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’
HIT THE BEACH As we head into the last few months of the year and with the weather on the brink of change, you may find yourself in a pickle when it comes to planning your next holiday during this awkward change-of-the-seasons type weather! Well, the answer is simple, all you need to do is…… Continue reading BEACH, BUSH OR BERG?
The area between Heidelberg in the west to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River in the east, is one of the world’s most impressive drives through sprawling wetlands, forested mountains and vast white-sand beaches. It is the site of many adventure activities, cultural experiences and culinary delights – perfect for a restful or energetic break…… Continue reading Do the Garden Route Amble
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
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
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)
Make your way to the seaside town of Margate this winter, and watch the hustle and bustle from your private balcony at Costa Smeralda Resort as the annual sardine run takes place, and crowds of fishermen gather in the shore break to haul in their lucky catch. You may even be fortunate enough to catch…… Continue reading Frenzied Fun on the South Coast
The Western Cape is well-known for many things, but its true hidden gems are generally tucked away in the most unassuming of all corners, offering a slice of seaside heaven far from the madding crowd that can be found in more popular sites of the Cape. Enter the idyllic escape of Port Owen, found in…… Continue reading Disappear to Dreamy Port Owen