The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Mountains of Southern Africa

Cover of Mountains of Southern Africa

Author: David Bristow

Photography: Clive Ward

Number of pages: 168

Year published: 1985

Edition: 1st

Published by: C. Struik (Pty) Ltd

Hardcover

ISBN: 0 86977 227 9

The Wildebeest's Review of "Mountains of Southern Africa"

The Wildebeest reviewing a book

This reviewer has a natural fear of heights and exercise which means that you won’t normally find him climbing mountains! Having said that he does, like most people, really enjoy sitting and having a cold one and admiring the mountains. If you can’t see the mountains from where you are then perhaps you should invest in this coffee table book.

The text by David Bristow is interesting and it is accompanied by some spectacular photographs by Clive Ward. Some of the photos that really caught my eye include the one of the Cape fold ranges on page 110, the two-page spread on pages 46 and 47, as well as the photo covering page 14 and 15. Some pages I skipped because they trigger my fear of heights! An example of this are the photos on pages 22 and 23. These guys are nuts.

Overall “Mountains of Southern Africa” makes for a good read and one can enjoy the mountain scenery without having to leave home or climb a metre off the ground.

Some of the subjects in this publication

Magaliesberg Mountains - Page: 28
Waterberg - Page: 35
Soutpansberg - Page: 36
Wolkberg - Page: 39
Wolkberg Wilderness Area - Page: 39
Barberton - Page: 47
Drakensberg Mountains - Page: 61
Bearded Vulture - Page: 67
Graaff-Reinet - Page: 89
Witteberge - Page: 96
Outeniqua Mountains - Page: 100
Hex River Mountains - Page: 100
Swartberg Mountain Range - Page: 100
Du Toitskloof Pass - Page: 105
Table Mountain - Page: 111
Cederberg - Page: 136

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