aMAYzing Adventures

To celebrate life and create #aMAYzingMemories, here are ideas of great day trips to do and places to go this May. Spending time with people you love, doing things you love, discovering what South Africa has to offer and just enjoying the moment is what this blog’s all about! Instead of regretting the memories you’ll never have, let’s make them now with your perfect families and friends for a life filled with happiness.

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Family-fantastic Destinations & Activities – Approved for the best time!

This month we’d like to share some ideas that we pinky-promise will help you have the best possible getaway with family or friends – from the best destinations to some activities that will leave you breathless (in a good way). Turn your life into a travel blog… Isn’t life great?! Well, maybe not all of…… Continue reading Family-fantastic Destinations & Activities – Approved for the best time!

Planning the perfect romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day…

It’s almost 14 February, the internationally-recognised day of LOVE. If you’ve planned a romantic getaway, even if it’s just to spoil yourself – good on you, you’re doing better than we are! For those of us that have left things a little late – don’t stress – here are some tips to have a memorable Valentine’s Day and how you can celebrate “Valentine’s Day” with the one you love.

Explore Knysna with First Group

Knysna on the Garden Route has long been one of South Africa’s favourite holiday spots.  Though relatively small, Knysna has plenty of its own character and charm, and if you’re not mesmerised by the scenery, there’s always something else to catch your attention, from luxury yachts and boats to the smell of fresh seafood. We…… Continue reading Explore Knysna with First Group

Our Top 6 Picturesque Views From Our Resorts

Hole in the wall The Hole in the wall is a one-of-a-kind landmark surrounded by mystery and legend. Hole in the Wall resort overlooks this natural phenomenon. The resort offers some of the most picturesque scenery in South Africa and is also the ideal base from which to explore the pristine Transkei Coast. Here you can…… Continue reading Our Top 6 Picturesque Views From Our Resorts

Get Spooked this October!

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you can be sure to find somewhere in South Africa that will raise the hairs on the back of your neck. If you are on the road, and in the spirit of Halloween, check out any one of these country-wide spooky spots this October… Africana Library,Kimberley   Road…… Continue reading Get Spooked this October!

Viva South Africa!

With Heritage Day coming up this month – the 24th September, to be exact, we thought it would only be fitting to take some time out and appreciate what makes our country so special. From culture, landscape, cuisine and history – this is what makes us proudly South African. Kwa-Zulu Natal Welcome to the land…… Continue reading Viva South Africa!

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!

Stop in for a tipple or two

  This June we are dedicating the month to all the special men in our lives! Fathers, sons, husbands, brothers and boyfriends – treat them to a cold one at the country’s top craft breweries when you next holiday with First Group. South Africa’s craft breweries trend has grown in leaps and bounds over the…… Continue reading Stop in for a tipple or two