Winter Wanderlust

Travelling in Winter can be quite the experience. You can enjoy the flurries of snow in the berg, watch the rain crash onto the waves through frosted windows or simply enjoy a delicious mug of hot chocolate in front of a crackling warm fireplace. These make for the best of winter memoirs in your travel diaries!
There are so many amazing and exciting gems that are great for exploring during the winter season. We selected a few just to make your choices easier and adventurous.
Make magical and lasting winter memories in 2021 as you missed out last year.

STAY SAFE, PLAY SAFE WITH FIRST GROUP’S COVID-SAFE HOLIDAY GETAWAYS!

First Group’s number one priority? Providing you, our amazing guests, the affordable, quality and most important of all – safe – holiday options that, after a year-long wait, you deserve!

We’ve spared no effort or expense in ensuring our select holiday destinations are Covid-cleaned. Besides implementing all nationally mandated protocols and measures, we’ve also designed our very own natural, fully approved sanitizer and Organic Health Passages, ensuring our amazing guests can enjoy the peace of mind, quality time and most important of all, the fun, of a First Group holiday.

We can’t wait to see you again!

FUN, FOOD AND WINE – MAGICAL MEMORIES THIS NEW YEAR’S EVE!

Let’s be honest, family and friends are all fine and everything, but our absolute favorite thing about New Year’s Eve? Good food and great wine!
South Africa’s had a tough year. You guys deserve the very best affordable food, wine and entertainment options on offer. We invite you to visit with us during New Year’s Eve and end the year with full tummies, full hearts and a glass of good wine in hand.

Wanderlust – It’s time to warm to winter

It is un-Brrrrr-leviable how quick this year is going, we have chills just thinking about winter (which seems so far away in this hot weather… but winter is coming [ahem Game of Thrones fans]). And yes, winter can be fresh but there’s also so much more to it than just the weather – especially when travelling in South Africa. Now’s a great time to book a winter getaway – after all, the early bird gets the worm.

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.

Eat your heart out at Pesto

If you’re in the mood for some good Mediterranean food then the Pesto Restaurant is definitely the place to be. Our menus are filled with all sorts of mouth-watering and yummy dishes to tickle your taste buds. What could be better than the timeless combination of scrambled eggs and smoked salmon.  Enjoyed with the sea…… Continue reading Eat your heart out at Pesto

Explore the Sterkfontein Dam with First Group

The Sterkfontein Dam is a 7 000 hectare water wonder located in the eastern Free State and is situated in a 12 000 hectare nature reserve offering a compelling variety of landscapes, activities and wildlife. Not only does the Sterkfontein Dam offer some of the most picturesque views in Southern Africa, it is also home…… Continue reading Explore the Sterkfontein Dam with First Group

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

A Beach-Side Escape at The Palace

Set on Durban’s beautiful Golden Mile, The Palace All Suites recaptures all the glamour and opulence of another era. The Palace All Suites offers magnificent sea views, a terrace, swimming pool, and easy access to uShaka Marine World. The practically furnished apartments are equipped are beautifully decorated and overlook the warm Indian Ocean and palm fringed Marine…… Continue reading A Beach-Side Escape at The Palace