Category: Northern Cape

Seeking Olive Schreiner: The Story of a Karoo Nomad

by Adriëtte le Roux on 22 May 2019

Schreiner wrote that the Karoo makes one realise “many so-called important things are really insignificant, so many insignificant things important.” So, when the city’s starless nights and cordial, cramped offices become too much, I try to recall the dusty solitude of the Karoo to gain some perspective. I learned this teleportation trick in my third … Continue reading “Seeking Olive Schreiner: The Story of a Karoo Nomad”

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”

Have you heard about astro-tourism in the Northern Cape?

by Chanté van Schalkwyk on 22 March 2019

When I think of the Northern Cape, the first things that come to mind are the vast landscapes, extreme heat ─ and of course sheep! But there’s so much more to this unique province than we think. Recently the Northern Cape’s sweeping landscapes and clean air has been recognised for its advantageous astro-tourism opportunities. This … Continue reading “Have you heard about astro-tourism in the Northern Cape?”

Have you been to the most Instagrammable places in SA?

by Chanté van Schalkwyk on 7 February 2019

We love capturing that perfect picture and sharing it on social media, but do you know where the most Instagrammable places in South Africa are? Recently Big 7 Travel investigated the top spots in SA where the most Instagrammed pictures have been taken. Let’s take a look at the top provinces in South Africa and … Continue reading “Have you been to the most Instagrammable places 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”

Vacationing on the Edge: 12 Exciting Stays

by Adriëtte le Roux on 9 November 2018

‘Whoah!’ is what you’ll be saying if you choose one of these elevated stays for your next getaway. So, come and take R&R right up to the edge with TravelGround ─ we too like to live dangerously! Bishops Cove Self-Catering Houses in Tsitsikamma, Eastern Cape Perched on the coastal cliffs at Tsitsikamma, Bishops Cove offers … Continue reading “Vacationing on the Edge: 12 Exciting Stays”

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”

Four Tantalising Tourist Towns on the N7

by Gerriline Fouché on 28 June 2018

When you think about Cape Town and Namibia, two things come to mind. On the one hand you think of a metropolis filled with Cape Dutch homesteads, the smell of Cape Malay curry in the air, dancers with painted faces around each corner and lush green vineyards. On the other hand you think of long … Continue reading “Four Tantalising Tourist Towns on the N7”

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