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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Post image for Brush up on your South Africanisms – The Travel Dictionary

Those visiting South Africa for the first time are often left confused when speaking to South Africans for the first time. Plenty of “what did he say?”, blank stares, and a flurry of typing words into Google translate are no way to try and master the language of the Saffa. Brush up on your South […]

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Mandela inspiring quote

Every year on the 18th of July, people around the world participate in helping communities, charities, and those in need for 67 minutes, to honour the belated and beloved Nelson ‘Tata’ Mandela. Why exactly 1 hour and 7 minutes? Because it’s a small way each of us can recognise Mandela’s 67 years of commitment to […]

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Mont Plaisir Guest Farm (C) TravelGround

Many lament the fact that travel is so expensive nowadays and all those wonderful places that you pin, blog about, and have pictures of, appear to be slipping away into the distance – seemingly forever out of reach. Until now that is. The following tips and tricks will help you plan a holiday with some […]

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Be our guest at Abalone House Boutique Guest House (C) TravelGround

Don’t fret if you missed out on the Knysna Oyster Festival. The following ocean and seafood inspired festivals will provide you with plenty of fun, sun, sand, and fresh seafood! The Oceana Hout Bay Seafood Festival – Hout Bay   Where: The Republic of Hout Bay, Cape Town When: 24 – 28 September 2014 Contact: […]

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