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Johannesburg to Cape Town: Have Some Fun Along the N1

The N1 between Johannesburg and Cape Town is by far the fastest way to get from the Golden City to the Mother City if you’re travelling by car. Have a look at TravelGround’s recommendations for stops along the N1 that could just make the trip that much more of a jol.

Stargazing in Sutherland: visit the white dwarves and the red giants

Is your only glimpse of the Milky Way that time your toddler hurled his vanilla shake from Milky Lane all the way to the other side of the food court? Maybe you think Sutherland is a snowy town too far, far away for a getaway. Or maybe you just haven’t had the chance to experience […]

A Guide to South Africa’s Winter Destinations

For a country in the sunny Southern Hemisphere, South Africa sure has an abundance of idyllic winter destinations to suit every traveller. We’ve rounded up some of South Africans’ favourite destinations during the winter season. It’s time to start planning your ideal winter holiday! Escape the cold – beach and spa stays When it comes […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

TravelGround’s Top 10 Eco-Friendly Travel Tips

How much do you love our planet? What are you doing to ensure that Earth remains a beautiful home for future generations? Over the past few years, thousands of industries have reduced the production of single-use plastics to decrease their carbon footprint. Most people have also incorporated reusable shopping bags, EcoBricks and recycling into their […]

TravelGround’s Guide to Poisonous Snakes

One of the many incredible advantages of living in Africa, and especially South Africa, is that we’re in close proximity to various animals, be it in the city, the bush or at the coast. This also means that at some point many of us might encounter dangerous animals, like snakes. But not to fear, because […]

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