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Go game viewing along the Garden Route

What do you get when you combine fynbos-covered mountain slopes, fairy-tale forests and lukewarm lagoons with our country’s mighty Big Five? A game-viewing experience along the Garden Route, of course! Although the Kruger is arguably the ultimate wildlife destination, it’s often a stretch too far for those living in the coastal parts of South Africa, […]

All Roads Lead to the Karoo: An Alternative Route to Sutherland

Living in a city that never seems to sleep, we tend to take the route of least resistance to our destinations, ignoring everything in our wake. But due to unforeseen circumstances on a sultry Friday morning near De Doorns, Schalk and I had to amend our perfectly-planned trip to avoid the N1 ─ something that’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Have you been to the most Instagrammable places in SA?

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 […]

Golden Hour Glory ─ 7 Locations, 7 Spectacular Horizons

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 […]

The Cape Camino is Calling!

The Cape Camino takes you on a spiritual journey through the Mother City’s urban and natural landscapes and will challenge you physically and emotionally. Inspired by the Camino de Santiago, the well-known pilgrimage route meandering through Spain, the Cape Camino will leave you feeling similarly enriched and at peace as you experience diverse landscapes and […]

You’ve got to steak it to make it: Celebrating 25 years of The Butcher Shop & Grill

Walking along the Sea Point Promenade you’ll see people enjoying ice cream, sipping a glass of wine to compliment the sunset, or a few Capetonians trying to revive rollerblading. Situated on the famous Platinum Mile in Mouille Point, The Butcher Shop & Grill not only offers a beautiful view of the ocean and picturesque lighthouse, […]

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