Author: Nanje Lourens

Nanje is from Somerset West and just finished her Postgraduate Diploma in Translation at Stellenbosch University. She loves travelling, camping, reading, the Afrikaans language and singing in her car when no one can hear her. Her biggest dream is to explore the English countryside and to visit a Scottish castle. And lastly, she has a lot of time for her family, her friends and her cat.

Cape Town to Port Elizabeth: Backpacking the Baz Bus way

by Nanje Lourens on 28 March 2019

Longing for a road trip but not in the mood for counting kilometres, and worrying about petrol prices and falling asleep behind the wheel? Baz Bus will have you leaving all that planning, stress and trouble behind. Forget about a rigid itinerary, booking connecting bus rides and breaking the bank! This guide will help you … Continue reading “Cape Town to Port Elizabeth: Backpacking the Baz Bus way”

How to Avoid Family Feuds this Festive Season

by Nanje Lourens on 13 December 2018

‘Can someone pass the salt? This roast is a bit bland.’ Sound familiar? The festive season isn’t always all Christmas carols and golden tinsel ─ a whole lot of family in a confined space makes for irritated family members and snarky comments that could have easily been avoided. So, TravelGround decided to round up some … Continue reading “How to Avoid Family Feuds this Festive Season”

Farm Getaways around Gauteng

by Nanje Lourens on 13 September 2018

Whether you’re parents with children looking to spend some quality time together as a family, a couple in need of a tranquil escape from the city, or a group of friends wanting to get away for the weekend, a farm getaway is just what you need! Just imagine waking up to nothing but the sound … Continue reading “Farm Getaways around Gauteng”

15 Great Group Getaways in Mabalingwe

by Nanje Lourens on 7 June 2018

Have you been surfing the internet for the ideal getaway for you and your family or friends this winter? We can’t think of anything better than a group getaway ─ pair it with great game viewing opportunities and you have the perfect cure to fight the cold this winter! Finding a house that is big … Continue reading “15 Great Group Getaways in Mabalingwe”

4×4 Trails to Take on this Winter

by Nanje Lourens on 3 May 2018

Some holiday outings are synonymous with winter ─ cosy cottage stays in the mountains, game-viewing getaways to national parks, and of course taking on 4×4 trails. If lazy days and game viewing are not on the cards for you this winter, TravelGround’s got just the thing to warm you up ─ 4×4 trails to test … Continue reading “4×4 Trails to Take on this Winter”

20 Joburg Activities For Less Than R100

by Nanje Lourens on 5 April 2018

Whether you’re making the big bucks or constantly scraping your cents together at the end of the month, these days we can all do with some entertainment that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. We know the struggle is real, so TravelGround scoured the Joburg area and jotted down some fun activities you can … Continue reading “20 Joburg Activities For Less Than R100”

Fun-filled Family Outings in Somerset West

by Nanje Lourens on 11 January 2018

Somerset West is probably best known for being home to Vergelegen ─ one of South Africa’s oldest and most renowned wine estates. However, there is so much more to this town. With the towering Hottentots Holland mountain range, excellent views over False Bay in the distance, and the Mother City only a short drive away, … Continue reading “Fun-filled Family Outings in Somerset West”

Spring Festival 2017: Discover the Magic of Magoebaskloof

by Nanje Lourens on 14 September 2017

Spring has officially sprung and what better way to celebrate the beautiful blossoms than with a fun-filled festival! Thanks to a creative collaboration between the garden club and other clever locals, the annual Spring Festival was born to celebrate the joys of spring while showcasing local produce, foods, arts and crafts. Although this is a … Continue reading “Spring Festival 2017: Discover the Magic of Magoebaskloof”

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