Take the scenic route…

Keen to take a drive and explore some of South Africa’s most picturesque regions when holidaying with First Resorts? Tick these top local drive routes off your list this 2016… Chapman’s Peak Drive Affectionately known as ‘Chappies’ by locals, Chapman’s Peak is a beautifully dramatic drive, albeit only 9 kilometres, along the Atlantic coastline, linking…… Continue reading Take the scenic route…

Dullstroom, did you know?

Dullstroom can be found in the splendid province of Mpumalanga, and is situated halfway between the boom of Johannesburg and the call of the bushveld at Kruger National Park. Dullstroom is a charming town that will surprise you with its many little-known facts, and offers an insight into what it’s really like to live a…… Continue reading Dullstroom, did you know?

Africa at its Best

What is your definition of the perfect break? It’s the end of the year wind down and cabin fever is creeping up on us all. It’s time for a well-deserved holiday and a chance to kick back and recharge those weary brain cells, but your main dilemma is this: where to go. In our opinion,…… Continue reading Africa at its Best

God’s Panorama

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

Majestic Mpumalanga

The Sabie Waterfalls Route encompasses seven of the best South African waterfalls. Take some time out to admire these amazing natural sights on your next visit to majestic Mpumalanga! The Horseshoe Falls, as its name suggests, creates a picturesque horseshoe shape as it tumbles down the mountainside, well worth the walk along a scenic trail…… Continue reading Majestic Mpumalanga

Action-Packed Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga is a region of astounding beauty within South Africa, and has become a hub for the outdoor enthusiast looking for either a small dose or a big rush of adrenaline. Waterberry Hill, found just 6 kilometres from Hazyview, offers colonial-style chalets surrounded by indigenous bush and is in close proximity to some of the…… Continue reading Action-Packed Mpumalanga

Natural Wonder Know-How

Mpumalanga could quite easily be called one of the most naturally diverse treasure troves in South Africa. Home to many natural wonders dating back millions of years, Mpumalanga is the outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination. If you plan on embarking on a trip to any of the many game parks or nature reserves within this region,…… Continue reading Natural Wonder Know-How

Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve, A Truly Serene Getaway

Mpumalanga, translated as ‘where the sun rises’ in Swazi, is a place of astounding beauty and environmental importance, and wonders of the natural world are located in nearly every corner of this province. It is here, amongst the rolling green hills of the Mpumalanga landscape, just three hour’s drive from Johannesburg, that you will find…… Continue reading Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve, A Truly Serene Getaway