Post image for Marine Walk Misadventures at De Hoop Nature Reserve

“When was the last time you were this cold?” I asked my husband as the open Land Cruiser bounced along the endless dirt road, trying in vain to outrun the rain storm. “When I climbed Kilimanjaro,” he replied. What an adventure that was! I briefly considered an alternative setting of a family movie in a […]

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La Kruger Lifestyle Lodge (C) TravelGround

The 4-star La Kruger Lifestyle Lodge is situated in Marloth Park, a wildlife sanctuary bordering the renowned Kruger National Park. With subtropical weather, exceptional facilities, and an opportunity to spot an array of animals, guests are promised a truly rewarding stay at La Kruger Lifestyle Lodge at any time of the year. Guests can choose […]

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Destiny Lodge luxuries (C) TravelGround

Who doesn’t love the idea of a weekend spent indulging in pampering and lavish treatments, as every muscle and stress-filled thought is soothed away by scented oils and supple hands? If a weekend spa stay is what you’re after then check out these 7 top spots around South Africa! 1. Celtic Manor and Spa – […]

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Post image for The Lumineers are coming to South Africa

American folk-rock stars The Lumineers will make their South African debut this December! In the true spirit of folksy summer bliss, they’ll perform at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town on 4 December 2014 and at Emmarentia Dam in Johannesburg for a daytime concert on 6 December 2014. With music described as classic and genuine, […]

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Post image for Your Guide to the South African Spring Wildflowers

They say the earth laughs in flowers. This is why the spring season is one of the most beautiful and happiest times of the year; a time when not a day should pass when you don’t return home covered in grass and smelling like the earth. Whether you’re looking for a day hike or a […]

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Once in Cape Town Main Pic by Roseanna McBain

The creative people within Cape Town are an amazing species. Give them a laptop with Wi-Fi, a few cans of paint or a notebook and pencil, along with ground coffee beans from an exotic country, and they will magically hatch ideas behind long fringes, square glasses, and tight jeans. Of course their favourite hang-out at […]

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Post image for 4 Wine estates to visit on the Swellendam Wine Route

There is no actual Swellendam Wine Route, but in the rebellious nature of a little town that has the guts to call itself a Republic, I’m going to go ahead and group the vineyards around the Greater Swellendam region into a virtual wine route. After all, Swellendam Wine Route sounds far sexier than Swellendam Municipality. […]

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