Cape Town to Kruger: Backpacker Travels in South Africa and Swaziland

Cape Town to Kruger: Backpacker Travels in South Africa and Swaziland

by John Dwyer

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Overview

Join John Dwyer on his epic travels across South Africa, from vibrant Cape Town to wild Kruger Park. Through his engaging writing and sense of humour, the author takes you on an unforgettable journey through the spectacular scenery and tribal cultures of the "Rainbow Nation".He also offers an in-depth look at the history of apartheid and its effects on the people of South Africa. Sprinkled with quotes from Nelson Mandela, this is much more than a travel journal. If you're interested in the history of South Africa or have ever dreamed of visiting this exotic country, you'll love Cape Town to Kruger.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511692878
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/19/2015
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

When I was thirteen, my mum gave me a world atlas as a birthday present. Little did she know the effect that it would have on me. As I turned each page, I was mesmerised by the pictures of far-away countries and exotic peoples. I wondered what it would be like to stand on top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, to see the dizzying peaks of the Himalayas, to watch snake charmers in India, or to see the Terracotta Warriors in China. I spent hours leafing through that atlas in contented silence, studying the pictures on each page with wonder. When I went to bed that night, I made up my mind to go and see those places for myself. My love of travel was born that day.

Before I was old enough to travel to these places myself, I satisfied my wanderlust by reading about the travels of others. I rode the rocky roads of Asia by bicycle with Dervla Murphy in Full Tilt, experienced the magic of old Tibet with Heinrich Harrer in Seven Years in Tibet, and explored the newly opened China by train with Paul Theroux in Riding the Iron Rooster.

I have since kept those promises I made to myself as a child and my travels have brought me all over to world. I finally discovered what it was like to stand on Table Mountain with Cape Town spread out far below me - it was fantastic.

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