The Rough Guide to South Africa

The Rough Guide to South Africa

by Rough Guides, James Bembridge

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Discover South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to safari in Kruger National Park, savour the fine wines of the Western Cape or explore the village where Nelson Mandela grew up, The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland will show you ideal places to sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.

Inside The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland
- Independent, trusted reviews written in Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget.
Full-colour maps throughout - navigate Johannesburg's downtown shopping streets or the beachfront of Port Elizabeth without needing to get online.
- Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula; The Western Cape; The Northern Cape; The Eastern Cape; the Garden Route; KwaZulu-Natal; Durban; Free State; Gauteng; Johannesburg; North West Province; Mpumalanga; Limpopo; Lesotho; Swaziland. Attractions include: Table Mountain; Robben Island; Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden; Stellenbosch; the Wild Coast; Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park; the Drakensberg mountains; Joburg's Apartheid Museum; Blyde River Canyon; Kruger National Park.
Stunning, inspirational images Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip.
Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, crime and personal safety, and more.
- Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, music and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.

Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with the Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780241306307
Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Series: Rough Guides Series
Edition description: 9th ed.
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 585,219
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Tony Pinchuck began travelling around southern Africa aged 15, before completing a degree in African politics. He now lives in Cape Town with his wife Barbara and their young son Gabriel. Barbara McCrea was born in Zimbabwe and taught African Literature at the University of Durban-Westville. She now lives with Tony in Cape Town. Donald Reid is author of the Rough Guide to Edinburgh and co-author of the Rough Guide to Scotland. He is a freelance writer and editor who splits his time between South Africa and his native Scotland.

Table of Contents

Colour section     1
Introduction     6
Where to go     8
When to go     11
Things not to miss     13
Wildlife     20
Basics     33
Getting there     35
Getting around     42
Accommodation     48
Eating and drinking     51
The media     55
Festivals     57
Activities and outdoor pursuits     59
Spectator sports     61
Parks, reserves and wilderness areas     63
Health     69
Crime and personal safety     72
Travel essentials     74
Guide     83
Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula     83
The Western Cape     179
The Northern Cape     313
The Eastern Cape     363
KwaZulu-Natal     453
Free State     551
Gauteng     573
North West Province     639
Mpumalanga     663
Limpopo     711
Lesotho     739
Swaziland     785
Contexts     819
History     821
Wildlife     844
Music     861
Books     876
Language     887
English     889
Afrikaans     890
The Nguni group     891
The Sotho group     891
Pronouncing place names     892
Glossary     895
Food and drink     897
Travel store     901
Small print & Index     909

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