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On Route in South Africa

B.P.J. Erasmus

From Pofadder, eMkhuze and Haenertsburg to Cookhouse, Klipplaat, Maokeng and Taung … South Africa’s amazing diversity is an invitation to take to the road.

This revised and updated edition of On Route in South Africa has a new, contemporary look, but contains all the features that have made it such a classic. Previous editions won a special place in the hearts of South Africans. No other book available offers such a range and depth of information about the villages, towns and cities of this land, and on the intriguing and informative tales they have to tell.

The 37 chapters are arranged in logical sequence, beginning with Cape Town and radiating outwards. Each chapter corresponds to an established and coherent geographic or demographic area. Included are detailed regional maps, incorporating up-to-date place names, and complemented by route directions within the text. With its expanded text and more than 500 photographs, On Route in South Africa contains a remarkable wealth of information, making it the perfect travel planner and companion.


Barend Peter Jacobus Erasmus was born on December 15, 1930. He acquires degrees in classical and modern languages ​​at the universities of Stellenbosch and Cape Town, the latter acquires summa cum laude. He carries a large part of his career in the diplomatic service in The Hague and London, where he is among other things information attaché. He is also editor of several magazines, including Panorama . He moved in 1989 after retirement from Pretoria to Philipstown, a town in the Upper Karoo. He is married and his four children all have university degrees and have all emigrated to abroad, his son Johan died in 2007. He died on February 8, 2012.

Category:  Guidebooks
ISBN:  9781920289645
Publisher:  Sunbird Publishers
On sale:  February 2014
Format:  Paperback (3rd edition)
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