7 Most Affordable SA Holidays

Most of us would probably love to travel more. There’s almost nothing better for the soul than to just pack up and escape with your loved ones to the coast, the Cape, the countryside, or the mountains for a few days of chilled-out bliss … no emails, no deadlines, nothing to do, and all day to do it!

Unfortunately, travel can be so expensive, right?

Sure. But it doesn’t have to be!

At First Group, South Africa’s foremost resort management company, our budget-friendly, all-inclusive holiday packages allow you to get out and explore this beautiful land of ours without having to take out a loan first! You see, we’re all about ‘holidaying more, for less’… and we have dozens of amazing resorts across the country so that you can do just that.

Have a look at 7 of our most popular, most affordable Holiday Offers just waiting to be snapped up.

1. Book Midweek & Save 25%

Avoid the rush and leave the crowds behind. Waiting in queues is so last weekend! It’s time to take a more relaxed midweek holiday and save some serious cash too. Book a 4-night midweek getaway with a Sunday or Monday check-in and get a massive 25% off. That’s an entire night for free! (Ts&Cs)

Whispering Waters – luxurious accommodation in the Midlands

Located in the heart of KZN, Whispering Waters offers spacious accommodation, breath-taking surroundings, luxurious amenities, and access to all the countryside’s beautiful attractions.

Lake View Cabanas – well-appointed apartments in St. Lucia

Quality, affordable accommodation, just a stone’s throw away from the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, on the banks of one of the second-largest estuary systems in Africa, with miles of unspoiled coastline to explore. It’s the perfect place to reconnect with nature!

Knysna River Club – spacious, 4-star chalets

Luxurious, 4-star chalet accommodation and excellent facilities on the edge of the beautiful Knysna Lagoon, surrounded by incredible restaurants, spas, shops, beaches, dive spots, golf clubs, and more!

Offer also available at:
Bushman’s Nek
Cape Gordonia
Chaka’s Rock Chalets
Hole in the Wall
Kowie River Chalets
La Côte d’Azur
La Montagne
Magalies Park
Margate Sands
Midlands Saddle & Trout
Mount Sierra
The Palace All-Suite
Port Owen Marina
Perna Perna Mossel Bay
Qwantani
Riviera Suites
Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel & Spa

2. Book 4 Nights & Save 20%

Book 4 or more nights any time you like at any one of our superb destinations around South Africa … and save an incredible 20%. (Ts&Cs apply).

Kowie River Chalets – open-plan beach chalets (Port Alfred)

The Eastern Cape’s sublime winter climate, warm ocean, and rich history make this resort perfect for a family holiday, fishing adventure, or a romantic getaway for two, with cosy, open-plan chalets right next to the beach, close to all the attractions of this beautiful seaside town!

Perna Perna Mossel Bay – spacious, self-catering apartments

Upmarket and beautifully decorated apartments with great amenities, ideally located to enjoy all that the bustling coastal village of Mossel Bay has to offer!

Port Owen Marinagorgeous, self-catering apartments

Located on the banks of the marina in Velddrif, on the Cape West Coast, just minutes from the fishing village of Laaiplek, this marvellous resort is the ideal location to enjoy sailing, water sports, and fishing, birdwatching, and so much more!

Offer also available at:
Bushman’s Nek
Cape Gordonia
Chaka’s Rock Chalets
Hole in the Wall
La Côte d’Azur
La Montagne
Lake View Cabanas
Magalies Park
Margate Sands
Midlands Saddle & Trout
Mount Sierra
The Palace All-Suite
Qwantani
Riviera Suites
Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel & Spa
Whispering Waters

3. Couples Spa Getaway

Spoil your partner with this luxurious, intimate retreat. Relax, unwind and enjoy a 2-night getaway for two, including an indulgent couples spa treatment that’ll have you both tingling from head to toe. From city chic to berg retreats, our world-class La Vita Spas offer the perfect escape for you and your loved one. (Ts&Cs apply).

Magalies Park – luxury resort in Hartbeespoort

Lose yourself in nature at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountains. A declared bird sanctuary, this beautiful resort boasts unrivalled scenery, comfort and hospitality, along with a luxury wellness spa and one of the best golf courses in Hartbeespoort!

Chaka’s Rock Chalets – ocean views in Ballito

High-quality, affordable accommodation with gorgeous sea views in the upmarket holiday town of Ballito. Outstanding on-site amenities and nearby attractions, including fabulous restaurants, shopping centers, golden beaches, fishing, dolphin- and whale-watching tours – to name just a few –, make this the perfect coastal escape!

Hole in the Wall – Wild Coast accommodation

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the pristine Wild Coast, in comfortable, rustic accommodation, with direct access to a lovely natural bay and miles of unspoiled beach. Enjoy a hearty breakfast delivered straight to your room from The Bell Buoy – the resort’s popular on-site restaurant.

Offer also available at:
Bushman’s Nek 
La Côte d’Azur 
La Montagne 
Margate Sands 
Midlands Saddle & Trout 
Mount Sierra 
The Palace All-Suite 
Qwantani 
Riviera Suites
Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel & Spa 

4. 3-Night Girls’ Getaway

Get your favorite ladies together and celebrate life, love & friendship with luxurious accommodation and amenities, indulgent spa treatments, breakfast daily, unlimited access to all resort facilities, and a complimentary bottle of bubbly (Ts&Cs apply).

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 3-nights’ luxurious accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 x 50-minute spa treatments per guest (your choice of mini mani/pedi, facials, aromatherapy massage, or Swedish massage).
  • Unlimited access to all resort facilities
  • Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine on arrival.

La Montagne – modern North Coast apartments

Explore the stunning Dolphin Coast from a modern, fully equipped apartment with gorgeous ocean views and a welcoming pool area. Enjoy breakfast in bed (served straight from the on-site restaurant), then head out for Blue Flag beaches, incredible fishing, shopping, and dining opportunities!

Qwantani – comfortable, spacious Sterkfontein Dam chalets

One of the Berg’s hidden jewels, the Qwantani Berg and Bush Resort offers Sterkfontein Dam accommodation that’s perfect for the whole family – including your fur-babies! Enjoy well-appointed chalets in a gorgeous mountain setting and a host of wonderful, relaxing activities and amenities.

The Palace All-Suite – luxury Durban beachfront accommodation

The very best accommodation on Durban’s Golden Mile, with incredible ocean views, a secluded pool area, relaxing sun lounge, trendy restaurant, and luxurious spa. And uShaka Marine World, Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World, and golden beaches are right outside!

Offer also available at:
Bushman’s Nek
La Côte d’Azur
Margate Sands

5. Couples Romantic Getaways

Looking for the perfect way to delight and spoil your partner? Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a few days of luxurious pampering and romantic holiday indulgence, where delicious food, marvellous accommodation, beautiful surroundings, indulgent massages, and romantic picnics are the order of the day. These all-inclusive Couples Romantic Getaways provide all of this and more and won’t cost you an arm and a leg! (Ts&Cs apply).

Ultimate Romance at Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa (South Coast)

A coastal utopia complete with luxury spa, championship golf course, marvellous accommodation, sumptuous dining (including breakfast in bed, should you so wish!)… and miles of beautiful coastline to explore just a few minutes away.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

NIGHT 1: 

  • Drinks on arrival
  • Three-course in-room dining experience
  • Romantic turndown service

DAY 1:

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Garden picnic lunch
  • Couples massage

NIGHT 2:

  • Three-course dining experience at Lord Selborne restaurant
  • Butler bath service
  • Romantic turndown service

DAY 2: Buffet breakfast

4-Night Midweek Couples Getaway at Midlands Saddle and Trout

Spacious self-catering chalets in the peaceful, laid-back Midlands, with delicious, hearty cuisine, horse riding, fishing, and other outdoor activities, as well as a luxurious spa and, of course, the famous Midlands Meander.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Couples spa treatment
  • 1-hour horse ride for 2
  • Picnic lunch for 2
  • Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine on arrival 

2-Night Couples Romantic Getaway at Bushman’s Nek Resort (Southern Drakensberg)

Nestled in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, this fantastic resort boasts a wide range of superb accommodation options, marvellous activities, and luxury amenities, including the famous Bushpot Restaurant, a stunning rockpool, games room, bar, world-class La Vita Spa with a jacuzzi and sauna, horse riding, braai area, and various sport and recreation facilities. You will be wined, dined, pampered, and entertained!

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 2-nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Couples spa treatment
  • 1-hour horse ride for 2
  • Picnic lunch for 2
  • Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine on arrival

Offer also available at these fabulous South Coast resorts:

6. Cape Town Explorer Package

From Cape Town and the Peninsula to the Cape Winelands, Overberg, the famous Garden Route, and the gorgeous West Coast, there is just so much to see and do! This holiday package provides excellent value for money and includes over 80 amazing Cape Town attractions! (Ts&Cs apply). Discover for yourself why the Mother City is one of the premier tourist destinations in the world.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 4-nights’ luxurious accommodation
  • 2-day hop-on hop-off bus tickets per guest
  • 2-day unlimited entry to over 80 Cape Town attractions per guest (including Table Mountain, Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Wheel, V&A harbour cruise, Seal Island cruise, Castle of Good Hope, gin tasting, wine tasting, and many more)
  • Fast track hassle-free entry at most attractions

(Entry to certain attractions might be limited due to Covid-19 regulations.)

Cape Gordonia – a self-catering luxury in Gordon’s Bay

A quiet, romantic beach retreat, featuring white sandy shores, spectacular sunsets, fantastic dining, and all the sights and attractions of coastal village life.

Mount Sierra Hotel – Cape Town luxury apartments

Offering affordable, luxurious living in the quiet area of Gardens near the heart of Cape Town, Mount Sierra is all about relaxation, comfort, and convenience, with easy access to all that the Mother City has to offer!

Riviera Suites – Cape Town holiday apartments

Enjoy highly affordable, self-catering accommodation and holiday apartments with sea views and mountain vistas in Sea Point, surrounded by the best Cape Town offers!

7. South Coast Adventure Getaway

If you’re searching for thrills, spills, and high-energy adventures on the beautiful South Coast, then this is the holiday package deal for you!

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 4 night’s accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • 30-minute helicopter tour per guest
  • 60-minute surfing lesson per guest
  • Wild water rafting day trip per guest

La Côte d’Azur – affordable, self-catering apartments

La Côted’Azur is one of Margate’s most famous hotels, offering high-end yet affordable self-catering apartments with all the usual on-site facilities. And it’s close to all the local attractions, shops, restaurants, and world-class beaches!

Margate Sands Hotel – award-winning seaside resort

Located in the popular seaside resort town of Margate, this award-winning beachfront resort is perfect for revelling in that relaxed South Coast life, with restaurants, nightlife, shopping opportunities, and more fun- and adventure-filled activities right at your door.

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