Pastimes in Paternoster: Tips for an Unforgettable Visit to the Crown Jewel of the West Coast

by Gerriline Fouché on 16 January 2020

There are many gems scattered along the West Coast of South Africa, but few have managed to shine as bright for so many years as the glimmering Paternoster. This quaint fishing village is located 145 kilometres from Cape Town and offers a holiday haven fit for thrill and serenity seekers alike. Paternoster is widely known … Continue reading “Pastimes in Paternoster: Tips for an Unforgettable Visit to the Crown Jewel of the West Coast”

A Night on a Knysna Houseboat and an Adventure up The Heads

by Heste Nortier on 9 January 2020

Popeye, Jack Sparrow and Captain Kid did it, and if you dream of captaining your own boat, it’s time to book a getaway on one of the Knysna Houseboats and sail off into the sunset! We decided to test the waters ourselves and put our best steering skills to the test! The Featherbed Co. not … Continue reading “A Night on a Knysna Houseboat and an Adventure up The Heads”

All Roads Lead to the Karoo: An Alternative Route to Sutherland

by Karli Durr on 19 December 2019

Living in a city that never seems to sleep, we tend to take the route of least resistance to our destinations, ignoring everything in our wake. But due to unforeseen circumstances on a sultry Friday morning near De Doorns, Schalk and I had to amend our perfectly-planned trip to avoid the N1 ─ something that’s … Continue reading “All Roads Lead to the Karoo: An Alternative Route to Sutherland”

Tweede Nuwe Jaar: Cape Town’s Oldest Tradition

by Jeanne Carstens on 12 December 2019

There are a few things that make Cape Town a rather unique destination to visit. From the many eateries and gin bars in Bree Street, the jazz culture, hearing the adhan at sunrise and sunset, to the ever punctual Noon Gun ─ the city is a colourful tapestry of rich history and cosmopolitan flair. But … Continue reading “Tweede Nuwe Jaar: Cape Town’s Oldest Tradition”

’Tis the Season to be Peaceful: Where to Avoid the Crowds this Christmas

by Hennely Nel on 5 December 2019

I can’t help but gasp internally each time I look at the calendar and realise that it’s December. It feels like just the other day when my family and I were running around trying to arrange last-minute Christmas meals and presents. If this time of year leaves you feeling slightly panicked thinking of crowded coastlines, … Continue reading “’Tis the Season to be Peaceful: Where to Avoid the Crowds this Christmas”

Campfires, Dad Jokes and Awkward Laughters ─ Dinokeng Nature Reserve in the Spotlight

by Altus Booysen on 28 November 2019

It’s almost time to light the fires, get out the guitars, sing Billy Joel campfire songs and listen to the crickets after a bad joke’s punchline, i.e. dad jokes. Being a Joburg local, I know people in Gauteng like to slow down, escape to the wild, and enjoy the company of loved ones in nature. … Continue reading “Campfires, Dad Jokes and Awkward Laughters ─ Dinokeng Nature Reserve in the Spotlight”

Our Karoo Escape to Kerneelia Kothuis

by Lisa Slippers on 21 November 2019

Life in the city not only means that you have to bear taxing traffic, but also that by the time the weekend rolls around, you have no energy left to explore your own backyard. Yes, I am talking about myself and I know so many other hard-working individuals who opt to Netflix and chill instead … Continue reading “Our Karoo Escape to Kerneelia Kothuis”

Character, Cuisine and a Cat called Krismis ─ a Weekend at Moolmanshof & Stables

by Heste Nortier on 14 November 2019

As a Capetonian, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting many beautiful little towns in the Overberg region, but had not paid a proper visit to Swellendam yet. As luck would have it, the Swellendam Winterschool invited TravelGround to attend some of their courses and I jumped at this opportunity to spend a weekend in Swellendam. Being … Continue reading “Character, Cuisine and a Cat called Krismis ─ a Weekend at Moolmanshof & Stables”

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