Category: Northern Cape

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”

Into the Wild: 7 Kalahari Stays

by Herman Botha on 1 February 2018

Why would you want to visit a parched landscape that turns into a furnace in summer and a deep-freeze in winter? Why would a Jo’burger follow the signposts to Kuruman, Kakamas and Kathu to get to a land where water has to be squeezed from an obese carrot-like vegetable, and where the difference between life … Continue reading “Into the Wild: 7 Kalahari Stays”

Vacationing on the Edge: 12 Exciting Stays

by Adriëtte le Roux on 30 November 2017

‘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”

Things that go bump in the night: 10 Ghostly Tales and Tours of South Africa

by Adriëtte le Roux on 19 October 2017

As much a national treasure as the haunts they frequent, South Africa’s ghosts are a tourist attraction in their own right — that’s to say if you have the guts to seek them out! Here are some of our country’s best spooky stories and the tours that keep these ghostly tales in remembrance. So settle … Continue reading “Things that go bump in the night: 10 Ghostly Tales and Tours of South Africa”

South Africa: 15 Outstanding Facts

by Karli Durr on 18 August 2017

Sometimes we forget that some of our planet’s most unique phenomena are right here on bottom soil! TravelGround rounded up 15 outstanding facts about our beloved country that will blow your mind and remind you of the wonders within reach. And with us you can even spend a few nights close to these amazing spots! … Continue reading “South Africa: 15 Outstanding Facts”

20 Breathtaking Views in South Africa

by Danielle Terblanche on 10 August 2017

Travellers come from far and wide to take in some of South Africa’s most amazing views. We are very spoiled with spectacular natural wonders in our country and they make for great photo opportunities. TravelGround gathered 20 of the most breathtaking views in South Africa with accommodation nearby ─ just grab your camera equipment, fill … Continue reading “20 Breathtaking Views in South Africa”

A Throwback to Last Year’s Wildflower Season

by Nanje Lourens on 3 August 2017

If it’s August already, it means the wildflower season is officially upon us. Around this time of year, the first wild flowers start to show off in the Northern Cape in Namaqualand, then spread southwards through Nieuwoudtville until they reach the West Coast at the end of August. Although this year’s flower season seems to … Continue reading “A Throwback to Last Year’s Wildflower Season”