South Africa General

Front Cover of Swartkrans by C K Brain
Swartkrans - C K Brain

Swartkrans edited by C K Brain deals with the excavations at the Swarkrans cave in the Sterkfontein Valley. This is the second revised and updated edition that comprises 15 chapters and a pictorial overview of the people and events at the cave from 1948 to 1992.

R450.00
Front Cover of Mountains of South Africa by David Bristow
Mountains of South Africa - David Bristow

Mountains of South Africa by David Bristow takes a close look at the high altitude world and the montane plants that flourish in this rigorous environment, the animals that roam the slopes and the raptors that soar among the peaks. The book looks at the mountains in SA's history and the people that chose to live in a harsh environment. Beautifully photographed by Clive Ward.

R65.00
Front cover of Scenic Wonders of Southern Africa by T V Bulpin
Scenic Wonders of Southern Africa - T V Bulpin

Scenic Wonders of Southern Africa by T V Bulpin depicts one of the most varied, strange, beautiful, dramatic and challenging parts of Earth. A geological and archaeological history of Southern Africa.  Full colour photos and line drawings throughout.

R135.00
Front Cover of Tokkelossie by Dr. A. Coetzee
Tokkelossie - Dr. A. Coetzee

Tokkelossie: Bydrae tot die Afrikaanse Volkskunde en Taalkunde by Dr. A. Coetzee includes key map and place names of all the towns in South Africa where the tokkelossie has been sighted (almost everywhere) with folding maps at the back. A collectable piece of Africana.

R225.00
Front cover of The Cape Kitchen by Mary Alexander Cook
The Cape Kitchen - Mary Alexander Cook

The Cape Kitchen by Mary Alexander Cook describes the old kitchens of the Cape: how they were built and fitted out. Here for the first time a well-known writer and cultural historian gives fascinating accounts of old methods and utensils, many of which have not been used for years and are quite unknown to the modern housewife. From brandsolders and hearth irons to soap and candle-making the author treats each subject with the devoted precision of the true enthusiast.  Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs.

R180.00
Front Cover of  Fun on the Veld by Leonard Flemming
Fun on the Veld - Leonard Flemming

Fun on the Veld by Leonard Flemming tackles the challenges & loneliness of the veld by incorporating a sense of humor

R120.00
Front cover of Harbours of Memory by Lawrence G Green
Harbours of Memory - Lawrence G Green

Harbours of Memory by Lawrence G Green is a book of personal experiences along South African and other romantic waterfronts, odd characters encountered by the author and the strange tales they told. Contents include The Road to the Harbour; Jaggery and Tamarinds; Skeleton Harbour; Old Naval Base; Harbours on the Veld; Aloes and Oysters; Bay of Lost Cargoes; By Wagon to the Kowie; River Harbour; The Wild Coast; Point Road; Ports of the Portuguese; Haven of Peace; Rum Harbour; Harbours on the Nile; Suez Magic; Gibraltar; Cous-Cous and Cobras; Gateway to Africa;

R75.00
Front Cover of S A Politics Unspun by Stephen Grootes
S A Politics Unspun - Stephen Grootes

S A Politics Unspun by Stephen Grootes cuts through the incomprehensible political spin and media coverage out there to provide an accessible, attractive, easy-to-read road map to South African politics. The entries are short and punchy, covering the basic structures of South African politics (Constitution, Parliament, Presidency, Cabinet etc), the major parties and players (from Aaron Motsoaledi to Helen Zille and Jacob Zuma) and the critical controversies that define our current political landscape (Nkandla, the Arms Deal, the Secrecy Bill and on).

R90.00
Front Cover of Cape Coast Fishing Guide by Len Jones
Cape Coast Fishing Guide - Len Jones

Cape Coast Fishing Guide by Len Jones is a thin booklet which lists advice on tackle, rigs and the fish themselves. Illustrated.

R45.00
Front Cover of Africana Repository by R F Kennedy
Africana Repository - R F Kennedy

Africana Repository by R F Kennedy contains much information of primary importance to everyone interested in books about South Africa. Reference is made to Portuguese, Dutch, French, German, Scandinavian and English writers on South Africa from the time of the Portuguese navigators until the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand. Illustrated in b&w.

R145.00
Front cover of Africana Repository by R. F. Kennedy
Africana Repository - R. F. Kennedy

Africana Repository: Notes from a Series of Lectures Given to the Hillbrow Study Centre from March to May 1964 by R. F. Kennedy is a book for collectors, be they experts or amateurs. It contains much information not easily accessible, but of primary importance to everyone interested in books about South Africa.

R145.00
Front cover of Great Dams in Southern Africa by Henry Olivier
Great Dams in Southern Africa - Henry Olivier

Great Dams in Southern Africa by Henry Olivier details the main water resources of the countries of southern Africa. The book not only describes 46 major dams but also explains how the hydro-electric power gris of these regions serves the people of many states. Illustrated with b&w and a few colour photos and many cross section illustrations of the dam walls and machinery.

R125.00
Front Cover of The Plains of Camdeboo by Eve Palmer
The Plains of Camdeboo - Eve Palmer

The Plains of Camdeboo by Eve Palmer is a celebration of this vast semi-desert landscape. At first encounter the Karoo may seem arid, desolate and unforgiving, but to those who know it, it is a land of secret beauty and infinite variety.

R60.00
Front cover of A Dictionary of Southern African Place Names by P. E. Raper
A Dictionary of Southern African Place Names - P. E. Raper

A Dictionary of Southern African Place Names by P. E. Raper takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the highways and byways of Southern Africa, discovering the origins of the names of the cities and villages, mountains, valleys and rivers.

R125.00
image of The City of Pretoria and Districts by South African Railways & Department
The City of Pretoria and Districts - South African Railways and Department

The City of Pretoria and Districts: An Official Handbook, 1913 by South African Railways and Department describes the social, official, mining, farming, and general progress and possibilities of the administrative capital and surrounding districts of the time.

R225.00
image of Boukuns  by Van Niekerk, Brand
Boukuns - Brand Van Niekerk

Boukuns by Brand Van Niekerk. Hierdie boek is geskryf om van mooi geboue to vertel, en hoe en waar hulle gebou is en hoe hul skoonheid te waardeer.

R150.00
Front Cover of Penpricks by Ken Vernon
Penpricks - Ken Vernon

Penpricks by Ken Vernon is a fascinating and informed look at the world of SA's political cartoons.  It covers the period prior to 1900 to 2000.

R90.00
Front Cover of Cape Dovecots and Fowl-Runs by James Walton
Cape Dovecots and Fowl-Runs - James Walton

Cape Dovecots and Fowl-Runs by James Walton deals with a previously unrecorded aspect of Cape vernacular architecture, namely the dovecots, fowl-runs and fowl-houses. Many of these buildings are among the most beautiful examples of early Cape architecture. Profusely illustrated in black and white.

R750.00
Front Cover of Richtersveld by Graham Williamson
Richtersveld - Graham Williamson

Richtersveld by Graham Williamson is a very important publication on the fauna and flora, the history and the people as well as the climate of this unique area in Southern Africa.

R400.00