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A Guide to South Africa’s Winter Destinations

For a country in the sunny Southern Hemisphere, South Africa sure has an abundance of idyllic winter destinations to suit every traveller. We’ve rounded up some of South Africans’ favourite destinations during the winter season. It’s time to start planning your ideal winter holiday! Escape the cold – beach and spa stays When it comes […]

10 Undiscovered Secrets of the Southern Cape Peninsula

When you think of the Mother City, you think of Blouberg Beach, Table Mountain, and probably Cape Point. If you think about the Southern Peninsula, you might think of Boulders Beach, Chapman’s Peak and Noordhoek Beach, but do you ever think about what lies between these touristy hot spots? Actually, this region boasts a plethora […]

Pack Your Bags for a Weekend in Pringle Bay

It’s difficult to imagine that utopian places like Pringle Bay exist so close to a massive, buzzing metropole. This Overberg town truly has everything you could want from a weekend getaway destination ─ a pristine beach, a virtually zero crime status, cosy eateries, curio shops, family-friendly facilities, spectacular surroundings and of course, above all, jaw-dropping […]

Be a Waterwise Traveller in the Western Cape

The Cape has been called many things: the Mother City, the Cape of Storms and the Cape of Good Hope, but now it is mainly known as the Cape Without Water! After a few particularly dry winters Capetonians have finally been shook as they realise that Day Zero might soon become a reality if they […]

West Coast Twist: A Weekend at !Khwa ttu

The West Coast may be famous for its long sandy beaches, wild flowers, white-washed cottages and seafood buffets, but just beyond the dunes and off the R27, lies a cultural gem waiting to be discovered. !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre offers a one-of-a-kind experience and TravelGround recently had the opportunity to explore this […]

Fun Family-Friendly Stops along the Garden Route

The Garden Route is one of the most scenic road-trip routes that winds from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape, all the way to Storms River in the Eastern Cape. Sandwiched between the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains, the Knysna Forest and the Indian Ocean, this route offers loads to do for both young and old. […]

Beat the Cold Front Blues: Cosy Log Homes in the Western Cape

If you haven’t planned a winter getaway and you’re sick and tired of your freezing cubicle at work, we might be able to help. Just imagine a crackling fireplace, cosy couches, a warm bed and panoramic views, and you’ll already feel the winter chill loosening its grip. Make this image your reality with this hand-picked […]

4 Fantastic Foodie Finds in PE

We bet you’ve never pegged Port Elizabeth as a worthwhile foodie destination. Well, then we’re just about ready to change your mind! Even though there are countless experiences to choose from, we’ve picked four of our favourite foodie hotspots in the Friendly City to share with you. Grass Roof Coffee Shop and Farm Stall Grass […]