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This country girl has a thoughts deeply rooted in the social sciences, with her heart longing for the Far East. As you can only continue living as long as you continue learning, she is only interested in that which challenges her thoughts. And humour is extremely important, as life is already far too serious!
Hammocks have come to symbolise summer, leisure, relaxation, and easy living. A day has even been devoted to it! Hammock Day takes place on 22 July, right in the midst of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The fact that it’s winter here down south, however, is of no concern to us ─ with our lazy … Continue reading “Top Spots in South Africa to Celebrate the Hammock”
We get so caught up in our professional lives and city traffic that we rarely set aside time to just appreciate each other, or to simply be. Come weekend, a long drive to the countryside or coast leaves little energy for closeness. Sometimes we just need a place that’s near enough to be able to … Continue reading “13 Jacuzzi Suites for Gauteng Urbanites”
The Cederberg is only two and a half hours from Cape Town, but it is utterly unspoilt. Eons of sun, wind, and rain chiselled the landscape into the jagged mountains and eroded rocks we see today. The lifestyle of the isolated communities that call these mountains home mirrors the antiquity of the region ─ they … Continue reading “Go Soul Seeking in the Cederberg”
As the sun is setting on 2017, it’s time to take another look at your bucket list ─ did you get to explore any of your dream destinations? If not, don’t fear, you’ve got a brand new year ahead! But first we have to wish the past year farewell, and what better way to do … Continue reading “Top 8 Sunset Spots to Send Off 2017”
The Eastern Cape’s rugged Wild Coast is popular among adventurers and free spirits in search of getaways far from civilization. Sadly this one-sided view of the province makes us forget one of its most captivating aspects – the rural communities that bred a wisdom to the likes of prominent leaders such as Steve Biko, Oliver … Continue reading “Exploring the Eastern Cape’s Cultural Heritage”
If you’re planning a couples retreat before winter ends, a stone cottage with a cosy fireplace and snowy weather raging outside may just rekindle your fairy tale aspirations. TravelGround discovered a few cabins near whispering streams and towering mountains where you and your loved one can play Hansel and Gretel for a weekend. At Wyndford … Continue reading “5 Enchanting Stone Cottages for Romantic Souls”
O.R. Tambo International Airport has earned itself the title of Africa’s Busiest Airport and has even been called The Gateway to Africa. This is not surprising if you consider it to be many an international traveller`s first (or only) encounter with Africa. Whether you are fulfilling business obligations in Sandton, have a layover en route … Continue reading “Be a Jetsetter at these Joburg Airport Stays”
If you’re hiking along one of Table Mountain’s routes around noon, don’t be surprised if your ears are confronted with a loud bang. Fear not, as you have just been introduced to Cape Town’s oldest tradition: Every day at 12:00, a cannon is fired on the slopes of Signal Hill, just as it has been … Continue reading “Your Guide to Cape Town’s Noon Gun”