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At first it was the craft beer craze that hit the Western Cape, and now craft gin is making waves! Gin distilleries have been popping up all around the province in the last couple of years and it might just be the tonic you’ve been looking for. TravelGround rounded up 6 hip and happening gin … Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide for Gin Tasting in the Western Cape”
Imagine a dark sky, wet sails, stormy waters and not a single light to guide you to shore … This is exactly the circumstances sailors faced when first exploring the vast oceans surrounding South Africa starting in the 1400s. To avoid shipwrecks and to ensure that sailors could safely reach their destinations, lighthouses were built along … Continue reading “In the Spotlight: 11 South African Lighthouses”
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 … Continue reading “Morgan Bay: The Wild Coast Paradise”
Why would you want to visit a parched landscape that turns into a furnace in summer and a deep-freeze in winter? Why would a Jo’burger follow the signposts to Kuruman, Kakamas and Kathu to get to a land where water has to be squeezed from an obese carrot-like vegetable, and where the difference between life … Continue reading “Into the Wild: 7 Kalahari Stays”
The United States of America might have the legendary Route 66 ─ a path of epic road trips stretching over more than 4 000 kilometres. But we can certainly crow about our renowned Route 62. Meandering across more than 850 kilometres, it forms the gateway from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. This route is arguably … Continue reading “6 Exciting Stops Along Route 62”
Travelling in our beautiful country makes it easy to forget that this awesome experience comes with a responsibility. Sustainable travel is all about environmentally friendly practices, the protection of natural and cultural heritage, and benefiting the communities hosting you. Though this might seem daunting, sustainability can be practiced in small and simple ways and even enrich … Continue reading “Sustainable Travel Tips for South Africa”
Somerset West is probably best known for being home to Vergelegen ─ one of South Africa’s oldest and most renowned wine estates. However, there is so much more to this town. With the towering Hottentots Holland mountain range, excellent views over False Bay in the distance, and the Mother City only a short drive away, … Continue reading “Fun-filled Family Outings in Somerset West”
The new year is always associated with bucket lists, resolutions and often over-ambitious expectations. ‘This year I’m finally climbing Everest ─ watch me!’ or ‘Forget about bills and adulting! I’m going on a Euro trip next month’. But let’s be realistic, unless you win the Lotto or gain abnormal fitness levels within a couple of … Continue reading “The TravelGround Team’s Travel Goals and Tips For 2018”