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The West Coast

by Leon Nell

Leon Nell?s sixth book to explore another captivating part of South Africa reveals a bounty of treasures that give the West Coast, or Weskus as locals call it, its particular allure. Beginning at Melkbosstrand...

BECAUSE IT's THERE - Pumba the Mini's 11,200km African Road Trip

by Mark Liprini

THIS is a photographic journal of an epic 11,200km / 6,956 mile road trip around South Africa undertaken by Mark Liprini in a Classic Mini Minor in March 2014.

In order to see the “out of the way” places,...

Those Who Eat Like Crocodiles

by Laura Fitzgerald

Those Who Eat Like Crocodiles is for anyone who has tried to understand - and be understood - in an alien environment. It is for anyone who knows what it’s like to reach a crossroads in life and realise that,...

Reclaiming Home

by Lesego Malepe

Reclaiming Home is the diary of Lesego Malepe’s travels in South Africa in 2004, the 10th anniversary of South Africa’s democracy. The book begins with Malepe taking the bus from Pretoria, where she grew...

Fodor's Essential South Africa

by Fodor's Travel Guides

For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to for details.

Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been...

Walking in the Drakensberg

by Jeff Williams

A guidebook to the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. The book describes 75 day walks of between 1km and 26km long, in Royal Natal National Park, Cathedral Peak, Monk's Cowl, Injisuthi, Giant's Castle,...

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Prester John

by John Buchan

"Prester John" was written as a boys' adventure story set mostly in South Africa. It was published in 1910 when John Buchan was 35. The South African background was based on the two years from 1901 which Buchan...

Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer

by William Charles Scully

William Charles Scully is one of South Africa's best-known authors, although little known outside South Africa.

First published in 1913, "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer" is a brilliant account of his...

Learning to Play With a Lion?s Testicles

by Melissa Haynes

The cheeky title of Melissa Haynes's story of adventure in Africa, Learning to Play with a Lion's Testicles, earned the book some big publicity on NBC-TV/Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 4,2013 where...

The Storm Leopard

by Martyn Murray

An alchemic blend of travel and nature writing that explores the primary dilemma of the 21st century - the conflict of modern lifestyles with the natural environment. This is an account of the author's journey...

Cruise to Cape Town: A Journey into a New South Africa

by Hugh Leggatt

An expatriate South African's detailed portrait of life aboard the superliner Queen Mary 2 as she sails from Southampton to Cape Town, followed by impressions of the spectacular Cape, with a tour to little-known...

Pursuing Giraffe

by Anne Innis Dagg

In the 1950s, Anne Innis Dagg was a young zoologist with a lifelong love of giraffe and a dream to study them in Africa. Based on extensive journals and letters home, Pursuing Giraffe vividly chronicles the...

The Mirror at Midnight

by Adam Hochschild

A “stunning blend of reportage, travelogue, history and meditation” by the New York Times–bestselling author of King Leopold’s Ghost (Publishers Weekly).

National Book Award finalist Adam Hochschild...