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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!
For a country in the sunny Southern Hemisphere, South Africa sure has an abundance of idyllic winter destinations to suit every type of traveller. We’ve delved into our data to find out which of our destinations our guests frequent most during the winter season, as well as a few of our own favourites. We’ve divided … Continue reading “TravelGround’s Guide to SA’s Most Popular Winter Destinations”
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 … Continue reading “Pack Your Bags for a Weekend in Pringle Bay”
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 … Continue reading “Be a Waterwise Traveller in the Western Cape”
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”