African Epic is a photographic collection, capturing the allure of the Untamed African Mountain Bike Race. Every year, the event produces great stories of personal triumph, inspiration, honour, the settling of old scores, and rising above adversity. This book will inspire you to join the journey of the Absa Cape Epic, whether it’s blazing the trail at next year’s race or watching from the comfort of your armchair, witnessing this great tale unfold.
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The small Island of St Helena, flung away in mid-South Atlantic Ocean, is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world – its loneliness breeding a phlegmatic populace as famous for friendliness as the island itself is known for stunning scenery and a captivating history.
Small wonder, then, that the author – in love with St Helena from an early age – resolved to buy a second family home there in 1999, and found herself living there for nearly ten years while her family “commuted” back and forth from Cape Town on the RMS St Helena - the only ship that serves the island.
When Esther Alm and her husband settled in Bulwer in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal in 1980 they immediately began to explore their environment. They had spent holidays in the area before - and had already climbed Mahwaqa (Bulwer mountain) several times. Esther writes: 'From those early days right up to my last climb in 2010, I kept dated records of what we saw and experienced. When I looked at these records again, I could calculate that I had climbed to the summit of the mountain over 600 times in the nearly 30 years I lived in Bulwer.'
This is a very detailed, easy to use, guide to the Addo Elephant National Park. (Main Camp)
Detailed maps; 48 points of interest with GPS co-ordinates, meaning of place names, tree and shrub identification and historical information.
I am greeted by the petrifying sight of thirty or sixty or seventy buffalo looming large at a distance, each of them staring at me. Just staring would be okay; I could handle that. But these are also coming at me.
I just stand there turned to stone, waiting for something to happen – something other, that is, than having a herd of cape buffalo running toward me. If it weren't for Peter, they surely would have trampled me to death. Fortunately, he recollects himself just in time to yell at me to get my ass behind the tree.
The tree. Hmm . . . What tree?
This is a very detailed, easy to use, guide to the Augrabies Falls National Park.
This is a very detailed, easy to use, guide to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Each page has a map that corresponds to the photos and information provided, detailing distances from one point of interest to the next.
It has over 110 full colour photographs that cover all the main water holes and points of interest in the Park.
Each photo has a full description of the meaning of the place name, quality of the water, depth of the borehole, GPS position, any applicable geological formations, plus identification of trees and shrubs as well as a description of any historical events that happened there.
This is a very detailed, easy to use, guide to the Kruger National Park which covers the whole Park from north to south.
The right page is a detailed map which shows:
Meaning of Place Names
Km between points
Photograph number ( for left hand page)
The left page has more detailed information on the points of interest on the facing page:
Name of the place
Tree identification and interesting facts about the tree
A bucket list drive through Africa and Europe.
Two South African rugby fans drive from Newlands to Twickenham to witness the 2015 Rugby World Cup. This absorbing read – it’s a travel book with an oval shaped heart – reveals their varied experiences on the road. Not only does it contain many adventures and humorous stories but it’s also well illustrated and includes useful information on routes, distances travelled, places to stay, to eat, pitfalls to avoid, as well as detailed budgets and actual costs incurred. This is a must-read for everyone interested in overlanding through Africa. What an amazing way to get to a rugby game!
After the return to South Africa from the international family, it became possible for David Robbins to travel regularly in other parts of Africa. He had at last, he said been released from the bondage of apartheid into his broader home. The result of this release is Searching Africa, containing over twenty travel narratives that take the reader from the continent’s expiring settler south to the Sahara and beyond.
Walking to Australia describes a 21st-century journey which roughly follows the direction taken by anatomically modern humans who, some scientists conjecture, left the African nursery around 85-thousand years ago in search of survival, and who reached Australia 20-thousand years later.