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Category: Eastern Cape

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrate National Braai Day at South Africa’s Top Public Braai Spots

If there’s one thing all South Africans love even more than our Ouma rusks and Hilux bakkies, it’s a good old-fashioned braai. Sizzling coals, the smell of searing meat and the sun on our skin ─ give South Africans these things, and we’re in shisanyama Shangri-La. We’re so fond of this pastime, we’ve even given […]

Recharge your Batteries at these 10 Resorts

The mid-year blues are wreaking havoc on your soul and you’re in dire need of a break, but the December holidays are still light years away and you’re running low on leave days. Don’t despair, TravelGround has the cure! We’ve rounded up a list of ten resorts in South Africa and Namibia, perfect for a […]

Seeking Olive Schreiner: The Story of a Karoo Nomad

Schreiner wrote that the Karoo makes one realise “many so-called important things are really insignificant, so many insignificant things important.” So, when the city’s starless nights and cordial, cramped offices become too much, I try to recall the dusty solitude of the Karoo to gain some perspective. I learned this teleportation trick in my third […]

Cape Town to Gqeberha: Backpacking the Baz Bus way

Longing for a road trip but not in the mood for counting kilometres, and worrying about petrol prices and falling asleep behind the wheel? Baz Bus will have you leaving all that planning, stress and trouble behind. Forget about a rigid itinerary, booking connecting bus rides and breaking the bank! This guide will help you […]

Golden Hour Glory ─ 7 Locations, 7 Spectacular Horizons

Bathed in the golden light of the sun disappearing behind the horizon, everything looks dazzling. But where do you find those extra special, pristine spots to enjoy a sunset in all its glory? We live in a country that offers so many of these natural treasures, it seems almost impossible to choose! Now summer is […]

SANParks 101: A Basic Guide to South Africa’s National Parks

Did you know that there are 19 National Parks in South Africa? Could you name them? Well, TravelGround is here to help! Scroll down and see where you can experience the wild side of life in South Africa. 1. Addo Elephant National Park Addo Elephant National Park is a top spot for seeing African elephants in the […]

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