Michael Brett

Language: English

Pages: 480

ISBN: 075667025X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: South Africa will lead you straight to the best attractions South Africa has to offer. Packed with information, detailed maps, beautiful cutaways, and floor plans of all major sites, this guide explores every facet of the "Rainbow Nation." This edition also introduces a new 56-page field guide to South Africa's wildlife and the safari experience, with detailed information on safaris, wildlife reserves, and local species. From Zulu culture to majestic lions, DK Eyewitness Travel: South Africa is packed with essential information, whatever your budget.

This fully updated and expanded South Africa guide provides comprehensive guidance on the best things to do in South Africa, from exploring the Palace of the Lost City and Kruger National Park to experiencing the multifaceted culture of a country with 11 official languages! The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: South Africa provides all the insider tips every visitor to South Africa needs, with dozens of reviews for South African hotels, recommendations for South African restaurants, tips for shopping and all the best places for entertainment.

Don't miss a thing on your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Guide to South Africa.


-Packed with photographs, illustrations, and maps

-Cutaways and floor plans of all the major sights

-3-D aerial views of the city's most interesting districts

-Huge selection of hotels, restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues

- Introducing a 56pp guide to South Africa's wildlife and the safari experience, with detailed information on safaris, wildlife reserves and species.

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The Palm-Wine Drinkard

Patrice Lumumba: Africa's Lost Leader

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further east open grassland and bushAloe flower veld dominate. Along the East Coast grow lush subtropical coastal forests. A F R I C A THE CAPE FLORAL KINGDOM The Southwestern Cape, one of the world’s six floral kingdoms, boasts around 8,500 different plants in an area less Pelargonium than four per cent of the southern African land surface. This so-called fynbos (fine-leaved bush) includes some 350 species of protea, as well as pelargoniums, ericas, reeds and irises. Most are endemic to the

sell endof-season stock often at huge discounts. Contact Cape Town The streamlined interior of Carrol Boyes Shop at the V&A Waterfront Tourism for a list of stores. Private Collections, in S H O P P I N G I N C A P E T O W N 163 DIRECTORY SHOPPING MALLS Monkeybiz Canal Walk Rose St, Bo-Kaap. Tel (021) 426-0636. Century City. Tel (021) 529-9799/8. Cape Quarter Waterkant St. Map 2 D5. Tel (021) 421-0737. Cavendish Square Vineyard Rd, Claremont. Tel (021) 657-5620. Lifestyles on Kloof

The scenic mountain passes are well worth an excursion and own transport is essential if you wish to tour these areas. Alternatively, visitors can join one of the coach tours organized by major tour operators like Intercape (see p457) and Mainline Passenger Services (see p455). Cape Town International is the closest airport. Delheim’s vineyards, Stellenbosch Hottentotskloof Laingsburg Verkeerdevlei Dam 2251m Touwsrivier Hex River Pass Matroosberg De Doorns Nuy Burgers Pass MONTAGU

is famous for the plaster relief of the Lord’s “allseeing” eye. . Dorp Street Some of the best-preserved historical façades in Stellenbosch are found on this oak-lined street. The Rhenish Church The church was built in 1823 as a school for slaves’ children and “coloured” people. 192 T H E W E S T E R N A N D S O U T H E R N Exploring Stellenbosch The heart of the Winelands, this beautiful university town was founded in 1679 and is the historical cradle of Afrikaans culture. Its proud

educational heritage began in 1863 with the establishment of the Dutch Reformed Theological Seminary. The Stellenbosch College was completed in 1886, the forerunner of the university, which was established in 1918. Today, the university buildings are beautifully integrated with the surrounding historical monuments, reinforcing the town’s dignified atmosphere of culture and learning. P Rhenish Complex Herte St. Opening times of buildings vary and are subject to change. Tel (021) 883-3584 for

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