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South Africa (National Geographic Traveler)

Travel Guide

By: David Lambkin and Samantha Reinders

320 pages, 120 photographs, 15 maps

National Geographic Society

Paperback | Apr 2009 | #182262 | ISBN-13: 9781426203336
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About this book

Thoroughly researched and written by a long-South-Africa resident, the "National Geographic Traveler: South Africa" offers detailed guidance to this fascinating country. Lambkin covers all the best known sights, and lesser known ones as well.

Interspersed throughout you'll find such favourite "Traveler" features as - in-depth write-ups highlighting South Africa's cultural, historical, and contemporary subjects; for example: treasure wrecks off its wave-thrashed shores, its glorious seafood, and the big five animals that every safari-goer hopes to see.Experiential sidebars abound, including one about going on safari, and another about helping to build houses in Namaqualand. Among the guided walks and drives you'll enjoy a drive through Hluhluwe and Umfolosi wildlife park and a history walk to freedom in Cape Town. The book is rounded out with a generous Travelwise section, containing practical information on how to travel to and around South Africa, as well as author-picked hotels and restaurants, shopping, and entertainment and activities.

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David Lambkin was born in England but has adopted Africa as his home. He has written stories for numerous travel publications, including National Geographic Traveler. He is an award- inning Viking-Penguin author whose novels are set in Africa. He won a CNA Literary Award for his first novel, and his books have been translated into five languages. He was voted "Author of the Year" by the Star newspaper in 1995 for his novel "The Hanging Tree" and in 2002 for "Night Jasmine Man." At present he is writing his fourth novel, set on Zanzibar, and compiling a cookbook on Swahili cuisine. He has also written scripts for numerous wildlife documentaries, one of which, "Hunters", an examination of predatory behaviour in a range of species, won an award at "Wildscreen" in Bristol, UK.

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