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!
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’
Winter is finally behind us, so bring in the change of seasons and welcome the country’s most spectacular season with some exploration of the countryside. Hunt down the best display of the flowering Namaqualand daisy, find your new favourite picnic spot for the summer, discover local wine routes or ear mark a tranquil forest walk…… Continue reading Spring has Sprung!
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
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?
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
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