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From historic gabled manor houses to contemporary wineries, quirky family-run farms to iconic estates, country picnics to world-class fine dining restaurants, this 3rd edition of Wineries Of The Cape profiles 58 of the very best visitor experiences in the winelands.
All are within easy reach of Cape Town, and a top-notch wine selection is at the core of each of the wineries chosen for inclusion in the book.
MapStudio's Map In The Box is a best seller. An educational tool that can be used for in the classroom, at home or for a gift for a budding young traveler.
This guide offers spectacular and diverse diving in South Africa and Mozambique.
Dive with sharks, squid and sardines, exploring cold-water kelp forests, pristine tropical reefs and poignant shipwrecks. This guide features 180 of the best dives, with first-hand descriptions and site maps. Key dive information and contact details and a comprehensive marine species identification guide.
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This guide will give you the information you need to be a responsible diver. Learn to care for the marine environment as well diving culture and gear you would need. This book is a must-have for any diving enthusiast.
Keen to get out there and get fit on your mountain bike but you lack the time or motivation?
Seasoned journalists & MTB riders Chris and Tim Whitfield will help you turn your weekend-warrior dreams into reality with tips on cool trails, events and advice on everything from equipment and safety to MTB lingo and fashion.
This fun handbook – packed with maps and tips – is your indispensable guide to getting out into the fresh air and to get ON YOUR BIKE …
Join the world’s biggest bike race on its 40-year journey from the Argus Tour to the Cape Town Cycle Tour.
312 pages with over 1000 iconic images, astonishing facts, all the winners, personal memories and the in-depth tale of each of the 39 tours to date.
Each year, from 1978, is featured as a separate chapter with:
Discover the beauty of South Africa’s beaches with MapStudio's newly released Life's A Beach.
This guide explores 9,500kms of the best beaches in the world, from Alexander Bay along the coast to Sodwana, visiting hundreds of beaches and exploring a magnificent coastline. The author, Ann Gadd, has tramped up dunes, scrambled over rocky cliffs, swam as often as time would allow, hung off numerous piers and took over 6,000 photos. She sums up her experience as being aware that people are never as happy as on a beach, soaking up the sun, doing a radical off the lip or holding a rod.
The guide gives the reader activities to do on land as well as on water with great sundowner spots and unique experiences. Find the best swimming beaches and national parks with overview maps indicating sites and handy tips for the best meal, best-kept secrets, child-friendly activities, star-rated activities and blue flag beaches. If you want to do activities besides soaking up magnificent scenery, the guide explores hiking, walking, fishing, surfing, swimming, boat launches, bodyboarding, kayaking, kiteboarding, boardsailing, canoeing and SUP. This guide is a fantastic keepsake for locals as well as anyone who enjoys water sports, and is light-weight for tourists to take back home as their travel memento.
So, get off couch and explore the wealth of fantastic options along South Africa’s shores.
My First South Africa Atlas is a detailed child-friendly atlas, suitable for ages 6-12 years and older.
This educational atlas is filled with 120 maps along with colour-coded content boxes covering information on the following:
There is a graphic timeline across the bottom of each pages including full-colour photographs. The little assistant ‘Lily’ introduces the reader to ‘did you know’ facts about South Africa and neighbouring countries, helping to make learning fun! There is a great overview map, including South Africa’s national anthem, as well as the symbols for each province. Included in the back of the book are educational pages, ‘our planet and showing it on paper, the features of a map, the compass, and finding locations’.
This book is a must-have for any learner in South Africa, as well as a great educational tool to assist teachers and schools.
In this newly updated Book of the Road are 75 pages of detailed road maps, 208 detailed street plans, a comprehensive road atlas of South Africa and 1 : 750 000 scale super-detailed map database.
The main maps contains 4X4 trail locations, border crossings, campsites & caravan parks, detailed distance markers, dive sites, ferries & bridges, hiking trails, battlefield sites, historic sites, lighthouses, major airports & airfields, mountain passes, national parks & reserves, national, main and minor route numbers and nature reserves & bird sanctuaries.
It also contains tourist regions, an overview map of South Africa, road signs, distance chart, strip routes and an index.
What with the rising cost of travel, the scary exchange rate, the cost of visas, traffic congestion on the roads to the coast, the environmental cost of air travel and – generally – a lack of time, perhaps we should revisit the concept of holidays. Do we really have to travel halfway across the world or halfway across the country for a holiday to ‘count’? After all, what makes a holiday a holiday anyway? What makes it special? Two days of genuine relaxation within 100km of your home is worth more than a week in a glamorous resort if you’re stressing out about work, are in semi-constant contact with the office, or are trying to figure out how you are going to resuscitate your credit card when you get back. A holiday is a state of mind.
It’s a series of special moments that you will treasure forever. And that’s what’s so great about staycations. No long queuing and interviews for visas, no long queues at the airport, no long flights, and no long, thousand-yard-stare, endless drives through the Karoo. By choosing a staycation, you minimise the boring, long bits of holidays, and maximize the fun, interesting bits that make for treasured memories. And, hey, you save money, save fuel, and pile up carbon credits at the same time. What’s not to love? And you would be amazed at how much there is to do so close to the city – stunning hikes and country stays, big five safaris, awesome golf, amazing adventures, romantic retreats, and genuinely fun family-friendly resorts where your kids can act their age, and so can you.
So, check it out – you’ll find amazing golf staycations, adventure staycations, safari staycations and a range of fabulous one-tank-cations spreading out from the city like the petals of a daisy. North, south, east, west – close to home is best.
The ultimate 3.2 miles to 1 inch scale A3 spiral bound road atlas of Britain and Northern Ireland for 2020, featuring Collins' popular and well-established road mapping. Designed for exceptional clarity and ease of use. The atlas includes a wide range of urban area maps at even larger scale and 64 detailed town centre street plans. The mapping shows speed limits at speed camera locations. This fully updated road atlas covers the whole of Britain and Northern Ireland with each scale of mapping colour-coded for ease of use. The smallest scale maps are great for long distance route planning and the street plans help you locate your final destination. * Easy to use, clear road maps at a scale of 3.2 miles to 1 inch of England, Wales, Southern Scotland and Northern Ireland. Northern Scotland is shown at 5 miles to 1 inch * Route planning section including maps at a scale of 15.8 miles to 1 inch (1:1,000,000) for long distance route planning, motorway services information and a handy distance calculator * 22 urban area approach maps at 1 mile to 1 inch which clearly show the best routes through and into the busiest built-up areas * 64 street maps focused on town centres showing places of interest, car park locations and one-way streets * Fully updated fixed speed camera sites with average speed camera locations clearly highlighted. All speed cameras show the speed limit * Information about restricted motorway junctions * Park & Ride locations shown, ideal when visiting towns and cities * Over 30 categories of places of interest including castles, theme parks, sports venues, universities, mountain bike trails and surfing beaches * Full postcodes for the top 1000 places of interest - ideal for use alongside satnav systems
The ultimate mapping challenge from the world famous map makers. More fiendish mapping puzzles from Gareth Moore, author of best-selling Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book. Do you have the knowledge required to unlock the secrets of Britain's streets? 50 maps with a puzzle for each from iconic locations throughout the country including Tower of London, Warwick Castle, Old Trafford, Murrayfield Stadium and Stonehenge. Puzzle categories included are history, sport, entertainment, transport and nature. A mixture of word games, riddles, code-crackers, anagrams, trivia questions and mathematical conundrums to keep your mind working for hours.
This easy-to-use, handy A5 sized road atlas with popular lie-flat spiral binding features extremely clear route planning maps of Britain and Ireland and fits neatly into your glove box, briefcase or bag. The atlas has been fully updated for 2020. The maps of Britain are at 9.9 miles to 1 inch (1:625,000) and the whole of Ireland is covered at 15.8 miles to 1 inch (1:1,000,000). There are also a selection of more detailed urban area maps at 4.5 miles to 1 inch (1:285,000) to aid route planning in these busy areas. * Road maps that focus on the main roads, motorways and settlements * More detailed maps of London, Manchester, Merseyside and West Midlands * Park & Ride locations (for bus and rail) * Handy distance calculator chart highlighting distances between the major towns
The ultimate 3.2 miles to 1 inch scale large format paperback road atlas of Britain and Northern Ireland for 2020, featuring Collins' popular and well established road mapping, and designed for exceptional clarity and ease of use. The atlas includes a wide range of urban area maps at even larger scale and 64 detailed town centre street plans. The mapping shows speed limits at speed camera locations. This fully updated road atlas covers the whole of Britain and Northern Ireland with each scale of mapping colour-coded for ease of use. The smallest scale maps are great for long distance route planning and the street plans help you locate your final destination. * Easy to use, clear road maps at a scale of 3.2 miles to 1 inch of England, Wales, Southern Scotland and Northern Ireland. Northern Scotland is shown at 5 miles to 1 inch * Route planning section including maps at a scale of 15.8 miles to 1 inch (1:1,000,000) for long distance route planning, motorway services information and a handy distance calculator * 22 urban area approach maps at 1 mile to 1 inch which clearly show the best routes through and into the busiest built-up areas * 64 street maps focused on town centres showing places of interest, car park locations and one-way streets * Fully updated fixed speed camera sites with average speed camera locations clearly highlighted. All speed cameras show the speed limit * Information about restricted motorway junctions * Park & Ride locations shown, ideal when visiting towns and cities * Over 30 categories of places of interest including castles, theme parks, sports venues, universities, mountain bike trails and surfing beaches * Full postcodes for the top 1000 places of interest - ideal for use alongside satnav systems
A3 format road atlas of France providing super-scale mapping, at 3 miles to 1 inch, making it very easy to use. This specialist easy-to-read, A3 road atlas designed for the British motorist in France includes 44 city, town and port plans central Paris city plan and district maps of Paris and Lyon. Coverage includes road mapping for Corsica plus there is a channel hopping guide with channel tunnel terminal, port plans and ferry information. There is a 12-page route planner, detailed large scale environs maps of Paris and Lyon, French names to match local road signs and over 18,500 tourist sites shown on the mapping.
Detailed map of Wales and borders for tourists denoting main roads and 'off the beaten track' routes, national parks, beach information, forests and historic sites, town plans and 14 easy-to -follow car tours. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage and travel.
The fully updated 4th edition of the touring atlas covers Southern Africa and is designed for all road users – from the regular commercial traveller to the casual tourist.
The atlas consists of a main map section covering South Africa, where main touring areas are shown in larger scale and greater detail, as well as city maps, where the main city centres and significant surrounding areas are also shown in detail. Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe have a full spread for each country, together with the main tourist areas and city plans.
The atlas also includes a comprehensive index of place names and, where appropriate, an index of city plans. The touring sections show places of interest in specific locales, such as the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal and the wineries of the Western Cape. Lastly, photographs of scenic areas accompany the maps where appropriate.
Full of clear and detailed maps, this beautifully designed world atlas is the perfect companion to discover our planet. Originally published in 1997 and now in its 10th edition, the Essential World Atlas includes all recent border, place name, and flag changes around the world, including the new nation of South Sudan and the annexation of Crimea. A series of 12 global thematic maps on subjects as diverse as Ocean currents and languages give a general introduction to the World today. These are followed by the main atlas which includes over 60 full colour regional maps featuring political and state borders; main population and administrative centres; main lines of communication, ports and airports. In addition to these maps this clear, informative and affordable atlas also includes a fully cross-referenced index-Gazetteer featuring 20,000 places, data profiles of each country, plus a glossary of geographical terms making it the perfect reference tool to distil the mass of information in today's world into the essential facts needed to help understand our ever-changing planet.
PHILIP'S: THE BEST-SELLING EUROPE ATLAS RANGE IN THE UK Philip's: the UK's best-selling Europe Atlas range The 300 greatest sights of Europe, plus Europe country-by-country special features 'The clearest and most detailed maps of Europe' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring Assist Special feature for 2019 'Driving Abroad - a cautionary tale' with dashcam examples Philip's 2019 Complete Road Atlas Europe has: - Special Travel Feature: The top 300 places to visit in Europe - Maps every country in Europe and Western Europe - Main scale super-clear 1:750,000 (12 miles to 1 inch) - Three supplementary scales from 1:250,000 to 1:3M - helps navigation in denser areas - Practical A4 format - easy to use in the car - 50 town and city plans - 31 urban area maps - Scenic routes highlighted - 22-page route planning map section with 1,200 miles to a page - Driving regulations country-by-country on European roads and local roads - Ski resorts feature - Distance chart - Fully indexed In fact, everything you need for your trip to Europe.
This A4 road atlas with popular lie-flat spiral binding features clear, detailed road mapping, at a scale of 3.2 miles to 1 inch (1:200,000) for England, Wales and Southern Scotland and at 4.2 miles to 1 inch (1:266,000) in Northern Scotland, and including Northern Ireland with land height shown by attractive layer colouring. * Route planning section including maps at a scale of 22 miles to 1 inch for long distance route planning, motorway services information and a handy distance calculator chart * 26 urban area approach maps at a larger scale which clearly show the best routes through and into the busiest built-up-areas * 64 street maps focused on town centres showing places of interest, car park locations and one-way streets. All the street maps are fully indexed * Fully updated fixed speed camera sites with average speed camera locations clearly highlighted. All speed cameras show the speed limit * Over 30 categories of places of interest including castles, theme parks, sports venues, universities, mountain bike trails and surfing beaches * The top 1000 most visited places of interest are indexed with full postcodes to aid integration with satnav systems * Easy to use, clear road maps at a scale of 3.2 miles to 1 inch (1:200,000) for England, Wales, Southern Scotland, Northern Ireland and at 4.2 miles to 1 inch (1:266,000) in Northern Scotland An ideal purchase for drivers, navigators and route planners who want the very best road atlas of Britain and Northern Ireland in an A4 format.
Transit Maps of the World is the first, comprehensive collection of every rapid-transit system on earth. Using glorious, colourful graphics, Mark Ovenden traces the history of urban transport systems, including rare and historic maps, diagrams, and photographs. Transit Maps could not be more relevant to our modern existence. It uncovers the way many of us are able live and work day to day. It is an inspiring compendium for graphic designers and transport enthusiasts alike.
THE MUST-HAVE ATLAS OF BRITAIN FOR CAMPING, CARAVANNING AND MOTORHOMES 'A map that beats all others' The Daily Telegraph 'Scale, accuracy and clarity are without parallel' Driving Magazine 'No. 1 in the UK for clear maps' Independent research survey The No. 1 Choice of Road Atlas for the serious motorist - Scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch = 1:100,000 (Northern Scotland: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000) - Over 2,300 approved campsites located, plus useful advice from the Camping and Caravanning Club - Includes essential information for caravanning motorists: 6400 bridge height limits, 1450 bridge weight limits and 250 bridge width limits - No other road atlas of Britain offers this level of detail and clarity - Britain's best road mapping in a great spiral format - Every street in Britain marked on the maps - Over 3000 main roads named - 100 indexed town-centre maps plus approaches to 12 major urban areas - Super-detailed 6-page route-planning section - Exceptional road detail, from motorways to country lanes, with every junction, roundabout and slip-road shown - Thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets - 416 pages Philip's Navigator Camping and Caravanning Atlas of Britain includes a special feature by The Friendly Club, which is packed with essential camping and caravanning information.
The OS Explorer range of OL maps now includes a digital version of the paper map, accessed through the OS smartphone app, OS Maps.
Handy full colour map of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way with a high level of detail. Clear mapping of the full 2500 km (over 1500 miles), showing the road network and places of interest. Ideal for tourists, locals, hikers and adventurers. Places of interest marked including famous film locations. Excellent value and very detailed for its size. Clear, detailed, full colour Collins road mapping is presented in a handy format ideal for the pocket or handbag. It is excellent value and covers the whole of the Wild Atlantic Way. This map includes: * Clear mapping at a scale of 8.7 miles to 1 inch * National Tourist Routes showing best routes through the most scenic areas * Places of interest include film locations such as Star Wars * Tourist and signature locations clearly marked * Suggested itineraries * Detailed place names index * Ideal companion to a sat-nav - it enables route planning and route sense-checking
Philip's Europe Road Map shows the whole of Europe at a standard scale of 1:3.5M (1 cm on the map = 35 km on the ground). The map includes a comprehensive index, city-to-city distance table, and summer/winter weather maps. The double-sided map has been specially prepared for long-distance travel, picking out major routes and destinations in bold colours for easy journey planning and route-finding, and is a convenient size for use in a vehicle. The digital mapping gives excellent clarity, showing road networks in exceptional detail for this scale. A comprehensive index includes all towns and villages shown on the map.
Luxury, A4 hardbacked, road atlas showcasing Britain's clearest mapping at a large 3.2 miles to 1 inch scale. Each page has been titled with its geographical location so you can turn to the page you need more easily. Wide minor roads (more than and less than 4m wide), National Trust, English and World Heritage sites, crematorium locations and other hard-to-find places are shown on the mapping. There are is a comprehensive 31,500 entry index with airports, top tourist sites and motorway services listed. Plus, scenic routes, tourist sites with satnav friendly postcodes and caravan and camping sites symbolised on the mapping. The atlas also includes, the Top 300 AA-inspected caravan and camping sites, over 240 service areas, district mapping of London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle, 102 city, town and port plans, fully indexed London street mapping and Channel Hopping and Irish Sea ferry crossing maps with operator listings.
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