Category: Events

A Beginners Guide to parkrun South Africa

by Cea Swart on 20 September 2018

It’s 08:00 on a Saturday and while you’re still hiding under the covers, 164 locations fill with runners, walkers, dogs and children, all with one thing in common: starting their day with a five-kilometre parkrun. parkrunday, previously known as ‘Saturday’, has become the ultimate event to join! parkrun organises free running events around the world … Continue reading “A Beginners Guide to parkrun South Africa”

Put a Spring in your Step: A dozen Flower Festivals

by Adriëtte le Roux on 30 August 2018

It’s here! It’s here! Spring is back and better than ever after the much needed downpour. Right across South Africa, veld, forest and fynbos are getting dressed in their bloomin’ best to brighten up your days. TravelGround has rounded up a dozen festivals (and pretty stays) where flower power is being celebrated August through November. … Continue reading “Put a Spring in your Step: A dozen Flower Festivals”

Breedekloof – The Wine Route Less Travelled

by Jana Barnard on 2 August 2018

You’ve probably heard of the Breede River Valley, a wine region that stretches from Ceres all the way to Bonnievale in the Western Cape. The Breedekloof, however, is a smaller region within the wider valley and is nestled between a collection of mountain ranges around Worcester, Rawsonville and Goudini. Not marketed as extensively as the Stellenbosch … Continue reading “Breedekloof – The Wine Route Less Travelled”

Pack Your Bags for a Weekend in Pringle Bay

by Ankia Wolf on 12 April 2018

It’s difficult to imagine that utopian places like Pringle Bay exist so close to a massive, buzzing metropole. This Overberg town truly has everything you could want from a weekend getaway destination ─ a pristine beach, a virtually zero crime status, cosy eateries, curio shops, family-friendly facilities, spectacular surroundings and of course, above all, jaw-dropping … Continue reading “Pack Your Bags for a Weekend in Pringle Bay”

The Ultimate Guide for Gin Tasting in the Western Cape

by Hennely Nel on 22 February 2018

At first it was the craft beer craze that hit the Western Cape, and now craft gin is making waves! Gin distilleries have been popping up all around the province in the last couple of years and it might just be the tonic you’ve been looking for. TravelGround rounded up 6 hip and happening gin … Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide for Gin Tasting in the Western Cape”

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”

The Elgin Valley: Bees, Blossoms, and Chardonnay

by Herman Botha on 28 September 2017

Synonymous with world-class fruit produce and Appletiser, The Elgin Valley is also the lesser-known little brother of the Cape Winelands. Nestled between endless groves of apple and pear trees, only 70 km from Cape Town, it enjoys cool sea breezes from the South Coast, allowing white wine varietals to flourish. Join us as we explore … Continue reading “The Elgin Valley: Bees, Blossoms, and Chardonnay”

Spring Festival 2017: Discover the Magic of Magoebaskloof

by Nanje Lourens on 14 September 2017

Spring has officially sprung and what better way to celebrate the beautiful blossoms than with a fun-filled festival! Thanks to a creative collaboration between the garden club and other clever locals, the annual Spring Festival was born to celebrate the joys of spring while showcasing local produce, foods, arts and crafts. Although this is a … Continue reading “Spring Festival 2017: Discover the Magic of Magoebaskloof”