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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.
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:
In this celebration of Jewish life at the tip of the African continent,
businessman and philanthropist, Tony Raphaely, has curated stunning
individual and group portraits that collectively represent a snapshot
in time of Cape Town’s vibrant Jewish community.
A wide-ranging exploration of South Africa’s Mother City, Scenic Cape Town is both strikingly visual and full of detail. With photographs by Mark Skinner and text by Sean Fraser, the book pays tribute to the different kinds of beauty Cape Town has on offer – its cultural heritage, historical charm and natural splendour. From the brightly-coloured houses of the Malay Quarter and the bustle of Green Point market, to the nature reserve at Cape Point and the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton, Scenic Cape Town presents the city in all its magnificence. Now in its second edition, this classic coffee-table book has been is revised and updated to include forty per cent new images.
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.
Welcome to the Western Cape. To visit our inspiring province is to love our province. Cape Town is a bustling melting pot of cultures, tastes and experiences for young and old. You will find state-of-the-art shopping malls, open-air markets, delis and more. A world of natural beauty lies beyond the boundaries of the city in the greater Western Cape regions: the Cape West Coast, the Cape Karoo, Garden Route and Klein Karoo, Cape Winelands and the Cape Overberg. Each region is worth exploring and has its own unique charm. You will uncover and discover diverse culinary delights, award-winning wine estates, nature in full bloom, wide-open spaces and deserts, azure water and white sandy beaches, and worldclass experiences that will make your journey truly unforgettable. The people of the Western Cape – the locals make our destination beautiful and they are ready and waiting to share their stories with you. Coverage: Cape Karoo; Cape; Events calendar per region; Food and drink per region; Adventures and outdoors per region; Activities and places of interest by region; Detailed road maps through out, with GPS; Full indexed road atlas of the whole of the Western Cape. Produced in association with WESGRO.
Each page features a normal view as well as an bird’s-eye view of each of Cape Town’s most iconic sites and attractions, with an extended caption for each attraction.
Cape Town Then And Now is a unique visual portrait of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula, contrasting rare archival photographs with stunning contemporary views.
The book draws on the superb photographic collections of the Western Cape Archives, including the work of Arthur Elliott, Thomas Ravenscroft and Henry Steer. These images portray the changing Cape Town scene from the 1880s to the 1930s – landscape, architecture, transport, recreation and the march of history. Where possible, the modern-day photographs, which include spectacular aerial panoramas, have been shot from the same locations as the originals.
Detailed captions explain the differences between the old and the new views, and bring out fascinating continuities over time. Cape Town Then and Now is a visual journey that will appeal to Capetonians and visitors alike.
The perfect companion for the urban sightseer, Walking Cape Town features 33 easy walks and drives through the streets and suburbs of one of the world’s most beautiful and popular cities. From the Company’s Garden in the heart of the city to trendy Green Point, Sea Point and Camps Bay, the colourful Bo-Kaap, and the bustling seaside villages of Muizenberg, Kalk Bay and Simon’s Town, this comprehensive guide reveals the fascinating history and urban charm that has made Cape Town one of the top destinations in the world.
John Muir, an expert on Cape Town and its hidden gems, provides a wealth of information on all that can be discovered en route: the city’s colonial past, Victorian and contemporary architecture, museums and monuments, churches and mosques, parks and gardens, and rivers and wetlands.
Fully illustrated with more than 250 photographs, this extensive guide also includes: easy-to-follow directions and full-colour illustrated maps; essential information on walking and driving distances, terrain,level of difficulty, opening times and contact details; suggestions for restaurants, pubs and coffee shops along the way; fact panels on the city’s iconic landmarks and famous residents.
For locals and visitors wanting to discover more about the city’s rich heritage, Walking Cape Town is an indispensable guide.
The Cape Town book presents a fresh picture of the Mother City, one that brings together all its stories. From geology and beaches to forced removals and hip-hop, Nechama Brodie, author of the best-selling The Joburg book, has delved deeply into the hidden past of Cape Town to emerge with a lucid and compelling account of South Africa’s first city, its landscape and its people. The book’s 14 chapters trace the origins and expansion of Cape Town – from the City Bowl to the southern and coastal suburbs, the vast expanse of the Cape Flats and the sprawling northern areas. Offering a nuanced, yet balanced, perspective on Cape Town, the book includes familiar attractions like Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch and the Company’s Garden, while also giving a voice to marginalised communities in areas such as Athlone, Langa, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha. Many of the images in the book have never been published before, and are drawn from the archives of museums, universities and public institutions. This beautifully illustrated, information-rich book is the definitive portrait of the wind-blown, contradictory city at the southern tip of Africa that more than three million people call home.
The handy pocket-size guide is packed with useful information, tips and recommendations, accompanied by colour photographs, charts and maps for the first-time traveller who wants to experience the major highlights that Cape Town has to offer. The fold-out map of Cape Town is ideal for tourists and visitors. The highly successful Globetrotter Travel Series, which includes Travel Guides, Travel Maps, Road Atlases, Best of Pocket Guides and In Your Pocket Language Guides, presently covers more than 90 destinations worldwide. The Packs are excellent value, including both a guidebook and a softcover version of the fold-out Globetrotter map of the region, in a printed plastic wallet.
A super-detailed map of Cape Town. Ideal for walking tours of the city. All points of interest are listed and colour-coded by category for ease-of-use. Museums, urban parks, arts & crafts, theatres, concert halls, shopping centres/malls, cinemas. Hotels, hostels, embassies/consulates, hospitals/clinics, police stations, important tourist attractions eg. Bo-Kaap houses, Noon Gun. Historical monuments & statues. Interesting facts. Ideal for exploring the city on foot or by public transport.
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Includes street maps of:
When windmill-dodgers David Bristow and Steve Thomas followed their dream to blaze (and map) a mountain bike trail across South Africa, they hoped to be spared howling headwinds, freezing rain and slushy terrain. They weren't, yet were not deterred from having a mud-splattering good time. The result, the Spine of the Dragon trail, is the country's ultimate mountain bike tour, covering a distance of 4000km from Beit Bridge to Cape Town. Aimed at the average off-road rider, the 58-day trail through South Africa and Lesotho is broken into nine sections, each with several stages. The entire course can be done in one go, or as a series of shorter rides – ideal for those with boundless enthusiasm but limited time. The authors offer valuable advice on preparing for the trail that includes suggested clothing, gear, bike maintenance, food and safety. Each day’s route is described in detail and includes: Customised, annotated map with GPS points; total daily distance; difficulty grading: from short and easy to long and hard; entertaining insight into the people and places along the way; engaging photographs; accommodation suggestions and contact details.
This handy guide to the diverse attractions Cape Town has to offer takes the form of an alphabetical listing, beginning with 'Adderley Street' and ending with 'Zeekoevlei'. It includes not only the spectacular natural features most visitors want to explore – such as Table Mountain, Cape Point and various wonderful beaches – but takes in scenic routes around the peninsula, interesting museums, historic gardens, unique cultural enclaves and activities for children. Annual events, art and craft fairs, markets, festivals and theatres are all listed, as are shopping precincts, eateries that have become firm Cape Town institutions over the years, grand hotels and wine estates. Each entry features a concise description, opening hours and accurate contact details (including websites). A useful grading system is employed to distinguish between must-see top priorities for the traveller with little time and those that can be explored at more leisure. Also included is a separate categorised listing of all entries grouped by activity type – a quick-reference guide to specific interests. Two informative maps show the reader where the listed attractions can be found. Exceptionally user-friendly and portable, Cape Town A–Z is an indispensable guide for any outing in the beautiful Mother City.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Cape Town & the Garden Route is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Soak in the view from the summit of Table Mountain, take a boat to Robben Island for an insight into the country's history, and explore the beaches, forests and verdant mountains along the majestic Garden Route - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cape Town and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Cape Town & the Garden Route: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics Covers City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant, East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory Gardens & Surrounds, Green Point & Waterfront, Sea Point to Hout Bay, Southern Suburbs, Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula, Cape Flats & Northern Suburbs, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Robertson, Hermanus, Stanford, Darling, Langebaan, The Garden Route The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Cape Town & the Garden Route is our most comprehensive guide to Cape Town, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences. Travelling further afield? Check out Lonely Planet's South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland for a comprehensive look at what all these southern African countries have to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Coverage; Cape Town; West Coast; Cape Winelands; Breede River Valley; Overberg; Route 43; Boland; Hex River Valley; Swartland; Whale Route; Route 62. Street maps - 1 : 20 000: Stellenbosch; Franschhoek; Paarl; Wellington; Hermanus; Somerset West; Strand; Montagu; Robertson; Swellendam; Worcester; Ceres; Tulbagh; Cape town cbd ; Parks, reserves & nature areas; Hotels & caravan parks; Tourist-friendly text on top sites with; Historic info; Shading indicating height above sea level; Listings of regional activities; GPS co-ordinates; All the back roads and gravel roads you need; Colour photos of main sites; Comprehensive contact info; Main map scale : 1 : 325 000.
The Cape Town to Port Elizabeth Road Atlas covers the main coastal route of the Western Cape and Garden Route between Cape Town and East London. The atlas provides tourist friendly information, tourism contact details and resources. Included are 1:750 000 scaled maps of the region, a detailed index and street plans of Cape Town, Knysna, Port Elizabeth (including Summerstrand), East London, Mossel Bay, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Worcester, Struis Bay, Hermanus, Swellendam, Montagu, Cape Infanta, Hartenbos, Oudtshoorn, George, Wilderness, Sedgefield, St Francis Bay, Jeffrey's Bay, Kenton on Sea, Grahamstown, Port Alfred, Beacon Bay and Kei Mouth.
From Paul Theroux and Peter Moore to Jonny Steinberg, JM Coetzee, Jonathan Kaplan, Nelson Mandela, Mamphela Ramphele, Tom Eaton, Breyten Breytenbach, Pieter-Dirk Uys and Gabeba Baderoon: Discover Cape Town with top contemporary authors both well-loved locals and international travel writers. Selected and with an introduction by Justin Fox.Read how .JM Coetzee fails to get into a good school.Nelson Mandela misplaces his spectacles on the Grand Parade.Jonathan Kaplan faces arrest at St. George s Cathedral.Paul Theroux meets a fellow pessimist at Cape Point.Jonny Steinberg is revolted by prison food.Joseph Lelyveld joins Crossroads residents singing hymns .Richard Rive walks with ghosts in District Six.Rian Malan haggles for snoek in Kalk Bay.Pieter-Dirk Uys attends a fake wedding on Greenmarket Square.Edwin Cameron climbs Table Mountain with the help of antiretrovirals.Judy Kibinge parties in Long Street plus many more...
Berlitz Pocket Guide Cape Town The world-renowned pocket travel guide by Berlitz, now with a free bilingual dictionary. Compact, concise and packed full of essential information about where to go and what to do, this is an ideal on-the-move guide for exploring Cape Town. From top tourist attractions like Long Street, Boulders Beach and Table Mountain, to cultural gems, including the cell where Nelson Mandela was held on Robben Island, the elegant Cape Dutch mansions of the Cape Winelands, and the breathtaking Tree Canopy Walkway at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, plan your perfect trip with this practical, all-in-one travel guide. Features of this travel guide to Cape Town: - Inspirational itineraries: discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, highlighted with stunning photography - Historical and cultural insights: delve into the city's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions - Practical full-colour map: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Key tips and essential information: from transport to tipping, we've got you covered - Dictionary: quick-reference bilingual language guide to help you with vocabulary - Covers: City Centre; Victoria and Alfred Waterfront; Table Mountain; Southern Suburbs; Robben Island; Excursions Get the most out of your trip with: Berlitz Pocket Guide South Africa About Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.
Vine-covered slopes, rugged peaks, gorgeous beaches, colonies of penguins and the culture and cosmopolitanism of one of Africa's most vibrant cities - welcome to Cape Town and the Winelands. Your DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide ensures you'll find your way around Cape Town and the Winelands with absolute ease. Our newly updated Top 10 travel guide breaks down the best of Cape Town and the Winelands into helpful lists of ten - from our own selected highlights to the best parks and reserves, places to eat, shops and festivals. You'll discover: -Six easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day-trip, a weekend, or a week -Detailed Top 10 lists of Cape Town and the Winelands' must-sees, including detailed descriptions of Company's Garden, V&A Waterfront and Robben Island, District Six Museum, the Castle of Good Hope, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Simon's Town and Boulders Beach, the Cape of Good Hope and Stellenbosch -Cape Town's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, dining and sightseeing -Inspiration for different things to enjoy during your trip - including children's attractions and things to do for free -A laminated pull-out map of Cape Town and the Winelands, plus four colour area maps -Streetsmart advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe -A lightweight format perfect for your pocket or bag when you're on the move DK Eyewitness Top 10s are the UK's favourite pocket guides and have been helping travellers to make the most of their breaks since 2002. Looking for more on Cape Town and the Winelands' culture, history and attractions? Try our DK Eyewitness South Africa.
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