Author: Adriëtte le Roux

Adriëtte completed her BA in Language and Culture at Stellenbosch University in 2013, majoring in Afrikaans and Dutch, English Studies and History. The following year she did her Post Graduate Certificate in Education while working as a tutor in the Afrikaans Language Acquisition Department at Stellenbosch. After a few years teaching high school Afrikaans and History, she joined our content team as a language practitioner, translator and blogger.

Numbi Valley ─ Life could be a Dream

by Adriëtte le Roux on 19 September 2019

As I steer my tiny car along the gravel road to Numbi Valley, there is a sense that the outside world is falling away and by the time we park next to the cottage, the spell of this secluded permaculture farm is complete. At Numbi, like in a child’s play world, flower-ladened baths are taken … Continue reading “Numbi Valley ─ Life could be a Dream”

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”

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”

Finding our balance at Cederkloof Botanical Retreat

by Adriëtte le Roux on 28 February 2019

Huddled in a fynbos kloof just 8 kilometers outside of Citrusdal in the Cederberg, Cederkloof Botanical Retreat worked its sweet-smelling magic on us the moment we set foot on the property. By the time we departed, I’d had my first good night’s sleep in weeks, been alone with my thoughts without becoming my usual restless … Continue reading “Finding our balance at Cederkloof Botanical Retreat”

Dances with Wolves: Our Company’s Journey with a Pack of African Wild Dogs

by Adriëtte le Roux on 4 January 2019

When Bhele comes to, it’s his ears that prick upright first — two oversized black and tan antennas that mark the change in song filtering down from the marula trees overhead. Then his nose surveys his new surroundings. He sniffs the fresh pool of shade he is lying in, the humans who brought him here … Continue reading “Dances with Wolves: Our Company’s Journey with a Pack of African Wild Dogs”

Vacationing on the Edge: 12 Exciting Stays

by Adriëtte le Roux on 9 November 2018

‘Whoah!’ is what you’ll be saying if you choose one of these elevated stays for your next getaway. So, come and take R&R right up to the edge with TravelGround ─ we too like to live dangerously! Bishops Cove Self-Catering Houses in Tsitsikamma, Eastern Cape Perched on the coastal cliffs at Tsitsikamma, Bishops Cove offers … Continue reading “Vacationing on the Edge: 12 Exciting Stays”

Put a Spring in your Step: A dozen Flower Festivals

by Adriëtte le Roux on 30 August 2018

It’s here! It’s here! Spring is back and better than ever after the much needed downpour. Right across South Africa, veld, forest and fynbos are getting dressed in their bloomin’ best to brighten up your days. TravelGround has rounded up a dozen festivals (and pretty stays) where flower power is being celebrated August through November. … Continue reading “Put a Spring in your Step: A dozen Flower Festivals”

Sustainable Travel Tips for South Africa

by Adriëtte le Roux on 18 January 2018

Travelling in our beautiful country makes it easy to forget that this awesome experience comes with a responsibility. Sustainable travel is all about environmentally friendly practices, the protection of natural and cultural heritage, and benefiting the communities hosting you. Though this might seem daunting, sustainability can be practiced in small and simple ways and even enrich … Continue reading “Sustainable Travel Tips for South Africa”

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