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

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

What’s Hot in Durban

Must-Do Market Meandering Visiting the sunny seaside city of Durbs soon? For a day spent with the locals snacking on some finely crafted pastries, cakes and artisan breads or an amble among farm stalls packed with home-made crafts of all kinds, visit any one of these top 4 markets that are hosted by this friendly…… Continue reading What’s Hot in Durban

First Resorts Cleans Up During Marine Week

On Friday, 16 October 2015, the management team at The Palace Resort and Spa teamed up with the eThekwini Municipality in a beach clean-up initiative in celebration of National Marine Week. The Resort Manager, Goodman Ncobeni, and his team joined municipal employees from the Durban area and spent the morning picking up litter on Virginia…… Continue reading First Resorts Cleans Up During Marine Week

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

Refuel at Pesto Restaurant

Popular for its Mediterranean inspired menu, great weekly specials, and hearty breakfasts, Pesto restaurant can be found at the seaside resort of the Palace Resort and Spa, located on Durban’s golden mile beach promenade. Please pay us a visit the next time you are a guest at The Palace Resort and Spa or are looking…… Continue reading Refuel at Pesto Restaurant

Eat Like a King!

It’s no secret that the seafood found along the Wild Coast is some of the freshest and most abundant along the South African coastline. It can therefore be considered a crime if you visit this region of the country and don’t have at least one seafood meal – which is usually fit for a king,…… Continue reading Eat Like a King!