Category: Adventure

Stargazing in Sutherland: visit the white dwarves and the red giants

by Herman Botha on 19 August 2021

Is your only glimpse of the Milky Way that time your toddler hurled his vanilla shake from Milky Lane all the way to the other side of the food court? Maybe you think Sutherland is a snowy town too far, far away for a getaway. Or maybe you just haven’t had the chance to experience […]

Have You Visited These South African World Heritage Sites?

by Adriëtte le Roux on 31 May 2021

Do you know what South Africa’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites are? Have you visited them? Read along to learn more about these marvels and where to stay when visiting them.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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