We’ve got fantastic suggestions (if we must say so ourselves ) for the ideal getaway at this time of the year. Take a trip to one of these amazing ‘hidden’ holiday destinations (some of them are so splendid in size and sighting that they’re hard to hide). As you gear up for the end of yet another 3-6-5, we’d love for you to embrace a little holiday breather. And why not make your way to one of these weird and wondrous lesser-visited South African spots?
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!
If there were any place to truly embrace the beauty of winter, it would be the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and the Drakensberg. Though we are fast approaching the end of the year’s coldest season, snow fall is still a possibility in the Underberg area as a last hurrah to the freeze of winter. So, if you…… Continue reading Blissful Berg Beauty
Ascending the Amphitheatre The stunning sprawl of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre’s solid rock face rises up a staggering 3,254 metres above sea level at its highest point, Mont-Aux-Sources. As our team of hikers assembled at Sentinel Park, the impressive and comparatively ominous peaks stood before us in all their well-weathered glory, a rumble of summer rains…… Continue reading Ascending the Amphitheatre
A wilderness area can be defined as: ‘A region unaffected by any development, with most of them practising the highest level of conservation – legally protected and untouched by man.’ Here are 5 of the best wilderness areas worth discovering on your next visit to any one of these provinces – each within easy access from our…… Continue reading Africa’s wild heart
When the great Lord created this world, it has been said that he was showing off when he created the province of Mpumalanga! And you’re in luck as five of our First Resort’s properties are found within this region. From the vast, breathtaking valleys of the Blyde River Canyon, to the verdant, open plains of…… Continue reading God’s Panorama
The Giant’s Cup Trail Run This prestigious and challenging feat of fitness takes place in the Southern Drakensberg each year, and is a two-day race that is run through the Maloti Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. The race itself covers a total distance of 65km of trail terrain, which tracks along the popular Giant’s Cup…… Continue reading Running with the Giants
Knysna is a perfectly understated, friendly Garden Route gem to visit when travelling throughout this lush, evergreen region of South Africa. Though relatively small, Knysna has plenty of its own character and charm, and whether you prefer to blend in with the locals or tick items off the touristy bucket list, here is a list…… Continue reading Knysna Kuier
Kloofing in the Magaliesberg Kloofing, also known as canyoneering is relatively new to the outdoor sporting world, and is not for the faint-hearted! If you have a glint of adventure in your bones, keen to enjoy a full day in the great outdoors and don’t mind getting a little muddy, then a day of kloofing…… Continue reading Triple the Thrill