South Africa Lesotho and Swaziland

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Lonely Planet, Sep 15, 2010 - Travel
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Hiking, biking and flying amid craggy peaks and open plains, or watching a spectacular desert sunset, becomes possible with this guidebook. Watch wildlife in the savannah, engage in the vibrant cultures of San, Khoikhoi, Zulu and Xhosa or live it up in cities bursting with culinary, cultural and vineyard delights.
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Expanded itineraries take you from cape to coast or on the roads less travelled
Color wildlife chapter written by a natural-history expert
  

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awesome, as always

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My wife and I spent three nights at the Lake Clarens Guest House. It was a relaxing place with beautiful views of the pond and mountains. Big Bruce was an amiable host who oriented us to Golden Gate Highlands and Bosotho Cultural Village and a day trip to Lesotho. The breakfasts were an outdoor delight complete with close up bird watching. Bruce also owns a restaurant in town. It was great to wake up each morning and see your car washed as part of the B and B's standard service to customers.  

Contents

South Africa Lesotho
17
Itineraries
23
History
30
The Culture
52
Music
64
Food Drink
72
Environment
79
South Africa
87
Drinking
315
Richards
328
Reserve
364
Free State
371
Eating
377
Phuthaditjhaba Around
383
Gauteng
389
Orientation
395

Dangers Annoyances
95
Walking Tour
132
Western Cape
161
Around Stellenbosch
170
Paarl
176
Bettys Bay
182
CapeAgulhas
188
Ceres Around
194
Calitzdorp
202
George
212
Knysna to Plettenberg Bay
220
Beaufort West
226
Citrusdal Around
232
Park Area
238
Port Elizabeth
245
National Park
252
Bathurst
258
Somerset East
264
KwaZuluNatal
297
Information
303
Festivals
309
Tours
402
Mpumalanga
441
Hoedspruit
445
Sabie
447
White River
454
Kruger National
464
Sleeping Eating
472
RESERVES 78
478
History
484
MookgophongNaboomspruit
490
National Park
496
Tzaneen Around
502
533
509
546
522
Swaziland
575
Directory
598
Transport
624
Health
645
Language
652
The Authors
660
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

James has contributed to Lonely Planet books ranging from Middle East to the guide to his native Great Britain, but Africa is his speciality. He has written about the continent (mostly Francophone countries on the other side of the equator to South Africa), for publications including the Guardian, various travel magazines and Lonely Planet's Africa and West Africa. For this gig, he happily ditched his French dictionary and returned to a country he first visited while en route to Benin and Togo to start his first LP assignment. When he's not dodging nefarious mopane-worm pushers in Limpopo's Venda region, he lives in northeast London. James also wrote the Destination South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland, Getting Started, Itineraries, The Culture, Directory, Transport and Health chapters.

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