Author: Adriëtte le Roux

Adriëtte is an old soul. She adores her friends and family, cannot pass a dog or cat without striking up a chat with it, loves painting and cooking and gladly works in the garden until dark. After a brief stint in teaching and publishing, she joined the team to allow for more creative expression and because she loves to travel locally. As a lover of languages she believes that a harsh truth can always be said in a kinder way and that there is something to be learned from every person we meet ─ if we just care to ask.

Have You Visited These South African World Heritage Sites?

by Adriëtte le Roux on 31 May 2021

Do you know what South Africa’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites are? Have you visited them? Read along to learn more about these marvels and where to stay when visiting them.

Secluded Bushveld Stays for Couples

by Adriëtte le Roux on 23 July 2020

To make your romantic Bushveld escape a reality, TravelGround has compiled a list of secluded bush stays, perfect for a couple, that will have you dreaming of your future stay in just a few scrolls.

10 Charming Country Hotels

by Adriëtte le Roux on 25 June 2020

There is something disarming about a country hotel. Steeped in the history and character of the town or region they are situated in, these rich, often quirky refuges pack a cultural punch and are a trip in their own right. TravelGround has compiled a list of ten such charming countryside stays where you can dine […]

A River and its Stories: Kayaking on the Umtata

by Adriëtte le Roux on 4 June 2020

The morning mist starts to recede as we head to the car park to meet our lift. Just minutes earlier a proper bacon, eggs and toast breakfast, accompanied by strong coffee, was duly enjoyed in the Ocean View Hotel’s dining room. While stirring a dollop of sugar into the warm, aromatic whirlpool, I’d wondered whether […]

10 SANParks Finds to Feast Your Eyes on

by Adriëtte le Roux on 20 May 2020

With the much welcomed announcement that SANParks is opening its gates to the public once again, TravelGround is proud to share these ten beauties — just a small selection of the SANParks stays you can choose from! SANParks Augrabies Rest Camp Augrabies, Northern Cape When the summer flood season arrives, visitors flock to this arid […]

The Unique Creatures of the Garden Route

by Adriëtte le Roux on 7 May 2020

The early earth advocate, John Muir, is known to have said, “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Nowhere is this more apparent than on our most beloved Garden Route. Here are some of its unique inhabitants.

A Place to Reflect: Labyrinth Stays

by Adriëtte le Roux on 29 April 2020

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. J.R.R. Tolkien There is little else that represents the looping, spiralling nature of thoughts than a labyrinth. These inwardly wandering ways have been used since […]

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 […]

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