Author: Jana Barnard

13 Jacuzzi Suites for Gauteng Urbanites

by Jana Barnard on 22 September 2021

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 […]

7 Quick Romantic Weekend Escapes Under R500

by Jana Barnard on 10 January 2019

We’re almost midway through January. At this stage of the game you’re likely tired of festive season family obligations and crowded beach resorts. The romantic month of February is just around the corner and provides the ideal opportunity to make time for that special someone. Yet, your finances might be so depleted that you can […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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