The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - by MapStudio

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition

Number of pages: 208

Year published: 2018

Published by: MapStudio

Softcover

ISBN: 978-1-77026-972-9

The Wildebeest's Review of "Hit the Road" published by MapStudio

Hit the Road is a colourful publication filled with photos, maps, contact addresses and, of course, descriptions of interesting places to visit. 17 regions of the country are covered from Cape Town to Kruger National Park.

The routes described are definitely not day drives but rather a collection of places to visit in or around a particular point. For each destination there is an estimation of the time that will be required to make the best of your visit. The accuracy of these estimates will largely depend on your interests and what you will do at that location. For example, the estimate for Blue Lagoon in Durban is 2 to 3 hours. I have visited it numerous times but have probably never spent more than an hour there. My interest was normally birdwatching but perhaps you would spend more time if you were to have a picnic.

Most of the location descriptions are brief and provide some of the history of the location as well as suggestions on what you might do or see. The choice of locations is interesting as some cover a whole town while others are for a specific casino.

Overall, this is a worthwhile book if you, like me, love exploring South Africa.

Some of the subjects in this publication

Cape Town - Page: 16
Robben Island - Page: 17
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront - Page: 17
Two Oceans Aquarium - Page: 17
Cape of Good Hope - Page: 19
Rhodes Memorial - Page: 20
Table Mountain - Page: 20
Table Mountain National Park - Page: 20
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - Page: 21
Hout Bay - Page: 22
Chapmans Peak - Page: 22
Kalk Bay - Page: 23
Cape Point - Page: 23
Boulders Beach - Page: 23
West Coast National Park - Page: 29
Langebaan - Page: 30
Langebaan Lagoon - Page: 30
Darling - Page: 31
Cederberg Moutains - Page: 33
Cederberg Wilderness Area - Page: 33
Olifants River, Western Cape - Page: 35
Namaqualand - Page: 35
Stellenbosch - Page: 42
Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve - Page: 43
Huguenot Memorial and Museum - Page: 45
Franschhoek - Page: 45
Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve - Page: 45
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve - Page: 47
Le Bonheur Croc Farm - Page: 47
Paarl Bird Sanctuary - Page: 47
Paarl - Page: 47
Afrikaans Language Monument - Page: 47
Kleinmond - Page: 54
Bettys Bay - Page: 54
Pringle Bay - Page: 54
Fernkloof Nature Reserve (Hermanus) - Page: 55
Grotto Beach, Hermanus - Page: 55
Hermanus - Page: 55
Stanford - Page: 56
Pearly Beach - Page: 56
Gansbaai - Page: 56
Arniston - Page: 57
Struisbaai - Page: 57
Cape Agulhas - Page: 57
De Mond Nature Reserve - Page: 58
De Hoop Nature Reserve - Page: 58
Bredasdorp - Page: 58
Heuningberg Nature Reserve - Page: 58
Greyton - Page: 59
Threewaterskloof Dam - Page: 59
Swellendam - Page: 59
Garden Route National Park - Page: 64
Mossel Bay - Page: 65
George - Page: 65
Goukamma Nature Reserve - Page: 66
Sedgefield - Page: 66
Wilderness - Page: 66
Knysna National Lake Area - Page: 66
Feather Bed Nature Reserve - Page: 67
Noetzie - Page: 67
Knysna - Page: 67
Robberg Nature Reserve - Page: 68
Plettenberg Bay - Page: 68
Otter Trail - Page: 69
Tsitsikamma - Page: 69
Natures Valley - Page: 69
Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area - Page: 74
Jeffreys Bay - Page: 75
Seekoei River Nature Reserve - Page: 75
St. Francis Bay - Page: 75
Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area - Page: 75
Kabeljous Nature Reserve - Page: 75
Shamwari Game Reserve - Page: 76
Port Elizabeth - Page: 76
Addo Elephant National Park - Page: 76
Port Alfred - Page: 77
Kenton-on-Sea - Page: 77
Great Fish River Nature Reserve - Page: 78
Grahamstown - Page: 79
Bathurst - Page: 79
Gonubie - Page: 80
Kidds Beach - Page: 80
East London - Page: 80
Dwesa Nature Reserve - Page: 81
Hole in the Wall - Page: 81
Cwebe Nature Reserve - Page: 81
Cango Caves - Page: 87
Oudtshoorn - Page: 87
Die Hel, Swartberg - Page: 88
Meiringspoort - Page: 88
Klaarstroom - Page: 88
Swartberg - Page: 88
Prince Albert - Page: 89
Swartberg Pass - Page: 89
Nieu-Bethesda - Page: 90
Karoo National Park - Page: 90
Leeugamka - Page: 90
Aquila Game Reserve - Page: 90
Verneuk Pan - Page: 91
Johannesburg - Page: 96
Gold Reef City - Page: 98
Johannesburg Botanical Garden, Emmarentia Dam - Page: 98
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens - Page: 98
Emmarentia Dam - Page: 98
Newtown - Page: 98
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve - Page: 102
Liliesleaf Farm - Page: 103
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden - Page: 103
Cullinan - Page: 103
Soweto - Page: 104
Kromdraai - Page: 111
Sterkfontein Caves - Page: 111
Maropeng - Page: 111
Rhino and Lion Park - Page: 111
Swartkrans Cave - Page: 111
Sun City - Page: 112
Magaliesberg Nature Reserve - Page: 112
Magaliesberg Mountains - Page: 112
Tswaing Meteorite Crater - Page: 113
Dinokeng Game Reserve - Page: 113
De Wildt Cheetah Breeding Station - Page: 113
Hartbeespoort Dam - Page: 113
Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Irene - Page: 114
Groenkloof Nature Reserve - Page: 114
Pretoria - Page: 114
Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary - Page: 114
Fort Klapperkop - Page: 114
Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria - Page: 115
Freedom Park - Page: 115
Fountains Valley Regional Park - Page: 115
Pretoria National Botanical Garden - Page: 117
Union Buildings, Pretoria - Page: 117
Wonderboom Nature Reserve - Page: 117
Faerie Glen Nature Reserve - Page: 117
National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria - Page: 117
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve - Page: 118
Vaal Dam - Page: 118
Groot Marico - Page: 122
Welgevonden Private Game Reserve - Page: 123
Marakele National Park - Page: 123
Waterberg - Page: 123
Lapalala Wilderness - Page: 123
Polokwane - Page: 124
Makapans Cave - Page: 124
Modjadji Cycad Reserve - Page: 124
Soutpansberg - Page: 125
Ben Lavin Nature Reserve - Page: 125
Blouberg Nature Reserve - Page: 125
Tshipise - Page: 126
Lake Fundudzi - Page: 126
Honnet Nature Reserve - Page: 126
Dzata Ruins - Page: 126
Musina - Page: 127
Mapungubwe National Park - Page: 127
Dullstroom - Page: 133
Long Tom Pass - Page: 133
Nelspruit (Mbombela) - Page: 133
Sabie - Page: 134
Bridal Veil Falls - Page: 134
Lone Creek Waterfall - Page: 134
Horseshoe Falls - Page: 134
Lisbon Falls - Page: 135
Berlin Falls - Page: 135
Forest Falls Walk - Page: 135
Mac Mac Pools - Page: 135
Mac Mac Falls - Page: 135
Pilgrims Rest - Page: 136
Bourkes Luck Potholes - Page: 136
Graskop - Page: 136
Gods Window - Page: 137
Blyde River Canyon - Page: 137
Motlatse Canyon Provincial Nature Reserve - Page: 137
Blyderivierpoort Dam - Page: 137
Echo Caves - Page: 138
Magoebaskloof Hiking Trails - Page: 139
Kruger National Park - Page: 144
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail (KNP) - Page: 144
Lower Sabie Camp, KNP - Page: 145
Pretoriuskop Camp, KNP - Page: 145
Biyamiti Bushveld Camp, KNP - Page: 145
Skukuza Camp, KNP - Page: 145
Lion - Page: 146
African Elephant - Page: 146
Satara Camp, KNP - Page: 146
Cape Buffalo - Page: 147
Leopard - Page: 147
White Rhino - Page: 147
Phalaborwa - Page: 147
Bateleur Bushveld Camp, KNP - Page: 148
Thulamela Archaeological Site - KNP Historical Site - Page: 149
Punda Maria Camp, KNP - Page: 149
Sabi Sands Private Nature Reserve - Page: 150
Mala Mala Game Reserve - Page: 150
Londolozi Game Reserve - Page: 150
Thornybush Game Reserve - Page: 151
Timbavati Game Reserve - Page: 151
Klaserie Nature Reserve - Page: 151
Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve - Page: 151
Moses Mabhida Stadium - Page: 157
Durban - Page: 157
Durban Botanical Gardens - Page: 158
Ushaka Marine World - Page: 159
Bluff Nature Reserve, Durban - Page: 159
Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve - Page: 160
Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve - Page: 161
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve - Page: 161
Umhlanga Rocks - Page: 161
Richards Bay - Page: 162
Mtubatuba - Page: 162
eMpangeni - Page: 162
Umtamvuna Nature Reserve - Page: 163
Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve - Page: 163
Drakensberg Mountains - Page: 168
Underberg - Page: 169
Sani Pass - Page: 169
Coleford Nature Reserve - Page: 169
Champagne Castle - Page: 170
Giants Castle Game Reserve - Page: 170
Cathedral Peak - Page: 171
Ndedema Gorge - Page: 171
The Amphitheatre - Page: 173
Shongweni Dam - Page: 179
Valley of a Thousand Hills - Page: 180
Pietermaritzburg - Page: 180
Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve - Page: 181
Albert Falls Dam - Page: 181
Howick Falls - Page: 181
Midmar Dam - Page: 181
Lotheni Nature Reserve - Page: 182
Kamberg Nature Reserve - Page: 182
Battle of Spioenkop - Page: 184
Rorkes Drift war memorial - Page: 184
Oscarsberg - Page: 184
Battle of Ulundi - Page: 185
Battle of Isandlwana - Page: 185
Battle of Blood River - Page: 185
Royal Natal National Park - Page: 190
iMfolozi Game Reserve - Page: 191
Hluhluwe Game Reserve - Page: 191
uMkuzi Game Reserve - Page: 192
Sodwana Bay - Page: 193
Isimangaliso Wetland Park - Page: 193
Kosi Bay - Page: 194
Lake Sibaya - Page: 194
Ndumo Game Reserve - Page: 195
Tembe Elephant Reserve - Page: 195
Ithala Game Reserve - Page: 195
Gariep Dam Nature Reserve - Page: 201
Gariep Dam - Page: 201
Kimberley Big Hole Old Mine - Page: 202
Kimberley - Page: 202
Maria Moroko National Park - Page: 203
Bloemfontein - Page: 203
Golden Gate Highlands National Park - Page: 204
Clarens - Page: 204
Van Reenens Pass - Page: 205
Vredefort Dome - Page: 205
Ficksburg - Page: 206

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