‘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?’ So said author and TV presenter Denis Beckett in his foreword of A Walk in the Park, which takes readers on a road trip in and around South Africa's national parks. Now an updated 2nd edition e-book has been published.
From the Kalahari to Mapungubwe, from Cape Town to the Kruger National Park, and from the Garden Route to the Karoo, follow my journey through 12 national parks in South Africa, meeting fascinating people and finding adventures. I promise I won't bore your pants off: this ain't no dry catalogue of the ecology and topography (huh?) of the parks. Rather, it's a dynamic string of experiences both inside and outside the parks. You'll find real people, activities, cultural heritage and food, all peppered with interesting facts and spiced with humour.
Part nature guide, part travelogue, it can be read like a story book because Reid writes in a chatty and accessible way. Her candour and self-deprecating humour is disarming. A well-priced, helpful, fun guide for adventurous spirits. Sawubona
You’ll keep on reading to discover the adventures behind chapter names such as ‘Prozac for the soul’ and ‘Vulture burgers’. Land Roving
It will get you itching to travel and that’s more important by far than knowing what to pack. Leisure Wheels
You can buy the fully updated Walk in the Park e-book from Amazon worldwide for US$7.41. In South Africa the total price will be about R100. Given the price of books these days, that's a steal.
Although you need to have (or create) an Amazon account, you don't need a Kindle reader; you can download free apps to read it on your computer, smart phone or tablet. With Christmas just around the corner, you can even buy it as a gift for someone else. Hint, hint.
Listen to my interview about SA's national parks with a radio station in the UK.
Find or buy the book here: A Walk in the Park: Travels in & around South Africa's national parks