Please note that as from 1 June 2016 the "Cape Town on Foot &Bo-Kaap" walks will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Start and tickets at Huguenot House, Prins & Prins, 66 Loop Str./cnr Hout Str.Please come into the building and do not wait in
the street. Click the 'Historical Walks' tab above for details.
Bitte beachten Sie, dass ab 1. Juni 2016 die Stadtführungen nur am Montag, Mittwoch und Freitag stattfinden. Neuer Treffpunkt
für die Stadtführungen: Huguenot House 66 Loop Str./Ecke Hout Street. Bitte kommen Sie in das Gebäude und warten Sie nicht
auf der Strasse. Bitte klicken Sie die Stadtführung-Taste oben rechts für mehr Details.
West Coast And Beyond
A Journey of Discovery
||2008 as "Finding Pofadder";
2011 new impression and title "West Coast and Beyond";
2016 this 2nd impression of "West Coast and Beyond"
|Size of book
||210mm x 150mm
||soft cover, full colour, 225gsm gloss art
||160 pages on 115gsm gloss art
||South African Rand R165.00 + P&P
The book is a journey along the west coast, through Namaqualand, the northern Cape on to the Namibian border and the diamond fields of Kimberley.
The historical and economic development of this vast area is described, as is the discovery of copper and diamonds, missionary work, fauna and flora.
With this book, the reader embarks on an incredible journey to the west coast and the immense land that lies beyond, as far as the Richtersveld, Augrabies Falls, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, the border with Namibia and the diamond capital of Kimberley.
Following the shrill call of seagulls along the windswept coast which claimed countless ships and lives, he crosses through small towns and villages that are deeply steeped in history, each one telling a story of determination and courage against seemingly insurmountable barriers.
As he travels past vineyards, wheat fields, spring-flower carpets, steel mills and iron-ore terminals, jagged mountains, tranquil rivers and lagoons where flamingoes stalk majestically and colour the water pink, a whole new world opens up before him, something will stir in him. This land is calling him as he relives the fate and fortune of explorers, steadfast missionaries, gamblers, adventurers, politicians and soldiers before him. He touches on the often arduous lives of ordinary people, who make this region so unique.
“West Coast and beyond” [isbn 978 0958 495189] is the 7th title by the author in the Wanderlust Books travel series which includes: - Garden Route Travels, The Cape of Good Hope, The Winelands Explorer, Die Weinstrasse am Kap, Cape Town on Foot and Kapstadt zu Fuss.