Our Top 4×4 Trips features the Cederberg and Biedouw Valley, Gannaga Ouberg and Tankwa Karoo National Park, Swartberg, Die Hel and Meiringspoort passes, Baviaanskloof, Mountain Zebra National Park and Camdeboo, Lesotho-Drakensberg region, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Sodwana and Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Namibia and Southern Namibia.
Routes in this book includes:
• 01I Cederberg & Biedouw Valley 6 Route Map p8 & Road Atlas section
• 02I Gannaga & Ouberg Passes, Tankwa Karoo
• 03I The Swartberg, Die Hel & Meiringspoort
• 04I Baviaanskloof
• 05I Karoo – Camdeboo NP & Mountain Zebra
• 06I Lesotho – Drakensberg
• 07I iSimangaliso Wetland Park & Hluhluwe-iMfolozi
• 08I Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
• 09I Northern Namibia
• 10I Southern Namibia
Each route has been driven and verified by the author. They include turn-by-turn descriptions of the routes along with the best and worst experiences of each trip.
Includes detailed information on accommodation listings, top sites, gear guide on what to pack, geological information, interesting facts on regions visited and full color photographs throughout the book. Contains checklists of fauna, flora and lists likely to see birds and animals. The maps include detailed information on the routes, street plans of towns near the main routes, GPS points throughout the route areas, a road atlas section of Southern Africa and the distances travelled.
Mariëlle Renssen was born in Zimbabwe of Dutch parents, educated in Cape Town, has lived and worked twice in New York City and is now settled in Knysna. So a compulsive wanderer she claims to be! Having travelled extensively in Europe, America and Southern Africa, she can’t get the travel and writing bug out of her blood.
Mariëlle was with Struik New Holland Publishers for 12 years, working variously as book editor, writer and publisher. She is the author of many books, ranging in subject from marathon running and alternative health to a teenager living with dyslexia. Today her focus is mainly off-road travel writing in Southern Africa, where she writes extensively for MapStudio and for travel company Back RoadTours (www.backroadtours.co.za) which she co-established with husband, Hirsh, and a traveller friend.
Some of the major books written for MapStudio
Tourist Atlases to the Western Cape & Mozambique
Wildlife Southern Africa National Parks & Reserves
Drive Southern Africa
Globetrotter Safari Guide South Africa
Mariëlle’s books published by MapStudio
More Back-road 4×4 Trips
Contributor to Dorling Kindersley’s Eyewitness Travel Guide to South Africa