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The Illustrated Dictionary of Southern African Plant Names

For anyone with an interest in botany or wondering what a plant name means, this well-written book will be an indispensable guide.

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Darwin's Hunch

Darwin’s Hunch: Science, Race, and the Search for Human Origins

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Terrestrial Gamebirds & Snipes of Africa

Guineafowls, Francolins, Spurfowls, Quails, Sandgrouse & Snipes

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Broke and Broken

Broke and Broken: The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in South Africa explores the exploitation, the blatant disregard for health and safety...

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Blacks DO Caravan

60 caravan parks, 9 provinces and 25000 kilometres later: Yes! Blacks DO Caravan!

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River of Gold

River of Gold, the story of the ‘great, grey, green, greasy Limpopo all set about with fever trees ’

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Garden Aloes

Garden Aloes is a must for anyone interested in gardening, landscaping, natural history, aloes and succulents

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When I was a Fish

This fast-paced, highly readable book not only recounts the extraordinary life of Mike Bruton, one of the leading fish biologists in Africa, but also...

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African Wild Dogs

450 is optimistically the number of free-ranging African wild dogs left in South Africa. If ever a charismatic, African species could be considered...

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The Boer War

The Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902) is one of the most intriguing conflicts of modern history. In this award-winning book, Martin Bossenbroek brings a new...

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Hike Cape Town

Unlike previously published hiking books, Hike Cape Town – a new, lavish full-colour guide to the top day trails of the Cape Town and the Cape...

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Thomas Sankara

The first English-language book telling the legacy of ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’

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Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Emery Lumumba was one of the most illustrious African nationalist leaders of the twentieth century. This biography looks at Lumumba’s life,...

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Emperor Haile Selassie

A sensitive portrayal of Selassie as both emperor and man, by one who knew him well

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Chris Hani

The assassination of Chris Hani outside his home in Dawn Park on 10 April 1993 by a right-wing extremist was a decisive moment in the transition to...

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The Antelope of Africa

This is the definitive field guide to the antelope of Africa.

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Die Boereoorlog

In De Boerenoorlog (Die Boereoorlog/The Boer War), Bossenbroek gives the reader the full story of the (Anglo) Boer War (1899–1902) with an in-depth...

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Insider’s Guide How and Where to Photograph Birds in Southern Africa

Covering everything you need to know, this book tells you how to choose the right equipment, where to look for birds and how to predict their...

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The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World

This book is more than a Boy’s Own adventure in search of the rarest bird in the world. It is a meditation on nature, on ways of seeing, on the...

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Cape Town Flavours and Traditions

Like a fine blended wine Cape Town Flavours and Traditions offers cuisine full of richness that yields subtle and exotic nuances to delight the most...

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DemoCRAZY: SA's Twenty-year Trip

South Africa approaches 20 years of democracy and what better way to look back at the country’s wild ride than through the lens of Zapiro.

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Passes and Poorts South Africa: Getaway’s Top scenic mountain routes

Many of the modern passes in South Africa still follow ancient animal migration routes; others are engineering masterpieces that challenge gravity.

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Short-Changed? South Africa since 1994

What are the most significant developments – political, social, economic – in South Africa since 1994? How much has changed since the demise of...

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The ANC Women’s League: Sex, Politics and Gender

The Women’s League has played a large but little understood role in the history of the ANC. Over the years it has been headed by some powerful women...

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The Soweto Uprising

The 1976 Soweto uprising represented a real turning point in South Africa’s history. Even to contemporaries it seemed to mark the beginning of the...

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Gauteng Hikes and Walks

Gauteng may be the Place of Gold, but it is also home to many hikes and walks that most Gautengers don’t even know about. This book will help you...

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Beat about the Bush: Mammals and Birds (Revised and Updated)

In 2005, when the first Beat about the Bush was published, it was an instant success and everyone wanted more. Instead of simply reprinting the book,...

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Braai the Beloved Country

If you are human, you can braai. Cooking meat over a fire is something that defines our evolution as a species. The act of using fire to cook food...

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Pilot in the Wild

John Bassi has dedicated most of his life to the plight of wildlife in Africa. Raised in north eastern Zimbabwe, he was inspired by a life of living...

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Baobab Trails

Clive Walker has changed the face of conservation in South Africa and devoted his life to the preservation of our wildlife and natural heritage....

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The Mammals of Southern Africa and their Tracks and Signs

Tracking is a much-loved, yet difficult, subject that attracts the attention of almost every bush-goer who ventures into the wild terrain of southern...

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The Leopard and Bushbaby in the Land of Kachoo

Author Tina Scotford and illustrator Frans Groenewald delight with three more books in this series of wildly comical stories set in the fictional...

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The Mighty Elephant in the Land of Kachoo

Author Tina Scotford and illustrator Frans Groenewald delight with three more books in this series of wildly comical stories set in the fictional...

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Even the Cows were Amazed

Between the 16th and 18th centuries a number of European ships involved in trade with the East came to grief on the south-east African coast, the...

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Vuvuzela Nation

VuvuzelaNation is a collection of more than 200 iconic cartoons from the nation’s sharpest bestselling cartoonist telling the curious, glorious,...

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The Field Guide to Shorebirds of South Africa

There are four groups of birds that are always considered challenging by inexperienced birders, namely raptors, warblers (little brown jobs– LBJs),...

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Animals of Southern Africa - Marine Life

Filled with fascinating facts, this series looks at the extraordinary animals living in southern Africa. Discover the amazing adaptations that...

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Animals of Southern Africa - Frogs and Reptiles

Filled with fascinating facts, this series looks at the extraordinary animals living in southern Africa. Discover the amazing adaptations that...

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Animals of Southern Africa - Birds

Filled with fascinating facts, this series looks at the extraordinary animals living in southern Africa. Discover the amazing adaptations that...

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Animals of Southern Africa - Mammals

Filled with fascinating facts, this series looks at the extraordinary animals living in southern Africa. Discover the amazing adaptations that...

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Animals of Southern Africa - Insects and Other Vertebrates

Filled with fascinating facts, this series looks at the extraordinary animals living in southern Africa. Discover the amazing adaptations that...

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South Africa at War, 1939-1945

Bill Nasson’s South Africa at War 1939–1945 is the first history of South Africa’s involvement in World War II to appear for a very long time. It is...

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The Idea of the ANC

The African National Congress (ANC) has established itself as Africa’s most famous liberation movement. The year 2012 is an important year in the...

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Freedom Rider

Freedom Rider is not only an adventure story about an epic bike ride in extreme conditions but a foray into the histories and cultures that have made...

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Best of Getaway Funny Signs

Join Getaway as they look back over twenty-odd years of The Best of Getaway Funny Signs collection. Share in the spirit of the readers of Getaway as...

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Between the Tides

Much can be learned about the condition of the planet’s environment by looking at sea turtles. They have existed for over 100 million years, and they...

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Roberts Geographic Variation of Southern African Birds

The John Voelcker Bird Book Fund (JVBBF) is proud to publish Roberts Geographic Variation of Southern African Birds, an illustrated version of...

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Insider's Guide

Inspired by Africa’s unique beauty, Shem Compion, in the second instalment of a three-part series, explores the best photography spots in Botswana...

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South Africa's Struggle for Human Rights

The Human Rights Movement in South Africa’s transition to a post-apartheid democracy has been widely celebrated as a triumph for global human rights.

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Plague, Pox and Pandemics

Over the last decades, we have seen more than three dozen new infectious diseases appear, some of which could kill millions of people with one or two...

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Govan Mbeki

This is a pocket biography of Govan Archibald Mvuyelwa Mbeki (9 July 1910 – 30 August 2001) an intellectual giant who radiated an unfailing...

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The ANC Youth League

The Youth League’s foundation in 1944 by Ashley Peter Mda, Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and Oliver Tambo marked the rise of a new generation of...

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Voices From the Forest

Voices from the Forest is a fascinating book which explores the journey of celebrating the link between people and nature.

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Battle for the President's Elephants

Searching for something more than her high-flying IT-executive life was offering her, Sharon Pincott traded her privileged First World existence to...

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A Delight of Owls

Owls, being highly nocturnal specialised nocturnal predators, perfectly adapted for their life in darkness, are difficult to study, and it requires a...

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Roberts Bird Guide

The John Voelcker Bird Book Fund is proud to publish this guide, which complements the large handbook tome Roberts Birds of Southern Africa VII. This...

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Roberts Guide to the Nests and Eggs of southern African Birds

This new field guide deals with the nesting habits of the 730 bird species known to breed in southern Africa. It is set out in a standard field-guide...

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Sappi Tree Spotting: Highlands

Sappi Tree Spotting Highlands follows the simple Sappi Tree Spotting system of looking for the Right Trees in the Right Places, and most indigenous...

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The Rhino Keepers

The Rhino Keepers follows the trail of blood that began when the first rhino was killed in the Cape of Good Hope in 1647. It is peppered with the...

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Roberts Voëlgids

This brand-new comprehensive guide features dynamic new multi-coloured distribution maps and calendar bars showing full and peak breeding seasons for...

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Africa Trek 2

Three years, eleven countries, 1,200 families, 14,000 kilometers of adventures while walking in the footsteps of mankind through the Cradle of Life.

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Animals of Southern Africa

Filled with fascinating facts, this series looks at the extraordinary animals living in southern Africa.

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Shaka

This biography draws on the last two decades of historical research to reassess the eyewitness accounts and use newly available oral traditions.

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Umkhonto weSizwe

Umkhonto weSizwe was arguably the last of the great liberation movements of the 20th century – but it never got to march triumphant into Pretoria.

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Steve Biko

This biography of Biko shows just how fundamental he was to the transformation of South Africa in the second half of the 20th century – and just how...

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Insider's Guide

Wildlife photographer and photographic tour leader Shem Compion shares his closely guarded secrets into the where to’s and how to’s of wildlife...

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The Extraordinary World of Diamonds

This fabulously illustrated book is as much a testimony to the astonishing wonders of nature as to the ingenuity and determination of the men and...

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Getaway 21 Years of African Travel Writing

This wonderful collection of travel writing captures the very best of Getaway’s articles over the past 21 years of travel, exploration and adventure.

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Africa Lens

20 years of remarkable Getaway photography has culminated in the vivid photographic passport to Africa that is Africa Lens.

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Best of Getaway Gallery

The Best of Getaway Gallery is a celebration of the photographers who constantly brave hot and cold, rain and shine, early mornings and late nights...

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Africa Trek

Relentless sun, wild animal attacks, crossing countries in crisis... Three years, eleven countries, 1200 families, 14 000 kilometers of...

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The Woman Who Lived in a Tree

There really is a woman who lived in a tree – for sixteen years. A leopard occasionally shared it with her, lions stalked underneath and there were...

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Roberts Voëlgids

The John Voelcker Bird Book Fund is proud to publish this guide, which complements the large handbook tome Roberts Birds of Southern Africa VII. This...

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The Elephants and I

"A moving account of Africa's power to attract, inspire, and change the course of one's life, giving it a new meaning. Sharon's story is of courage,...

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Roberts Bird Guide

Whether expert or beginner in the field of birding, this invaluable guide is sure to maximise your experience in Kruger Park.

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Find it

This ecoguide will help you to know where to look for a species - and to ultimately "find it". Visitors to the Kruger will find this book a must. Now...

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Beat About the Bush: Birds

Beat About The Bush Birds is the highly anticipated comprehensive reference work in the popular Beat About the Bush series by Trevor Carnaby.

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Sappi Tree Spotting: Cape

Sappi Tree Spotting Cape successfully explores the wonder of trees and shrubs from the rocky dry Richtersveld in the west, through the Kalahari sands...

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Sharks

Sharks are the sea's most feared predators, and many people think of them as ferocious monsters - but they are also fascinating, graceful and...

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Passes & Poorts

Passes & Poorts provides a detailed guide to the most scenic and is packed with information to enrich readers' driving experience, from fauna and...

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Diesel and Dust

Diesel and Dust offers visually stimulating images of Africa offer a multifaceted view of the continent in this recollection that is at once a...

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Hidden Wonders (Hardcover)

This photographic masterpiece celebrates the forgotten inhabitants of the African savannah - insects, spiders, frogs and smaller reptiles

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Hidden Wonders (Paperback)

This photographic masterpiece celebrates the forgotten inhabitants of the African savannah - insects, spiders, frogs and smaller reptiles.

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Mapping South Africa

Mapping South Africa will be welcomed as a landmark in providing the first survey of the fascinating story of maps and mapmaking in the subcontinent.

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A Landscape of Insects and Other Invertebrates

A Landscape of Insects and Other Invertebrates is a stepping stone in the process of documenting and conserving South Africa's huge diversity of...

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Diesel and Dust

Diesel and Dust offers visually stimulating images of Africa offer a multifaceted view of the continent in this recollection that is at once a...

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Hyena Nights and Kalahari Days

Hyenas have a bad reputation and are misunderstood by most people, but in this book Gus and Margie Mills allow the reader to see these intriguing...

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Roberts Birds of Southern Africa

Roberts Birds of Southern Africa has been continuously in print for some 65 years and is the most popular African natural history book of all time....

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The Coastal Guide of South Africa

The Coastal Guide of South Africa will take you on a magical journey along South Africa's coastline while exploring the beauties and hidden secrets...

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Beat About the Bush: Mammals

The series answers all those everyday questions that are prompted by visits to the bush. It fills the gap in existing literature and field guides...

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The Guide's Guide to Guiding

The Guide's Guide to Guiding is written by veteran wildlife safari guide Garth Thompson, and is aimed at informing and educating those that have a...

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Sappi Tree Spotting: Lowveld

Sappi Tree Spotting is a new, easy method of tree identification, written for the newcomer to the area, as well as the experienced tree enthusiast.

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Sappi Tree Spotting: Lifer List

A new addition to the popular Tree Spotting series that is designed to enhance this fast-growing eco-hobby in southern Africa.

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Sappi: What's in a Name?

Latin is not as widely spoken as it once was, even among well-educated people. Therefore, names that were once self-explanatory have, for most of us,...

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Trees and Shrubs of Mpumulanga and Kruger National Park

This is a complete guide to every tree and woody shrub indigenous to the province of Mpumalanga and the entire Kruger National Park.

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Sappi Tree Spotting: Highveld

Sappi Tree Spotting is an easy method of tree identification, written for the newcomer to the area, as well as the experienced tree enthusiast.

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Sappi Tree Spotting: KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape (Revised)

Sappi Tree Spotting is a new, easy method of tree identification, written for the newcomer to the area, as well as the experienced tree enthusiast.

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