Category: Eastern Cape

SANParks 101: A Basic Guide to South Africa’s National Parks

by Desiree Haakonsen on 1 September 2018

Did you know that there are 19 National Parks in South Africa? Could you name them? Well, TravelGround is here to help! Scroll down and see where you can experience the wild side of life in South Africa. 1. Addo Elephant National Park Addo Elephant National Park is a top spot for seeing African elephants in the … Continue reading “SANParks 101: A Basic Guide to South Africa’s National Parks”

Addo Elephant National Park: Awesome Accommodation and Activities

by Karli Durr on 16 August 2018

Gentle giants gleefully playing at a waterhole, a herd of zebra grazing by, and spectacular sunsets over the Zuurberg Mountains ─ yes, it’s the Addo Elephant National Park! This world-renowned park is only a 30-minute drive from Port Elizabeth, making it an ideal spot for tired city souls, a family holiday and a romantic getaway. … Continue reading “Addo Elephant National Park: Awesome Accommodation and Activities”

South Africa’s Goldest Oldest Places

by Cea Swart on 31 May 2018

The goldest and oldest of things in South Africa stand the test of time and, to date, tell us about our country’s rich history. From the oldest city and building to the oldest pub and theatre ─ South Africa definitely has a few secrets and stories to be discovered by you. That’s why TravelGround delved … Continue reading “South Africa’s Goldest Oldest Places”

In the Spotlight: 11 South African Lighthouses

by Cea Swart on 15 February 2018

Imagine a dark sky, wet sails, stormy waters and not a single light to guide you to shore … This is exactly the circumstances sailors faced when first exploring the vast oceans surrounding South Africa starting in the 1400s. To avoid shipwrecks and to ensure that sailors could safely reach their destinations, lighthouses were built along … Continue reading “In the Spotlight: 11 South African Lighthouses”

Morgan Bay: The Wild Coast Paradise

by Danielle Terblanche on 8 February 2018

South Africa’s Wild Coast never ceases to amaze and its exquisite beauty lures travellers from far and wide. Morgan Bay is known as the Wild Coast Paradise and it only takes about an hour on the golden wedge between the ocean and the lagoon to realise why so many families choose to spend their holidays … Continue reading “Morgan Bay: The Wild Coast Paradise”

Vacationing on the Edge: 12 Exciting Stays

by Adriëtte le Roux on 30 November 2017

‘Whoah!’ is what you’ll be saying if you choose one of these elevated stays for your next getaway. So, come and take R&R right up to the edge with TravelGround ─ we too like to live dangerously! Bishops Cove Self-Catering Houses in Tsitsikamma, Eastern Cape Perched on the coastal cliffs at Tsitsikamma, Bishops Cove offers … Continue reading “Vacationing on the Edge: 12 Exciting Stays”

Exploring the Eastern Cape’s Cultural Heritage

by Jana Barnard on 12 October 2017

The Eastern Cape’s rugged Wild Coast is popular among adventurers and free spirits in search of getaways far from civilization. Sadly this one-sided view of the province makes us forget one of its most captivating aspects – the rural communities that bred a wisdom to the likes of prominent leaders such as Steve Biko, Oliver … Continue reading “Exploring the Eastern Cape’s Cultural Heritage”

10 Pet-friendly stays along the Sunshine Coast

by Annerie Lemmer on 21 September 2017

If you and your pooch need a break, TravelGround has the solution ─ a pet-friendly holiday along the Sunshine Coast! This region is regarded to be the sunniest spot in South Africa and the unspoilt beaches will keep the whole family busy for hours. The area also includes many nature reserves, rich wildlife and loads … Continue reading “10 Pet-friendly stays along the Sunshine Coast”