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

South Africa, we stand proud!

If you hadn’t heard about South Africa’s dismal loss to Japan, you must have been lost at sea. Who didn’t watch that match right? We could all agree this was a seriously gloomy start to our participation in the Rugby World Cup, but after the shock had subsided, we rallied together, as South Africans always…… Continue reading South Africa, we stand proud!

The Great CHOC Trek

The annual Sani Pass trek for CHOC – The Childhood Cancer Foundation – is in its 6th year this year, and is aimed at raising funds for children with cancer and life threatening blood disorders. The CHOC trek which takes place on 9 August, calls on those who are willing to enter the challenge for…… Continue reading The Great CHOC Trek

Calling All Avid Adventurers!

If you are planning a trip to the Drakensberg and looking to conquer any one of the magnificent hiking trails throughout this region – whether it is a day trip or an overnight cave hike, there are a few essential items and tips to remember… Essentials to pack for a day hike Whether it is…… Continue reading Calling All Avid Adventurers!

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)

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