Patrick Conroy takes us on a journey to the highest mountain in the world, where one of the greatest tragedies in climbing history was about to unfold. Filled with photographs and sketches from his notebooks we become part of the 702 team sent to cover the South African Everest Expedition of 1996.
The lost city of southern Africa and its untold riches fascinated the Romans, European explorers and writers such as Rider Haggard. Adam Cruise sets out on a personal quest across the Kalahari to find the mythical city that inspired King SolomonÆs Mines, and æthe Great FariniÆ, the daredevil showman at the heart of the legend.
From Paul Theroux and Peter Moore to Jonny Steinberg, J M Coetzee, Jonathan Kaplan, Nelson Mandela, Mamphela Ramphele, Tom Eaton, Breyten Breytenbach, Pieter-Dirk Uys and Gabeba Baderoon: Discover Cape Town with contemporary authors.
What does it feel like to walk off the edge of a map? To emerge dazed, dying yet triumphant, from the Amazon? Benedict Allen's anthology of human exploration ranges across various terrains - hot and cold deserts, mountains and plains, jungles and high seas - and presents the words of those who, through the centuries - be they Vikings or missionaries, conquistadors or botanists - have set off into 'the unknown'. 'Immaculately edited and shrewdly considered ...a hugely readable compendium.
This title describes mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships. This book presents an unusual fraternity of daredevils, athletes, and misfits stretching the limits of the possible - from the paranoid confines of a snowbound tent, to the thunderous, suffocating terror of a white-out on Mount McKinley.
What's your cat up to when you're not around? Why do leopards walk alone? Are clouds alive? Why did someone risk their life for a single egg? These are a few of theáquestions puzzled over by award-winningátravel writer and naturalist Don Pinnock in this collection drawn from years of wandering in Africa. An entertaining, thought-provoking book.
Kostalgie is a nostalgic journey of Barbara Joubert’s travels through the world, country by country.
It all starts in the Karoo where she was born. Memories and recipe’s from her childhood days combine for a glance back in time, updated with a modern twist. In Paris, France she discovered that French cooking is home food – like beef cheeks cooked in red wine. Portugal is the nation of seafood and pork. Joubert lived in London for 9 months and pub food was her introduction to British cuisine and Italian homemade pasta and ricotta cheesecake was a must to make.
Turkey is one of the featured countries in the book. Although Joubert has never actually been there, she was inspired by a restaurant called Anatoli and felt she had to add that to the book. Africa’s wonderful spicy dishes bring the book to a close. The photography by Micky Hoyle is beautifully illustrative of the amazing produce and cultures throughout the book. So much so you feel you can almost taste the mouth-watering dishes brought to life by his stunning visuals.
Set against Argentina's turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Peronist regime, this is the story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom from an oil slick in Uruguay just days before a new term.
There is no better way to shrug off the pressures of modern living than to grab a bunch of mates and hit the road û immerse yourself in natural surroundings û and, while you're out there, stop, cook up a storm and party on down. Eat, drink and lekker kuier, then the next time pack it all up and do it somewhere else.
Obie encompasses a decades-long sweep of his lifeÆs work and covers the globe. It is part coffee-table book, part travelogue, part autobiography and part storybook, with a bit of philosophy thrown in for good measure.
In the spring of 2015, the author set out from the heart of Cairo on his latest world record attempt - cycling solo, the length of Africa, intending to ride to Cape Town in under 50 days. In this book, he brings Africa to life in all its complex glory, friendship and curiosity, while inspiring us all to question the bounds of what is possible.