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!

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!

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

Fire up those taste buds!

Despite some of South Africa’s turmoil of late, our country still offers some truly superb facets that we should be immensely proud of, including some of the world’s most breathtaking natural scenery and weather conditions, a deep-seeded heritage that is ultimately centred on freedom and equal rights for all, world-class national sporting teams, and not…… Continue reading Fire up those taste buds!

Cape Town Cool

Cape Town: this city is the definition of ‘too cool for school’, a place where you could be climbing a mountain in the morning, lazing on the beach at midday and surrounded by vineyards at a 5-star bistro for dinner. Hastings Hall is located in a truly convenient spot, maximising your every opportunity to explore…… Continue reading Cape Town Cool