'From a bench at Arendsig at the top of Mike's Pass an impressive row of peaks in line with the escarpment meets the eye. . . a young female bushbuck regularly visits the Mahai campsite. . . waterfalls in the landscape of the Berg and the rich plant, bird and animal life impart a feeling of well-being and happiness. . . the drive up Sani Pass is a fascinating experience. . .'
With phrases like these, A Guide to the Drakensberg opens a vast area of pristine wilderness with its grand mountains and extraordinary rock formations, its rich wildlife heritage and historical significance - preserved in abundant rock art. Along with information on the natural history of the region, it provides maps, lists of walks and hikes (graded for degree of difficulty), descriptions of recommended routes, information on accommodation, contact details and practical tips.
The book is divided into three regions: KwaZuluNatal Drakensberg (northern, central and southern), north-eastern Cape Drakensberg and north-eastern Free State Drakensberg, each further divided into the main mountain and nature reserves. Rounded off with lists of plant and animal species (including where and when they are best seen) and an Information A-Z containing tips and pointers, it is the perfect guide and companion for a trip to southern Africa's great escarpment.
After giving up a job on a national German magazine and settling in Johannesburg, photographer, writer and documentary filmmaker August Sycholt made wildlife and southern Africa his focus of attention. Travelling extensively in his role as freelance photographer/writer, he has produced several books on nature and ecotourism in the region.
Size: 14,5 cm x 21 cm