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Ankia's heart and home has always been in Cape Town. But that doesn't stop her from daily dreaming of a roadtrip through South Africa, a Euro trip or a leisurely island-hopping holiday. She's a dreamer and adventurer with a great love for travel, languages, writing, DIY, wine, coffee and good food!
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 … Continue reading “West Coast Twist: A Weekend at !Khwa ttu”
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. … Continue reading “Fun Family-Friendly Stops along the Garden Route”
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 … Continue reading “Beat the Cold Front Blues: Cosy Log Homes in the Western Cape”
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 … Continue reading “4 Fantastic Foodie Finds in PE”
We’re not delusional ─ comparing a local road trip to a jam-packed Euro trip, exotic island getaway or boat cruise on the Mediterranean is quite unrealistic, but definitely not because one is less fun than the other! We’re here to prove to you that a proper South African getaway has its own merits and can … Continue reading “10 Reasons to Travel Locally”
Have you heard? It’s almost time for the annual Wine on the River event in the Robertson Wine Valley! It’s got everything you could possibly want from a wine festival ─ more than 250 wines to taste, gourmet cuisine, family fun, wine paraphernalia, river cruises and most importantly, a touch of class. After experiencing all of it ourselves last year, … Continue reading “5 Reasons to go to Wine on the River”
As South Africans we definitely don’t have a shortage of bragging rights, especially when it comes to scenic routes and epic views. One of our country’s most awe-inspiring features is our vast amount and variety of mountain passes. To pick a few favourites is next to impossible, but we gave it a try and decided … Continue reading “15 Scenic Mountain Passes in South Africa”
Since this time of year is the absolute best time to visit the Overberg, we thought we’d show you why it’s worth a visit! This bountiful region in the Western Cape offers something for any kind of tourist ─ from coastal luxury to farm-style stays, from adventure sports to food and wine experiences, and from tranquil natural scenery … Continue reading “20 Instagrams that will have you planning a trip to the Overberg”