This guide covers all the main towns, cities, and parks of one of the most beautiful countries on Earth. Travel information and tips for the hot spots of Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, and Durban are all extensively updated for this latest edition. The book also includes spotlights on food and drink, shipwrecks, surfing, diving, and wild animals to help travelers get the most out of their time in this multifaceted destination. Kruger National Park, the Kalahari, and the Western Cape wine lands are featured, and readers can also enjoy a Footsteps to Freedom walk, a Maloti Mountains drive, and luxury train trips through the
Born and educated in South Africa, Richard Whitaker studied at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, then took further degrees in Classics at the universities of Oxford and St. Andrews. After decades teaching at universities in Durban and Cape Town, he began a second career as a writer. He has traveled widely in Europe and southern Africa. Whitaker also worked on the first two editions of this book.