Category: Holiday

Tweede Nuwe Jaar: Cape Town’s Oldest Tradition

by Jeanne Carstens on 12 December 2019

There are a few things that make Cape Town a rather unique destination to visit. From the many eateries and gin bars in Bree Street, the jazz culture, hearing the adhan at sunrise and sunset, to the ever punctual Noon Gun ─ the city is a colourful tapestry of rich history and cosmopolitan flair. But […]

’Tis the Season to be Peaceful: Where to Avoid the Crowds this Christmas

by Hennely Nel on 5 December 2019

I can’t help but gasp internally each time I look at the calendar and realise that it’s December. It feels like just the other day when my family and I were running around trying to arrange last-minute Christmas meals and presents. If this time of year leaves you feeling slightly panicked thinking of crowded coastlines, […]

10 Quirky Container Homes

by Nanje Lourens on 7 November 2019

Turning old shipping containers into luxurious living spaces is all the rage at the moment, and it’s easy to understand why. There are several advantages to using them for accommodation purposes: They are quite affordable, employ more eco-friendly building methods, are quicker to build, and, since you can connect or combine them in different ways, […]

10 Stunning Seaside Stays in SA

by Mandi Zastron on 17 October 2019

What better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than with a stay on the coastline? It’s time to head out and explore our country’s beautiful beaches. TravelGround rounded up the most stunning seaside stays along South Africa’s coast and we’ve even added two places in Namibia. So, grab your sunscreen and flip flops and […]

Meet SA’s Majestic Marine Big Five

by Karli Durr on 10 October 2019

We’re all familiar with the mighty Big Five roaming our game reserves and national parks, but did you know South Africa also boasts the Marine Big Five? In the light of #NationalMarineWeek, TravelGround is proud to introduce these special sea creatures! Bottlenose Dolphin These aquatic mammals are arguably the most popular among humans and with […]

Discover Namibia and its different terrains

by Lisa Croeser on 15 August 2019

Namibia is known for its vast open plains and dunes creeping up on the ocean. This is usually the mental image one conjures up for Namibia. However, this country is versatile and much more than a sandstorm and a rugged landscape. As a born-and-bred Namibian, I’m here to showcase this special country and all its […]

Oudtshoorn: An Oasis in the semi-desert Karoo

by Nanje Lourens on 8 August 2019

Everytime I thought about Oudtshoorn, I immediately connected it with the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK), and while this festival is still a great reason to visit the Grootvoëlparadys, there are so many reasons for you to travel here any other time of the year as well. With temperatures reaching a high of 36°C during […]

Snor City ─ Nothing beats the party on Pretoria’s top lip

by Altus Booysen on 1 August 2019

Being born and bred in Johannesburg, I can only remember Pretoria as a city that comes alive on weekends, wandering around Hatfield, mingling with the locals and even sharing a beer or two. I remember driving around searching for the coolest bands playing and often found myself in local pubs listening to muso’s like Zinkplaat, […]

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