Posts – Wildlife

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.


Wildlife destinations in the Free State

  • 09 November 2014 by Christine Marot

Many of the Free State’s wildlife destinations have conservation as their primary focus, while Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State province, is home to one of only two game reserves in the world located in the middle of a city.


Eland – southern Africa’s largest antelope

Eland certainly look noble and impressive when you see them standing solitary or walking fast in a big herd across the plains. But did you know that these imposing animals are our highest jumpers and that they are honoured and commemorated in world-famous rock art by South Africa’s San people?


New predator exhibit opening soon at the Two Oceans Aquarium

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.


#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.


#TravelChatSA: South Africa's best safari experiences

  • 23 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

Keen for a wildlife experience in South Africa? In this week’s #TravelChatSA, travel enthusiasts shared their valuable insights on how to get the most out of a safari.


South African lodge tops Condé Nast top 100 list

  • 21 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

A South African safari lodge has been voted the best in the world in the Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World: 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards.


#TravelChatSA: South Africa in ‘a thousand words’

  • 16 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

The scenic beauty of South Africa was showcased to great effect on Twitter in the latest #TravelChatSA. Travellers from across the country shared their best travel snaps in the one-hour gathering on the social networking site.


Discover South Africa with four Brazilian bloggers

  • 15 October 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Follow four Brazilian bloggers on their trip through South Africa, which they are already describing as ‘incredible.’


Five wonderful Western Cape experiences

  • 12 October 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

The magnificent province of the Western Cape is home to Table Mountain, Robben Island, part of the scenic garden route, picturesque winelands, and so much more. Here are five of the many wonderful experiences you can enjoy in this fascinating province.