Category: Free State

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

by Willemien Engelbrecht 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”

SA’s Top Craft Rums That Will Warm You Up This Winter

by Hennely Nel on 19 July 2018

In the past decade or so, booze trends have been making the rounds ─ from the craft beer hype to the carefully crafted gin craze. Now experts are claiming rum will be the next trend that will stir up South Africa, and with good reason! Lately, craft distilleries have been adding some high-quality rum to … Continue reading “SA’s Top Craft Rums That Will Warm You Up This Winter”

Fantastic Stays in the Free State to Cure Your Winter Blues

by Hennely Nel on 21 June 2018

For many of us, the Free State is merely the province we drive through to get from Gauteng to the Western Cape, and vice versa. However, this landlocked province boasts huge plains of open farmland, wide skies, majestic mountain ranges and quaint villages ─ making it well worth a visit during a peaceful winter getaway. … Continue reading “Fantastic Stays in the Free State to Cure Your Winter Blues”

TravelGround’s Guide to SA’s Most Popular Winter Destinations

by Ankia Wolf on 24 May 2018

For a country in the sunny Southern Hemisphere, South Africa sure has an abundance of idyllic winter destinations to suit every type of traveller. We’ve delved into our data to find out which of our destinations our guests frequent most during the winter season, as well as a few of our own favourites. We’ve divided … Continue reading “TravelGround’s Guide to SA’s Most Popular Winter Destinations”

5 Stunning Houseboat Getaways

by Herman Botha on 2 November 2017

Do you ever dream of a luxury cruise on the Mediterranean? Or drifting away into the sunset with your partner? Maybe you’ve fantasised about starboard stargazing while the ocean gently laps the hull of your private yacht. Unfortunately, this privilege is usually reserved for those with deep pockets. Well we’ve found the next best thing! … Continue reading “5 Stunning Houseboat Getaways”

5 Enchanting Stone Cottages for Romantic Souls

by Jana Barnard on 31 August 2017

If you’re planning a couples retreat before winter ends, a stone cottage with a cosy fireplace and snowy weather raging outside may just rekindle your fairy tale aspirations. TravelGround discovered a few cabins near whispering streams and towering mountains where you and your loved one can play Hansel and Gretel for a weekend. At Wyndford … Continue reading “5 Enchanting Stone Cottages for Romantic Souls”

10 Tranquil Tented Camps in South Africa

by Daleen Venter on 22 June 2017

Are you looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Are you keen to get a little closer to Mother Nature? Consider heading to a tented camp for some peace and quiet. Imagine gazing upon the Milky Way while sipping on a nightcap before retreating to your tented suite and drifting off to … Continue reading “10 Tranquil Tented Camps in South Africa”

The Why and Where of Private Game Reserve Getaways

by Nanje Lourens on 8 June 2017

It’s June, which means winter is officially upon us. I don’t know whether it’s the chilly weather or the drive to work in the dark, but this time of year I tend to long for the holidays of my childhood where we would wake up extra early to be the first ones out of the … Continue reading “The Why and Where of Private Game Reserve Getaways”