Item description for South Africa, 8th (Footprint - Travel Guides) by Francisca Kellett...
Playground of the fast and furious. The 'tablecloth' oozes over Table Mountain. Shoot (with a camera) the big five in Kruger. Up-to-the minute accommodation listings, whether you are looking for an exclusive luxury hotel or a self-catering apartment. The best sights. Wine route, Garden Route, Brandy Route. Surf the worlds' best right hander at J-Bay. Hike the serrated heights of the Drakensberg. Gamble in Sun City. Ride the 'Cape Doctor'. Lie in beautiful soft sand beaches at Plettenberg Bay. Where to sleep, eat and drink. Raft down the Orange River. Abseil down Table Mountain, bungee jump off Bloukrans Bridge. Whale watch at Hermanus. Uninhibited hedonism of Cape Town.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.95" Width: 4.96" Height: 1.34" Weight: 1.54 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2006
Publisher Footprint Handbooks
ISBN 1904777678 ISBN13 9781904777670
Reviews - What do customers think about South Africa, 8th (Footprint - Travel Guides)?
Makes you want to visit South Africa! May 10, 2007
I have to say that I had no real desire to visit South Africa until I got this book and now it's on my travel list of possible destinations along with Hawaii, Antarctic, Canada, Alaska, Italy, Spain, France, etc. The book is beautifully written, researched, and explained well by the co-authors Francisca Kellett and Lizzie Williams. On the cover, Michael Palin CBE said "Great traveling companions, constantly entertaining and they know what they're talking about." Anyway, the colored photos of nature and culture in this book are first rate. I used the pages about apartheid to teach my students about it in literature class. South African writers like Doris Lessing CH, Nadine Gordimer (Nobel prizewinner 1991) and J.M Coetzee (Nobel Prizewinner) are all wonderful to read but Lessing wasn't mentioned. I wished they had mentioned Rhodesia but this book is tour guide and not a history book but it does delve in the dark history of apartheid. It does give you warnings about how to be careful when you are visiting South Africa. I still would love to visit South Africa and desire one day to go and see not only the natural beauty, enjoy the beaches that look incredible, and see wildlife in it's natural environment.