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

The Wildebeest reviewing a book

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

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