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Insight Guide South Africa

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Insight Guide South Africa is a indispensable guide to one of the world’s most diverse destinations. Our inspirational Best of South Africa section highlights unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip. Our selective listings for hotel and restaurants are the personal recommendations of our local authors and direct visitors to authentic establishments with local character.
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Overview

Insight Guide South Africa is a indispensable guide to one of the world’s most diverse destinations. Our inspirational Best of South Africa section highlights unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip. Our selective listings for hotel and restaurants are the personal recommendations of our local authors and direct visitors to authentic establishments with local character.
Lavish Photo Features offer a unique insight into the country’s art, music, flora and fauna, the burgeoning wine industry and spectacular rail journeys.
With a longer and more in-depth history and culture section than its competitors, it provides an essential introduction to South Africa’s complex past and its multi-faceted society. The informative text, written by local experts, is a pleasure to read and accompanied by stunning photography.
A detailed Places section, with full-color maps, guides you around the regions which make up this expansive country, from the urban sophistication of Cape Town to the majestic peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains and the wide expanses of the country’s many national parks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780050188
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/19/2011
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 243,081
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Briggs is a South African travel writer specializing in Africa. He first backpacked between Nairobi and Cape Town in 1986 and has been traveling the highways and byways of Africa ever since. He has written guidebooks to destinations all over Africa, including Insight Guides to South Africa, Tanzania and Zanzibar, Namibia, and Gambia and Senegal. He also contributes to specialist travel and wildlife magazines including Africa Birds & Birding, Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Travel Africa and Wanderlust.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

The Best of South Africa

The Shape of Good Hope

Living Together

 

History

Decisive Dates

Beginnings and Colonisation

Wealth and Welfare

Union and Resistance

The Rise and Fall of Apartheid

 

Features

The Performing Arts

The Musical Tradition

The Changing Face of Art

Literature

Architecture

Food

Sport

The Zulus

Traditional Religion

Kruger and Rhodes

Gandhi

Truth and Reconciliation

Mandela

The First Artists

Nobel Prize Winners

The Elephant Clan

Insects

Township Life

Southern Skies

The Lure of Gold

Dorps

Iconic South African Music

Black Art

Cape Wine

Whale Watching

Floral Kingdom

Vintage Train Journeys

Nature

Mammals

Amphibians and Reptiles

Birds in the Bush

Flourishing Flora

The Conservation Record

 

Places

Introduction

Cape Town and Peninsula

Western Cape

Garden Route

Eastern Cape

Durban and the KwaZulu-Natal Coast

Zululand

Crossing the Drakensberg

Gauteng

Mpumalanga and Limpopo

Two Routes to Cape Town

Swaziland and Lesotho

 
Travel Tips

Transport

Accommodation

Eating Out

Activities

A–Z of Practical Information

Further Reading

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