Author: Gerriline Fouché

Gerriline is originally from Vredendal on the border of the Namaqualand, but is now settled in the suburbs of Bloubergstrand. She studied BA Law at Stellenbosch University, where the Afrikaans & Dutch Department fed her passion for the Afrikaans language, literature and culture. After finishing an honours degree in Afrikaans & Dutch in 2017, Gerriline bid adieu to her student life in the Cape Winelands. She enjoys reading autobiographies, novels and poetry, and you can usually find her with a cup of coffee, admiring art or attending theatre productions.

Pastimes in Paternoster: Tips for an Unforgettable Visit to the Crown Jewel of the West Coast

by Gerriline Fouché on 16 January 2020

There are many gems scattered along the West Coast of South Africa, but few have managed to shine as bright for so many years as the glimmering Paternoster. This quaint fishing village is located 145 kilometres from Cape Town and offers a holiday haven fit for thrill and serenity seekers alike. Paternoster is widely known … Continue reading “Pastimes in Paternoster: Tips for an Unforgettable Visit to the Crown Jewel of the West Coast”

Finding the Farmer’s Way at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

by Gerriline Fouché on 31 October 2019

Born and bred among the leafy green vineyards of the West Coast, the Karoo is not a region I frequented much growing up. I have only visited Oudtshoorn on a few occasions for its yearly cultural event, the KKNK, but have always yearned to see more of this ostrich mecca. I was therefore quite excited … Continue reading “Finding the Farmer’s Way at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm”

Celebrate National Braai Day at South Africa’s Top Public Braai Spots

by Gerriline Fouché on 12 September 2019

If there’s one thing all South Africans love even more than our Ouma rusks and Hilux bakkies, it’s a good old-fashioned braai. Sizzling coals, the smell of searing meat and the sun on our skin ─ give South Africans these things, and we’re in shisanyama Shangri-La. We’re so fond of this pastime, we’ve even given … Continue reading “Celebrate National Braai Day at South Africa’s Top Public Braai Spots”

Clarens when it sizzles: 6 reasons to visit the jewel of the Eastern Free State

by Gerriline Fouché on 18 July 2019

Vast mountain views, gorgeous natural surroundings and old-world charm awaits any traveller seeking solace in Clarens. Situated in the heart of the Eastern Free State Highlands, this nature lover’s haven and artistic hub is certainly one of South Africa’s top tourist destinations. That’s why TravelGround is hitting you with the top spots in Clarens, giving … Continue reading “Clarens when it sizzles: 6 reasons to visit the jewel of the Eastern Free State”

These Great Heights: 3 Fabulous Free Solo Spots in SA

by Gerriline Fouché on 4 April 2019

Free solo climbing has always been a bit of a controversial concept in the sport-climbing world and once you’ve seen this extreme sport with your own eyes, its controversy comes as no surprise. Seeing a human vertically perched on a giant rock wall or hanging from a boulder by one hand will leave anyone with … Continue reading “These Great Heights: 3 Fabulous Free Solo Spots in SA”

Into the Wild: Tips to Survive the Great Outdoors

by Gerriline Fouché on 14 February 2019

The great outdoors has always been humankind’s best friend and, simultaneously, its worst enemy. Starting out as quasi campers, we sat in dark caves around glowing fires, slowly discovering the miracles of Mother Nature that would keep us alive, whilst hiding from the weapons she has so often yielded against us. Over 200 000 years … Continue reading “Into the Wild: Tips to Survive the Great Outdoors”

5 Sizzling Spots for a Swell Time in Swakopmund

by Gerriline Fouché on 25 October 2018

Sunkissed desert days and starry seaside nights ─ that’s what lies in store when visiting Swakopmund’s seaside shore. Swakopmund is one of Namibia’s most popular coastal towns and a visit to this gorgeous Namib Desert jewel will have any traveller swooning. Swakopmund offers hundreds of tourist attractions and activities, each and every one proclaiming to … Continue reading “5 Sizzling Spots for a Swell Time in Swakopmund”

The Motorcycle Diaries: A Klein Karoo-Garden Route Two-Wheeler Tour

by Gerriline Fouché on 8 August 2018

They say only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out the car window. One could venture a guess that freedom might have something to do with it. Sometimes we just need to switch our minds off, fire up our two-wheelers and let the open road guide our souls for a few days. … Continue reading “The Motorcycle Diaries: A Klein Karoo-Garden Route Two-Wheeler Tour”

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