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
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
If you hadn’t heard about South Africa’s dismal loss to Japan, you must have been lost at sea. Who didn’t watch that match right? We could all agree this was a seriously gloomy start to our participation in the Rugby World Cup, but after the shock had subsided, we rallied together, as South Africans always…… Continue reading South Africa, we stand proud!
With summer peeking its smile around the corner, don’t forget to get your beauty on at one of our world-class Cellu-Beauty Wellness Spas at an assortment of First Resorts properties across the country on your next getaway with us! Spring is a wonderful time to refresh body and soul, in preparation for that perfect summer…… Continue reading Summer Beauty Renewal
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
With summer on our doorstep and spring in full swing, this time of year really marks the perfect time for a spot of whale watching. Should you find yourself holidaying at any one of our resorts along the Garden Route or in the Cape region, a day trip to the idyllic town of Hermanus should definitely be…… Continue reading Gentle Giants of the Deep
The Cape Daisy Phenomenon This is a magical time along the pristine West Coast when every coastal town and inland village, mountains and fields are ablaze with an endless kaleidoscope of wild flowers, which burst almost simultaneously into full bloom. This wonder of nature takes place between the months of August and October each year,…… Continue reading Wildly Wonderful
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!