Holiday tips for perfect summer trips

It’s December, baby! And we know you worked tirelessly throughout the year to save up for a fabulous First Group festive break. To keep the excitement and the holiday countdown going, we’ve got awesome tips to ensure unforgettable getaways for you and your loved ones this sunny season. These vacay essentials will have you prepped and ready to make the most of your summer. From fun games to health and safety tips, we’ve got you covered!

A magical year in focus

As we approach the end of the year, we’d like to take a moment to look back and reflect on some of the most magical moments in 2019. A plenitude of property news, updates, features and launches have enabled us to elevate the First Group property portfolio whilst also helping you – our treasured guests and club members – create unforgettable memories during your holiday breaks.

Take the perfect mini break and visit one of SA’s hidden gems

We’ve got fantastic suggestions (if we must say so ourselves ) for the ideal getaway at this time of the year. Take a trip to one of these amazing ‘hidden’ holiday destinations (some of them are so splendid in size and sighting that they’re hard to hide). As you gear up for the end of yet another 3-6-5, we’d love for you to embrace a little holiday breather. And why not make your way to one of these weird and wondrous lesser-visited South African spots?

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.

Enhance Your Stay

A blissful break at one of our properties simply isn’t complete without “holiday extras” – those unmissable activities that are perfect for a truly unforgettable time. These magical extras are sure to fill your holiday with special moments, wherever you are! Enhance your stay by taking the time to pre-book them, to ensure your holiday is packed full of activities you love… and you could save with early booking discounts.

Uncovering the Myth

The Hole in the Wall The well-recognized Hole in the Wall, found on the wild coast, is steeped in Xhosa folklore and despite its natural causes, the legendary story of how this phenomenon occurred is still very relevant in Xhosa culture today. The wild coast is known as Xhosa territory, therefore the Hole in the…… Continue reading Uncovering the Myth

The Big Pineapple

Standing at 16.7 metres high and featuring 3 floors and an observation deck, The Big Pineapple is considered to be the largest artificial pineapple in the world. This iconic structure was created by members of the agricultural community in Bathurst. The story behind this massive structure is that it was constructed between 1990 and 1992…… Continue reading The Big Pineapple

Fishing at Hole in the Wall

Coffee Bay and Hole in the wall, offer a great spot for shore angling, which also makes it a popular spot for daring fisherman to try their luck with the famed catch of Kob by night. While the coastline at Hole in the Wall is very rocky, and most of the great fishing spots require…… Continue reading Fishing at Hole in the Wall