Hunting & Exploration (Africa)

Front Cover of Lake Ngami by Charles John Andersson
Lake Ngami - Charles John Andersson

Lake Ngami : Explorations and Discovery during the four years in the wilds of South-Western Africa by Charles John Andersson describes two expeditions, one in which the author was accompanied by Mr. Francis Galton, which extended to Nangoro's Werft in the Ovambo country, and the other when he travelled by himself to Lake Ngami. Facsimile reprint of the original 1856 second edition. Includes numerous illustrations and a large fold-out map.

R400.00
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Portuguese in South-East Africa, 1600-1700 - Eric Axelson

Portuguese in South-East Africa, 1600-1700 by Eric Axelson details the 17th century activities of the Portuguese in south-east Africa, from their base at Mocambique up the Zambezi into Mashonaland, and on the Mombasa coast. An appendix summarizes survivors' accounts of the shipwrecks on the coast of southern Africa during this period.

R350.00
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The Hunter is Death - T V Bulpin

The Hunter is Death by T V Bulpin is the story of the life of George Rushby, ivory hunter, prospector, game ranger and the man who faced and defeated the dreaded twenty-two man-eaters of the Njombe district, described in the Guinness Book of Records as the worst marauding lions in the history of Africa. Illustrated with drawings by C T Astey Maberly.

R450.00
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First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar - Richard F Burton

First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F Burton describes the author's account of being the first westerner to enter the walled city of Harar, then the religious capital of Muslim Somalia and the centre of the east African slave trade. This 2 volume copy is a facsimile reprint of the memorial edition of 1894 edited by his wife Isabel Burton.

R250.00
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The African Adventures - Peter Hathaway Capstick

The African Adventures: A Return to the Silent Places by Peter Hathaway Capstick presents the long-awaited sequel to Death in the Silent Places (1981) and brings to life four turn-of-the-century adventurers and the savage frontiers they braved.

R275.00
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Peter Capstick's Africa - Peter Hathaway Capstick

Peter Capstick's Africa: A Return to the Long Grass by Peter Hathaway Capstick presents the enthralling tale of an entirely new safari, and exciting first-person adventure in which Capstick returns to the long grass for his own dangerous and very personal excursion.

R300.00
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Death in a Lonely Land - Peter Hathaway Capstick

Death in a Lonely Land: More Hunting, Fishing, and Shooting on Five Continents by Peter Hathaway Capstick follows the smashing success of Last Horizons (SMP, 1989) and is a second volume of pieces culled from such magazines as Outdoor Life, NRA's American Hunter, Guns & Ammo, and Petersen's Hunting.

R275.00
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Last Horizons - Peter Hathaway Capstick

Last Horizons: Hunting, Fishing, and Shooting on Five Continents by Peter Hathaway Capstick presents a collection of the author's hunting, fishing, and shooting tales, and includes twenty-four examples of his keen eye and steady hand with rifle, shotgun, bow, and typewriter.

R275.00
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Zambezi Odyssey - S J Edwards

Zambezi Odyssey: A record of adventure on a great river of Africa is Stephen J Edwards's gripping account of two young men tackling one of the mighty rivers of Central Africa by canoe. Includes colour and black-and-white illustrations as well as maps.

R280.00
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Dawn in Darkest Africa - John H Harris

Dawn in Darkest Africa by John H Harris describes years of colonial influence in the Congo. Based on his experience of travel in West Africa and the Congo Basin, the missionary author provides his insights on native tribes, commercial prospects and other matters. Illustrated with b&w photos.

R600.00
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Hemingway on Hunting - Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway on Hunting by Ernest Hemingway has been edited by Ernest Hemingway's grandson Sean, and has an introduction from his son Patrick. The book chronicles Hemingway's zeal for the hunting life from the plains of Africa to the American West. Illustrated with b&w photos.

R150.00
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Wild Africa - John A Murray

Wild Africa edited by John A Murray brings us a diverse sampling from the rich trove of African nature and travel writing with traditional myths and stories in fashioning a book that brings to life the spirit of the African wilderness. Here is great literature from the African continent, including the writings of Isak Dinesen, Joseph Conrad, John Barrow,Teddy Roosevelt, Dr. David Livingston, to more contemporary contributions from Peter Matthiessen; Cynthia Moss; biologist Delia Owens and big-game hunter J. H. Patterson.

R90.00
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Mount Kenya - John Reader

Mount Kenya by John Reader is a gripping account of every aspect of a mountain, from its ecology to the actual climbing; but above all, it is an evocation of the power and the beauty of the mountain itself. Illustrated in full colour.

R180.00
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African Game Trails - Theodore Roosevelt

African Game Trails by Theodore Roosevelt is the account of his 1908 safari to East Africa that he made with his son Kermit. This edition is a facsimile copy of the 1910 English edition. Illustrated with b&w photos.

R400.00
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Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa - Frederick Courteney Selous

Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa by Frederick Courteney Selous recounts eleven years of exploration, work and sport in the 1880s and 1890s. Selous describes numerous adventures with lions and leopards, particularly near the Zambezi, Zweswi, and Manyami rivers, with additional sport after rhinoceros, eland, and hartebeest. This is a facsimile copy of the 1893 edition.

R250.00
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A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa - F. C. Selous

A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa: Being a Narrative of Nine Years Spent Amongst the Game of the Far Interior of South Africa by F. C. Selous is a detailed narrative of nearly a decade spent hunting in Matabeleland and Mashonaland, and exploring along the Chobe River and beyond the Zambesi. Few have described the life of an African hunter better or left a richer written heritage of the fauna of Rhodesia.  With a map and numerous illustrations.

R650.00
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The Hunter and the Go-Away Bird - Stephen J Smith

The Hunter and the Go-Away Bird by Stephen J Smith contains the hunting experiences of the author over a period of nearly forty years. The book is a jumble of experiences which is typical of the professional hunter's life. Illustrated with b&w photos.

R475.00
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Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile - John Hanning Speke

Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke describes the 1859 expeditions challenging and eventful journey through present-day Zanzibar, Tanzania and Uganda, and the indigenous peoples the explorers encountered. This copy is a facsimile reprint of the 1863 edition. Includes 2 maps in a rear pocket.

R250.00
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How I Found Livingstone - Henry M Stanley

How I Found Livingstone by Henry M Stanley is not only a classic of exploration but of journalism. This is a facsimile reprint of the first 1872 edition.

R350.00
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The Barotseland Journal of James Stevenson-Hamilton 1898-1899 - JPR Wallis

The Barotseland Journal of James Stevenson-Hamilton 1898-1899 edited by JPR Wallis is a thrilling account of an attempt to establish the navigability of the Zambezi river and the boundaries of Barotseland. With 10 colour illustrations and a fold out map.

R450.00
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Baines on the Zambezi 1858 to 1859 - Edward C. Tabler

Baines on the Zambezi 1858 to 1859 by Edward C. Tabler presents the diary drawings of Thomas Baines, who accompanied the famed missionary Dr David Livingstone on an expedition, sponsored by the British government, to investigate the navigability of the Zambezi River. The text is illustrated with over a hundred of Baines's pencil and water-colour sketches, many of which have not been reproduced before.

R1,500.00
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Memories of a Game Ranger - Harry Wolhuter

Memories of a Game Ranger by Harry Wolhuter gives a detailed and entertaining account of his career and life. Wolhuter spent forty-four years as a game-ranger in the Kruger National Park, covering the first half of the twentieth century. He was a close observer of local life and tells much of interest about local history and legend as well as the happenings of his own day.

R300.00
Front Cover of African Angler's Argosy by J H Yates
African Angler's Argosy - J H Yates

African Angler's Argosy by J H Yates is both entertaining and informative as the author takes the reader off the beaten track. Illustrated with b&w photos and line drawings.

R80.00