Happy 2022

2022 is all about twos for us: twice the fun, twice the love, and twice the number of vacays as we head back out into the world.

The last two years have been difficult: we’ve discovered new variants, adjusted to working from home, and found ways to exist within the new normal. But the world is finally opening up again, and it’s time to take advantage of all the wonders that South Africa has to offer. We have a clean slate and a fresh start, so let’s start getting ready to make your 2022 one for the ages.

An enriching holiday for Heritage Day!

September is the month in which we celebrate Heritage Day (24 September) – a day that means so much to so many South Africans – because it honours the multiplicity of our cultures and diversity.

First Group is proud to represent that very diversity, by catering to the holiday needs of all South Africans. There really are different strokes for different folks at our premium properties.

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

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!

Spring has Sprung!

Winter is finally behind us, so bring in the change of seasons and welcome the country’s most spectacular season with some exploration of the countryside. Hunt down the best display of the flowering Namaqualand daisy, find your new favourite picnic spot for the summer, discover local wine routes or ear mark a tranquil forest walk…… Continue reading Spring has Sprung!

Blissful Berg Beauty

If there were any place to truly embrace the beauty of winter, it would be the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and the Drakensberg. Though we are fast approaching the end of the year’s coldest season, snow fall is still a possibility in the Underberg area as a last hurrah to the freeze of winter. So, if you…… Continue reading Blissful Berg Beauty

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

Make a date with the universe

Let’s take it back to basics, and By basics we mean – turn the TV off, log off Facebook or Twitter and head outdoors and make a date with the universe. Luckily for us, Mother Nature is always available, any time of the day – and it’s our prerogative in today’s modern age of technology…… Continue reading Make a date with the universe

Where to go this winter

Winter Wandering As the chill descends upon us this winter, this is no time to go into hibernation. South Africa is as equally beautiful in its colder months as it is in its summer months, so don’t save your travels for the warmer moments – there are plenty of ways to get your winter wander…… Continue reading Where to go this winter