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.

10 SANParks Finds to Feast Your Eyes on

by Adriëtte le Roux on 20 May 2020

While our country’s superb natural beauty waits for us to return and enjoy it with new eyes and grateful spirits, TravelGround has compiled a list of ten spectacular SANParks stays to add to your post-lockdown travel list. Feast your eyes on these beauties! SANParks Augrabies Rest Camp Augrabies, Northern Cape When the summer flood season … Continue reading “10 SANParks Finds to Feast Your Eyes on”

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 … Continue reading “A Place to Reflect: Labyrinth Stays”

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”

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