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South Africa offers vibrant cities and wildlife wonders. Our exciting new title in the Traveler series covers everything—from Cape Town to Johannesburg to seeing the "big five" on safari.


  • Softcover
  • 320 pages
  • 120 color photographs, 15 maps
  • 5 1/4" x 8 1/2"
  • © 2009

"A thorough, intelligently presented, well-illustrated guide, it will probably give you the basics of what you need more clearly and compactly than any other book"—The Independent (London)


"High production quality…detailed information… can be read as much for pleasure as practicality."—Library Journal


"Sensational photos, superb maps, and prose that's authoritative."—San Francisco Chronicle


"Succinctly written text and marvelous photography."—Chicago Tribune


"Rich with photography, maps, and historical context."—Los Angeles Times


"Quality is the watchword."—New York Newsday


"Has it all: depth, breadth, and a wealth of practical information."—Bookpage Magazine


"Brimming with great colour photography and timely facts."—The Toronto Sun


"Handsome and informative."—The Washington Times


"Sure to push some competing titles off book counters."—The Oregonian


"Glossy, interesting, and colorful…for all travel collections."—Library Journal


''Sensational photos, superb maps, and prose that's authoritative.'' —San Francisco Chronicle


''It's like reading and looking at a really in-depth National Geographic essay.'' —Seattle Times


''All the glossy thoroughness you would expect from the brand name, with an impressive list of contributors.'' —The Times (London)


''Some of the handsomest volumes you'll ever find on a shelf of travel books.'' —Toronto Star


''Filled with beautiful photography, and excellent color maps; after all, this is National Geographic, a publisher that's had about a hundred years experience in doing this kind of thing.'' —The Tennessean


The award-winning National Geographic Traveler has been enhanced with engaging new features and a contemporary redesign. Each guide begins with an introduction that enables you to sample a bit of the culture, history, and attractions before you go and plan the trip based on your own interests and length of stay.


Immerse yourself in active, in-country "Experiences" and "Off-the-Beaten-Path Excursions" you won't find anywhere else.


Other new features, such as "Insider Tips" from National Geographic photographers, writers, and experts, and "Not-To-Be-Missed" lists ensure that each visit will be memorable.


The guides' design has been simplified, opened up, and enhanced with easy-to-read tinted sections. Gorgeous color photographs, high-quality maps, and the popular walking and driving tours are still highlights of our crisp, new look.


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    Comments about South Africa:

    I was born & raised in South Africa but immigrated to the USA in my thirties. The information in this guide was absolutely "spot-on" and more so. The reading and comments were accurate and I personally learnt a few more facts about South Africa which I never knew before. I bought this book as a gift to my daughter to give her a better idea of where she was born and she absolutely loves it.

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