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Get Moving at Prince’s Grant

By February 9, 2017 No Comments

If you’ve made being more active your goal for 2017, then Prince’s Grant may just be the ultimate weekend away destination to keep your resolution on track while having fun and enjoying the world class amenities of Prince’s Grant lodge.


If you’re anything like the rest of us, every time you start a new eating and exercise plan, it all goes well…until you go on holiday. As soon as your bags are packed and loaded, your good intentions fall right off the bandwagon and you rarely, if ever, manage to get back on it and be as motivated as before.


When staying at The Lodge at Prince’s Grant, you don’t have to worry. There are so many opportunities to get moving at Prince’s Grant that you won’t be able to choose what to do next. And remember, when you’ve burned off a few extra calories, you won’t have to feel guilty about having that second cocktail on the beach later.


First up is the world class 18-hole golf course. With views of the ocean and a spectacular coastal forest, this is one of the most beautiful golf courses you will ever have the chance to play on. While golf doesn’t have you running around and working up a sweat, carrying your clubs around the course can help you burn up to 410 calories an hour. Spend a leisurely morning playing golf and you will do as much as good as a workout in the gym.


For something different, Prince’s Grant’s very own coastal forest has walkways and nature trails that you can spend hours on, doing bird watching and enjoying being in the beauty of nature. Breathe deeply and fill your lungs with clean forest air, take in the splendor around you and you’ll forget you’re exercising. A relatively brisk walk at 6km/hour will burn around 450 calories an hour.


If you’re up for some more vigorous forms of exercise, Prince’s Grant also offers tennis and squash courts. Tennis is a fun, social sport that the whole family can take part in. Even if you’re new to it or not very good, it’s still fun and it’s so much more satisfying when you hit that ball. An hour of singles tennis can burn around 415 calories an hour, making it a very effective workout. Squash is just as fun, a game of genteel savagery. It takes a little more skill than tennis but even as a beginner, you can burn more than 500 calories an hour.


The 2km of private beach is not only good for working on your tan. Scientists say that it takes 2.1 to 2.7 times more energy to run or walk on beach sand than going at the same pace on a hard surface, and helps you burn up to 50% more calories. Because sand is softer, you can run barefoot on the beach and really get the whole experience of running free on the white sand while looking at the Indian Ocean.


Swimming in the ocean is another great way to sneak in some exercise while on holiday at Prince’s Grant. Even just playing in the water, staying balanced in the sand and fighting against the waves can help burn up to 400 calories an hour. If swimming in the sea is a little intimidating for you, swimming in the pool can do just as much good. If you would rather be on top of the water than in it, try some canoeing on the lagoon. An hour of moderate effort rowing can easily burn up to 430 calories an hour and you’ll have fun doing it.


Now that you’ve gotten your 2017 off to a good start, reward yourself with a weekend away at Prince’s Grant and relax knowing that you won’t have to sacrifice those hard lost kilograms to be able to enjoy yourself. You’ll get back feeling better than ever and even more motivated to keep going!


If you would like to book your weekend getaway at The Lodge at Prince’s Grant, call +27 32 482 0005 or email