Winter is finally behind us, so bring in the change of seasons and welcome the country’s most spectacular season with some exploration of the countryside. Hunt down the best display of the flowering Namaqualand daisy, find your new favourite picnic spot for the summer, discover local wine routes or ear mark a tranquil forest walk…… Continue reading Spring has Sprung!
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
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
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
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…
What’s Hot in the Western Cape? Do you miss the good ‘ol days of movie drive-ins, where you could bring your own snacks, relax in comfort, not have to worry about someone kicking the back of your chair, all while enjoying the fresh evening air? Well, the Western Cape, namely, Cape Town, has recently brought…… Continue reading Spend a night with the stars
10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT CAPE TOWN… Cape Town is the tobogganing capital of South Africa If you have ever watched the movie Cool Runnings, you will know exactly what tobogganing entails and how much fun it can be. Cape Town is home to the only tobogganing course in Africa, with the track just 25km outside…… Continue reading Fun, Fast Facts!
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
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