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The Ultimate Guide for Gin Tasting in the Western Cape

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 […]

In the Spotlight: 11 South African Lighthouses

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 […]

The Elgin Valley: Bees, Blossoms, and Chardonnay

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 […]

Spring Festival 2017: Discover the Magic of Magoebaskloof

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 […]

A Throwback to Last Year’s Wildflower Season

If it’s August already, it means the wildflower season is officially upon us. Around this time of year, the first wild flowers start to show off in the Northern Cape in Namaqualand, then spread southwards through Nieuwoudtville until they reach the West Coast at the end of August. Although this year’s flower season seems to […]

Experience Platbos at this year’s Reforest Fest

There is something undeniably magical about a forest. Maybe it’s the abundance of hide-and-seek spaces that bring out the child in us. Maybe it’s the wealth of life, the generous shade and fresh air we find there. Or maybe it’s the feeling that something miraculous might occur at any moment, à la the fairy tale […]

14 Romantic Picnic Spots in the Western Cape

Love is in the air, everywhere I look around … Yes, it’s the month of love and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. But the pressure is mounting: Will she like roses or Ferrero Rocher? What should I buy my new boyfriend? Will he take me to a fancy French restaurant? Luckily TravelGround is […]

5 Water-Saving Travel Tips!

It should come as absolutely no surprise that South Africa is lacking some water (gigantic understatement). Our dam levels are well below 40% across the board, and dropping fast. Water restrictions have been put in place in all the major metropolitan areas and everyone everywhere is whispering about the neighbour hosing down his Audi every […]