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Book Description

Discover South Africa - a country brimming with bucket-list experiences

Whether you're hoping to catch a glimpse of nature's most majestic animals, get an adrenaline fix scaling the heights of Table Mountain or simply soak up the summer sunshine with a glass of world-class wine, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that South Africa has to offer. Inside you'll find a detailed guide to the country's animals, terrain and flora as well as information on local conservation efforts.

From vibrant city life to abundant wildlife, rugged vistas to beautiful beaches, prehistoric paintings to cutting edge contemporary art, South Africa has it all. This vast and varied country offers so many travel possibilities that you won't be able to resist.

Our regularly updated guide brings South Africa to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed information on all the must-see sights, inspiring photography, and our trademark illustrations.

You'll discover:

- our pick of South Africa's must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems
- a detailed guide with information on animals, terrain, flora and conservation
- the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay
- detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy
- easy-to-follow itineraries
- expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe
- color-coded chapters to every part of South Africa, from Johannesburg to Cape Town, the Winelands to Kwazulu-Natal

Want the best of Cape Town and the Winelands in your pocket? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelands for top 10 lists to all-things Cape Town.

Table of Contents

  1. COVER
  2. CONTENTS
  3. DISCOVER SOUTH AFRICA
    1. Welcome to South Africa
    2. Reasons to Love South Africa
    3. Explore South Africa
    4. South Africa Itineraries
    5. South Africa For Wildlife
    6. South Africa For City Life
    7. South Africa For Art Lovers
    8. South Africa For Foodies
    9. South Africa’s Political History
    10. South Africa for Natural Wonders
    11. South Africa Off The Beaten Track
    12. South Africa For Families
    13. South Africa For Outdoor Adventures
    14. South Africa for Sports Fans
    15. South Africa For Scenic Journeys
    16. A Year in South Africa
    17. A Brief History
  4. FIELD GUIDE
    1. South Africa’s Habitats
    2. Terrain and Flora
    3. Conservation
    4. Animal Directory
  5. EXPERIENCE SOUTH AFRICA
    1. Cape Town
    2. Cape Peninsula
    3. The Cape Winelands and West Coast
    4. The Arid Northwest
    5. Hermanus and the Overberg
    6. The Garden Route
    7. Eastern Cape
    8. KwaZulu-Natal
    9. Johannesburg and Gauteng
    10. Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Kruger
    11. eSwatini
  6. NEED TO KNOW
    1. Before You Go
    2. Getting Around
    3. Practical Information
    4. Acknowledgments