Category: Adventure

5 Hikes in the Drakensberg Mountains

by Danielle Terblanche on 11 June 2020

After being cooped up in our homes for the last few months, we are all in need of some quality time in the great outdoors! My feet are itching for a hike and I cannot think of a better place than the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains. This mountain range is famous for its hundreds of hiking … Continue reading “5 Hikes in the Drakensberg Mountains”

A River and its Stories: Kayaking on the Umtata

by Adriëtte le Roux on 4 June 2020

The morning mist starts to recede as we head to the car park to meet our lift. Just minutes earlier a proper bacon, eggs and toast breakfast, accompanied by strong coffee, was duly enjoyed in the Ocean View Hotel’s dining room. While stirring a dollop of sugar into the warm, aromatic whirlpool, I’d wondered whether … Continue reading “A River and its Stories: Kayaking on the Umtata”

10 SANParks Finds to Feast Your Eyes on

by Adriëtte le Roux on 20 May 2020

While our country’s superb natural beauty waits for us to return and enjoy it with new eyes and grateful spirits, TravelGround has compiled a list of ten spectacular SANParks stays to add to your post-lockdown travel list. Feast your eyes on these beauties! SANParks Augrabies Rest Camp Augrabies, Northern Cape When the summer flood season … Continue reading “10 SANParks Finds to Feast Your Eyes on”

Climb into these tree houses

by Danielle Terblanche on 22 April 2020

Do you still dream of the days when you were able to climb a tree and hide out between the branches for hours? Tree houses have always had a certain charm to them and luckily adults can also enjoy this unique hideout. South Africa is home to some spectacular tree houses, from luxurious treetop lodges … Continue reading “Climb into these tree houses”

Have you heard about these lesser-known attractions in SA?

by Nanje Lourens on 7 April 2020

Even though the country has only been experiencing this lockdown for a week or so, the struggle is already real. Instead of getting up early to hit the gym or going out for after-work drinks with friends, you now have nowhere to go after you’ve stood up from your makeshift office ─ except maybe to … Continue reading “Have you heard about these lesser-known attractions in SA?”

5 Wonders of Namibia

by Hennely Nel on 2 April 2020

Namibia is undoubtedly any traveller and photographer’s dream. This spectacular country boasts a topographical variety of the wilderness in the north, the miraculous dunes of the Namib Desert in the south, the flat Kalahari lands in the east and the breathtaking Fish River Canyon to the south.   TravelGround made a list of a few … Continue reading “5 Wonders of Namibia”

Go game viewing along the Garden Route

by Karli Durr on 5 March 2020

What do you get when you combine fynbos-covered mountain slopes, fairy-tale forests and lukewarm lagoons with our country’s mighty Big Five? A game-viewing experience along the Garden Route, of course! Although the Kruger is arguably the ultimate wildlife destination, it’s often a stretch too far for those living in the coastal parts of South Africa, … Continue reading “Go game viewing along the Garden Route”

Our Stay at the Orange River Rafting Lodge

by Danielle Terblanche on 23 January 2020

A couple of years ago I spent one of the best weeks of my life on the mighty Orange River. I vividly remember the hot summer days paddling on the river, the delicious and well-deserved lunches on our midday stops, the not-so-easy second half of rafting after lunch and evenings beneath the stars! It was … Continue reading “Our Stay at the Orange River Rafting Lodge”

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