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Category: Free State

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

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, […]

Quirky Container Homes

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, […]

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 […]

Away with the Ordinary: The Quirkiest Stays in SA

Sometimes life can get pretty mundane if you’re going through the routined motions, and from time to time we’re all looking for something other than the usual beach holiday or bush getaway to put the spring back in our step. The good news is we live in a country filled with unique landscapes and even […]

Clarens when it sizzles: 6 reasons to visit the jewel of the Eastern Free State

Vast mountain views, gorgeous natural surroundings and old-world charm awaits any traveller seeking solace in Clarens. Situated in the heart of the Eastern Free State Highlands, this nature lover’s haven and artistic hub is certainly one of South Africa’s top tourist destinations. That’s why TravelGround is hitting you with the top spots in Clarens, giving […]

These Great Heights: 3 Fabulous Free Solo Spots in SA

Free solo climbing has always been a bit of a controversial concept in the sport-climbing world and once you’ve seen this extreme sport with your own eyes, its controversy comes as no surprise. Seeing a human vertically perched on a giant rock wall or hanging from a boulder by one hand will leave anyone with […]

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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