The Rough Guide to South Africa 5

The Rough Guide to South Africa 5


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781858284491
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 06/30/2008
Series: Rough Guides Travel Series
Pages: 896
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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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