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Discover South Africa’s Blue Flag Beaches

Sandy toes, salty air and tasty ice cream ─ it’s summertime and the masses are migrating to the South African shore. But do you know why blue flags are planted at some of the beaches we all frequent? The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa awards annual Blue Flag status to beaches dotted along […]

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 […]

Tweede Nuwe Jaar: Cape Town’s Oldest Tradition

There are a few things that make Cape Town a rather unique destination to visit. From the many eateries and gin bars in Bree Street, the jazz culture, hearing the adhan at sunrise and sunset, to the ever punctual Noon Gun ─ the city is a colourful tapestry of rich history and cosmopolitan flair. But […]

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 […]

It’s Always December In Durban!

If you’re not into camping, the icy Atlantic Ocean, or general outdoor activities during the winter, then finding something to do for the whole family when it’s chilly outside can leave you in a bit of a pickle. Luckily, South Africa is blessed with both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, which makes Durban an absolute […]

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 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 […]

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