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If you are anything like the TravelGround team, you want to escape the city and see some new sights for a change! Nothing sounds better than spending time in nature and enjoying a braai with family or friends at this stage, and that is why TravelGround has rounded up some of our favourite places where you can sit around the fire, take in a spectacular view or soak in a wood-fired hot tub. Eco Cabin, Self Catering Cottages, Going On Holiday, Sounds Good, Stunning View, Where To Go, Outdoor Activities, Tub, Outdoor Furniture Sets

12 Places to Soothe Your Soul

If you are anything like the TravelGround team, you want to escape the city and see some new sights for a change! Nothing sounds better than spending time in nature and enjoying a braai with family or friends at this stage, and that is why TravelGround has rounded up some of our favourite places where you can sit around the fire, take in a spectacular view or soak in a wood-fired hot tub.

There is something disarming about a country hotel. Steeped in the history and character of the town or region they are situated in, these rich, often quirky refuges pack a cultural punch and are a trip in their own right. TravelGround has compiled a list of ten such charming countryside stays where you can dine and decompress in true local style. Victoria Manor, Ladies Bar, Cape Colony, Victorian Bath, Village Inn, Conference Facilities, Country Hotel, Steam Room, Window View

10 Charming Country Hotels

There is something disarming about a country hotel. Steeped in the history and character of the town or region they are situated in, these rich, often quirky refuges pack a cultural punch and are a trip in their own right. TravelGround has compiled a list of ten such charming countryside stays where you can dine and decompress in true local style.

Having few other options for entertaining yourself, you’ve probably been glued to all the screens in your life during lockdown. So it’s about time you take a break from it all! TravelGround rounded up 7 digital-detox stays where you can unwind, disconnect, kick back, relax and just do whatever your heart desires on your much deserved getaway. Mountain Bike Trails, Snow Mountain, Hiking Trails, Water Geyser, Private Games, Picnic Spot, Digital Detox, Farm Stay, Cottage Plan

7 Digital-Detox Stays for the Tech Tired Souls

Having few other options for entertaining yourself, you’ve probably been glued to all the screens in your life during lockdown. So it’s about time you take a break from it all! TravelGround rounded up 7 digital-detox stays where you can unwind, disconnect, kick back, relax and just do whatever your heart desires on your much deserved getaway.

This mountain range is famous for its hundreds of hiking trails, ranging from multi-day hikes to easier one-day hikes. You will be spoiled with sweeping mountain views, rivers, waterfalls, rock pools, forests and even caves on these hikes! TravelGround has rounded up five of the best hikes where you can let those feet loose and breathe in some fresh mountain air! Mountain Range, Mountain View, Rock Pools, Going On Holiday, Best Hikes, Day Hike, Nature Reserve, Caves, Travel Essentials

5 Hikes in the Drakensberg Mountains

This mountain range is famous for its hundreds of hiking trails, ranging from multi-day hikes to easier one-day hikes. You will be spoiled with sweeping mountain views, rivers, waterfalls, rock pools, forests and even caves on these hikes! TravelGround has rounded up five of the best hikes where you can let those feet loose and breathe in some fresh mountain air!

"As our kayak parts the water in an elegant ripple, I am treated to the region’s stories. Mzo spontaneously takes his cue from the river and I soon consider him its unofficial narrator. When we spot a fish eagle, he relates the heartbreaking life-cycle of this remarkable bird. The differences between white and red mangroves, the beautiful shrubbery framing the river, and the crabs and mud prawns’ dependence on these expertly adapted trees are told in spontaneous fashion." Kayak Parts, Ocean View Hotel, River Mouth, Summer Rain, Going On Holiday, Hotel S, Crabs, S Stories, Rafting

A River and its Stories: Kayaking on the Umtata

"As our kayak parts the water in an elegant ripple, I am treated to the region’s stories. Mzo spontaneously takes his cue from the river and I soon consider him its unofficial narrator. When we spot a fish eagle, he relates the heartbreaking life-cycle of this remarkable bird. The differences between white and red mangroves, the beautiful shrubbery framing the river, and the crabs and mud prawns’ dependence on these expertly adapted trees are told in spontaneous fashion."

Imagine waking up to waves crashing on the beach, rolling out of bed to get your hands on that first cup of coffee, and strolling out on the deck to be greeted by a magnificent sunrise and dolphins frolicking in the surf below. Well, here at TravelGround, we try our best to make your holiday dreams come true and have therefore compiled a list of our favourite secluded beach houses in KwaZulu-Natal where you can relax and unwind. Surf House, Secluded Beach, Kwazulu Natal, Wooden Decks, Going On Holiday, Outdoor Furniture Sets, Outdoor Decor, Beach Houses, Open Plan Kitchen

KwaZulu-Natal Coast: 7 Secluded Beach Houses

Imagine waking up to waves crashing on the beach, rolling out of bed to get your hands on that first cup of coffee, and strolling out on the deck to be greeted by a magnificent sunrise and dolphins frolicking in the surf below. Well, here at TravelGround, we try our best to make your holiday dreams come true and have therefore compiled a list of our favourite secluded beach houses in KwaZulu-Natal where you can relax and unwind.

While our country’s superb natural beauty waits for us to return and enjoy it with new eyes and grateful spirits, TravelGround has compiled a list of ten spectacular SANParks stays to add to your post-lockdown travel list. Feast your eyes on these beauties! Blue Wildebeest, Going On Holiday, Bike Trails, Travel List, Lake View, Tent Camping, Where To Go, Wilderness, Grateful

10 SANParks Finds to Feast Your Eyes on

While our country’s superb natural beauty waits for us to return and enjoy it with new eyes and grateful spirits, TravelGround has compiled a list of ten spectacular SANParks stays to add to your post-lockdown travel list. Feast your eyes on these beauties!

This region has always had a special place in our hearts and now more than ever we cannot wait to follow Route 62 to the Karoo when we are permitted to travel again. That is why TravelGround has rounded up some cosy Karoo cottages for you to visit after lockdown. Beaufort West, Sa Tourism, Africa Painting, Plunge Pool, Going On Holiday, Organic Farming, Romantic Getaway, Zimbabwe, Countries Of The World

Quaint Karoo Cottages

This region has always had a special place in our hearts and now more than ever we cannot wait to follow Route 62 to the Karoo when we are permitted to travel again. That is why TravelGround has rounded up some cosy Karoo cottages for you to visit after lockdown.

Do you still dream of the days when you were able to climb a tree and hide out between the branches for hours? South Africa is home to some spectacular tree houses, from luxurious treetop lodges to rustic elevated huts with endless views, and TravelGround has rounded up some of these spots for you to escape to. Romantic Honeymoon, Romantic Getaway, Wooden Walkways, House Games, Going On Holiday, Tree Houses, Lodges, Where To Go, Branches

Climb into these tree houses

Do you still dream of the days when you were able to climb a tree and hide out between the branches for hours? South Africa is home to some spectacular tree houses, from luxurious treetop lodges to rustic elevated huts with endless views, and TravelGround has rounded up some of these spots for you to escape to.

The early earth advocate, John Muir, is known to have said, “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Nowhere is this more apparent than on our most beloved Garden Route. When you visit the Garden Route again, keep an eye out for them and, if you’re lucky enough to spot one, you’ll know its story and its worth. Create Awareness, Going On Holiday, John Muir, Rest Of The World, Blue Butterfly, Where To Go, Vulnerability, Habitats

The Unique Creatures of the Garden Route

The early earth advocate, John Muir, is known to have said, “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Nowhere is this more apparent than on our most beloved Garden Route. When you visit the Garden Route again, keep an eye out for them and, if you’re lucky enough to spot one, you’ll know its story and its worth.

As opposed to their confusing counterpart, the maze, which is created to puzzle you, a labyrinth offers a unicursal pattern so that you can walk and think in safety and feel centred by doing so ─ maybe this is exactly what we all need after this time of confusion and uncertainty. So, as soon as you can, why not make the time for something labyrinthine and pick one of these stays. Bike Trails, Hiking Trails, Rock Pools, Going On Holiday, Tree Tops, Trout Fishing, Nature Reserve, Confusion, Great View

South African stays with labyrinths

As opposed to their confusing counterpart, the maze, which is created to puzzle you, a labyrinth offers a unicursal pattern so that you can walk and think in safety and feel centred by doing so ─ maybe this is exactly what we all need after this time of confusion and uncertainty. So, as soon as you can, why not make the time for something labyrinthine and pick one of these stays.

There’s never been a more suitable time to get to know your country better and plan a getaway to those destinations you’ve been wanting to discover for ages! So, follow TravelGround as we set out on a virtual adventure through the country to see what interesting destinations each province has to offer … After Work Drinks, Table Mountain, Kruger National Park, Getting Up Early, Going On Holiday, Getting To Know You, Where To Go, Letting Go, South Africa

Have you heard about these lesser-known attractions in SA?

There’s never been a more suitable time to get to know your country better and plan a getaway to those destinations you’ve been wanting to discover for ages! So, follow TravelGround as we set out on a virtual adventure through the country to see what interesting destinations each province has to offer …

Marvel at these unusual facts about our beautiful country. South Africa has made history in a number of fields and is home to some pretty spectacular natural wonders that can be explored! Unusual Facts, Interesting Facts, Countries Around The World, Around The Worlds, South Africa Facts, Going On Holiday, Natural Wonders, Where To Go, Fields

30 unusual facts about South Africa

Marvel at these unusual facts about our beautiful country. South Africa has made history in a number of fields and is home to some pretty spectacular natural wonders that can be explored!

There’s never been a more suitable time to get to know your country better and plan a getaway to those destinations you’ve been wanting to discover for ages! So, follow TravelGround as we set out on a virtual adventure through the country to see what interesting destinations each province has to offer … After Work Drinks, Table Mountain, Kruger National Park, Getting Up Early, Going On Holiday, Getting To Know You, Vacation Ideas, Where To Go, Letting Go

Have you heard about these lesser-known attractions in SA?

There’s never been a more suitable time to get to know your country better and plan a getaway to those destinations you’ve been wanting to discover for ages! So, follow TravelGround as we set out on a virtual adventure through the country to see what interesting destinations each province has to offer …

Marvel at these unusual facts about our beautiful country. South Africa has made history in a number of fields and is home to some pretty spectacular natural wonders that can be explored! Facts About South Africa, African Countries, Countries Of The World, Facts For Kids, Fun Facts, Africa Activities For Kids, Unusual Facts, Study History, Important Facts

30 unusual facts about South Africa

Marvel at these unusual facts about our beautiful country. South Africa has made history in a number of fields and is home to some pretty spectacular natural wonders that can be explored!

Life may not always be a party, but let’s make it a game! Everyone vacations differently and that’s why every getaway can’t be the same. It’s time to pick up the dice and take a seat, because TravelGround is challenging you to a game of Holiday Monopoly! Monopoly Board, Take That, Let It Be, Going On Holiday, Take A Seat, Lets Play, News Blog, Dice, Where To Go

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Life may not always be a party, but let’s make it a game! Everyone vacations differently and that’s why every getaway can’t be the same. It’s time to pick up the dice and take a seat, because TravelGround is challenging you to a game of Holiday Monopoly! #monopoly #games #blog #travelblog #blogging #holidays