The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 5, 2012 - Travel - 736 pages
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The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland is the ultimate travel guide to Africa's most diverse and most traveler-friendly country with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best South African attractions. Discover South Africa's highlights in full color, with stunning photography and information on everything from the top Cape Town sights, the best KwaZulu-Natal beaches, the most luxurious places to stay in the Cape Winelands and the pick of the safari lodges in the Kruger National Park.

Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in South Africa, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland also includes detailed coverage of all the best things to do in South Africa and the best places to do them whether whale watching at De Hoop Nature Reserve, shark-cage diving in False Bay or bunjee jumping from the Gouritz River Bridge.

  

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Contents

THE GREAT CATTLE KILLING
SOME XHOSA TRADITIONS
THE EASTERN CAPES COASTAL NATURE RESERVES
THE WILD COAST
INFORMATION
EATING
NELSON MANDELA AND THE QUNU CONNECTION
MTHATHA AND AROUND

DOGRELATIVES AND ALLIED SPECIES
CATS
SMALLER CARNIVORES
ANTELOPE
OTHER HOOFED RUMINANTS
NONRUMINANTS
RHINOS
LAST CHANCE TO SEE?
ZEBRAS
OTHER MAMMALS
Basics
BASICS
AGENTS AND OPERATORS
A BETTER KIND OF TRAVEL
GETTING AROUND
SOUTH AFRICAN DOMESTIC AIRLINES
RENTAL AGENCIES
ACCOMMODATION
ONLINE ACCOMMODATION RESOURCES
EATING AND DRINKING
VEGETARIAN FOOD
SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD
THE MEDIA
FESTIVALS
FEBRUARY
MAY
JUNE
SEPTEMBER
DECEMBER TO MARCH
BEACH CONDITIONS
SPECTATOR SPORTS
PARKS RESERVES AND WILDERNESS AREAS
PARK FEES RESERVATIONS AND ENQUIRIES
MAJOR PARKS AND WILDLIFE AREAS
HEALTH
MEDICAL RESOURCES FOR TRAVELLERS
CRIME AND PERSONAL SAFETY
SAFETY TIPS
TRAVEL ESSENTIALS
SOUTH AFRICAN DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS ABROAD
ROUGH GUIDES TRAVEL INSURANCE
NAME CHANGING
SOUTH AFRICAN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
PHONE RENTAL COMPANIES
CALLING HOME FROM SOUTH AFRICA
TRAVEL ADVISORIES
USEFUL CONTACTS
USEFUL CONTACTS
THE GUIDE
Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula
CAPE TOWN AND THE CAPE PENINSULA
WINDY CITY
THE LANGUAGE OF COLOUR
THE NAMING OF ADDERLEY STREET
SLAVERY AT THE CAPE
BOKAAP TOURS
THE BREAKWATER
ROBBEN ISLAND TOURS
CAPE DUTCH ARCHITECTURE
IRMA STERN
FYNBOS
UP THE GARDEN PATH
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
SACRED CIRCLE
DASSIES
DUIKER ISLAND CRUISES
TOURS OF IMIZAMO YETHU
ON THE BEACH
ALL ABOARD
CAPE TOWNS TOP WHALE SPOTS
SHARK COUNTRY
WHALEWATCHING IN FALSE BAY
ARRIVAL
INFORMATION
CAPE TOWN FOR KIDS
FURRY FELONS
CAPE FAUNA
TOWNSHIP TOURS AND HOMESTAYS
CAPE TOWN AND THE CAPE PENINSULA
GETTING AROUND
MYCITI CENTRAL ROUTES
GO TOPLESS
TOURS
INFORMATION
ACCOMMODATION
TOP 5 BBS
AFRICAN TOWNSHIP HOMESTAYS
AFRICAN FOOD
NEW YEAR NEW YEAR SO GOOD THEY DO IT TWICE
TOP 5 DRINKS WITH A VIEW
GAY AND LESBIAN CAPE TOWN
ENTERTAINMENT
CAPE TOWN MUSIC
SOUTH AFRICAN THEATRE AND COMEDY
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND SPORT
SHOPPING
DIRECTORY
The Western Cape
THE WESTERN CAPE
TACKLING THE WINELANDS
STELLENBOSCH
EATING
WINERIES AROUND STELLENBOSCH
THE HISTORY OF AFRIKAANS
PAARL
ACCOMMODATION
WINERIES AROUND PAARL
EQUESTRIAN TOURS IN THE WINELANDS
FRANSCHHOEK
EATING AND DRINKING
WINERIES AROUND FRANSCHHOEK
PASSES AND POORTS OF THE LITTLE KAROO
TULBAGH
TULBAGH WINERIES
ROBERTSON
WINERIES IN AND AROUND ROBERTSON
MCGREGOR
EATING AND DRINKING
MONTAGU ACTIVITIES
EATING AND DRINKING
BARRYDALE
WARMWATERBERG SPA
OUDTSHOORN
EATING AND DRINKING
OSTRICH TOURS
CALITZDORP
SOUTH AFRICAN PORT
ACTIVITIES IN PRINCE ALBERT
INFORMATION
EATING
GO TO HELL
MATJIESFONTEIN
SUTHERLAND
KAROO NATIONAL PARK
CALEDON SPA
ACCOMMODATION
EATING
THE BOESMANSKLOOF TRAVERSE
HORSERIDING IN SWELLENDAM
ACCOMMODATION
EATING
BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK
PRINGLE BAY AND BETTYS BAY
SOUTHERN CAPE WHALEWATCHING
HERMANUS
EATING AND DRINKING
WALKER BAY WINERIES
STANFORD
ACCOMMODATION
EATING
STANFORD CHEESE AND WINE
GRANSBAAI AND DE KELDERS
EATING AND DRINKING
DYER ISLAND SHARK ALLEY AND DIVING FOR DENIZENS
ELIM MISSION STATION
INFORMATION AND TOURS
EATING
ARNISTON
EATING
DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE
EATING
GETTING AROUND THE GARDEN
THE HIGHLIGHTS
MOSSEL BAY
EATING AND DRINKING
ACTIVITIES AROUND MOSSEL BAY
BOTLIERSKOP PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
GEORGE
ACCOMMODATION
EATING AND DRINKING
PRESIDENT BOTHA AND APARTHEIDS LAST STAND
VICTORIA BAY
ACCOMMODATION
EATING
INFORMATION
EATING
ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND WILDERNESS
GARDEN ROUTE NATIONAL PARK WILDERNESS SECTION
SEDGEFIELD
GOUKAMMA NATURE RESERVE
ACCOMMODATION
ACTIVITIES IN THE GOUKAMMA
KNYSNA CRUISES
KNYSNA
EATING
DRINKING AND NIGHTLIFE
TOWNSHIP TOURS AND HOMESTAYS
EXPLORING THE FORESTS
GOUDVELD
DIEPWALLE FOREST
KNYSNA ELEPHANT PARK
THE KNYSNA ELEPHANTS
PLETTS BEACHES
INFORMATION
WHALING AND GNASHING OF TEETH
EATING AND DRINKING
WHALE AND DOLPHINWATCHING IN PLETTENBERG BAY
WHALEWATCHING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
NATURES VALLEY
ACCOMMODATION
EATING AND DRINKING
STORMS RIVER MOUTH
INFORMATION
STORMS RIVER VILLAGE
EATING
STORMS RIVER ACTIVITIES
BIRDWATCHING ON THE WEST COAST
DARLING AND AROUND
WEST COAST FLOWERS
LANGEBAAN
EATING
HITTING THE WATER IN LANGEBAAN
WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK
ACCOMMODATION
VREDENBURG
PATERNOSTER
EATING AND DRINKING
SEA KAYAKING IN PATERNOSTER
VELDDRIF
EATING AND DRINKING
ELANDS BAY
EATING
LAMBERTS BAY
EATING
CITRUSDAL
INTO THE MOUNTAINS
ACCOMMODATION
CEDERBERG ROCK ART
CLANWILLIAM
ACCOMMODATION
ROOIBOS TEA
THE BOSKLOOF
NORTHERN CEDERBERG AND THE PAKHUIS PASS
WUPPERTAL
OUDRIF
The Northern Cape
THE NORTHERN CAPE
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE DIAMOND FIELDS
CECIL JOHN RHODES
KIMBERLEY TOURS
KIMBERLEY
GETTING AROUND
INFORMATION
EATING DRINKING AND NIGHTLIFE
DIRECTORY
THE KIMBERLEY CAMPAIGN
KALAHARI TOURS
UPINGTON
INFORMATION
ACCOMMODATION
EATING DRINKING AND NIGHTLIFE
KALAHARI KUIERFEES
THE MOFFATS AND THEIR MISSION
KURUMAN
EATING
DIRECTORY
KGALAGADI WILDLIFE
KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER PARK
GETTING AROUND
ACCOMMODATION
ACTIVITIES AT AUGRABIES FALLS
AUGRABIES FALLS NATIONAL PARK
VIEWING THE FLOWERS OF NAMAQUALAND
SPRINGBOK
INFORMATION
EATING AND DRINKING
NAMAQUA NATIONAL PARK
VANRHYNSDORP
ACCOMMODATION
EATING
NIEUWOUDTVILLE
ACCOMMODATION
NATURE RESERVES AROUND NIEUWOUDTVILLE
CALVINIA
ACCOMMODATION
PORT NOLLOTH
EATING
COMMUNITY TOURISM IN THE RICHTERSVELD
THE RICHTERSVELD
INFORMATION
ACTIVITIES IN THE RICHTERSVELD
The Eastern Cape
THE EASTERN CAPE
SCHOENMAKERSKOP AND THE SACRAMENTO TRAIL
PORT ELIZABETH
GETTING AROUND
EATING DRINKING AND NIGHTLIFE
DIRECTORY
HORSE AND ELEPHANT RIDES
INFORMATION
PRIVATE GAME RESERVES
JEFFREYS BAY
ACCOMMODATION
EATING
PADDLING ABOUT
EATING AND DRINKING
ACTIVITIES AROUND PORT ALFRED
PORT ALFRED
EATING AND DRINKING
AFRICAN INSTRUMENTS
GRAHAMSTOWN
GETTING AROUND
TOWNSHIP TOURS AND HOMESTAYS
ENTERTAINMENT
THE GRAHAMSTOWN FESTIVAL
BATHURST
THE EASTERN CAPE KAROO
EASTERN CAPE GAME RESERVES
CRADOCK
EATING
MOUNTAIN ZEBRA NATIONAL PARK
ROBERT SOBUKWE AND THE AFRICANISTS
GRAAFFREINET
ACCOMMODATION
EATING AND DRINKING
NIEU BETHESDA
EATING
EAST LONDON
GETTING AROUND
EATING AND DRINKING
STEVE BIKO AND BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS
FORT HARE UNIVERSITY
HOGSBACK
ACCOMMODATION
EATING AND DRINKING
RHODES
EATING AND DRINKING
NAUDES NEK
A WALK ON THE WILD COAST
INFORMATION
EATING AND DRINKING
PORT ST JOHNS
EATING AND DRINKING
KwaZuluNatal
KWAZULUNATAL
KZN WILDLIFE
DURBAN
DURBANS NEW STREET NAMES
DURBAN TOURS AND HARBOUR RIDES
INFORMATION
EATING
EATING INDIAN IN DURBAN
DRINKING NIGHTLIFE AND ENTERTAINMENT
GAY DURBAN
EXTREME SPORTS
ZULU CRAFTS AND CURIOS
DIRECTORY
THE SOUTH COAST
THE SARDINE RUN
ORIBI GORGE NATURE RESERVE
THE HIBISCUS COAST
EATING AND DRINKING
UMTAMVUNA NATURE RESERVE
UMHLANGA ROCKS
EATING
BALLITO
KWADUKUZA AND GROUTVILLE
ALAN PATON
GETTING AROUND
ACCOMMODATION
EATING DRINKING AND NIGHTLIFE
DIRECTORY
THE MIDLANDS
HANG TIGHT
HIKING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
GIANTS CUP HIKING TRAIL
THE SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG
ACCOMMODATION
EN ROUTE TO THE BERG
THE SAN AND THEIR ROCK PAINTINGS
THE CENTRAL DRAKENSBERG
THE NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG
INFORMATION
MTUBATUBA AND HLUHLUWE VILLAGE
ACCOMMODATION
HLUHLUWEIMFOLOZI PARK
GAME VIEWING AND ACTIVITIES IN HLUHLUWEIMFOLOZI
INFORMATION
ACTIVITIES AROUND ST LUCIA
ST LUCIA
EATING AND DRINKING
CAPE VIDAL
THE WESTERN SHORE
MKHUZE GAME RESERVE
GAME VIEWING AND ACTIVITIES IN MKHUZE
DRIVING MAPUTALAND
DIVING AND SNORKELLING IN SODWANA BAY
SODWANA BAY
ACCOMMODATION
EATING
MABIBI
ACCOMMODATION
ROCKTAIL BAY
NDUMO GAME RESERVE
TEMBE ELEPHANT PARK
TURTLES
KOSI BAY
ITHALA GAME RESERVE
ACCOMMODATION
ZULU FESTIVALS
ESHOWE
ACCOMMODATION
EATING AND DRINKING
ULUNDI
ZULU THEME PARKS
BATTLEFIELD GUIDES
THE BATTLEFIELDS
DUNDEE
EATING
LADYSMITH
ACCOMMODATION
SPIOENKOP
Free State
FREE STATE
BLOEMFONTEIN
GETTING AROUND
TOLKIEN IN BLOEMFONTEIN
DIRECTORY
HIKING THE DRAKENSBERG AMPHITHEATRE
HIKING UP THE DRAKENSBERG ESCARPMENT
THE MALOTI ROUTE
SHOPPING IN CLARENS
ACCOMMODATION
FARMSTAYS AND HORSERIDING AROUND CLARENS
FICKSBURG
ACCOMMODATION
EATING
THE VREDEFORT DOME
PARYS
Gauteng
GAUTENG
CRIME AND SAFETY IN JOHANNESBURG
GANDHI IN JOHANNESBURG
SIR HERBERT BAKER
PARKTOWNS RANDLORD MANSIONS
VISITING SOWETO
THE SOWETO UPRISING OF 1976
JOHANNESBURG
GETTING AROUND
INFORMATION AND TOURS
EATING
BARS AND CLUBS
TOP 5 DRINKS WITH A VIEW
ENTERTAINMENT
SPECTATOR SPORT IN JOBURG
LOCAL RADIO
JOHANNESBURG ARTS FESTIVALS
DIRECTORY
MRS PLES AND FRIENDS
THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND
ACCOMMODATION
SAFETY IN PRETORIA
PRETORIA
GETTING AROUND
INFORMATION
EATING
BARS AND CLUBS
ENTERTAINMENT
DIRECTORY
North West Province
NORTH WEST PROVINCE
VISITING NORTH WEST PROVINCE
CRIME IN RUSTENBURG
RUSTENBURG
EATING DRINKING AND NIGHTLIFE
DIRECTORY
EXPLORING KGASWANE
KGASWANE MOUNTAIN RESERVE
SUN CITY
INFORMATION AND TOURS
EATING DRINKING AND NIGHTLIFE
PILANESBERG GAME RESERVE
PILANESBERG TOUR OPERATORS
ACCOMMODATION
MAMPOER
GROOT MARICO
MADIKWE GAME RESERVE
ACCOMMODATION
THE SIEGE OF MAFIKENG
MAFIKENG
EATING AND DRINKING
Mpumalanga
MPUMALANGA
DULLSTROOM
EATING
SABIE AND AROUND
ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN SABIE
PILGRIMS REST
EATING AND DRINKING
GRASKOP
EATING
BLYDE RIVER CANYON
HIKING THE PRIME CANYON ROUTE
NELSPRUIT
INFORMATION
EATING AND DRINKING
DIRECTORY
HEADING INTO MOZAMBIQUE
KRUGER HORSERIDING
BARBERTON MINING TOURS AND TRAILS
BARBERTON
EATING AND DRINKING
HEADING INTO SWAZILAND
HAZYVIEW
EATING AND DRINKING
ORPEN GATE
HOEDSPRUIT
UP IN THE AIR
ACTIVITIES AROUND PHALABORWA
INFORMATION
EATING AND DRINKING
KRUGER FLORA AND FAUNA
WALKS AND GAME DRIVES
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
KRUGER TOUR OPERATORS
GETTING AROUND
GAMEVIEWING TIPS
WILDERNESS TRAILS
WHEN TO VISIT
GAME VIEWING AND PICNIC SITES IN SOUTHERN KRUGER
GAME VIEWING AND PICNIC SITES IN CENTRAL KRUGER
GAME VIEWING AND PICNIC SITES IN NORTHERN KRUGER
HIDING OUT IN KRUGER
WILDLIFE IN THE PRIVATE RESERVES
TOP 5 ACTIVITIES
Limpopo
LIMPOPO
NAME CHANGES IN LIMPOPO
MALARIA IN LIMPOPO
POLOKWANE
INFORMATION
EATING
HAENERTSBURG
THE CHANGUION HIKING TRAIL
ALONG THE TWO VALLEY ROADS TO TZANEEN
COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN THE WATERBERG
WATERBERG
ACCOMMODATION
EATING
THE SOUTPANSBERG
VHAVENDA HISTORY AND CULTURE
VENDA
TSONGA AND VENDA ARTS AND CRAFTS
ELIM AND AROUND
MAPUNGUBWE AND OTHER ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES
Lesotho
LESOTHO
LESOTHO TRAVEL BASICS
SOME SIMPLE SESOTHO
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
GETTING AROUND
HIKING AND PONY TREKKING
MASERU
HANDICRAFTS
ACCOMMODATION
EATING AND DRINKING
DIRECTORY
TAKING THABA BOSIU
THABA BOSIU
ROMA AND AROUND
SEMONKONG AND AROUND
ACCOMMODATION
ACTIVITIES AROUND SEMONKONG
MOHALE DAM
THABATSEKA
THE MALOTIDRAKENSBERG TRANSFRONTIER PROJECT
THE WEAVING INDUSTRY IN TEYATEYANENG
THE NORTHERN DISTRICTS
THE BLANKET AND THE HAT
ACCOMMODATION
THE LESOTHO HIGHLANDS WATER PROJECT
THE ROAD TO KATSE DAM
BUTHABUTHE
TSEHLANYANE NATIONAL PARK
LIPHOFUNG CAVE CULTURAL HISTORICAL SITE
MOKHOTLONG
SANI AND AROUND
ACTIVITIES IN MORIJA
MORIJA
MALEALEA
DONGAS AND SOIL EROSION IN LESOTHO
ACCOMMODATION
TREKKING FROM MALEALEA
MAFETENG AND AROUND
MOHALES HOEK
QUTHING AND AROUND
ACCOMMODATION
MOUNT MOOROSI AND AROUND
QACHAS NEK
SEHLABATHEBE NATIONAL PARK
Swaziland
SWAZILAND
CHOOSING THE KING
SISWATI PHRASES
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
SWAZILAND TRAVEL BASICS
GETTING AROUND
SIBEBE ROCK TRAILS
GETTING AROUND
EATING AND DRINKING
DIRECTORY
FINE DINING AT FORESTERS ARMS
THE MANTENGA VALLEY
ACCOMMODATION
EATING
NCWALA AND UMHLANGA
MLILWANE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
ACCOMMODATION
EATING
MALANDELAS HOMESTEAD
TED REILLY AND THE SWAZI NATURE CONSERVATION STORY
ALONG THE MR4
MANZINI
ACCOMMODATION
WHITEWATER RAFTING
MKHAYA GAME RESERVE
ACCCOMMODATION
SHEWULA MOUNTAIN CAMP
MBULUZI GAME RESERVE
MLAWULA NATURE RESERVE
HLANE ROYAL NATIONAL PARK
EATING
PHOPHONYANE NATURE RESERVE
MAGUGA DAM
MALOLOTJA NATURE RESERVE
HAWANE DAM NATURE RESERVE
Contexts
CONTEXTS
THE TREKBOERS
NEW WORD ORDER
GOLD AND DIAMONDS
THE FREEDOM CHARTER
THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION
MUSIC
REBECCA MALOPE
BRENDA FASSIE
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO AND THE ISCATHAMIYA SOUND
ENTER DIE ANTWOORD
CROSSGENRE COMPILATIONS
KWAITO AND HIPHOP
RAP AND REGGAE
JAZZ
POLITICAL
WHITE POP AND ROCK
NEW WAVE DANCE AND ELECTRONICA
BOOKS
AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND BIOGRAPHY
THE ARTS
TRAVEL WRITING
SPECIALIST GUIDES
FICTION
MAPS AND SMALL PRINT
MAPS
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