Author: Hennely Nel

5 Wonders of Namibia

by Hennely Nel on 2 April 2020

Namibia is undoubtedly any traveller and photographer’s dream. This spectacular country boasts a topographical variety of the wilderness in the north, the miraculous dunes of the Namib Desert in the south, the flat Kalahari lands in the east and the breathtaking Fish River Canyon to the south.   TravelGround made a list of a few … Continue reading “5 Wonders of Namibia”

Explore the Gems of Cape Town’s Leafy Southern Suburbs

by Hennely Nel on 6 February 2020

Yes, yes, we all know that Cape Town is one of the most renowned tourist destinations in the world: we have the ever so popular Table Mountain, Clifton’s beaches, Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront, you name it. But are you clued up on the countless hidden gems in the Mother City’s more peaceful suburbs? You … Continue reading “Explore the Gems of Cape Town’s Leafy Southern Suburbs”

’Tis the Season to be Peaceful: Where to Avoid the Crowds this Christmas

by Hennely Nel on 5 December 2019

I can’t help but gasp internally each time I look at the calendar and realise that it’s December. It feels like just the other day when my family and I were running around trying to arrange last-minute Christmas meals and presents. If this time of year leaves you feeling slightly panicked thinking of crowded coastlines, … Continue reading “’Tis the Season to be Peaceful: Where to Avoid the Crowds this Christmas”

Celebrate Summer on a Spectacular City Rooftop

by Hennely Nel on 3 October 2019

The season to be out and about is finally back! And if you become somewhat of a hermit during winter (like me), it’s surely time to start shaking off your cold feathers and see which hangout spots your favourite city has to offer. What better way to kick off summer than by sipping a delicious … Continue reading “Celebrate Summer on a Spectacular City Rooftop”

Away with the Ordinary: The Quirkiest Stays in SA

by Hennely Nel on 25 July 2019

Sometimes life can get pretty mundane if you’re going through the routined motions, and from time to time we’re all looking for something other than the usual beach holiday or bush getaway to put the spring back in our step. The good news is we live in a country filled with unique landscapes and even … Continue reading “Away with the Ordinary: The Quirkiest Stays in SA”

A Sweet Escape: 9 Remote Getaways in South Africa

by Hennely Nel on 2 May 2019

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,There is a rapture on the lonely shore,There is society where none intrudes,By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:I love not Man the less, but Nature more,  . . . Lord Byron Sometimes the routine of everyday life simply gets the better of you ─ getting … Continue reading “A Sweet Escape: 9 Remote Getaways in South Africa”

Chasing the New Season ─ 5 Marvellous Autumn Spots in South Africa

by Hennely Nel on 7 March 2019

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ─ F. Scott Fitzgerald Crisp morning air, cool breezes, and shorter days ─ to the summer haters: Winter is finally coming. For those of you who, like me, aren’t so keen on the colder days ahead, don’t despair! Autumn also has some pretty … Continue reading “Chasing the New Season ─ 5 Marvellous Autumn Spots in South Africa”

TravelGround’s Guide to a Chocoholic’s Heaven

by Hennely Nel on 25 January 2019

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”  ― Charles M. Schulz Valentine’s Day is sneaking its cupid wings around the corner and all you see is white and red decorations, teddy bears and heart-shaped chocolates everywhere you look. Few things go together like chocolate and V’Day. What exactly … Continue reading “TravelGround’s Guide to a Chocoholic’s Heaven”

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