Author: Roseanna McBain

100 Reasons to Love South Africa

by Roseanna McBain on 11 December 2015

With golden rays painting the scenery and bathing forests, deserts, wildlife, and those early morning farmers in light, South Africa is a land of multi-coloured beauty, from the oceans to escarpments, and cities to the veld. So as you can imagine, it really wasn’t hard to round up 100 reasons to love South Africa! Sunny summers and […]

10 Things Kids Love about Club Mykonos

by Roseanna McBain on 27 November 2015

Langebaan is blessed with a temperate climate year-round, and after my two nieces returned raving about the features at Club Mykonos they loved, I thought it’s time to share the love and give parents the inside scoop on why children adore this piece of paradise as much as – if not more so – than […]

20 Instagrams that will have you planning a trip to the Eastern Cape

by Roseanna McBain on 13 November 2015

The Eastern Cape of South Africa boasts beautiful and untouched natural scenery that the rest of the country enviously admires and it’s the sheer lack of commercialisation in this natural paradise which makes it a tourism draw for those of us weary of the overstimulation of the big cities. If you’ve never been before, here […]

Diamant Estate – A Place Outside of Time

by Roseanna McBain on 2 November 2015

Diamant Estate, found amid the rolling winelands and farmlands of Paarl, is a place where time seems to stand still, suspended somewhere between golden specks of dust and lush leafed vineyards that stretch out as far as the eye can see. It’s a place where happiness is measured by the wagging of a dog’s tail […]

Celebrate the Franschhoek Magic of Bubbles Festival

by Roseanna McBain on 22 October 2015

With December’s perfect weather around the corner there’s no better way to enjoy gastronomic delights and fine wines – along with glamorous outdoor selfies to boot – than at the Magic of Bubbles festival, set on the lush lawns of Franschhoek’s iconic Huguenot Monument. The festival will showcase a variety of South Africa’s finest Méthode […]

25 of TravelGrounds Favourite Instagram Photos of South Africa

by Roseanna McBain on 16 October 2015

If you’re surrounded by concrete buildings, rush-hour traffic and dreaming of a holiday in December, here are 25 of our favourite Instagram photos to help fuel your wanderlust, fulfil your need for green spaces, and showcase the beauty of our wildlife. Comment and let us know which picture is your favourite!   The invasion of […]

Farm Fresh Fun at Fairview Wine and Cheese

by Roseanna McBain on 15 September 2015

Drive for an hour outside of Cape Town and watch the bustling city disappear into the horizon of your rear view mirror as the skies open up before you and the highway snakes through the patterned farmlands. Turn up Suid-Agter-Paarl Road and make your way to the fabled farm of Fairview – a place where […]

17 of the Best Public Braai Spots in Gauteng

by Roseanna McBain on 4 September 2015

There is nothing a South African likes better than a braai. Meat sizzling on the fire, a drink dripping condensation in hand and good conversation over a bowl of Lays; South Africans know how to braai in style. So, with summer just around the corner, TravelGround decided to seek out the best public braai spots […]

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