Garden Route and Little Karoo

between the desert and the deep blue sea

Author: Leon Nell

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1775840360

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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‘A book that is a joy to pick up and page through – one that will always take me back to where I’ve been.’ Such is the intention behind this book, a description of the lush rainforest area of the Garden Route and the paradox of its proximity with the semi-desert of the Little Karoo. The author explores key areas of the coastal stretch between Mossel Bay and Storms River and of the broad valley, the Little Karoo, on the other side of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikama mountains. Both regions are home to a great variety of plants and animals and are opened up and linked by roads built with great skill and massive effort through mountain passes and across rivers. Thousands visit these spectacular areas, heading for the sea or – in the opposite direction – the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees and the Cango Caves. This book will give them a glimpse of the wild and wonderful life along the way in a land steeped in history and natural diversity.
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South Africa By Road

A Regional Guide

Author: Pat Hopkins

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 192054562X

Category: Travel

Page: 210

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Seasoned travellers know that the journey is half the experience. It is in this spirit that South Africa by Road gives insight into the many national treasures that line our highways and byways – from vibrant cities to charming country towns and one-horse dorps steeped in history. South Africa by Road: A Regional Guide is more than a mere travel guide; it is a comprehensive handbook to the country. The ultimate companion for any road trip, this book offers sound advice on the best routes, and contains all that holiday-makers need to know when planning their next vacation. Stunning full-colour photographs and an interesting mix of side panels will inspire travellers to take to the tarred and gravel roads of South Africa, and explore the many absorbing nooks and crannies of our extraordinarily diverse country. Each chapter gives an overview of a region’s climate, flora and fauna, as well as history and heritage, and highlights the most noteworthy places. Ideas for what to do in each location are similarly outlined, as are key activities, routes and trails. From hot-air ballooning to white-water rafting, 4x4 trails to strolls in the countryside, spelunking to visiting museums, and architecture to festivals, there is something for everyone. Customised full-colour maps in each chapter are marked with game reserves, national parks, nature reserves, hot springs and places of interest, and show toll roads, passes and national, secondary and dirt roads to help you plan your journey. Excellent value for money, this handy and authoritative guide should be your first purchase in preparation for any journey in and around South Africa. So get your tyres checked and pack the padkos, there is a fascinating country waiting to be explored. The late Pat Hopkins graduated with a degree in history and political science from the former University of Natal, now the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He won awards for his travel writings and authored more than 18 books including Place: A Collection of South African Travel and Landscape Quotations, 101 Beloved Bars of Southern Africa and Voëlvry: The Movement that Rocked South Africa, all published by Zebra Press. Willie Olivier has explored the highways and byways of southern Africa for the past 30 years, covering thousands of kilometres on foot and by road. He is the author of numerous travel books, including African Adventurer’s Guide to Mozambique and Hiking Trails of South Africa, all available from Random House Struik. He lives in Windhoek. Denise Slabbert is a television producer and travel writer based in Johannesburg. In addition to running her own production company, she writes for a number of magazines and newspapers and is a regular contributor to the South African Tourism website. She is the author of four books, including Random House Struik’s South Africa Through the Seasons and Offbeat South Africa. In preparation for South Africa by Road: A Regional Guide, award-winning photographer Jéan du Plessis travelled the length and breadth of the country, magnificently capturing the land. Based in Cape Town, he worked for the newspaper Die Burger for 30 years before embarking on a freelance career. He has published several books with Random House Struik, including the acclaimed Namibia: A Visual Celebration.
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South Africa's Top Sites: Family

Author: Philip Harrison,Sue Heese

Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 9780864865830

Category: Travel

Page: 152

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This volume is aimed at people traveling in South Africa with children. It provides 'windows' into themes such as history, geology, outdoor adventures, family entertainment and spiritual places.
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Ecotravel

Author: Philip Harrison

Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 9780864865663

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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Come venture into the fascinating world of South Africae(tm)s natural heritage e" national parks and game reserves that rival any in Africa, scenic botanical gardens, and wildlife research programs.
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KEEP MOVING

Author: Monica Joseph

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483611183

Category: Travel

Page: 252

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The idea to travel the world on a motorcycle did not 'come out of the blue'. Monica's husband Simon had this dream for 30 years. The opportunity to go arose after their three children had left school and home. Monica had a motorcycle licence but no mechanical skills and very little riding experience. She didn't even have a motorcycle. At the end of a focussed year of preparation sandwiched between two busy jobs as a social worker she was more or less ready to go. The original plan was to ride from Tokyo, Japan to St. Petersburg, Russia via Mongolia and the Central Asian Republics. The twists and turns of fate saw them return home through Africa, which had never been part of the plan. From the fabled Silk Road route to Timbuktu there was plenty of adventure and challenges. After 50,000kms and through 30 countries Monica missed out on learning how to change a tyre as she didn't even manage to get a flat. The trip was one of extreme travel and adventure and a wonderful way of spending a year. Monica and Simon managed to return home still married and keen to travel more.
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Southern Africa

Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 9780679004097

Category: Africa, Southern

Page: 462

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Fodor's Gold Southern Africa 3ed.""Fodor's guides cover culture authoritatively and rarely miss a sight or museum."" - National Geographic Traveler ""The king of guidebooks."" - Newsweek No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. Full-size, foldout map keeps you on course. Insider info that's totally up to date. Every year our local experts give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges -- from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special. Smart Travel Tips A to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential local contacts and great advice -- from how to take your mountain bike with you to what to do in an emergency. Here's a helpful guidebook that will complement Fodor's Southern Africa. To learn more about it, just enter the title in the keyword search box.Fodor's Exploring South Africa: An information-rich cultural guide in full color.
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