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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.
This Is South Africa, now updated in a new edition, takes the reader on a journey of discovery through this spectacular land. It showcases the country’s breathtaking natural splendours and incomporable array of flora and fauna, its pulsating cities, the warmth of its people and the intriguing mix of its many cultures.
This superb book features more than 300 vivid new photographs, supported by a detailed introduction and informative captions.
Epic Land is a celebration in pictures and words of the arresting beauty of the landscapes of Namibia and of the centrality of land in the culture, history, politics and daily lives of its people. The book seeks to uncover the rare essence that marks the landscape of Namibia apart from all others.
Few countries in the world are richer than Namibia in its canvas of natural beauty. The landscape is one of rich and often harsh contrast with many changing moods. A journey through its landscape is infinitely rewarding. Within this book this progression is depicted. The dramatic scenery of remote deserts, mountains, mystical trees and stormy shores are the equal of any.
Through her captivating photographs and absorbing text, Amy Schoeman shares with the reader the strange beauties of her life’s passion. The superb photographs capture the life of the desert, its forms and colours, and the moods of its ever-changing landscapes.
This guidebook presents 75 day walks of 1km to 26km in South Africa's Maloti-Drakensberg Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Located in KwaZulu Natal and easily accessible from Johannesburg, Harrismith, Pietermaritzburg and Durban, the region boasts dramatic cliffs, gorges and waterfalls, abundant wildlife and 2,000 year old rock paintings.
The walks in this book can be undertaken at any time of year. The limitations imposed by adverse weather conditions can occur in any month. However, snow is most common in June and July and there are frequent and sometimes severe thunderstorms in summer. The key centres for the walks are the entrances to the individual areas of the Park and usually have nearby accommodation of all types. They include the Royal Natal National Park, Cathedral Peak, Monk's Cowl, Injisuthi, Giant's Castle, Highmoor, Kamberg, Lotheni, the Himeville and Underberg districts, plus Bushman's Nek.
Situated between the Hottentots Holland Mountains and the Breede River, the Overberg is an important agricultural region and a popular holiday destination for tourists and nature lovers who delight in the beauty of its mountainous landscape, abundant plant species and long sandy beaches.
But this area also has a rich history going back thousands of years, when the indigenous Khoi people originally thrived there, before the first European settlers arrived to leave their own indelible imprint on the culture, architecture and character of the region. This book provides a detailed account of this past by pointing out the many places, buildings, events and personalities that have made the Overberg the diverse and unique place that it is today.
The Overberg has been a home or point of interest for explorers, innovators, artists and writers, for figures as varied as Bartholomew Diaz, Olof Bergh, Hendrik Verwoerd, Gregoire Boonzaier, Audrey Blignault and Breyten Breytenbach. Some of South Africa’s oldest towns, houses and missionary stations can be found here, and its treacherous coastline has been the cause of hundreds of shipwrecks for centuries.
Enlivened by historical and current photographs and informative side panels, this book is a collector’s item.
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.
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:
South Africa is a country rich in pathways, tracks and roads – both tar and gravel. It is also a country of wonderful stories, blessed with a varied, colourful and contested history.
For more than a year veteran journalist Luke Alfred walked South Africa’s roads through cities, countryside and everything in between.
Early One Sunday Morning I Decided to Step Out and Find South Africa tells the stories of some of the country’s most interesting and sometimes forgotten places.
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.
Discover 100 diverse restaurants from haute cuisine to hot-and-happening. This guide navigates readers from major cities through country escapes en route, highlighting gourmet getaways, refined dining and fabulous food. It will be sold in national book retailers, tourist outlets, airports and featured restaurants and hotels. It will be the ideal guide for anyone touring SA, but with appeal for locals too, as a keepsake and recipe book.
Jenny Handley is a brand performance specialist, owner of JHP and author of best-selling business books. Her career started with her food studies, and led her through marketing and PR to brand management. She has her own weekly brand column in the Cape Times and is a feature writer and reviewer for Food & Home Entertaining, and other lifestyle publications. Jenny tops up her formal food qualifications regularly with cookery courses globally and is a member of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Her blog, Jen’s Journeys of Flavour, reflect her reviews and views, home and away, from markets to Michelin-star restaurants. Jenny is well exposed to the restaurant industry, regularly running her ‘Master Class in Brand and Service Excellence’ workshops.
There is an immense authenticity and credibility tied to the Gourmet Guide 2016/2017, as months of research has been conducted and will continue, to ensure that only appropriate and deserving establishments are included. Initial visits conducted by professional gourmets were anonymous. Each selected restaurant has a write-up that includes a brief description of the restaurant, a map and detailed directions, GPS co-ordinates and a QR code for readers to link directly to the restaurant’s website. The top restaurants will include a recipe of their signature dish. It will navigate the reader from the major cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban through country escapes en route, covering gourmet getaways, refined dining and fabulous food. There are no hotel or restaurant advertisers, which means all venues are rated on merit alone. There was also no cost for the restaurants/hotels to be included. The prestige and intrigue of the awards programme, the layout and design of the guide and its publicity will ensure appeal to a discerning audience of local and international food lovers and regular restaurant-goers.
The guide is written in an informative yet lively, personality-driven style. Each annual guide will have longevity for the recipe content.
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.
Seven Days in Cape Town – a bestselling guidebook on the Mother City – has been given a new cover and fully revised to include the very latest information.
This book contains alphabetically listed names of South African cities and towns, as well as most villages and certain settlements and townships where information was available.
More than 900 places are included in what is an informative and educational look at place names, including the year they were established, origins, previous names and alternative names. Also included are interesting historical facts and reasons to visit, as well as contact details (website or phone number).
The book is a wonderful journey through South Africa. Ann Gadd particularly enjoyed researching the smaller villages and places. There is a wide variety of attractions across the places, covering sporting interests, places to eat, historical interest, scenic spots, the longest, the tallest, the coldest and much more. Ann connected with local inhabitants or officials to get their take on the naming of their town or historical interests. All this wonderful (and sometimes whacky) information is condensed to give you a book that sums up the very core of each place.
Following the success of African Brew, the first ever book to showcase the South African craft beer scene, beer-centric author Lucy Corne is back with a second homage to hops and grain. Beer Safari takes readers on a journey through the microbreweries of South Africa, stopping to chat to each brewer along the way.
The book is laid out geographically to assist the reader in planning his or her own beer safari. Look out for the 'Big Five Pints' – the author’s pick of the very best South African craft beers. There is also space for beer aficionados to scribble their own tasting notes alongside each brewery’s beer menu.
Beer Safari is the only South African beer book whose author has, in person, visited every one of the 100-plus breweries to get the brewers’ stories, photograph their often quirky brewing setups and of course, to taste their beers. Peppered between the inspiring tales of passionate brewers, are snippets of essential beer knowledge – ideal for the 'beerginner' – alongside checklists that will appeal to newbie beer drinkers and veterans alike. Whether readers are looking for family-friendly beery weekends away, the cutest brewpubs with the finest views or a list of where to go for South Africa’s hoppiest ales, Beer Safari is a comprehensive and user-friendly guide.
The directory showcases everything needed to continue the beer journey – for those who prefer to enjoy other people’s wares, there are recommendations for liquor stores and bars offering a supreme selection of beer. Those who yearn to brew their own will find information on homebrewing stores, courses and clubs throughout the country. Written in Corne’s signature light-hearted style, and with a fresh, vibrant design, Beer Safari perfectly captures the exciting and unpretentious nature that characterises the South African craft beer scene.
Farm Stall To Farm Stall is a collection of the best farm stalls and markets for food lovers and avid farm stall trawlers in South Africa.
Each farm stall has been individually visited and researched, and ratings are given on the best coffee, tea and local fare. There are also recipes for several of the delectable delights! The book lists accommodation in the area, the nearest town, child and pet friendly ratings, contact details and operating hours for all the farm stalls.
Farm stalls are listed according to the route on which they are found, and the handy quickfinder and overview maps will enable you to plan your stop.
At the back of the book you will find a list of annual markets and festivals as well as what to expect from each, with handy websites and contact details.
The book is an absolute necessity for any food lover who wants good, wholesome food and delicacies as well as meeting the local people and buying quality local products.
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.
Make The Most Of Your Time In South Africa is a guide to planning your personalised itinerary so that you can experience it all; from the unspoilt beaches along the Wild Coast to the beautiful visage of Table Mountain; from sightings of wild game in the Kruger National Park to the green forests of Tsitsikamma. One moment you might be cage-diving with great white sharks, the next you’re riding an ostrich in the Little Karoo, or sipping wine in the Cape Winelands.
The book covers 17 of the most popular tourist routes in South Africa. Each route features the must-see attractions, as well as other worthwhile places to visit and things to see. The recommended amount of time to spend at each attraction is listed with each heading. We list both the ‘least’ amount of time you may need, as well as the time you should ideally allocate to get the ‘most’ out of your visit.
An overview of all the attractions is found at the beginning of each chapter. For example, chapter 1, Cape Town and the Peninsula, has 7 Big Attractions and 17 Other Attractions, labelled A–Q, and these attractions are labelled in the same way on the corresponding maps making it easy to locate.
An alphabetical list of all attractions can be found in the Quickfinder. Here you can tick off the sites as you visit them.
Whether you are a local or an international tourist, exploring South Africa with Make The Most Of Your Time In South Africa is a great way to make South Africa your ‘rainbow destination’.
DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooks Discover South Africa with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport to this incredible country before you've even packed your case. Enjoy bustling, creative cities such as Cape Town and Johannesburg, learn about the nation's tumultuous history at the Apartheid Museum, and admire the natural splendour of Kruger National Park and Table Mountain. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide South Africa covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing. Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there Reasons to love South Africa: world-class museums, the magnificent Table Mountain, getting up close to amazing wildlife on a safari - what will yours be? See South Africa from a different angle: lots of fresh ideas for exploring the city A fully illustrated and detailed field guide to South Africa's incredible wildlife A year-long calendar of events in South Africa gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe Detailed colour maps help you navigate the country with ease Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views, and escape the crowds The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of food and drink stops en route. Hand-drawn illustrations highlight the must-see attractions, including the Castle of Good Hope, Boschendal Manor House and the V&A Waterfront. Covers Cape Town; The Western Cape and Southern Cape; The East Coast and Interior; Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga; and The Arid Interior. DK Eyewitness Travel South Africa is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip. Planning a shorter break? Try our Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelands. About DK Eyewitness Travel: For 25 years, DK's beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. In 2018 the Eyewitness series was relaunched with a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
More of the best, craziest, biggest and funniest! Absolutely Awesome South Africa is an entertaining compilation on South Africa which is packed full of fun, facts and trivia. This completely new coffee table book is packed with completely new content and design on every page and is full of South African humour, history and interesting facts. The vibrant and colourful pages of Absolutely Awesome South Africa captures the heart and the soul of this magnificent country. This book is available in Hard Cover and Soft Cover. 220 page of Facts – Fun – Trivia – Humour – Quotations – Culture & so much more!
The third, now established annual JHP Gourmet Guide™, is sure to be more successful than the previous two, since its ‘Best in the World’ rating at the international Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The 2019 guide is a showcase of the top 25-plated chefs in South Africa, plus 50-rated restaurants, with signature recipes. The glossy, upmarket book has developed a loyal following of discerning diners. The guide, with its unique plate rating, has been applauded by the industry and public for its credibility, authenticity and impartiality – there are no hotel or restaurant advertisements. The guide is aimed at a niche, food-loving audience, both local and international. It is a beautiful keepsake, especially popular with tourists visiting SA.
Brought fully up to date, with new trails included and all booking information revised, this fourth edition of Hiking Trails of South Africa is the essential guide for every hiker. Written by well-known author Willie Olivier, this comprehensive guide describes more than 500 trails, offering something for everyone – from the casual ambler to the experienced hiker. Whether you want to explore the beautiful landscape of the Karoo, wander through fynbos in the Western Cape, see the lush indigenous forests of the Garden Route, admire the sandstone mountains of the Free State, spot game on a wilderness hike in Mpumalanga or Limpopo, or experience the majesty of the Drakensberg – you will find all the information you need in Hiking Trails of South Africa. All of the trails covered include information on available facilities, accommodation (where appropriate) and activities on offer. The book also provides an invaluable guide to selecting hiking equipment, staying safe on the trail and dealing with emergencies that may arise.
Marco Polo Pocket Guide Seychelles: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Explore the Seychelles with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the islands' trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place. Let Marco Polo show you all that the Seychelles have to offer... Picture the Seychelles and you imagine exquisite beaches. But the magic of these Indian Ocean islands doesn't stop there. The lush tropical vegetation, the exceptional flora and fauna and the friendly, fun-loving people make a trip to this archipelago off the African coast a truly unforgettable experience. From the paradise beach of Anse Lanzio to the Botanical Gardens in the capital Victoria, Marco Polo will take you to the heart of the Seychelles... This is the Seychelles! Your Marco Polo Seychelles Pocket Guide includes: Insider Tips - we show you the hidden gems and little-known secrets that offer a real insight into this wonderful country. Discover where you can enjoy delicious creole cuisine, get close to rare birds and reptiles or pay a visit to a tea factory. Best of - find the best things to do for free, the best `only in' the Seychelles experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax and spoil yourself. Sightseeing - all the top sights are organised by area so you can easily plan your trip. Discovery Tours - specially tailored tours will get you to the heart of the Seychelles. Experience all of the Seychelles' unique character with these personal tours. Seychelles in full-colour - Marco Polo Pocket Guide Seychelles includes full-colour photos throughout the guide bringing the country to life offering you a real taste of what you can see and enjoy on your trip. Touring App - you can download any of the Discovery Tours to your smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. Enjoy stress-free sightseeing and never get lost again! Road Atlas and pull-out map - we've included a detailed road atlas and a handy, pull-out map so you can pop the guide in your bag for a full-on sightseeing day or head out with just the map to enjoy your Discovery Tour. Useful French phrases - the essential words and phrases are included to help you get by. Trust Marco Polo Pocket Guide Seychelles to show you around these wonderful islands. The comprehensive coverage and unique insights will ensure you experience everything the Seychelles has to offer and more. The special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences will help you make the most of your trip - just arrive and enjoy.
Set along the cliffs between mountain and sea, Hermanus is one of the most popular holiday and travel destinations in South Africa. Initially it was the abundance of fish in Walker Bay, along which the village rapidly grew, that attracted holidaymakers. Today, the stars of the bay are undoubtedly the Southern Right Whales that migrate from Antarctica to mate and calve here during the winter months.
But it is not only the wonders of the sea that draw thousands of visitors to this picturesque village and surrounds year after year. Mountains, fynbos, culture, arts, crafts, country markets, adventure sports, scenic walks, golf courses, nature reserves, shark-cage diving, historical landmarks, and the vineyards and world-class wines of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley are richly described and illustrated in this lavish volume. With chapters covering all aspects of the town’s diversity, the reader will learn more about all that is so generously on offer here, and also catch a rare glimpse of the heart that drives the town: the people and communities that have shaped this favoured destination.
A self-published edition of Hermanus appeared in 2010. Now republished as a new title the book features entirely rewritten text and fresh photographs throughout, many commissioned especially for this edition.
Magnificent South Africa is a title which places its main emphasis on the country's wide-ranging landscapes, the extensive natural beauty and the unique cultural heritage. This pictorial souvenir enables the reader to sit back and be reminded of the wide variety of landscapes and their sheer magnificence. It is a title to have in the home, to take away after a visit to South Africa or to give as a special gift. The title is a truly captivating experience that can be entered into anywhere for a few moments’ of enjoyment or for passing time remembering various parts of the country. This title differs from the first in that it is renders a completely refreshing approach to a previously established title.
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