Posts – Attractions

Whale watching from a bathtub in De Kelders

  • 10 November 2014 by Desiree Haakonsen (words and pictures)

Hermanus may be known as the Whale Watching Capital, but after a weekend of southern right whales almost breaching into her lap, Desiree Haakonsen of TravelGround reckons De Kelders is the area’s best-kept secret.


Urban walks – for a new perspective

  • 08 November 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Urban walks are a good way to get to know a different side of a city. A walk can include enjoying the architecture, sights and sounds, or the rich history a city has to offer.


#TravelChatSA goes to McGregor

  • 06 November 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

The picturesque small town of McGregor in the Western Cape was the focus of this week’s #TravelChatSA. Travellers shared their favourite experiences in a town known for its relaxation retreats, fine wines and hiking trails.


Building blocks: A brief look at South African architecture

  • 05 November 2014 by Cassidy Parker

A brief look at South Africa’s architectural story over the past 350 years.


New predator exhibit opening soon at the Two Oceans Aquarium

  • 04 November 2014 by Stuart Buchanan

Anyone who has visited Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront this year would have noticed cranes, scaffolding and a hive of activity from men and women in hard hats just outside the Two Oceans Aquarium. It is expanding, and this very exciting project is nearing completion.


The Shadow Boxer

  • 01 November 2014 by mzansigirl

There are various artistic representations of Joburg’s greatest son, Nelson Mandela, throughout Johannesburg – from the regal Nelson Mandela Bridge connecting Braamfontein and the CBD, to the gigantic bronze sculpture in Sandton’s Nelson Mandela Square that tourists line up to take pics in front of.


Popular pics on Instagram: The Garden Route and wine

  • 31 October 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We love all the fantastic Igers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. Here are the top instagrams shared on our account in the past week ...


#TravelChatSA turns the spotlight on social media

  • 30 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

The age of smartphones and social media has opened new research avenues for travellers in search of adventures. This week’s #TravelChatSA looked at the most popular social media platforms and how they are being used by visitors and the local industry.


The value of a thorn tree in North West province

  • 29 October 2014 by Roela Hattingh

You can experience the North West province from the air (hot-air ballooning, helicopter rides, zip lines, cable cars); from the seat of you car (tarred roads, dirt roads); by foot (walking trails, wandering in the veld); or from the vantage point of sitting or lying down under a thorn tree. Best plan: get to the North West and find a tree that speaks to you. ASAP.


Celebrities who love South Africa

  • 28 October 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

There have been a number of celebrities who have come to #MeetSouthAfrica, and we love all of their fantastic photos. Here are some of these photos and a little bit about what the celebrities had to say about our beautiful country.