’Tis the Season to be Peaceful: Where to Avoid the Crowds this Christmas

by Hennely Nel on 5 December 2019

I can’t help but gasp internally each time I look at the calendar and realise that it’s December. It feels like just the other day when my family and I were running around trying to arrange last-minute Christmas meals and presents. If this time of year leaves you feeling slightly panicked thinking of crowded coastlines, … Continue reading “’Tis the Season to be Peaceful: Where to Avoid the Crowds this Christmas”

Campfires, Dad Jokes and Awkward Laughters ─ Dinokeng Nature Reserve in the Spotlight

by Altus Booysen on 28 November 2019

It’s almost time to light the fires, get out the guitars, sing Billy Joel campfire songs and listen to the crickets after a bad joke’s punchline, i.e. dad jokes. Being a Joburg local, I know people in Gauteng like to slow down, escape to the wild, and enjoy the company of loved ones in nature. … Continue reading “Campfires, Dad Jokes and Awkward Laughters ─ Dinokeng Nature Reserve in the Spotlight”

Our Karoo Escape to Kerneelia Kothuis

by Lisa Croeser on 21 November 2019

Life in the city not only means that you have to bear taxing traffic, but also that by the time the weekend rolls around, you have no energy left to explore your own backyard. Yes, I am talking about myself and I know so many other hard-working individuals who opt to Netflix and chill instead … Continue reading “Our Karoo Escape to Kerneelia Kothuis”

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

by Heste Nortier on 14 November 2019

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 … Continue reading “Character, Cuisine and a Cat called Krismis ─ a Weekend at Moolmanshof & Stables”

10 Quirky Container Homes

by Nanje Lourens on 7 November 2019

Turning old shipping containers into luxurious living spaces is all the rage at the moment, and it’s easy to understand why. There are several advantages to using them for accommodation purposes: They are quite affordable, employ more eco-friendly building methods, are quicker to build, and, since you can connect or combine them in different ways, … Continue reading “10 Quirky Container Homes”

Finding the Farmer’s Way at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

by Gerriline Fouché on 31 October 2019

Born and bred among the leafy green vineyards of the West Coast, the Karoo is not a region I frequented much growing up. I have only visited Oudtshoorn on a few occasions for its yearly cultural event, the KKNK, but have always yearned to see more of this ostrich mecca. I was therefore quite excited … Continue reading “Finding the Farmer’s Way at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm”

10 Stunning Seaside Stays in SA

by Mandi Zastron on 17 October 2019

What better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than with a stay on the coastline? It’s time to head out and explore our country’s beautiful beaches. TravelGround rounded up the most stunning seaside stays along South Africa’s coast and we’ve even added two places in Namibia. So, grab your sunscreen and flip flops and … Continue reading “10 Stunning Seaside Stays in SA”

Meet SA’s Majestic Marine Big Five

by Karli Durr on 10 October 2019

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 … Continue reading “Meet SA’s Majestic Marine Big Five”

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