Post image for Monsters from around the World

All cultures have them – and by “them”, I mean those scary, supernatural stories which parents tell to their children in a desperate attempt to make the little ones behave. A common one would be: “If you wander too far into the woods, Baba Yaga will get you” or “if you don’t go to sleep […]

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https://www.giantflag.co.za/

Haven’t heard of the little farming town of Graaff-Reinet? You’re about to. Because this barely noteworthy Karoo town is about to become a global icon. An exciting and proudly South African project, dubbed The Giant Flag Project, is underway at the Obesa Nursery. The project will see the formation of an enormous national flag cultivated […]

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Remember, remember the 5th of November! We’ve heard the saying, but most of us don’t know what the day is really about. So here’s a quick summary: Back in 1605 a group of English Catholics plotted to assassinate the protestant King James I of England by blowing up the House of Lords. Luckily an anonymous […]

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Post image for Get festive with Santa Shoebox Project

It’s less than 2 months ’til Christmas, but we at TravelGround and LekkeSlaap have already experienced the joy of giving thanks to the Santa Shoebox Project. We’ve spent the last few days shopping and putting together 50 shoeboxes full of toiletries, clothes, toys, and treats for the underprivileged children in our community. The Santa Shoebox […]

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Post image for De Hoop Nature Reserve – Beauty at the Ends of the Earth

After 33km of navigating a bumpy dirt road in our tiny Fiat Palio, I was left feeling a lot more like a martini being shaken – not stirred – than an excited first time visitor to one of the most beautiful parts of the Cape: De Hoop Nature Reserve. We finally arrived at our destination […]

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Post image for Do your soul a flavour & visit Creation Wines

A wine estate called Creation lies in the Hemel-en-Aarde (heaven and earth) valley. It’s just too easy to imagine haloed beings sprinkling magic dust over the vineyards to create their divine nectar. But when you visit Creation and chat with owners Jean-Claude and Carolyn Martin – who are almost always on the floor looking after […]

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Farr Out (C) TravelGround

Hotel. Tick. Guest house. Tick. Campsite. Tick. You’ve tried them all, and you’ve got the T-shirt. Now you’re aching to try something different. Something to brag to your friends about on Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr. A place you may never have dreamed you could sleep in. Well, it’s your lucky day! We’ve stumbled across some […]

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