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Gauteng Hikes Walks

Author : Tim Hartwright
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Gauteng is a province shrouded in the beauty of indigenous vegetation, mountains, rivers, and waterfalls, and this book explores the many hikes and walks that will help you discover them while giving you a more intimate look at the region. Tim Hartwright covers both the shorter walks in urban parks and rural areas, along with overnight trails such as Suikerbosrand. He explores the unique places that are right on every Gautenger’s doorstep, including the Braamfontein Spruit, and the numerous private trails have blossomed in areas closer to the main metropolises of Gauteng. The book includes detailed descriptions of around 60 hiking and walking trails in Gauteng, including the history, geology, fauna, and flora of each area; a difficulty rating for each hike; brief descriptions on how to get to the route with GPS coordinates for starting points; comprehensive maps for each hike or walk; and security information, emergency numbers, and contact details.

Gauteng

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Johannesburg, Pretoria and environs hold the secret to many magical outings and daytrips. Discover unexpected wildlife, museums and caves, and have amazing weekend experiences as you travel around this unique area.

Hiking Trails of South Africa

Author : Willie Olivier
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Brought fully up to date, with new trails included and all booking information revised, this fourth edition of Hiking Trails of South Africa is the essential guide for every hiker. Written by well-known author Willie Olivier, this comprehensive guide describes more than 500 trails, offering something for everyone – from the casual ambler to the experienced hiker. Whether you want to explore the beautiful landscape of the Karoo, wander through fynbos in the Western Cape, see the lush indigenous forests of the Garden Route, admire the sandstone mountains of the Free State, spot game on a wilderness hike in Mpumalanga or Limpopo, or experience the majesty of the Drakensberg – you will find all the information you need in Hiking Trails of South Africa. All of the trails covered include information on available facilities, accommodation (where appropriate) and activities on offer. The book also provides an invaluable guide to selecting hiking equipment, staying safe on the trail and dealing with emergencies that may arise.

Ecotravel

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Come venture into the fascinating world of South Africae(tm)s natural heritage e" national parks and game reserves that rival any in Africa, scenic botanical gardens, and wildlife research programs.

South Africa

Author : James Penrith
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A guide by South-African-based writers which covers the entire range of the country's attractions. With the emphasis on South Africa as a holiday destination, it ranges from the natural beauties of the game parks and nature reserves to the man-made pleasures of Sun City.

South Africa Hiking Trails in and Around Pretoria and Johannesburg

Author : Gregory Maassen
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With this detailed guide, you can save valuable time when planning your hiking adventure in South Africa. For three years, the authors explored and recorded 837 kilometers (523 miles) of astonishing hiking trails and walks in amazing landscapes, encountering giraffes, zebras and rhinos, magnificent valleys, and unique people and culture. Most trails can be completed in 4-6 hours as day trips from Pretoria and Johannesburg. The more than 120 hiking trails in this guidebook have been grouped into the following geographic areas: • Pretoria and surroundings; • The Magaliesberg Mountain Range (northern and southern slopes); and • Johannesburg and surroundings. The book provides easy to understand custom-made hiking maps and trail descriptions. Users of the book also have access to a unique collection of GPS E-trails. Trails in the guidebook are classified either as a wildlife or nature hike/walk. A trail can be easy, moderately difficult or best suited for advanced hikers. Although most trails can be completed without a GPS device, owners of the book can download carefully recorded E-trails (1,136 waypoints) to maximize their time on the trail, exploring the hiking grounds using GPS devices and GPS enabled smart phones and tablets. Users of the book also have access to the Day Trip Finder and the Itinerary Planner. These interactive planning tools provide hikers easy access to trail descriptions based on many search criteria including waterfalls, historic sites, wildlife (zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, rhinos, etc.) and other interesting artifacts on the trail. The guidebook has been written with the independent traveler in mind, but is also a valuable source of hiking ideas if you plan to organize your holiday with a travel company. --- With the Cape Peninsula, Garden Route, Kruger Park and the Drakensberg Mountain Range, South Africa is a major tourist destination. Millions of tourists explore these magnificent places annually, bringing home memories of a beautiful and diverse country. Less known are the incredible national and municipal parks, numerous private nature reserves and the many little towns in the northern part of South Africa in and around Pretoria and Johannesburg that offer equally interesting experiences. If you visit South Africa beyond the major tourist centers or if you live in the major metropolitan areas, you will be amazed what the country presents in terms of its people, culture, nature, wildlife sightings, hiking, walking, food, wine, local craft beers and entertainment. Unknown to many, the nature reserves and wildlife parks in and around Pretoria and Johannesburg have outstanding hiking opportunities that can easily compete with other destinations in South Africa. --- Travelers will find South Africa: Hiking Trails in and Around Pretoria and Johannesburg and its multimedia resources an invaluable "next generation" resource guide to explore the region from a truly unique perspective.

Weekends away in and around Gauteng

Author : Diane Coetzer
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Tired of spending your weekends mooching around the mall, fighting for your patch of green in an urban park, or slouching on the couch watching DVDs? Well then, pack your bags, grab your kids and take the first highway out of town. Gauteng, the country’s smallest province, is the ideal gateway to a staggering variety of weekend destinations. You can stay within its borders, or easily access neighbouring Mpumalanga, North West, Limpopo or Free State. Packed with information highlighting the attractions of 147 getaways, Weekends Away In and Around Gauteng is the perfect companion for families, starry-eyed lovers, anglers, adventure seekers, spa fans, game viewers and history buffs. Plush country hotels, intimate guesthouses, rugged mountain retreats, serene spa lodges, wildlife sanctuaries, fishing estates, and cosy self-catering cottages beckon. The entries are conveniently organised by travel time from the landmark Nelson Mandela Bridge in Jozi, and the maximum car ride is about four hours. Diane Coetzer is an avid traveller and award-winning journalist. As well as being the contributing music editor to Rolling Stone magazine, her work has appeared in many publications. She lives in Johannesburg with her partner and four children.

Who s who of Southern Africa

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Vols. for 1967-70 include as a section: Who's who of Rhodesia, Mauritius, Central and East Africa.

Getaway Guide to Hiking Trails and Day Walks in South Africa

Author : Leon Hugo
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Hiking Trails of Southern Africa

Author : Willie Olivier
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This is a completely revised edition of The Guide to Hiking Trails and Guide to Backpacking and Wilderness Trails in one volume. It provides coverage of over 160 hiking, backpacking and wilderness trails of South Africa and Namibia. The trails are described by region, with information on how to make reservations, the facilities available, the distance covered and a description of the trail, including an indication of the degree of difficulty and the sort of weather to expect. Contour profiles and location maps of each trail are provided. On some of the trails backpackers are totally self-sufficient, and on others hikers are accompanied by a guide. The guide should be useful to both first-timers and experienced hikers.

South Africa Handbook

Author : Sebastian Ballard
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This award-winning series is packed with up to 1,700 pages of up-to-date, in-depth travel information and fascinating background details, including highlights of every town and site, money-saving tips, health precautions, and anecdotes on local history, culture, and customs. -- Written by experts who have lived or worked in the countries they write about, these books will inspire readers to enjoy those places as much as they do -- Features travel-tough paperback covers, color pages, and a more relaxed, user-friendly style for the traveler of the 21st century -- Footprint Handbooks have been essential reading for travelers for 77 years, making these the world's longest-running travel series.

South Africa By Road

Author : Pat Hopkins
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Seasoned travellers know that the journey is half the experience. It is in this spirit that South Africa by Road gives insight into the many national treasures that line our highways and byways – from vibrant cities to charming country towns and one-horse dorps steeped in history. South Africa by Road: A Regional Guide is more than a mere travel guide; it is a comprehensive handbook to the country. The ultimate companion for any road trip, this book offers sound advice on the best routes, and contains all that holiday-makers need to know when planning their next vacation. Stunning full-colour photographs and an interesting mix of side panels will inspire travellers to take to the tarred and gravel roads of South Africa, and explore the many absorbing nooks and crannies of our extraordinarily diverse country. Each chapter gives an overview of a region’s climate, flora and fauna, as well as history and heritage, and highlights the most noteworthy places. Ideas for what to do in each location are similarly outlined, as are key activities, routes and trails. From hot-air ballooning to white-water rafting, 4x4 trails to strolls in the countryside, spelunking to visiting museums, and architecture to festivals, there is something for everyone. Customised full-colour maps in each chapter are marked with game reserves, national parks, nature reserves, hot springs and places of interest, and show toll roads, passes and national, secondary and dirt roads to help you plan your journey. Excellent value for money, this handy and authoritative guide should be your first purchase in preparation for any journey in and around South Africa. So get your tyres checked and pack the padkos, there is a fascinating country waiting to be explored. The late Pat Hopkins graduated with a degree in history and political science from the former University of Natal, now the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He won awards for his travel writings and authored more than 18 books including Place: A Collection of South African Travel and Landscape Quotations, 101 Beloved Bars of Southern Africa and Voëlvry: The Movement that Rocked South Africa, all published by Zebra Press. Willie Olivier has explored the highways and byways of southern Africa for the past 30 years, covering thousands of kilometres on foot and by road. He is the author of numerous travel books, including African Adventurer’s Guide to Mozambique and Hiking Trails of South Africa, all available from Random House Struik. He lives in Windhoek. Denise Slabbert is a television producer and travel writer based in Johannesburg. In addition to running her own production company, she writes for a number of magazines and newspapers and is a regular contributor to the South African Tourism website. She is the author of four books, including Random House Struik’s South Africa Through the Seasons and Offbeat South Africa. In preparation for South Africa by Road: A Regional Guide, award-winning photographer Jéan du Plessis travelled the length and breadth of the country, magnificently capturing the land. Based in Cape Town, he worked for the newspaper Die Burger for 30 years before embarking on a freelance career. He has published several books with Random House Struik, including the acclaimed Namibia: A Visual Celebration.

The Tourism Blueprint Reference Guide to the Nine Provinces of South Africa Including Lesotho and Swaziland

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Joburg 2006

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Getaway Adventure Guide

Author : Jennifer Stern
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South Africa Yearbook

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Resource Guide to Travel in Sub Saharan Africa Central and Southern Africa and western Indian Ocean islands

Author : Louis Taussig
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Drum

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Illustrated guide to places to visit in Southern Africa

Author : Pat Kramer
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African Wild Life

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