Category: Adventure

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 […]

A Night on a Knysna Houseboat and an Adventure up The Heads

by Heste Nortier on 9 January 2020

Popeye, Jack Sparrow and Captain Kid did it, and if you dream of captaining your own boat, it’s time to book a getaway on one of the Knysna Houseboats and sail off into the sunset! We decided to test the waters ourselves and put our best steering skills to the test! The Featherbed Co. not […]

All Roads Lead to the Karoo: An Alternative Route to Sutherland

by Karli Durr on 19 December 2019

Living in a city that never seems to sleep, we tend to take the route of least resistance to our destinations, ignoring everything in our wake. But due to unforeseen circumstances on a sultry Friday morning near De Doorns, Schalk and I had to amend our perfectly-planned trip to avoid the N1 ─ something that’s […]

Campfires, Dad Jokes and Awkward Laughters ─ Dinokeng Nature Reserve in the Spotlight

by Altus Booysen on 28 November 2019

It’s almost time to light the fires, get out the guitars, sing Billy Joel campfire songs and listen to the crickets after a bad joke’s punchline, i.e. dad jokes. Being a Joburg local, I know people in Gauteng like to slow down, escape to the wild, and enjoy the company of loved ones in nature. […]

Finding the Farmer’s Way at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

by Gerriline Fouché on 31 October 2019

Born and bred among the leafy green vineyards of the West Coast, the Karoo is not a region I frequented much growing up. I have only visited Oudtshoorn on a few occasions for its yearly cultural event, the KKNK, but have always yearned to see more of this ostrich mecca. I was therefore quite excited […]

Meet SA’s Majestic Marine Big Five

by Karli Durr on 10 October 2019

We’re all familiar with the mighty Big Five roaming our game reserves and national parks, but did you know South Africa also boasts the Marine Big Five? In the light of #NationalMarineWeek, TravelGround is proud to introduce these special sea creatures! Bottlenose Dolphin These aquatic mammals are arguably the most popular among humans and with […]

Celebrate National Braai Day at South Africa’s Top Public Braai Spots

by Gerriline Fouché on 12 September 2019

If there’s one thing all South Africans love even more than our Ouma rusks and Hilux bakkies, it’s a good old-fashioned braai. Sizzling coals, the smell of searing meat and the sun on our skin ─ give South Africans these things, and we’re in shisanyama Shangri-La. We’re so fond of this pastime, we’ve even given […]

Saving rhinos one note at a time

by Johmine Croeser on 5 September 2019

One of my favourite pastimes is attending a live show. There’s nothing like the rush, hype and adrenaline you feel every time a belting note reaches your ears. Even though every live show is filled with highlights, the absolute best part is that moment right before the headlining band hits the stage. Everyone’s been standing […]

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