The Big Pineapple

Standing at 16.7 metres high and featuring 3 floors and an observation deck, The Big Pineapple is considered to be the largest artificial pineapple in the world. This iconic structure was created by members of the agricultural community in Bathurst. The story behind this massive structure is that it was constructed between 1990 and 1992…… Continue reading The Big Pineapple

Viva South Africa!

With Heritage Day coming up this month – the 24th September, to be exact, we thought it would only be fitting to take some time out and appreciate what makes our country so special. From culture, landscape, cuisine and history – this is what makes us proudly South African. Kwa-Zulu Natal Welcome to the land…… Continue reading Viva South Africa!

Spring has Sprung!

Winter is finally behind us, so bring in the change of seasons and welcome the country’s most spectacular season with some exploration of the countryside. Hunt down the best display of the flowering Namaqualand daisy, find your new favourite picnic spot for the summer, discover local wine routes or ear mark a tranquil forest walk…… Continue reading Spring has Sprung!

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

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

Tear it up in Port Alfred!

If you are looking for a spot of action, a little thrill or a heart pounding adrenaline rush, the Eastern Cape and Port Alfred is the ultimate spot for sand boarding – also known as dune boarding – with plenty of natural coastal dunes, some as high as 140 metres, to quench your thrill-seeking desires.…… Continue reading Tear it up in Port Alfred!

Sunshine for the Soul at Port Alfred

For moments of sun-drenched, sticky, salty skin, sand between your toes, endless sunsets and glorious sunrises or balmy summer evenings under clear skies, check in at Kowie River Chalets and discover Port Alfred. Also known as the “heart of the sunshine coast”, this small town wonder offers the best of any seaside location found along…… Continue reading Sunshine for the Soul at Port Alfred