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Category: Wild Coast

A River and its Stories: Kayaking on the Umtata

The morning mist starts to recede as we head to the car park to meet our lift. Just minutes earlier a proper bacon, eggs and toast breakfast, accompanied by strong coffee, was duly enjoyed in the Ocean View Hotel’s dining room. While stirring a dollop of sugar into the warm, aromatic whirlpool, I’d wondered whether […]

Morgan Bay: The Wild Coast Paradise

South Africa’s Wild Coast never ceases to amaze and its exquisite beauty lures travellers from far and wide. Morgan Bay is known as the Wild Coast Paradise and it only takes about an hour on the golden wedge between the ocean and the lagoon to realise why so many families choose to spend their holidays […]

Exploring the Eastern Cape’s Cultural Heritage

The Eastern Cape’s rugged Wild Coast is popular among adventurers and free spirits in search of getaways far from civilization. Sadly this one-sided view of the province makes us forget one of its most captivating aspects – the rural communities that bred a wisdom to the likes of prominent leaders such as Steve Biko, Oliver […]

5 Water-Saving Travel Tips!

It should come as absolutely no surprise that South Africa is lacking some water (gigantic understatement). Our dam levels are well below 40% across the board, and dropping fast. Water restrictions have been put in place in all the major metropolitan areas and everyone everywhere is whispering about the neighbour hosing down his Audi every […]

10 ways to keep the kids happy on a roadtrip

Everyone looks forward to the December school holidays. Kids can’t wait to be done with school and parents swop the desk for the beach or a game park. However, there is one thing parents don’t miss about the holiday ─ the tedious trek with the worst back-seat drivers in the world ─ small humans strapped […]

The Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast: the perfect winter getaway

With winter on our doorstep throughout the largest part of South Africa, why not head to the Sunshine Coast for a sunny winter getaway? The Sunshine Coast is situated between Port Elizabeth and East London in the Eastern Cape and stretches from Alexandria to Fish River Mouth and further inland to include the small town […]

10 Videos that will make you fall in love with South Africa

They’ll have you dancing, give you goosebumps, and get you itching to pack your travel bags. These videos made us fall in love with South Africa all over again! Let us know what videos should be added to this list…   Reconsider South Africa    A Drone Through Africa – Africa As You Have Never […]

20 Reasons to Love Spring in South Africa

Now that the warmer weather is taking hold of our beautiful country, and providing bright colourful hues across the landscape, TravelGround thought to share our top 20 reasons for absolutely loving spring! A wonderful season full of light, colour and new life – what’s not to love? 1. Wildlife Spring is known as the season of […]