With Heritage Day coming up this month – the 24th September, to be exact, we thought it would only be fitting to take some time out and appreciate what makes our country so special. From culture, landscape, cuisine and history – this is what makes us proudly South African. Kwa-Zulu Natal Welcome to the land…… Continue reading Viva South Africa!
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’
August is women’s month and at First Group we are celebrating the super-star ladies that run some of the best-loved properties in our portfolio. Learn more about: Jolene Miller Hastings Hall & Mount Sierra Jolene started off from humble beginnings as a receptionist with the Protea Hotels group and quickly progressed to the post of…… Continue reading Sisters are doing it for themselves!
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
Despite its diminutive size, Mpumalanga packs a powerful punch when it comes to scenery, incredible sights and unique activities. Journey with us as we discover the delights of the ‘land where the sun rises’. The Kruger National Park is one the world’s best bastions of wildlife sightings, take a guided game drive from one of…… Continue reading Explore God’s Country
Ascending the Amphitheatre The stunning sprawl of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre’s solid rock face rises up a staggering 3,254 metres above sea level at its highest point, Mont-Aux-Sources. As our team of hikers assembled at Sentinel Park, the impressive and comparatively ominous peaks stood before us in all their well-weathered glory, a rumble of summer rains…… Continue reading Ascending the Amphitheatre
A wilderness area can be defined as: ‘A region unaffected by any development, with most of them practising the highest level of conservation – legally protected and untouched by man.’ Here are 5 of the best wilderness areas worth discovering on your next visit to any one of these provinces – each within easy access from our…… Continue reading Africa’s wild heart
Some may say that the Freestate has a ‘raw deal’ – slap bang in the middle of South Africa, supposedly without much to see, a place that is basically overlooked and merely passed through… well, forget that! Here are the top 5 natural sights to see when visiting Qwantani Berg and Bush resort, or travelling…… Continue reading Natural Wonders of the Freestate
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