It is un-Brrrrr-leviable how quick this year is going, we have chills just thinking about winter (which seems so far away in this hot weather… but winter is coming [ahem Game of Thrones fans]). And yes, winter can be fresh but there’s also so much more to it than just the weather – especially when travelling in South Africa. Now’s a great time to book a winter getaway – after all, the early bird gets the worm.
If you are planning a trip to the Drakensberg and looking to conquer any one of the magnificent hiking trails throughout this region – whether it is a day trip or an overnight cave hike, there are a few essential items and tips to remember… Essentials to pack for a day hike Whether it is…… Continue reading Calling All Avid Adventurers!
Make your way to the seaside town of Margate this winter, and watch the hustle and bustle from your private balcony at Costa Smeralda Resort as the annual sardine run takes place, and crowds of fishermen gather in the shore break to haul in their lucky catch. You may even be fortunate enough to catch…… Continue reading Frenzied Fun on the South Coast
Winter exploration and travel tips LESOTHO Up and at ‘em at 5.30am on a Saturday morning, now that’s dedication! We were off and in search of snow. Our trip up to Lesotho for a hike through the Sehlabathebe National Park was planned somewhat last minute, and with heavy snows that took place just a few…… Continue reading The Big Chill (Part I)
While winter in South Africa’s sunniest city is not much to groan over, Durban is definitely experiencing a morning and evening chill in the air that calls for a little ‘warming up’. Ever heard the saying: ‘The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’? Well, let First Resorts cure your winter blues with…… Continue reading Cure Your Winter Blues
If you have ever been on holiday and found yourself unprepared in any way, you will understand how quickly this can turn your good memories into average ones. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) may not seem like a region that experiences much of a winter chill, but don’t be fooled! With temperatures that dip below zero during the…… Continue reading Pack Smart For The Winter Chill
By Teri Row The week leading up to our stay at Midlands was mostly composed of checking the weather report. It was going to be a cold one, with rain predicted for Saturday. This was the perfect opportunity to whip out the scarves, jackets and winter boots. The temperature gauge started to drop as we…… Continue reading Weekend Getaway to Midlands Saddle and Trout
Beef Casserole with Cheese and potato dumplings If you are heading up to Bushmans Nek or Midlands Saddle and Trout this weekend be sure to pull out those winter woollies that have been pushed to the back of your wardrobe. Mother Nature is defiantly not holding back this weekend. Winter is here but we have…… Continue reading Keeping you Warm this Weekend