Clarens when it sizzles: 6 reasons to visit the jewel of the Eastern Free State

by Gerriline Fouché on 18 July 2019

Vast mountain views, gorgeous natural surroundings and old-world charm awaits any traveller seeking solace in Clarens. Situated in the heart of the Eastern Free State Highlands, this nature lover’s haven and artistic hub is certainly one of South Africa’s top tourist destinations. That’s why TravelGround is hitting you with the top spots in Clarens, giving … Continue reading “Clarens when it sizzles: 6 reasons to visit the jewel of the Eastern Free State”

A Wonderful Winter Weekend in Swellendam

by Heste Nortier on 11 July 2019

As a frequent visitor to the Garden Route and a Cape Town resident, spending a night in Swellendam has never crossed my mind, especially since it’s only a mere two hour’s drive from the Mother City. By that time, I’m usually not thirsty, bored or tired yet. But this time was different. What started as … Continue reading “A Wonderful Winter Weekend in Swellendam”

Recharge your Batteries at these 10 Resorts

by Karli Durr on 4 July 2019

The mid-year blues are wreaking havoc on your soul and you’re in dire need of a break, but the December holidays are still light years away and you’re running low on leave days. Don’t despair, TravelGround has the cure! We’ve rounded up a list of ten resorts in South Africa and Namibia, perfect for a … Continue reading “Recharge your Batteries at these 10 Resorts”

Al(pack)a your Bags for these Fluffy Getaways

by Adriëtte le Roux on 27 June 2019

When Agnes in Despicable Me said, ‘It’s so fluffy I could die!’ we felt that. That’s why TravelGround has compiled a list of stays where alpacas strut their feisty selves right there on the premises and you can aw and ooh to your heart’s content. Fynbos Guest Farm Near Wolseley, Western Cape This working farm … Continue reading “Al(pack)a your Bags for these Fluffy Getaways”

Wild Clover: Blessing the Reins down in Africa

by Jeanne Carstens on 20 June 2019

It was a typical winter’s day in Stellenbosch. Everything was covered in mist, which meant that I was that person driving extremely slowly in order not to miss the Wild Clover turn off. ‘Should I wear my Woolworths boots?’, I kept pondering the previous evening. ‘Preferably a narrow shoe’, I was told. I’ve been on … Continue reading “Wild Clover: Blessing the Reins down in Africa”

Seven Fairytale Castles found on TravelGround

by Heste Nortier on 13 June 2019

Who ever said only Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty can have all the fairy-tale fun? Well, with TravelGround’s castle collection, you can have that fairy-tale experience you’ve always dreamed of! All guests can be the king (or queen) of their own castle for a few nights, be it in the Namibian desert, in the middle of … Continue reading “Seven Fairytale Castles found on TravelGround”

5 Fun 4×4 Trails and Spectacular Stays across South Africa

by TravelGround on 22 May 2019

As seen in Melomag. Is winter creeping up on you? Check out these five fun 4×4 trails and cosy stays to trump the chills and bring a few thrills. So, start your engines and let the adrenaline kick you into gear! Biedouw Valley 4×4 Route Clanwilliam, Western Cape You’ll find this valley hidden amongst the … Continue reading “5 Fun 4×4 Trails and Spectacular Stays across South Africa”

Seeking Olive Schreiner: The Story of a Karoo Nomad

by Adriëtte le Roux on 22 May 2019

Schreiner wrote that the Karoo makes one realise “many so-called important things are really insignificant, so many insignificant things important.” So, when the city’s starless nights and cordial, cramped offices become too much, I try to recall the dusty solitude of the Karoo to gain some perspective. I learned this teleportation trick in my third … Continue reading “Seeking Olive Schreiner: The Story of a Karoo Nomad”

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