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The Rough Guide to South Africa (Rough Guide Travel Guides) [Paperback]

Barbara McCrea , Tony Pinchuck , Donald Reid , Greg Salter
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27 Jun 2002 Rough Guide Travel Guides
This revised edition includes detailed coverage of all the sights from the Cape's sweeping beaches to the lush Winelands and wilderness trails of the Kruger National Park.

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  • Paperback: 944 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides Ltd; 3rd Revised edition edition (27 Jun 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1858288533
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858288536
  • Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 13 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 528,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The authors are all experts on South Africa, with two of them living in Cape Town.

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It's not possible to see everything that South Africa has to offer in one trip and we don't suggest you try. Read the first page
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feeling safe with Rough Guide in South Africa 29 April 2004
My partner and I spent 2 months in South Africa and used Rough Guide, ourfirst break from the other travel books available. I was pleasantlysurprised with the information in it and often had other travellerssharing our book. It's just a little more sophisticated than the rest. Themaps are clear and simple and the history section amazing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive 9 Nov 2003
After years of persuasion, my husband finally got myself and our boys to SA, well did I impress him with my up to date knowledge of the country and all its fabulous sights! I guided him through mountain passes, to breathtaking beaches and even told him how much to tip the guy who filled up our fuel tank...
Invaluable and reading this at home first prepared me for the wonderful country that it is and not what the media portrays.
Well Done
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5.0 out of 5 stars SA Map 7 Sep 2010
By charlie
ordered this item on the excellent product detail describtion given on line. Product arrived on time and was as described.South Africa (Globetrotter Travel Map)
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good overview but would benefit from updating 10 Oct 2003
By A Customer
Good general commentary on the country, but not always up to date when it comes to places to eat and drink.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide, esp. in comparison to the LP 25 Feb 2006
By Amanda - Published on
I lived in SA for about 5 months. We had both the LP and the Rough Guide and although it was nice to have both, I would recommend the Rough Guide if you were just going to choose one book. I found the Rough Guide to be a little more accurate in the prices listed and the organization to be far superior to the LP. The LP was helpful with more general information, but the Rough Guide provided more information on the little, out of the way places. If you plan on using hostels, it is imperative to pick up a Coast to Coast after arriving. It is a compelation of hostels, organized by area, that is put out by the hostels of SA. It also includes hostels in Swaziland, Lesotho, and Mozambique. Most hostels involved with the book have free copies that you can take.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent companion 5 Feb 2004
By jay noseberger - Published on
Accurate and well-researched book. The recommendations are generally spot on. Nicely written, it's like travelling around with a friend who really knows the place. As someone who lives in South Africa, it's reassuring to know that there are books that are able to talk frankly about the crime situation without getting into a froth of paranoia.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tells you all you need to know 29 April 2004
By A Customer - Published on
A well researched book giving all the tips and hints that one needs to know about South Africa. The book doesn't waste your time by making recommendations and then slating them (as other guide books tend to do).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful 4 Jan 2007
By The Bostonian - Published on
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Detailed guidebook, good recommendations on local guides to use (we tried their recommendation of the township tour in Cape Town), places to stay and things to do. I am planning to use them again for my subsequent trips to other regions.
10 of 30 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't trust this book! 12 July 2002
By A Customer - Published on
Rough Guides has an odd point of view on South Africa. Crime is a relavent issue there. Don't trust this sugar coated point of view.
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