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

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…… Continue reading First Group’s Best Places to Say ‘I Do’

Explore God’s Country

Despite its diminutive size, Mpumalanga packs a powerful punch when it comes to scenery, incredible sights and unique activities. Journey with us as we discover the delights of the ‘land where the sun rises’. The Kruger National Park is one the world’s best bastions of wildlife sightings, take a guided game drive from one of…… Continue reading Explore God’s Country

Do the Garden Route Amble

The area between Heidelberg in the west to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River in the east, is one of the world’s most impressive drives through sprawling wetlands, forested mountains and vast white-sand beaches.  It is the site of many adventure activities, cultural experiences and culinary delights – perfect for a restful or energetic break…… Continue reading Do the Garden Route Amble

Warm up this Winter

Winter time is not all gloom and doom – it’s the perfect time of year to warm the cockles of your heart, and what better way than with some good ol’ soul food? Turn to the ultimate in comfort food as the fresh chill descends over the country – after all, what’s a holiday without…… Continue reading Warm up this Winter

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

Fred First gives back on his birthday!

First Group’s  favourite, larger-than-life blue bird of fun, Fred First, recently celebrated his fourth birthday and the team at Margate Sands decided to share it with the underprivileged children of Gamalakhe Township, just outside Margate. Fred and the Margate Sands team spent the morning at Super Kids Day Care School which assists working parents with…… Continue reading Fred First gives back on his birthday!