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Category: Overberg

Character, Cuisine and a Cat called Krismis ─ a Weekend at Moolmanshof & Stables

As a Capetonian, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting many beautiful little towns in the Overberg region, but had not paid a proper visit to Swellendam yet. As luck would have it, the Swellendam Winterschool invited TravelGround to attend some of their courses and I jumped at this opportunity to spend a weekend in Swellendam. Being […]

Meet SA’s Majestic Marine Big Five

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 […]

A Wonderful Winter Weekend in Swellendam

As a frequent visitor to the Garden Route and a Cape Town resident, spending a night in Swellendam has never crossed my mind, especially since it’s only a mere two hour’s drive from the Mother City. By that time, I’m usually not thirsty, bored or tired yet. But this time was different. What started as […]

10 Glamping Getaways across SA

Is pitching a tent not your idea of having a good time? Would you rather arrive at a destination where you can simply relax on the patio and admire the view? And do you want most of the creature comforts from home? Then glamping sounds like your ideal vacation! These structured tents are perfect for […]

Chasing the New Season ─ 5 Marvellous Autumn Spots in South Africa

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ─ F. Scott Fitzgerald Crisp morning air, cool breezes, and shorter days ─ to the summer haters: Winter is finally coming. For those of you who, like me, aren’t so keen on the colder days ahead, don’t despair! Autumn also has some pretty […]

The Elgin Railway Market and Secrets of the Vibrant Valley

The Elgin Valley is one of the Western Cape’s best kept secrets and TravelGround recently had the privilege to explore the Elgin Railway Market and some of this gorgeous valley’s gems. This Overberg phenomenon is about an hour’s drive from Cape Town and the abundance of orchards, forests, vineyards and mountain views create the perfect […]

The Ultimate Guide for Gin Tasting in the Western Cape

At first it was the craft beer craze that hit the Western Cape, and now craft gin is making waves! Gin distilleries have been popping up all around the province in the last couple of years and it might just be the tonic you’ve been looking for. TravelGround rounded up 6 hip and happening gin […]

6 Exciting Stops Along Route 62

The United States of America might have the legendary Route 66 ─ a path of epic road trips stretching over more than 4 000 kilometres. But we can certainly crow about our renowned Route 62. Meandering across more than 850 kilometres, it forms the gateway from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. This route is arguably […]

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