First Group’s Best Places to Say ‘I Do’

Spring has sprung and not only is it a beautiful time for the change of the seasons, but wedding fever is also on the horizon!

First Group boasts some of the country’s finest and best-loved properties in some of South Africa’s most sublime locations – choose to celebrate your special day with us…

Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel & Spa – KZN South Coast

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Whether you have envisioned an elegant tropical garden affair, breath-taking beach wedding, traditional chapel ceremony or an open-air celebration under a custom marquee set up on the property lawns, the professional team at Selborne are able to bring all your wedding day visions to reality. Selborne is also a paradise for photographers, while the show piece of the property, the grand Presidential Suite, is designed to create special memories for the bridal couple.

La Montagne – KZN North Coast

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Perfectly located to host your special day, La Montagne is a destination par excellence to meet all your wedding requirements. With its premier location right on the golden sands of Ballito’s Willard Beach, this property provides numerous facilities to add flair and elegance to your wedding day. Choose between an interior or exterior venue, enjoy superior accommodation, a professional eventing team, superb restaurants and elegant bars for a dreamy beachside wedding, for up to 150 guests.

Bushman’s Nek – KZN Drakensberg


Head for the hills and you will find one of First Group’s most prized properties – Bushman’s Nek Berg and Trout Resort, found in the Southern Drakensberg. Bushman’s Nek offers everything you need to ensure you have the countryside wedding you have always imagined – a beautiful location set within one of South Africa’s most spectacular landscapes, a spacious venue accommodating up to 200 guests and a deck overlooking the rolling hills of the Underberg will ensure you enjoy a truly memorable day.

Spend the special days after your wedding honeymooning at Bushman’s Nek and meander the Midlands together, go for a romantic picnic in the hills or take a spectacular helicopter flip over the mountainside.


Oceanic – KZN, Durban 

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Host your wedding with the warm shores of the east coast on your doorstep – whether you plan on celebrating in a lavish or intimate style, the Oceanic is the quintessential city spot for you. Just metres from Durban’s famed Golden Mile Boulevard and all the buzz that the city of Durban has to offer, the versatile function venue is able to host up to 120 guests at a time, while the entertainment facilities and capable catering team make this a chic, central and vibrant venue in the heart of the city.

The Palace – KZN, Durban

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The Palace holds pride of place on Durban’s Golden Mile Boulevard making for a modern, convenient and centrally located venue. Host your wedding reception on the 5th floor, overlooking Durban and the beachfront, while the property’s prized Presidential Suite on the 23rd floor is available for the happy couple to add an extra touch of elegance to your wedding night. The function venue is able to host a maximum of 90 guests, while the highly capable catering team is at hand to provide a bespoke service to suit all your requirements.

Magalies Park – Magaliesberg, North West

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Celebrate your special day at the foot of one of world’s most ancient mountain ranges in the Magaliesberg. Magalies Park is a destination with a difference – a peaceful retreat nestled alongside the tranquil Magalies River. Exchange your vows and celebrate the joy of your special day surrounded by the unrivalled beauty of the North West. A number of venues and set-up configurations are available, with the full centre able to host up to 400 guests at a time.

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Choose to honeymoon in the Magaliesberg and enjoy the many outdoor pursuits of this region – take a hot air balloon ride over the lowveld, go hiking, mountain biking or barge cruising, visit the Cradle of Humankind – a World Heritage Site, and so much more!

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