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The new year is always associated with bucket lists, resolutions and often over-ambitious expectations. ‘This year I’m finally climbing Everest ─ watch me!’ or ‘Forget about bills and adulting! I’m going on a Euro trip next month’. But let’s be realistic, unless you win the Lotto or gain abnormal fitness levels within a couple of … Continue reading “The TravelGround Team’s Travel Goals and Tips For 2018”
On a cool Saturday evening my wife and I made our way to the trendy Sirocco restaurant, set on the water’s edge at Thesen Island in Knysna. We were a little too late to enjoy the views fully, but could just about see the heads in the distant dark – behind the yachts moored in … Continue reading “Sirocco: The best steaks in Knysna”
The Plett Puzzle Park is a fun-filled gem located just off of the N2 about 10 km from Plettenberg Bay. The park is an enriching old-school family experience that the age of iPads and DVDs too often neglects. We had the pleasure of meeting the ever-friendly Colin and Wilane McLeod who have lived on the … Continue reading “Plett Puzzle Park”
The following post is by Marosane Hutchinson, Booking Agent at TravelGround.com. WOW . . . is all I can say about this hotel!!! Greeted by the music of a playing piano, modern decor and furnishes and friendly staff, you will surely be treated like royalty on your visit to The Pepper Club Hotel & Spa (5 stars). It … Continue reading “Pepper Club Hotel & Spa – Cape Town, South Africa”
The following post is by Marosane Hutchinson, Booking Agent at TravelGround.com. The Portswood Hotel is just minutes away from the world famous V&A Waterfront and is part of Cape Town’s colonial history. The restaurant and lobby of the hotel is build over the original well and holding cells of prisoners en-route to Robben Island some 300 … Continue reading “The Portswood Hotel – Cape Town, South Africa”
Continuing with the ‘tradition’ that we started last year, we are giving awards to our Most Popular Accommodations of 2010. Selecting the winners When we handed out the 2009 awards, TravelGround.com was less than 6 months old and the TravelGround Awards were based on around a quarter-million page views along with the corresponding enquiries, bookings … Continue reading “Awards for Most Popular Accommodations of 2010”
Last time we reported on our traffic, we promised that our growth up to June/July 2010 would continue beyond the World Cup. So here’s the proof, straight from Google Analytics! From the first week of January 2010, to the first week of January 2011 we have seen a 5 fold increase in traffic. In November … Continue reading “Looking back on 2010”
Many of you were thrilled to hear about our significant Traffic Growth over 2009, and we’re happy to anounce the the trend has continued for the first six months of 2010. If you are wondering how this scale compares to our previous enquiries graph,rest assured that the last week shown here had over double the … Continue reading “Growth continues at TravelGround.com – and its not because of the World Cup”