Travel & Explorers (SA)

Front Cover of Trails and Walks in the Southern Cape by Jose Burman
Trails and Walks in the Southern Cape - Jose Burman

Trails and Walks in the Southern Cape by Jose Burman is not only a guide to different walks and longer trails the hiker can take it is also filled with facts and anecdotes about the various areas and trails. Illustrated in colour and with sketch maps.

R75.00
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The Little Karoo - Jose Burman

The Little Karoo by Jose Burman tells the story of this hidden valley sheltered by the Swartberg and Langeberg ranges. Illustrated with colour photos and line drawings.

R120.00
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A Merchant Family in Early Natal - Daphne Child

A Merchant Family in Early Natal by Daphne Child examines the diaries and letters of Joseph and Marianne Churchill and includes a narrative of pioneering travels to Potchefstroom and the Soutpansberg. Includes contemporary sketches by M. Churchill.

R300.00
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Survival Guide to the Outdoors - James Clarke

Survival Guide to the Outdoors by James Clarke is an excellent little book for those venturing into the bush or desert or the mountains and want to as the author says "not waste the the return half of your ticket."

R75.00
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The Marginal Safari - Justin Fox

The Marginal Safari by Justin Fox has our author journeying counter-clockwise around the edges of South Africa, starting in Cape Town. It is 2006 and his famous father Revel has been diagnosed with cancer. Worried and guilt-ridden, he takes to the road nevertheless, making full use of the advantages that distance and the sheer physicality of driving affords a troubled soul. As he stops at places frequented or famously erected by his architect father, his thoughts congeal around notions of fatherland and fatherhood.

R60.00
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Louis Trigardt's Trek across the Drakensberg 1837-1838 - Claude Fuller

Louis Trigardt's Trek across the Drakensberg 1837-1838 by Claude Fuller reconstructs Trigardt’s trek to Natal from his diary. It also contains his commentary on people he met along the way. Illustrated with a folding colour frontispiece, 8 plates and 5 folding maps. Number 13 of the Van Riebeeck Society First Series.

R600.00
Front Cover of Footing With Sir Richard's Ghost by Patricia Glyn
Footing With Sir Richard's Ghost - Patricia Glyn

Footing With Sir Richard's Ghost by Patricia Glyn is the authors account of her 2200 km walk from Durban to the Victoria Falls with her Africanis dog Tapiwa, following the route taken in 1863 by her ancestor Sir Richard George Glyn. Profusely illustrated. Signed by the author on the title page.

R90.00
Front Cover of Rediscovering South Africa by Stephen Haw, Andrew Unsworth and Heather Robertson
Rediscovering South Africa - Stephen Haw, Andrew Unsworth and Heather Robertson

Rediscovering South Africa by Stephen Haw, Andrew Unsworth and Heather Robertson comprises the diaries of of the Sunday Times journalists and photographers that undertook a nine month journey of discovery around S A. It details routes and roads that most people are unaware of. Profusely illustrated.

R90.00
Front Cover of The Official Field Guide to the Cradle of Humankind by Brett Hilton-Barber and Lee Berger
The Official Field Guide to the Cradle of Humankind - Brett Hilton-Barber and Lee Berger

The Official Field Guide to the Cradle of Humankind by Brett Hilton-Barber and Lee Berger facilitates the spread of the knowledge we have gained in the field thus far. It tells us something of the world in which our ancestors lived; provides a guide to all the known hominid species; details all the sites within the area and describes its animals and plants, both past and present, to give the reader a context in which to understand who we are and where we have come from. Well Illustrated. Long inscription from Lee Berger to the former owner of the book inside thr front cover.

R225.00
Front Cover of Trekking the Great Thirst by Arnold W. Hodson
Trekking the Great Thirst - Arnold W. Hodson

Trekking the Great Thirst by Arnold W. Hodson describes journeys and hunting trips in the early twentieth century. Includes a foreword by F. C. Selous.

R1,500.00
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The Ultimate 4x4 Explorer's Pack - InfoMap

The Ultimate 4x4 Explorer's Pack by InfoMap is a boxed set that contains one book: The Complete Guide to 4x4 Trails and Expeditions in Southern Africa by Andrew St. Pierre White and six fold out GPS road-maps: Botswana, Namibia, Kaokoveld, Mozambique, Richtersveld and Lesotho all contained in a cardboard carry box.

R75.00
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Travels and Adventure in Eastern Africa - Nathaniel Isaacs

Travels and Adventure in Eastern Africa by Nathaniel Isaacs presents not only an eye-witness's accurate description of the Zulu people before they came under European influence, but the only comprehensive account written at first hand, from day to day, of the history of the king, Chaka.This edition has been edited with a biography of the author by Louis Herman & Percival Kirby. Illustrated with b&w and colour plates. Limited edition copy No. 184/1500.

R600.00
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Jacob van Reenen and the 'Grosvenor' Expedition of 1790-1791 - Percival R. Kirby

Jacob van Reenen and the 'Grosvenor' Expedition of 1790-1791 by Percival R. Kirby gives an account of the exdpedition raised to find the lost survivors of the East Indiaman the Grosvenor, which was wrecked of the coast of Natal. The author gives the Dutch text and the English translation of van Reenen's Journal kept during the expedition. Illlustrated with b&w photos.

R200.00
Front Cover of Around Africa on my Bicycle by Riaan Manser
Around Africa on my Bicycle - Riaan Manser

Around Africa on my Bicycle by Riaan Manser describes the author's determination to become the first person to circumnavigate Africa by bicycle. Illustrated.

R75.00
Front Cover of Guide to the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park by Gus Mills and Clem Haagner
Guide to the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park - Gus Mills and Clem Haagner

Guide to the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park by Gus Mills and Clem Haagner is the first ever guide to focus exclusively on the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. It will enhance the traveller's visit by providing insight into all aspects of this area. It offers the reader a rare opportunity to explore the park from Union's End in the north, to Twee Rivieren in the south. Beautiful colour photographs and clear, informative text make this book a must for the true nature lover. Of special value are: A guide based on the author's first-hand knowledge of the park.

R90.00
Front Cover of Namaqualand Garden of the Gods by Freeman Patterson
Namaqualand Garden of the Gods - Freeman Patterson

Namaqualand Garden of the Gods by Freeman Patterson contains spectacular photos of the flowers in the area and describes some of his experiences in an informative and sensitively written text. Inscribed by the author on the fep.

R135.00
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Kruger: Portrait of a National Park - David Paynter with Wilf Nussey

Kruger: Portrait of a National Park by David Paynter with Wilf Nussey is a comprehensive overview of one of the world's finest nature conservation areas and is very useful for every visitor. Very well illustrated.

R75.00
Front Cover of Tswaing Meteor Crater by WU Reimold, D Brandt, R de Jong & J Hancox
Tswaing Meteor Crater - WU Reimold, D Brandt, R de Jong & J Hancox

Tswaing Meteor Crater by WU Reimold, D Brandt, R de Jong & J Hancox is a popular guide to the crater that will provide visitors with a comprehensive introduction to its rich heritage. Illustrated with photos, graphs and diagrams.

R65.00
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The Overberg Explorer - Ann Scott

The Overberg Explorer compiled by Ann Scott is a guide for environment-oriented travel in the Cape Overberg. It contains information on everything from geology to history, exploring the areas of Caledon, Hermanus, Bredasdorp and Sellendam, and various organisations who can help the traveller.

R70.00
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Travel And Adventure In South-East Africa - F.C. Selous

Travel And Adventure In South-East Africa by F.C. Selous is the story of the author's last eleven years of his travels in the interior of South Africa. Selous describes numerous adventures with lions and leopards, particularly near the Zambezi, Zweswi, and Manyami rivers, with additional sport after rhinoceros, eland, and hartebeest.Illustrated throughout.

R4,000.00
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Travels and Adventures in Southern Africa Volume 1 & 2 - George Thompson

Travels and Adventures in Southern Africa Volume 1 & 2 by George Thompson contains the author's travels throughout the greater part of the Cape Colony and a considerable part of Bechuanaland "partly for the motive of business and partly for the impulse of curiosity." In 1823 and 1824 he proceeded to the Orange River and Bechuanaland and his account of these regions is recognised as the most important description of this part of the continent published in the early part of the nineteenth century. These are volumes 49 and 49 in the Van Riebeeck Society's First Series.

R450.00
Front cover of Guillaume Chenu de Chalezac, the 'French Boy' by Randolph Vigne
Guillaume Chenu de Chalezac, the 'French Boy' - Randolph Vigne

Guillaume Chenu de Chalezac, the 'French Boy' by Randolph Vigne presents book No. 22 of the Second Series by the Van Riebeeck Society, and is a narrative of the 'French Boy's' experiences as a Huguenot refugee. Includes Errata slip.

R180.00
Front cover of Once We Were Hunters by Paul Weinberg
Once We Were Hunters - Paul Weinberg

Once We Were Hunters by Paul Weinberg journeys to six different countries in southern and eastern Africa to examine those indigenous communities who, in spite of a rapidly modernising continent, are still managing to survive in their natural environment. Since an estimated 75 percent of African wildlife lives outside the recognised game reserves, the preservation of its fauna and flora has become a community issue. The old-fashioned practice of creating reserves by removing local people is something of the past, and new relationships are being explored.

R75.00
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Little Journey to South Africa - J. R. White & Adelaide Smith

Little Journey to South Africa and Up the East Coast by J. R. White & Adelaide Smith describes the period of Dutch enterprise and venture in the Cape.

R450.00