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.

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Live, learn and leisure local this July

We’re halfway through the year and even though 2019 is flying by, there’s still plenty of time to explore our beautiful country on your next wild adventure. In the spirit of celebrating and promoting South Africa’s marvellous wilderness heritage, we have a few local holiday destinations that will bring out your wild side.

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

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

Lake View Cabanas, A North Coast gem

With an abundance of hippos, crocodiles, birdlife and fishing, St Lucia is a nature lover’s paradise and Lakeview Cabanas is perfectly located to make the most of this. No matter what size apartment you opt for, you will certainly make the right choice. All the apartments are spaciously designed to ensure you experience a well…… Continue reading Lake View Cabanas, A North Coast gem

Sea life of Sodwana Bay

One of the most exciting activities during your stay at Sodwana Bay Lodge is a deep sea fishing charter and the resort is well-known for being a fisherman’s paradise. There is a huge variety of fish to encounter while out at sea: Blue Marlin: Blue marlin are powerful, aggressive fighters that run hard and long,…… Continue reading Sea life of Sodwana Bay