The Perfect Cure For Lockdown Blues!

Ever heard the saying, ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”?

Well it’s true! Sometimes we just need to get out and get away. That’s because there’s nothing better for renewing the body, mind and soul than a well-deserved holiday.
And after the year we’ve all been through, we could definitely use a break for some much-needed rest and relaxation…to recharge the soul, reconnect with family or recapture that spark in our relationship!

From a romantic ‘Wintery Retreat’ in the beautiful KZN midlands, to a sandy, sun-soaked, family beach holiday in Mossel Bay, to a luxurious KZN South Coast golf getaway where you can be pampered and spoiled, you owe it to yourself (and your family!) to get out, de-stress and have some fun!

Oh, and don’t worry – with our ‘Pristine Purpose Cleaned’ programme, we’ve transformed the resorts below into Covid Safe Zones. That’s because the only thing more important to us than providing the perfect holiday getaway, is your health and safety!

So come out and play – you deserve it!

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’

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

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

Running with the Giants

The Giant’s Cup Trail Run This prestigious and challenging feat of fitness takes place in the Southern Drakensberg each year, and is a two-day race that is run through the Maloti Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. The race itself covers a total distance of 65km of trail terrain, which tracks along the popular Giant’s Cup…… Continue reading Running with the Giants

The Rhino Army Grand Traverse (Part one)

Six intrepid hikers from the Qwantani Berg and Bush Resort recently embarked on a journey of epic proportions across the Drakensberg range to raise funds for the Rhino Army / Wildlands Conservation Trust. The first ever attempt at traversing this route, beginning at Qwantani and up over to the Babangibona Saddle through to Bushman’s Nek…… Continue reading The Rhino Army Grand Traverse (Part one)

The Big Chill (Part II)

INJISUTHI, DRAKENSBERG Misplaced car keys, a baboon raid and a bout of food poisoning – what more could a bunch of hikers ask for? Unlike our previous escapade to Lesotho, our overnight hike to Wonder Cave in Injisuthi Valley had been planned months in advance. Luckily, or perhaps ‘ignorance is bliss’ should have applied in…… Continue reading The Big Chill (Part II)

Pack Smart For The Winter Chill

If you have ever been on holiday and found yourself unprepared in any way, you will understand how quickly this can turn your good memories into average ones. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) may not seem like a region that experiences much of a winter chill, but don’t be fooled! With temperatures that dip below zero during the…… Continue reading Pack Smart For The Winter Chill

An American In The Berg

  We hope you enjoy our new blog post, written by Angus Macaskill. Angus is an occasional blogger and is originally from America. At the moment he is staying in Durban and is travelling from destination to destination. During his stay he managed to spend a weekend away at Bushman’s Nek with his family. Let’s…… Continue reading An American In The Berg