Category: KwaZulu-Natal

Dances with Wolves: Our Company’s Journey with a Pack of African Wild Dogs

by Adriëtte le Roux on 4 January 2019

When Bhele comes to, it’s his ears that prick upright first — two oversized black and tan antennas that mark the change in song filtering down from the marula trees overhead. Then his nose surveys his new surroundings. He sniffs the fresh pool of shade he is lying in, the humans who brought him here … Continue reading “Dances with Wolves: Our Company’s Journey with a Pack of African Wild Dogs”

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”

Beach Bum Bliss: Discover SA’s Blue Flag Beaches

by Karli Durr on 29 November 2018

Sandy toes, salty air and tasty ice cream ─ it’s summertime and the masses are migrating to the South African shore. But do you know why Blue Flags are planted at some of the beaches we all frequent? The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa yearly awards Blue Flag status to beaches according to … Continue reading “Beach Bum Bliss: Discover SA’s Blue Flag Beaches”

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”

7 Subtropical Stays

by Herman Botha on 15 March 2018

It’s only human to dream about an island getaway. What can be more blissful than lazing the hours away under a coconut tree and sipping a piña colada as you gaze across the azure ocean that stretches endlessly to the horizon? Unfortunately a holiday in the Maldives, Seychelles, and Palau is just a wee bit … Continue reading “7 Subtropical Stays”

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”

Stay at these Fairy Tale Forests

by Adriëtte le Roux on 7 September 2017

Once upon a time in a deep, dark forest not so very far away, TravelGround had some lovely tree-filled stays, and so Red Riding Hood and the woodcutter had a romantic weekend in a granny cottage, Goldilocks was served a delicious meal before retiring to her luxurious bed, and Snow White ended up having a … Continue reading “Stay at these Fairy Tale Forests”

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”

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