MapStudio has been the leading publisher for over 55 years and is now also bringing you lifestyle publications to help you plan your travels in southern Africa.
This June MapStudio brings you three new titles to help you explore not only South Africa, but our neighbouring countries as well. Below are our new titles for this month:
Things to do in Moer & Gone Places
A – Z: Place Names of South Africa
Visitor’s Guide & Atlas Kgalagadi Park
MapStudio’s new release Things to do in Moer & Gone Places is a guide “to get away from it all” with over 100 places within South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique.
The book covers all levels of accommodation, from a rustic cabin in the woods, to a 4-star self-catering lodge in the African bush. Each entry features a short description of the destination and the accommodation, and the range of activities available in the surrounding areas.
There are fantastic full-colour photographs of the accommodation and surrounds, as well as valuable information about action and leisure sports.
Finding a remote holiday adventure is one page away!
– Cultural experiences
– Tasting local food and drink
– 4×4 trips… plus many more
An important information panel features driving directions with locator map and GPS coordinates, access, security, cell reception, Wi-Fi availability, website and contact details.
About the author:
Jacques Marais is a professional photographer, photojournalist and author who primarily focuses on adventure travel, extreme sport and the great outdoors. He regularly contributes to a wide selection of premium adventure, travel and outdoor lifestyle magazines and newspapers, both in South Africa and abroad.
He has authored and contributed to more than a dozen outdoor and adventure guides, covering activities as diverse as mountain biking, trail running, hiking and adventure racing.
This book contains alphabetically listed names of South African cities and towns, as well as most villages and certain settlements and townships where information was available.
Ann Gadd particularly enjoyed researching the smaller villages and places. There is a wide variety of attractions across the places, covering sporting interests, places to eat, historical interest, the longest, the tallest, the coldest and much more.
Ann connected with local inhabitants to get their take on the naming of their town. All this wonderful (and sometimes whacky) information is condensed to give you a book that sums up the very core of each place.
– Year established
– Origin of town name
– Previous name
– Preferred name
– Alternative name
– …And more
About the author:
Ann Gadd is the author of 15 books and one of South Africa’s most popular artists. She is responsible for creating the art movement known as Baabaaism, which reflects the social and intellectual preoccupations of sheep, using popular visual language.
She has bathed in mud with a cannibal, surf-sailed In Maui, worked at a pub in central London, yachted in remote Fijian islands, dined on turtle in the Seychelles and danced at the local disco in De Aar.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a fusing of two parks, namely South Africa’s Kalahari Gemsbok National Park and Botswana’s Gemsbok National Park. The vastness of the Kgalagadi makes this one of the select few conservation areas of such magnitude left on the globe.
This visitor’s guide features an opening checklist and an overview map, as well as a main map giving detailed information on the layouts of the main campsites, handy hints and tips, visitor’s facilities and information, distance chart and travelling times, contact details and booking information, gate times and travel times between the various camps.
Images and descriptions of mammals, reptiles, birds and flora are detailed at the end of the guide.
There is also a great star gazing map of the Southern Skies – the clean air and lack of light and pollution makes the Kgalagadi ideal for star gazing.
This is a must-have for any traveller who wishes to visit the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, an amazing and beautiful part of our world.
– Full-colour photographs
– Camp, picnic site and waterhole information in detail
– Accommodation options available
– Contact details
– SANParks regulations
– … And more