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From vibrant, beautiful Cape Town to the flower-bedecked Namaqualand plains, from history-filled Johannesburg to the wildlife-dotted lands of Kruger National Park, this guide covers all the best-known sights, and lesser-known ones as well. South Africa's rich cultural, historical, and contemporary highlights are featured prominently, such as treasure wrecks off its wave-thrashed shores, glorious seafood, and the "big five" animals that every safari-goer hopes to see. Experiential sidebars abound, such as how to consult a Sangoma or help build houses in Namaqualand. The book guides visitors on interesting excursions including a drive through winelands, a "history walk to freedom" in Cape Town, and a walk in the Bush.
About the Author
SAMANTHA REINDERS has a master's in visual communication from Ohio University. Being a photographer has allowed her to chase penguins, fly on Air Force One, swim with sharks, and meet interesting people--from businessmen to homeless men, and from grannies at a bake sale to a triple murderer behind bars. Reinders' work has appeared in U.S. News & World Report, Time, the New York Times, L'Express, Der Spiegel, Park Avenue, Chicago Tribune, andLondon's Financial Times. In 2005 she moved back to her native South Africa--and the dust roads that feed her soul.