Category: Free State

A Sweet Escape: 9 Remote Getaways in South Africa

by Hennely Nel on 2 May 2019

  “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more,  . . .” ─ Lord Byron Sometimes the routine of everyday life simply just … Continue reading “A Sweet Escape: 9 Remote Getaways in South Africa”

Stay at these South African World Heritage Sites

by Altus Booysen on 11 April 2019

South Africa is home to some of the most extraordinary places and a diversity of cultures ─ from picturesque landscapes, to world-renowned heritage sites. Why not turn your journey into an adventure while exploring all of our heritage sites? From Cape Town northwards up to the Lowveld, South Africa boasts ten natural and cultural heritage … Continue reading “Stay at these South African World Heritage Sites”

These Great Heights: 3 Fabulous Free Solo Spots in SA

by Gerriline Fouché on 4 April 2019

Free solo climbing has always been a bit of a controversial concept in the sport-climbing world and once you’ve seen this extreme sport with your own eyes, its controversy comes as no surprise. Seeing a human vertically perched on a giant rock wall or hanging from a boulder by one hand will leave anyone with … Continue reading “These Great Heights: 3 Fabulous Free Solo Spots in SA”

Golden Hour Glory ─ 7 Locations, 7 Spectacular Horizons

by Hennely Nel on 6 December 2018

Bathed in the golden light of the sun disappearing behind the horizon, everything looks dazzling. But where do you find those extra special, pristine spots to enjoy a sunset in all its glory? We live in a country that offers so many of these natural treasures, it seems almost impossible to choose! Now summer is … Continue reading “Golden Hour Glory ─ 7 Locations, 7 Spectacular Horizons”

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”

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