20 best things to do on holiday in SA

Say what you will about South Africa, but it’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world. And so diverse! There’s almost no end to the smorgasbord of holiday delights on offer. From the stunning Cape with its misty mountains, bustling city and charming coastal towns, to sun-baked beaches caressed by the warm Indian Ocean and stretching for miles up the KZN coastline, the marvellous Midlands with its laid-back countryside vibe, and the magnificent Drakensberg! It’s why millions of foreign tourists flock to South Africa every year.

It’s also why, if you haven’t done so already, you need to make a habit of getting out and exploring this land … your heritage. There are marvellous holiday memories to be made and a plethora of adventures just waiting to be had.

It’s time to emerge, escape and exhale … at our amazing First Group Resorts across the country.

Springtime adventures

What a gorgeous time of year it is! Spring is the season of new beginnings, when days become longer, the weather warmer, buds unfold, animals awaken and all around us is a celebration of life and the promise of a fresh start.

Spring is for waking up to a delicious breakfast in bed on a bright morning.
It’s for getting out and into nature.
It’s for gentle hikes alongside meandering countryside streams with the scent of blossoms in the air.
It’s for comfy shoes and sun hats, warm breezes and cool drinks.
It’s for suntanning by the ocean, cocktails by the pool or sundowners by the mountains.
It’s for luxurious spa days and lazy afternoon strolls.
It’s for romantic beach walks, cool dips in the deep blue sea and fish braais under the stars.

Following are some of the best ways to celebrate the gorgeous change of season and experience our remarkable country in all its ‘blooming’ glory.

It’s Springtime! Emerge, escape and exhale … at our amazing resorts!

LAVISH YOUR LADY WITH THAT LUXURY LIFE

August is Women’s Month! And so we celebrate the strength and resilience of women and their remarkable contribution to society and country.
Yes, it has huge historical and social significance. But … it’s also a marvellous excuse to spoil our better halves, right?
This month, we get to pay tribute to the incredible woman in our life and acknowledge that everything we are is because of her!
So, for the ultimate Women’s Month indulgence (and maximum ‘brownie points’!), lavish your lovely lady with a luxury getaway at one of our amazing resorts.

Warm and Safe in the Western Cape

Oh, baby, it really is cold outside! And if the midwinter blues are bumming you out, you need to reignite your zest for life while you wait for summer.

How about a sneaky little vacay? There’s nothing quite like a quick getaway to rest, recharge and revel in the glory of escaping everyday life … just for a while!

Trippin’ down holiday lane

As the world slowly starts creeping back to normal, what better way is there to unwind than a road trip through the majesty of KZN? Aside from its sweeping natural beauty, KZN has a rich and diverse cultural heritage and is a melting-pot of different people coming together to create a totally unique holiday experience that can be enjoyed in any season.

From stretches of golden beach, endless deep blue seas, rolling green hills and snow-capped peaks, KZN offers you almost every kind of holiday you could want — along with cows to count dotted along the freeway. These are sure to delight your travel companions, whether it’s your little humans or your bigger humans who are still kids at heart.

We’re here to help you with a few Road Trip Travel Tips (say that really fast five times for a tongue-twister in the car)!

Winter Wanderlust

Travelling in Winter can be quite the experience. You can enjoy the flurries of snow in the berg, watch the rain crash onto the waves through frosted windows or simply enjoy a delicious mug of hot chocolate in front of a crackling warm fireplace. These make for the best of winter memoirs in your travel diaries!
There are so many amazing and exciting gems that are great for exploring during the winter season. We selected a few just to make your choices easier and adventurous.
Make magical and lasting winter memories in 2021 as you missed out last year.

Coast-to-Coast Escapes

With South Africa’s famously scorching-hot weather dropping to tolerable averages of 22 – 27 degrees, March is the perfect time to make your escape to the coast for a fun-filled holiday.

Featuring Covid-safe facility, activity and accommodation options, our select, March holiday coastal destinations, are guaranteed to give you the safe, affordable and magical coastal adventure you deserve.

Welcome to sunny beaches, gorgeous pools and unmatched hospitality. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer with a fun-filled jaunt along the coast!

STAY SAFE, PLAY SAFE WITH FIRST GROUP’S COVID-SAFE HOLIDAY GETAWAYS!

First Group’s number one priority? Providing you, our amazing guests, the affordable, quality and most important of all – safe – holiday options that, after a year-long wait, you deserve!

We’ve spared no effort or expense in ensuring our select holiday destinations are Covid-cleaned. Besides implementing all nationally mandated protocols and measures, we’ve also designed our very own natural, fully approved sanitizer and Organic Health Passages, ensuring our amazing guests can enjoy the peace of mind, quality time and most important of all, the fun, of a First Group holiday.

We can’t wait to see you again!

Every month a new adventure – South Africa is waiting…

Escape. Explore. Experience. incredible locales, breath-taking scenery and the rich, dynamic cultures that define a truly South African getaway. Here’s a list of 12 ideal destinations for every season ahead. Why wait? South Africa is waiting for you!