Top coastal towns we love at First Resorts… Coffee Bay, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape Here you will find our sublime seaside resort, Hole in the Wall, tucked away in a secluded bay with direct beach access on the doorstep of your quaint, thatched-roof bungalow, just 9 kilometres from Coffee Bay. Ballito, North Coast KZN Found…… Continue reading Oh, to be by the seaside
The African Elephant Elephants can hear one another’s trumpet calls up to 8 kilometres away The largest elephant ever recorded weighed approximately 10, 886 kilograms Elephants can suffer from sunburn, so they protect their skin with sand Elephants, above any animal in the animal kingdom, have the best sense of smell An elephant trunk is…… Continue reading Fun, Fast Facts!
The Hole in the Wall The well-recognised Hole in the Wall, found on the wild coast, is steeped in Xhosa folklore and despite its natural causes, the legendary story of how this phenomenon occurred is still very relevant in Xhosa culture today. The wild coast is known as Xhosa territory, therefore the Hole in the…… Continue reading Uncovering the Myth
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!
When it comes to big game spotting, the winter months within most South African game parks yield some of the best sightings – due to the cooler day temperatures. The Eastern Cape is home to some of the most outstanding game parks in the country, each characterised by its own, unique safari experience. Within the…… Continue reading Take a Walk on the Wild Side
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
From 15 – 25 May the team at Hole in the Wall played host to the contestants and crew of the well-known South African cooking show, Ultimate Braai Master. The very capable team at the resort was comprised of Lynn, Clyde and Marcel who made their best effort to ensure the contestants and crew felt…… Continue reading Hole in the Wall Plays Host
When going on vacation our aim is to relax, chill out and find a resort that makes us feel at home. From the moment you check at reception I can assure you that the Resort Manger, Liz Hill and her brilliant staff will welcome you into Kowie River Chalets and ensure that your stay at…… Continue reading Home Away From Home, Kowie River Chalets