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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.
After centuries of relative isolation, the Karoo – South Africa’s parched heartland – is a latecomer to the tourist industry. What was once viewed as a harsh and desolate place of limited attraction is rapidly gaining popularity with visitors who now make the Karoo their destination, keen to partake of its legendary charm, its extraordinary flora and the resurgence of wildlife that once again populates its plains.
Wild Karoo documents Mitch Reardon’s 4,000-kilometre journey of discovery through the region. The book focuses on:
Beautifully written, and illustrated with evocative photographs, this book is a must read for anyone interested in travel, wildlife and the environment.
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.
In the spring of 2015, Mark Beaumont set out from the bustling heart of Cairo on his latest world record attempt - solo, the length of Africa, intending to ride to Cape Town in under 50 days. Seven years since he smashed the world record for cycling round the world, this would be his toughest trip yet. And he would set a new mark that would simply break the limits of endurance.
Despite illness, mechanical faults, attempted robbery and stone-throwing children, as well as dehydration in the deserts and unprecedented levels of exhaustion, Mark completed the journey in just 41 days, 10 hours and 22 minutes, after cycling 6,762 miles, spending 439 hours in the saddle (sometimes up to 16 hours a day) and climbing 190,355 feet through 8 countries. It was an astonishing journey, and one that will fascinate and grip the reader.
From the obvious dangers of Egypt, Sudan and Kenya, over the unpaved, muddy, mountainous roads of Ethiopia, through the beautiful grasslands of Tanzania and Zambia, to riding at night in Botswana in the company of elephants and giraffes, Mark brings Africa to life in all its complex glory, friendship and curiosity, while inspiring us all to question the bounds of what is possible.
An African safari is arguably one of the most alluring and easily understood dreams of our time. Just the thought of an African safari evokes thoughts of adventure, a journey through nature's greatest spectacle, a glimpse of the earth before man.
African Safari is an exploration of all that the word safari encompasses, from journeys on horseback and dugout canoes, the quiet drifting of a balloon and the tension of waiting on foot to the smell of dung, soil and the rain. African Safari is an intimate odyssey through the great wilderness of Africa and an eye on its wild denizens, spiced with the echoes of a romantic history.
African Safari is divided into eight chapters:
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.
Road tripping South Africa is for those people who want to escape the crowds and take the road less travelled, which which features 20 iconic road trips and 100s mini routes, all of which are perfectly manageable in a normal sedan. Discover these road trips: Not the N1; West Coast; Route 62; The passes and beyond; Garden Route; Wild Coast; Great Trek Road Trip; Tumbling Water; The Dry North; Golf Road Trip; Cederberg; Winelands; Overberg; Frontier Country; Me.andering the Midlands; Maluti Drakensberg Route; Ultimate Safari; Land of Legend; Surfing Road Trip; In Deep Water. These road trips will take you on quiet, scenic back roads to places that you probably didnít know existed. The book includes driving conditions, pet-friendly ratings, child-friendly ratings, low-slung vehicle friendly ratings, donít miss features, emergency numbers, the best time to visit these areas, top tips and padkos options, as well as day-by-day descriptions and route maps. So hop into your car and discover the back roads that you have never journeyed before!
This guide to the parks and reserves of East Africa provides a valuable overview of some 58 protected areas across East Africa. The book is divided into the four East African countries Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda – and, for each park, provides essential background on geology and landscape, climate, vegetation and wildlife, capturing the essence of what each area offers. It also covers the brief history of each park.
Other features include:
This must-have guide to East Africa’s protected areas will prove indispensable to local and international visitors to the region and to all nature enthusiasts.
Die Suid-Afrikaanse Gids is ’n omvattende naslaanbron vir enige belangstellende – oud of jonk, Suid-Afrikaans of ’n toeris – wat enige inligting omtrent Suid-Afrika maklik wil bekom.
Die gids bevat ’n ietsie van alles: van die geskiedenis van ons land, ons fauna en flora, wildparke, sportstatistieke tot wenke oor geldbesparing, die aankoop van ’n motor, goeie maniere en trou-etiket.
Hierdie gids is ’n moet vir enige huis, boekwinkel, hotel, toeristekantoor, biblioteek en skool.
South Africa has a unique set of characteristics that make walking safaris in big game areas one of the safest and most rewarding outdoor experiences: a huge expanse of protected habitat richly populated with wildlife; excellent tourism facilities; a favourable climate; and expertly trained trail guides.
Seasoned hikers, Hlengiwe Magagula and Denis Costello cover more than 50 guided walks across 21 parks and reserves in South Africa (including two in eSwatini and one in Botswana). They unpack the options available in each park, from short dawn and dusk walks and multi-day wilderness trails to backpacking trails that span several days. Facilities range from ultra-luxurious to ‘wild camping’, either in tents or under the stars. Also included is a series of first-hand accounts that vividly illustrate the magical experience of exploring the bush on foot.
An advisory section gives a rundown of when to go, what to pack, what to wear, and the dos and don’ts of walking in areas with big game.
The best-selling Wild Swimming Walks series visits the delights of Cornwall's coasts, estuaries, rivers and moors. Discover secret coves, sandy beaches, blue grottoes and moorland pools with 28 magical days out. Combining stunning photography, engaging stories and natural history, with all the practical information you need - detailed directions, route maps, practical ideas and downloadable guides. Perfect for adventurers and family explorers alike. Swim in sheltered azure coves on the Lizard Find fairy pools and coral sands in Penwith Explore rugged cliffs and sea caves near Padstow Dive into mysterious pools on Bodmin Moor swoosh down with the tide in the West Looe River Glide under the willows in dappled valleys of the Fal Float in the emerald waters of Daphne du Maurier's Frenchman's Creek Swim among hidden harbours and ancient quays of Cotehele Follow in the footsteps of pirates and smugglers at Prussia Cove
Many people crave what might be called a safe adventure. They would love to be immersed in the wild, yet at the same time know they can drive home at the end of the day. Wild and Free describes 100 destinations in Britain where people can go wild for the day. All the sites are located within a couple of hours' drive from a fair-sized town or city, so they are accessible and not completely remote. Most sites don't have facilities, so you should take a picnic or stop off at an AA-recommended pub for lunch. This isn't a walking guide, so after parking the car you will be quickly immersed in the countryside without a long hike. Guiding you towards interactive wildlife experiences, the sites have been chosen not just for their solitude, but their abundance of wild mammals, birds, insects and flowers.
Day Walks in Fort William & Glen Coe features 20 routes between 4.4 and 14.4 miles (7km and 23.2km) in length, spread across the Scottish Highlands. Researched and written by experienced and knowledgeable authors Helen and Paul Webster, founders of the Walkhighlands website, the walks range from gentle rambles to more challenging day walks, all through grand and impressive landscapes. Split into four sections - Glen Coe & Glen Etive; Kinlochleven & the Mamores; Fort William & the Great Glen; and The Road to the Isles - this guidebook explores the best that the Highlands has to offer. Together with stunning photography, each route features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance and navigation information, and refreshment stops and local information.
Discover Shanghai with this great pocket sized guide. We've selected the top 25 sights and experiences so you can be sure that you won't miss the best of them. There are also recommendations for fantastic shops, restaurants, hotels, activities and entertainment venues. And because time is so important, we've given a planned itinerary for a short stay to get the best out of the destination. The guide is small enough to fit into your pocket yet it is filled with practical information, hints and tips. A durable, fold-out map of the destination is also included, so finding your way will be easy.
Discover Bangkok with this great pocket sized guide. We've selected the top 25 sights and experiences so you can be sure that you won't miss the best of them. There are also recommendations for fantastic shops, restaurants, hotels, activities and entertainment venues. And because time is so important, we've given a planned itinerary for a short stay to get the best out of the destination. The guide is small enough to fit into your pocket yet it is filled with practical information, hints and tips. A durable, fold-out map of the destination is also included, so finding your way will be easy.
Discover Milan with this great pocket sized guide. We've selected the top 25 sights and experiences so you can be sure that you won't miss the best of them. There are also recommendations for fantastic shops, restaurants, hotels, activities and entertainment venues. And because time is so important, we've given a planned itinerary for a short stay to get the best out of the destination. The guide is small enough to fit into your pocket yet it is filled with practical information, hints and tips. A durable, fold-out map of the destination is also included, so finding your way will be easy.
The Abiquiu region includes some of the most spectacular and diverse geology in the state of New Mexico. A triple junction of geologic provinces, including the Colorado Plateau, the Rio Grande Rift, and the Jemez Volcanic Field, coincide to tell a fascinating story of landscape evolution in constant change. Abiquiu: The Geologic History of O'Keeffe Country presents the three-hundred-million-year history told by the rocks of the Abiquiu area. With stunning photographs, timelines, and a regional geologic map, noted geologist Kirt Kempter explains the geologic story and landscape evolution of the region for travelers, hikers, and armchair geologists. With large-scale aerial photographs showing major geologic features, explanations of volcanic activity related to the Rio Grande Rift, and detailed descriptions of geologic strata that make up O'Keeffe's beloved Cerro Pedernal, Abiquiu tells the many chapters of changing environments and landscapes from Abiquiu's geologic past.
A new compendium of adventures, from the best-selling and award-winning Wild Guide series now released for Europe's favourite adventure holiday destination - including 800 secret places. Discover hidden mountain peaks, plunging waterfalls and pristine lakes. Step back into history to explore lost ruins, forts and caves and to wander where wolves still roam free. Meet Alpine farmers and sample their delicious fare. Plan a night camping under a star-filled sky or snuggled down in a remote mountain refuge. Combining dazzling photography and engaging writing with all the practical information you'll need to get off the beaten track, including maps, directions, GPS coordinates and walk-in times, plus recommendations for local places to eat and camp. Perfect for families and adventurers. Climb the hidden limestone peaks of the Chablais, Cool off with a swim in pristine Lac Lauvitel, Explore the caves of the Vercors, Eat cheese made the traditional way in the heart of the Beaufort, Try artisan charcuterie with the wines of the Combe de Savoie Find the forgotten Maginot forts of the Italian border, Marvel at the prehistoric stone carvings in the Vallee des Merveilles, Commune with marmots and ibex in the Vanoise, Listen for wolves in the wildernesses of Mercantour and Ubaye
Get to know the best of Las Vegas with this wonderful city guide, perfect for both business and leisure, with all the practical information you need for the ideal trip. Presented in a handy and compact format, the guide also contains a separate weather-resistant, pull-out map of Las Vegas within its own self-contained wallet to help you navigate the city. For those short on time, the 'Top 25' sights and experiences have been hand picked to show you the best of the city in a short space of time. Explore must-see sights from the Las Vegas Natural History Museum to the casinos along the strip, in the 'City Tours' or 'More to See' sections, helping you get the best out of the city with self-guided tours and helpful advice from those in the know. Or if you want to get to know the city in more depth simply turn to the 'Focus On' section with top tips and advice for great places to shop, eat, drink and sleep for every budget. For advice you can trust look no further than AA CityPack Las Vegas, your handy travel companion for a perfect city break.
Discover Munich with this great pocket sized guide. We've selected the top 25 sights and experiences so you can be sure that you won't miss the best of them. There are also recommendations for fantastic shops, restaurants, hotels, activities and entertainment venues. And because time is so important, we've given a planned itinerary for a short stay to get the best out of the destination. The guide is small enough to fit into your pocket yet it is filled with practical information, hints and tips. A durable, fold-out map of the destination is also included, so finding your way will be easy.
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