERG?

HIT THE BEACH As we head into the last few months of the year and with the weather on the brink of change, you may find yourself in a pickle when it comes to planning your next holiday during this awkward change-of-the-seasons type weather! Well, the answer is simple, all you need to do is…… Continue reading BEACH, BUSH OR BERG?

Do the Garden Route Amble

The area between Heidelberg in the west to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River in the east, is one of the world’s most impressive drives through sprawling wetlands, forested mountains and vast white-sand beaches.  It is the site of many adventure activities, cultural experiences and culinary delights – perfect for a restful or energetic break…… Continue reading Do the Garden Route Amble

Warm up this Winter

Winter time is not all gloom and doom – it’s the perfect time of year to warm the cockles of your heart, and what better way than with some good ol’ soul food? Turn to the ultimate in comfort food as the fresh chill descends over the country – after all, what’s a holiday without…… Continue reading Warm up this Winter

Stop in for a tipple or two

  This June we are dedicating the month to all the special men in our lives! Fathers, sons, husbands, brothers and boyfriends – treat them to a cold one at the country’s top craft breweries when you next holiday with First Group. South Africa’s craft breweries trend has grown in leaps and bounds over the…… Continue reading Stop in for a tipple or two

Eat your heart out in Port Alfred

Graze by the River This eccentric spot at the back of a curio shop serves slow food, organic veg and ethically produced meat, fish and dairy products. They also roast coffee beans and smoke meat and fish. Daily dinner specials include line-caught cob, fresh tuna steaks and 30-day matured rump steaks. Phone to make a…… Continue reading Eat your heart out in Port Alfred

Perfect your Pancake

The history of the humble pancake (also known as a crepe, if you may be confused!) dates back some 1000 years, and there is even a day delightfully dedicated to pancakes in the United Kingdom, known as Shrove Tuesday, which usually falls in February each year. Shrove Tuesday is borne from the tradition of using…… Continue reading Perfect your Pancake