Ours is a big country and South Africans are used to driving vast distances simply to get from A to B. Our aim here is to make travelling those distances as interesting as possible. From hiking and mountain biking to wildlife watching, birding and beachcombing, MapStudio’s South Africa for South Africans has some new surprises.
Featured in this book is 23 driving routes of varying distances that criss-cross the entire country, many of them along national or provincial roads. There is plenty to explore across our nine provinces, and the big skies, boundless vistas and hours of sunshine have made us an outdoor-focused, activity-loving nation. With each province radically different in terms of biomes, landscape and climate, there is great incentive to slow down your journey and have fun with the family along the way. After all, a journey is never solely about the destination.
The intention of this book is not only to focus on the major tourist attractions that are so familiar to South Africans but rather to turn away from heavily trodden visitor paths, delving into lesser known, more unusual activities. Travellers are invited to explore beyond the usually uninspiring main roads that cut through little country towns. Quirky farm stalls, small-town museums, monuments, city walks, battlefields, cultural sites and interesting municipal parks – we’ve got them covered. You might even learn a few things you never knew about your own country …
This book is also available in Afrikaans: Suid-Afrika vir Suid-Afrikaners.
To purchase a copy of this must-have book, you can either order online from www.mapstudio.co.za or call telesales on 0860 10 50 50.
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