“Do what you can, with what you have, wherever you are.”

This month, we as South Africans and people around the world will celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. He was crucial in liberating our country and establishing democracy. Madiba was also known for his love, support, and selflessness.
International Mandela Day takes place every year on 18th July (Madiba’s birthday). But what is the significance of it? For some, it means dedicating 67 minutes to a selfless deed, for others it’s just a day off from work! However, we can ALL heed the call to do something and recognise our individual power to make a difference and change the world.


No more lockdown, you HAVE to let your hair down!

After being under strict Covid restrictions and lockdown for so long, we feel that the month of MAY totally lives up to its name with regard to TRAVELLING and other stuff we can do! It is now the perfect time to not only think about it but to book to see the things and places you’ve always wanted to do. It is safer NOW to travel after all. Book straightaway and have yourself and your family an unforgettable experience in one or more awesome places around the country.

To travel is to be free!

“There is something in us that refuses to be regarded as less than human. We are created for freedom.” – Desmond Tutu
April arrives with fun and festivities – Easter, family time, and Freedom Day. The month has so many holidays that it’s the best time for a gorgeous getaway! Whether you’re planning a solo trip, family holiday or a romantic rendezvous, travel will never disappoint.

Bush, Berg, or Beach? Take your pick!

Can you believe it’s already the third month of the year?! You’ve worked so hard for the last two months, you deserve to treat yourself to a weekend away – plan your next super-relaxing vacay now! Too often we wait for holidays, the festive season, or a special occasion to travel. Author, Germany Kent wrote, “happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for life to begin and start making the most of the moment you are in.” If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that life’s too short; you have yourself, your health and your family – pack your bags and get going already

Warm and Safe in the Western Cape

Oh, baby, it really is cold outside! And if the midwinter blues are bumming you out, you need to reignite your zest for life while you wait for summer.

How about a sneaky little vacay? There’s nothing quite like a quick getaway to rest, recharge and revel in the glory of escaping everyday life … just for a while!

Sisters are doing it for themselves!

August is women’s month and at First Group we are celebrating the super-star ladies that run some of the best-loved properties in our portfolio. Learn more about: Jolene Miller Hastings Hall & Mount Sierra Jolene started off from humble beginnings as a receptionist with the Protea Hotels group and quickly progressed to the post of…… Continue reading Sisters are doing it for themselves!

Ideal course conditions for this year’s Selborne Classic golf competition

The picturesque Selborne Golf Estate is ready to host the seventh edition of the Halfway-Scottfin Selborne Classic. Golfers can look forward to another spectacular tournament as the annual Selborne Classic, co-sponsored by Halfway Toyota Scottburgh, takes place from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 August at Selborne Golf Estate in Pennington on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.…… Continue reading Ideal course conditions for this year’s Selborne Classic golf competition

La Côte d’Azur shines at RCI Gala Awards 

First Group has once again proven to be at the top of their game within the industry, with one of its most prized properties, La Côte d’Azur, receiving a number of prestigious awards at the 28th Annual RCI Gala Awards. The ceremony which took place on the 14th of March 2016, at the Premier Hotel…… Continue reading La Côte d’Azur shines at RCI Gala Awards