A long way to freedom
by Nelson Mandela
The famous morose South African president reveals much of himself in Long Walk to Freedom. Much of this autobiography was written in secret while Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years on Robben Island by the apartheid regime in South Africa. Among the interesting revelations in the book is Mandela’s ambivalence toward his devotion to public works. It cost him two marriages and kept him away from a family life that he would have otherwise cherished. Long Walk to Freedom also reveals a strong and generous spirit that refused to be broken in the most difficult circumstances, a spirit in which almost everyone can find something to admire.
by Dorling Kindersley
The guides who show you what others only tell you! Whether it’s the wine, wildlife, or water sports that draw you to South Africa, be sure to see it all with this essential guide. Explore the Palace of the Lost City and plan your trip to the Kruger National Park using the unique 3D models and maps. With tips on where to sample traditional or fusion cuisine, you can soak up the true South African experience with the locals.
The Boer War
by Thomas Pakenham
The war declared by the Boers on October 11, 1899, gave the British, as Kipling put it, “an endless lesson.” It turned out to be the longest, costliest, bloodiest and most humiliating campaign that Britain fought between 1815 and 1914. Thomas Pakenham has written a large-scale history of the war, drawing on first-hand and largely unpublished sources ranging from the deprived of the main protagonists to the memories of survivors of both sides.
Cape Town (Lonely Planet S.)
by Simon Richmond
This Cape Town guide provides detailed coverage of Cape Town architecture, city walking tours, a special section on Cape Town for gays and lesbians, and much more.
Fauna of southern Africa
by Mike Unwin
The wildlife of southern Africa is the main attraction for visitors to this popular region. This highly focused guide covers the best wildlife regions south of the Zambezi and Kunene rivers: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, southern Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. Giving an overview of each of the diverse habitats in the region, it provides a colorful introduction to the area’s mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates, covering all major groups of animals and their behavioral characteristics. Offering a country-by-country overview of key wildlife sites, the guide suggests how to get the most out of a safari, from planning your trip to the tracks, signs, and photography tips. Designed as a souvenir and practical guide, the book should appeal to both the field naturalist and the first-time safari visitor.
Kruger National Park
by LEO Braack
Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometers of untouched savannas, forests, riparian forests, and mountain ranges, Kruger National Park has a rich mix of wildlife. This park guide contains helpful information, travel tips, maps, and suggested excursions.
South African Road Atlas
by Claudia DOS Santos
An informative and beautifully illustrated Atlas with concise, easy-to-use text. Detailed maps highlight scenic routes, national parks, and landmarks and are accompanied by full-color photos, weather charts, and “top attractions” information panels. The Area Map section contains all the major tourist regions, indicating quality hotels, attractions, road conditions, helpful contact numbers and travel tips, as well as exciting events and festivals. The urban plans are of the main centers and indicate the name and position of hotels, one-way streets, parking lots, places of interest, libraries and post offices. Comprehensive street map of Johannesburg and Cape Town.