Author: Jana Barnard

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!

Your Entertainment Guide to the Cape Town City Centre

by Jana Barnard on 18 October 2018

Looking for the perfect base camp to explore the Cape Town City Bowl on foot? TravelGround recently attended the launch of Hollow on the Square when it reopened after renovations. This gave us the opportunity to have a peek at not only the hotel’s offering, but also its immediate surrounds. As it turns out, Hollow … Continue reading “Your Entertainment Guide to the Cape Town City Centre”

Breedekloof – The Wine Route Less Travelled

by Jana Barnard on 2 August 2018

You’ve probably heard of the Breede River Valley, a wine region that stretches from Ceres all the way to Bonnievale in the Western Cape. The Breedekloof, however, is a smaller region within the wider valley and is nestled between a collection of mountain ranges around Worcester, Rawsonville and Goudini. Not marketed as extensively as the Stellenbosch … Continue reading “Breedekloof – The Wine Route Less Travelled”

Top Spots in South Africa to Celebrate the Hammock

by Jana Barnard on 14 June 2018

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”

13 Jacuzzi Suites for Gauteng Urbanites

by Jana Barnard on 11 April 2018

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”

Go Soul Seeking in the Cederberg

by Jana Barnard on 8 March 2018

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”

Top 8 Sunset Spots to Send Off 2017

by Jana Barnard on 27 December 2017

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”

Exploring the Eastern Cape’s Cultural Heritage

by Jana Barnard on 12 October 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”

5 Enchanting Stone Cottages for Romantic Souls

by Jana Barnard on 31 August 2017

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”

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