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Title is misleading
on 3 November 2012
The coverage of Cape Town appears to be excellent, however I cannot fully judge until I have visited Cape Town itself. One of my major motivations for buying this book is for the coverage pertaining to the second part of the title "and the Garden Route". The coverage contained in this book of this most beautiful part of the world is scant to say the least. It is treated more as a day trip section, hardly even a chapter in its own right. In the bookshop today, I scanned the content of a competitor edition who appear to provide much fuller coverage of the garden route including detailed maps (lp have earned a reputation for being sloppy with their maps). Thus, I will be looking to buy the coverage of the Garden Route from that competitor and downloading it to my kindle.
If the title of the book said, "Cape Town", then it would merit 4 stars. But as an avid Lonely Planet purchaser over the years, I am very disappointed with it's scant coverage of the Garden Route.