To inspire you, Aardvark Press is offering a 30% summer discount on sales of my book A Walk in the Park: travels in and around South Africa’s national parks. This means that until 31st January 2011, you will pay just R119, excluding postage (the normal price is R170).
In the book you’ll find real-life stories about people and places, as well as nearly 300 ideas of fun things to do in and around national parks across six provinces. You’ll also discover fascinating facts such as:
• why your partner is potentially more dangerous than a black mamba
• what Patricia Lewis, James Small and Ozzie Osborne’s bizarre kids have in common
• why hippos are vegetarians and vultures need a spin doctor
• how a tiny little fish is actually the Big Mob Boss of the deep
• which creature has a penis that’s 20 times longer than its body.
To whet your appetite, here’s what reviewers have said about the book:
This is a delicious book. It evokes things we love about the country around us. It conjures up places that soothe the soul. Its huge fault is that ... well, people are going to read it. And then where will all our best-kept secrets be? (Denis Beckett in the Foreword)
What a handy and original little gem of a book this is. Part nature guide, part travelogue, it is… entertaining and informative…. Hard facts are followed by highly entertaining anecdotal narratives, similar to what one might read in a local travel magazine. … A well-priced, helpful and fun guide for adventurous spirits. (Sawubona)
a highly entertaining book (Getaway)
Award-winning journalist – and it shows – Roxanne Reid and her partner visit 14 [national] parks, and she describes each with a brief, evocative introduction, a few fast facts, and then launches into a wonderfully descriptive account of some activities that they’ve undertaken there, and/or some of the major characters involved – characters in the real sense of the word. Her pieces are all laced with humour, thoughtful reflection and close observation. .. Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of ‘More things to do’ in that particular parks and its surrounding area – a really practical and useful list. (African Wildlife)
[It will] get you itching to travel and that’s far more important than knowing what to pack. (Leisure Wheels)
This is a great book to plan (and take) for your next road trip. (Gear Guide)
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