Category: Adventure

5 Hikes in the Drakensberg Mountains

by Danielle Terblanche on 13 January 2021

Being cooped up at home can only go on for so long and many South Africans are looking for safe ways to spend some time in the great outdoors. Hiking is just one such a pastime and we cannot think of a better place than the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains to get going. This mountain range … Continue reading “5 Hikes in the Drakensberg Mountains”

Climb into these tree houses

by Danielle Terblanche on 29 October 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”

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

With the much welcomed announcement that SANParks is opening its gates to the public once again, TravelGround is proud to share these ten beauties — just a small selection of the SANParks stays you can choose from! SANParks Augrabies Rest Camp Augrabies, Northern Cape When the summer flood season arrives, visitors flock to this arid … Continue reading “10 SANParks Finds to Feast Your Eyes on”

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”

Pastimes in Paternoster: Tips for an Unforgettable Visit to the Crown Jewel of the West Coast

by Gerriline Fouché on 16 January 2020

There are many gems scattered along the West Coast of South Africa, but few have managed to shine as bright for so many years as the glimmering Paternoster. This quaint fishing village is located 145 kilometres from Cape Town and offers a holiday haven fit for thrill and serenity seekers alike. Paternoster is widely known … Continue reading “Pastimes in Paternoster: Tips for an Unforgettable Visit to the Crown Jewel of the West Coast”

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