Browsing Category Travel and Leisure, including Wine & Cooking

Abrahams (C.) & Bekker (M.) CASS ABRAHAMS, a life with food
176pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R360
Cass Abrahams, specialist in Cape Malay culture and cuisine, tells her life story to Marike Bekker and shares many of her favourite recipes.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Alberts (A.) text & Fraser (C.) et al photo. BUTTER & LOVE, boerekos from a farm kitchen
217pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R325
Anna Alberts was born and grew up on a farm in Mpumalanga. After completing a chef's course in Pretoria and an internship under chefs Margot Janse and Chris Erasmus in Franschhoek she ran a bistro in eMkhondo (previously Piet Retief). Currently she lives in Cape Town. She was the food stylist on the TV shows "Neill Anthony - Private Chef", "Siba's Table Season 2", "Jenny and Reza's Fabulous Food Academy" and "Just Cooking".
Albu (J.) MY AFRICAN CONQUEST, Cape to Cairo at 80
209pp., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
On 1st June 2017, her 80th birthday, Julia Albu set off in her 20-year-old Toyota on a six-month journey from Cape Town to Cairo.

Foreword by John Maytham.
Alfred (L.) EARLY ONE SUNDAY MORNING I DECIDED TO STEP OUT AND FIND SOUTH AFRICA,
240pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R290
Journalist Luke Alfred spent more than a year walking along South Africa's gravel roads, paths and train tracks, exploring the history of the country.

"It made me smile and it made my heart ache a little" Darrel Bristow-Bovey, author of "One Midlife Crisis and a Speedo"

Luke Alfred is also the author of "When the Lions Came to Town, the 1974 Rugby Tour to South Africa".
Bakkes (C.J.) OPENBARING, 'n reisjoernaal (nie die evangelie nie)
268pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R240
C. Johan Bakkes and five fellow adventurers embark on journeys to the coldest and hottest places on earth still inhabited by people, in Russia and in Ethiopia. Their journey was inspired by the warning expressed in Revelations 3:15-16 in the Bible, that a “lukewarm” life is not worth living.
Basson (B.) et al HOMEGROWN,
223pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R330
Bertus Basson owns four restaurants, including Overture in Stellenbosch. He is also the judge on the reality TV cooking show, The Ultimate Braai Master
Bird (D.) & Govender (D.) text and Calitx (S.) photo. TASTES OF DURBAN,
144pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R260
Recipes drawn from the Indian, European and Zulu communities of Durban.
Botes (A.) KAMMALAND,
224pp., colour illus., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
Annelie Botes and her husband spent three months on a canal boat in England reflecting on 44 years of marriage and on the years that lie ahead.

Annelie Botes was born in 1957 in Uniondale in the Karoo and lives in Port ELizabeth. Her other books include Thula Thula, Lugkasteel and Kainsmerk.
Brodie (N.) THE CAPE TOWN BOOK, a guide to the city's history, people and places
328pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R420
This guide to Cape Town includes chapters on the Cape of Good Hope, Group Areas and forced removals in Cape Town, Robben Island, Table Valley and the City Bowl, the harbour and docklands, the Atlantic seaboard, False Bay, the Northern suburbs and the Cape Flats.
Brown (D.) ARE TROUT SOUTH AFRICAN?, stories of fish, people and places
219 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. OUT OF PRINT
"In asking whether a fish species that was introduced as part of the process of colonial occupation could be called 'South African', this book uses discussions on trout, their history, the literature about them, scientific work on what is considered 'indigenous' or 'alien', as well as the author's moving personal stories of fishing to provide an engaging and accessible exploration of a contested physical and cultural terrain." from the back cover

"What a book! I long to flyfish after reading the beautifully rendered memories; I marvel at the profound value of metaphor in the arguments; and I've learnt a lot about trout." Antjie Krog

"A brilliantly written and totally compelling read that is destined to become a classic of South African angling literature." Tom Sutcliffe

Duncan Brown is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Professor of English at the University of the Western Cape. He is also the author of "Voicing the Text: South African oral poetry and performance", "Oral Literature and Performance in Southern Africa", "To Speak of this Land: identity and belonging in South Africa and beyond" and "Religion and Spirituality in South Africa: new perspectives".
Butcher (T.) CHASING THE DEVIL, the search for Africa's fighting spirit
325 pp., maps, illus., paperback, London, 2010. R215
Journalist Tim Butcher walked 350 miles through Sierra Leone and Liberia, following the trail taken by Graham Greene in 1935 and described in his travel classic "Journey Without Maps".

"'Chasing the Devil' shows the power of good to prevail over evil. Where once there was cruelty and conflict in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Tim Butcher finds grounds for hope. An inspirational account of humanity's wonderful spirit to survive." Desmond Tutu

Tim Butcher was on the staff of the Daily Telegraph from 1990 to 2009 serving as chief war correspondent, Africa bureau chief and Middle East correspondent. His first book, "Blood River", was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He currently lives in Cape Town.
Cloete (N.B.) text & Fraser (C.) photo. REMARKABLE GARDENS OF SOUTH AFRICA,
251 pp., oblong 4to., map, colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2012. R655
Features twenty South African gardens, including Brenthurst in Johannesburg, Fresh Woods in Elgin, Old Nectar and Tokara in Stellenbosch, Nirox at the Cradle of Humankind, and Obesa in Graaff-Reinet.
Coetzee (A.) IN MY VEL, 'n reis
207pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
Azille Coetzee went to the Netherlands to study for a PhD at the Vrije University in Amsterdam. She had a Dutch boyfriend and had decided to settle in Europe. In this memoir she describes how she grappled with the question of who she is and where she belongs.

"'n Lieflike, noodsaaklike boek. Sowel gesofistikeerde intellektuele besinning as 'n hartstogtelik=persoonlike relaas." Francois Smith, Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French, University of the Free State

Azille Coetzee is a postdoctoral researcher at Stellenbosch University.
Corne (L.) & Reyneke (R.) AFRICAN BREW, exploring the craft of South African beer
256 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R290
The story of South African beer, which includes a history of the craft, a chapter on how to brew beer at home, short chapters on brewers around the country, and a collection of recipes from South African chefs, each dish paired with a local beer.
Cotterell (G.) ed. COOKED, in South Africa
274pp., 4to., colour illus, hardback, (Cape Town), (2017). R500
A collection of recipes from 47 South African chefs, food truckers, market makers and artisan bakers, including Karen Dudley, Reuben Riffel, Kobus van der Merwe, Fritz Schoon, Nirit Saban, Seelan, Sundoo, Canny Sbusiso 'Sbu' Msongelwa, and Natasha Sideris.

"Cooked in South Africa" is an initiative of Wish Upon a Star, a nonprofit fund-raising charity. All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to children living with disabilities.
Coyne (P.) A GUIDE TO SOUTH AFRICA'S MOUNTAIN PASSES AND POORTS,
255 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Durban), 2010. R240
A guide to fifty of South Africa's passes and poorts, including the Outeniqua Pass, Montagu Pass, Prince Alfred Pass, Bloukrans Pass, Schoemanspoort, Swartberg Pass, Meiringspoort, New Katberg Pass, Sani Pass, Van Reenen's Pass, and Magoebaskloof Pass.
Davie (L.) A JOURNEY THROUGH JOHANNESBURG'S PARKS, CEMETERIES AND ZOO, the history and heritage of the parks, cemeteries and zoo of the City of Johannesburg
208pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2014) 2015. R150
A guide to the history of Johannesburg's parks, nature reserves and cemeteries.

Lucille Davie writes about Johannesburg's history in a monthly column for the Saturday Star.
Doyle (L.) et al (eds.) THE GREAT SOUTH AFRICAN COOKBOOK,
369pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2016. R450
Sixty-seven top South African chefs, cooks and food artisans were asked to contribute recipes for the food they would cook for someone they loved. Contributors include Luke Dale-Roberts, Ina Paarman, Dorah Sitole, Siphokazi Mdlankomo, Cass Abrahams, Kobus van der Merwe, Liesl van der Walt, Xoliswa Ndoyiya and Zayaan Khan.

All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Nelson Mandela Foundation to develop and support community food and agricultural projects.

du Toit (E.) SHARE, a century of South African community recipes
191pp., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2019. R350
A selection of recipes food writer Errieda du Toit gleaned from 150 community cookbooks produced over the past century.

Errida du Toit is the Food Content Producer for KykNET's cooking series Kokkedoor.
du Toit (J.) & Marais (C.) MOVING TO THE PLATTELAND, life in small town South Africa
295pp., illus., paperback, Cradock, 2018. R325
A guide to living in the smaller towns of South Africa by Julienne du Toit and Chris Marais, two Johannesburg journalists who moved to the small Eastern Cape Karoo town of Cradock in 2007.
Dudley (K.) A WEEK IN THE KITCHEN,
225 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R280
A beautifully presented recipe book by chef Karen Dudley, owner of the eatery, The Kitchen, in Woodstock, Cape Town.
Essop (S.) text & Fraser (C.) photo. KAROO KITCHEN, heritage recipes and true stories from the heart of South Africa
256 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2012. R450
A collection of traditional recipes, veld remedies and culinary tales of the Great Karoo, a sparsely populated semi-desert area of South Africa that covers more than 400 000 square kilometres. Sydda Essop interviewd more than 78 cooks - descendants of the indigenous Khoisan and Xhosa peoples, the Dutch, British and French settlers, slaves from the East, Greeks, Portuguese, Indians and Jews - and convinced them to share personal stories and family recipes.
Fox (J.) THE MARGINAL SAFARI, scouting the edge of South Africa
317 pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R220
Justin Fox's account of his ten thousand kilometre journey around the edge of South Africa.

Journalist and writer Justin Fox is editor of Getaway magazine. His other travel books include "With Both Hands Waving", "Just Add Dust", "Under the Sway" and "Africa Lens".
Fraser (S.) SEVEN DAYS IN CAPE TOWN,
176pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Fourth Edition, Cape Town, (1998) 2015. R250
Seven one-day tours around Cape Town, including the CBD, the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island, Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch, and the Atlantic Seaboard, as well as six itineraries for excursions to the winelands, Garden Route, Southern Cape and West Coast.
Gerber (H.) TRADITIONAL COOKERY OF THE CAPE MALAYS, food customs and 200 old Cape recipes, foreword by I.D. du Plessis, illustrated by Katrine Harries
127pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1957) 1978. R195
This book was published virtually without alterations from a manuscript which Hilda Gerber completed in 1949 and which was found amongst her papers after her death in 1954.
Gillett (L.) & (L.) LIFE ON A CAPE FARM, country cooking at its best
191 pp., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2013. R260
Lesley Gillett in the manager of Bartholomeus Klip, a luxury farmhouse situated on Elandsberg Farms in the Western Cape. Her twin sister, Louise Gillett, is the head chef.
Govender-Ypma (I.) CURRY, stories and recipes from across South Africa
320pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2017. R420
I'shay Govender-Ypma travelled around South Africa collecting curry recipes and talking to cooks and food experts. Includes close to 90 recipes and interviews with over 60 cooks.

I'shay Govender-Ypma is a journalist, writer and cook. She grew up in KwaZulu-Natal and is currently based in Cape Town.
Grobbelaar (T.) ed. ROAD TRIPPING, South Africa
208 pp., 4to., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R295
A selection of twenty road trips, with detailed maps, distances, driving times, useful websites and suggestions on where to eat, drink and stay. Trips include St Lucia, through Swaziland to the Kruger National Park; Long Tom Pass to Sabie, Pilgrim's Rest, Motlatse River Canyon and Graskop; the Anglo-Zulu War battlefield route from Dundee to Durban; the Cederberg from Ceres via central Cederberg, Clanwilliam and Wuppertal; and the circular route around Makhado via Elim and Thohoyandou.
Grobbelaar (T.) ed. ROAD TRIPPING, Namibia
184pp., 4to., colour illus., maps, paperback , Cape Town, 2015. R295
Fifteen road trips through Namibia, all manageable in a normal sedan.
Grobler (J.) OOR BERGE EN DALE, op reis met 'n monumentjagter
286pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R230
Historian Jackie Grobler travelled around South Africa visiting monuments and memorials, including Anglo-Boer War battlefields, Eugene Marais' grave, the San and Khoi Genocide Memorial, Steve Biko's House in Ginsberg, King William's Town, Nongqawuse's grave, Olive Schreiner's house in Hanover, the Old Fort in Johannesburg, and many more.
Grundling (E.) SUSHI EN SHOSHOLOZA, rugyreise en pelgrimstogte in Japan
270pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R275
In 2018 Erns Grundling and a TV crew visited Japan to shoot a new kykNET TV series. Sushi and Shosholoza is his account of the trip, and includes his visits to the Kumino Kodo, Mount Fuji, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima's Peace Park. He also interviews South African rugby players in Japan, including Dan Carter and Jake White. The 2019 Rugby World Cup took place in Japan.

Journalist, TV presenter and writer Erns Grundling is the author of Elders, (translated into English as Walk it Off), about walking the Camino in Spain.
Grundling (E.) WALK IT OFF,
306pp., illus., map, paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R280
First published in Afrikaans in 2017 as Elders. Translated by Edwin Hees.

South African journalist and TV presenter Erns Grundlings' account of walking the Camino in 2015 in 40 days, without cell phone, camera or watch.
Hlatshwayo (F.) BLACKS DO CARAVAN,
180 pp., colour illus., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R220
In 2014 Fikile Hlatshwayo and her family spent three months caravanning around South Africa. They visited over 60 caravan parks in all nine provinces and extended their trip into Swaziland.
Isaacs (C.) COOKING FOR MY FATHER IN MY CAPE MALAY KITCHEN,
207pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town , 2016. R295
Cariema Issacs was born in the Bo-Kaap and now lives in Dubai. She shares some of her favourite Cape Malay recipes in this tribute to her father, with whom she shared a passion for food and cooking.
Isaacs (C.) SPICE ODYSSEY,
192pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R350
A collection of recipes with familiar Cape Malay spices, as well as fresh aromatics from Cariema Isaac's travels to India, Turkey, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the Middle East.

Cariema Isaacs was born in the Bo-Kaap, the Cape Malay Quarter in Cape Town. She is the author of Cooking for My Father in my Cape Malay Kitchen. She lives in Dubai.
James (T.) WINES OF THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA, transition and revolution
324pp., maps, hardback, d.w., Berkeley & Los Angelels, 2013. R720
Tim James examines the history of winemaking in the Cape, describes important grape varieties and wine styles, discusses all the major wine regions, from Cederberg to Walker Bay, and profiles more than 150 producers.

"Tim James combines the necessary cool eye and warm heart as successfully as any wine writer, making him the ideal guide to the new South Africa. Critical, knowledgeable, and passionate, erudite, eloquent, and lucid, he finds the gold at both ends of the rainbow, explaining the past and illuminating the present with a light but very sure touch. This is the book on South Africa for which wine lovers have been waiting." Neil Beckett, editor of "The World of Fine Wine"

Tim James is a certified Cape Wine Master and freelance wine journalist. He is the regional consultant on South Africa for "The World Atlas of Wine" and a taster and associate editor on the annual "Platter Guide to South African Wine". He also writes a weekly column for the Mail & Guardian.

Jan Braai THE VEGETARIAN OPTION,
200pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R370
Also available in Afrikaans as Vegetaries.

Jan Braai, aka Jan Scannell, is the author of Red Hot Jan Braai, Fireworks and Shisanyama.
Jansen (D.) & Leresche (K.) EXPLORING THE CAPE WINELANDS, scenic day routes to the 101 best wineries
176pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Third Edition, Hermanus, (2013) 2019. R385
Includes 10 day routes, each accompanied by a detailed map showing the location of each winery and interesting stops along the way.
Joubert (B.) KOSTALGIE, geure van my lewe
225pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2015. R450
Barbara Joubert has been food editor of Sarie magazine since 2004. Many of the recipes in this book have been collected in the Karoo, while others are based on dishes savoured on her travels abroad.
Joubert (B.) TASTE THE LITTLE KAROO,
192pp., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2015. R285
Beate Joubert owns and manages the Alfresco Deli on her family farm Joubert-Tradauw near Barrydale in the Little Karoo.
Kamalie (K.) & Schrikker (F.) KOOK SAAM KAAPS,
112pp., colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R190
Koelsoem Kamalie and Flori Schrikker regularly contribute recipes to the radio programme, Tjailatyd, presented by Amore Bekker. They both live in Bonteheuwel in Cape Town.

Text in Afrikaans.
Khumalo (S.) ALMOST SLEEPING MY WAY TO TIMBUKTU, West Africa on a shoestring by public transport with no French
287 pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R220
Sihle Khumalo travelled from Dakar in Senegal to Cape Coast in Ghana via Mali, Burkina Faso and Benin with the aim of visiting five World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO.

Sihle Khumalo is also the author of "Dark Continent, My Black Arse" and "Heart of Africa". He lives in Johannesburg.

Khumalo (S.) DARK CONTINENT MY BLACK ARSE, by bus, boksie, matola...from Cape to Cairo
222 pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R200
In 2005/6 Sihle Khumalo travelled on public transport from Durban, South Africa, through Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and the Sudan to Cairo in Egypt.
Khumalo (S.) HEART OF AFRICA, centre of my gravity
222 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
In 2008 Sihle Khumalo spent four weeks travelling around central Africa using only public transport. He travelled thorugh Zambia, across Lake Tanganyika and around Lake Victoria, visiting the official source of the Nile at Jinja in Uganda, the equator, and the Memorial Centre at Kigali, epicentre of the Rwandan genocide.

"I can't imagine a better guide into the heart of Africa than Sihle Khumalo - a no-nonsense traveller, an astute observer, a lover of people and a man with a fine sense of humour." Max du Preez, journalist and writer

Sihle Khumalo is also the author of "Dark COntinent My Black Arse".
Kirsten (K.) GARDENS TO INSPIRE,
224 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2013. R395
Keith Kirsten introduces twenty five exceptional South African gardens, including Brenthurst, Fresh Woods, Old Nectar, Durban Botanic Garden, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Vergelegen and Babylonstoren.
Klaaste (M.) & Stemmett (N.) BITTER + SWEET, a heritage cookbook
336pp., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2015. R440
Mietha Klaaste grew up on the farm Langverwacht at the foot of the Langerberg Mountains in the Robertson district and worked there for most of her life. Food writer Niël Stemmet records her story and the recipes she shared with him - traditional food of the coloured people of the Western and Northern Cape.
LeMaitre (A.) ed. ON ROUTE IN SOUTH AFRICA, explore South Africa region by region
400 pp., 4to., maps, colour illus., paperback, Third Edition, Johannesburg, (1995) 2014. OUT OF PRINT
A travel guide that includes regional maps, up-to-date place names and information about the villages, towns and cities in each region.
Liedtke (R.) & Trankovits (L.) 111 PLACES IN CAPE TOWN THAT YOU MUST NOT MISS,
235pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Cologne, 2015. R410
111 unusual places to visit in Cape Town and the surrounding region, including The African Music Store; Auwal Mosque, the oldest house of Muslim worship; M'hudi, the first black-owned wine farm in South Africa; Langa Cultural Centre; Mzoli's, a restaurant in Guguletu; The Operating Room, where Chris Barbard performed his first heart transplant; Slangkop Point, the tallest cast-iron lighthouse on the Cape; Straight No Chaser, an intimate jazz club; The Boomslang, the tree walkway in Kirstenbosch; and the Zip Zap Circus.
Lundy (M.) EASY WALKS IN THE CAPE PENINSULA, revised and updated
190 pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Revised Edition, CapeTown, (1997) 2014. OUT OF PRINT
Mike Lundy introduces an undemanding walk for every weekend of the year. In this new edition all maps and route descriptions have been updated. It also includes a new walk.
Lundy (M.) WEEKEND TRAILS IN THE WESTERN CAPE, revised and updated
182 pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, (1992) 2014. R170
Twenty-four two-day hiking trails, most within two hours' drive from Cape Town. For the new edition all maps and route descriptions have been updated.
Lurie (S.) A TASTE OF SOUTH AFRICA, with the Kosher butcher's wife
224pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R290
A collection of traditional South African dishes with a Jewish culinary twist by Sharon Lurie, author of Cooking with the Kosher Butcher's Wife and Celebrating with the Kosher Butcher's Wife.
Maartens (A.) MY VEGETARIAN BRAAI,
200pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R325
Includes four vegan recipes.
Malau (H.) JOHANNE 14, real South African food
191pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R275
Recipes for traditional meals cooked at home in South Africa's black townships.

Chef Hope Malau is currently the food editor for DRUM magazine and has won the Galliova Food Writer of the Year award twice.
Marais (J.) GREAT AFRICAN ADVENTURES, a guide to the mother continent's ultimate outdoor adventures
215 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R230
A guide to southern Africa's - and Africa's - best destinations for abseiling, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, game tracking, surfing, hiking, moutaineering, shark diving, paragliding, kayaking, caving, and much more.
Marais (J.) THINGS TO DO IN A DORP,
192 pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R220
A guide to around 150 of South Africa's best-loved towns and villages.
Marais (J.) THINGS TO DO IN MOER & GONE PLACES,
183pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
A guide to over one hundred remote destinations in southern Africa. Includes information on accommodation, amenities, activities, with GPO coordinates and locator maps.
Martin (J.) A MILLIMETRE OF DUST, visiting ancestral sites
269 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R235
A travel memoir in which Julia Martin describes her journey with her family from Cape Town to the Northern Cape to visit Stone Age archaeological sites.

"A delightful journey through the natural and cultural history of the Cape. This is an odyssey that explores the living landscape and allows Martin to excavate its underlying stories. It's well worth the trip". John Parkington, Professor of Archaeology, University of Cape Town.

"It is a story of our past and our present and our future. It is a poem to the country, then and now." Mike Nicol

Julia Martin teaches in the English Department at the University of the Western Cape. She is also the author of the novel, "Writing Home".
McGregor (R.) THE SOUTH AFRICAN STORY,
340 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R175
A collection of tour guide Ron McGregor's commentaries on the history of South Africa and the places most likely to be visited by tourists to the country. He gave these talks as he accompanied tourists on their travels.
McIntosh (F.) HIKE CAPE TOWN, top day trails on the Peninsula, Table Mountain National Park
252pp., colour illus, maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R240
Includes twenty hikes with thirty alternative routes, together with contour maps and information on access, difficulty, duration, and the flora, fauna and historical features.
Menache (P.) & David (D.) CHURCH TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA, a travel odyssey, also featuring: On Tour with Wynand Louw
160pp., 4to, colour illus., maps, paperback, No Place, 2015. R355
Philippe Menarche's and Darryl David's guide to older churches in small country towns around South Africa, with brief histories, maps, and directions on how to get there. Inclues a feature on the architect Eynand Hendrik Louw who designed many church buildings. This book is the third in a trilogy. The first two books are "101 Country Churches" and "A Platteland Pilgrimage".
Mounton (M.) text & Fraser (C.) photo. BO-KAAP KITCHEN, heritage recipes and true stories
245 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2012. R455
A collection of personal stories and traditional recipes collected from inhabitants of the Bo-Kaap, a Cape Malay community in central Cape Town.
Mqwebu (N.) THROUGH THE EYES OF AN AFRICAN CHEF, with a foreword by Darina Allen, Ballymaloe Cookery School
160pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2017. R490
Nompumelelo Mqwebu is the founder of the Mzansi International Culinary Festival and owner of Africa Meets Europe Cuisine. Her recipes are inspired by traditional South African food.
Nataniël DIE HUIS VAN RYE, 'n kosboek
224pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R300
A collection of recipes by musician, writer and cook Nataniël, one of South Africa's most popular Afrikaans entertainers.
Noakes (T.) et. al THE REAL MEAL REVOLUTION, changing the world, one meal at a time
299 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R310
Tim Noakes, Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town, nutritional therapist Sally-Ann Creed, chef Jonno Proudfoot, and adventure athlete David Grier, present a controversial new way of eating that they claim will result in weight loss, increased energy, enhanced athletic performace, better blood glucose and insulin readings,increased metal focus, and better sleep.

Norton (P.), Gardner (M.) & Walker (C.) RIVER OF GOLD, narratives and exploration of the great Limpopo
248pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R350
An account of the Limpopo River, including its history, wildlife, landscapes, early kingdoms and their people, 19th century hunting, and conservation efforts of the four national parks through which the river runs.

"This remarkable account of the history and ecology of the Limpopo will help future generations understand what has shaped the form and character of the river" Dr John Ledger
Oosthuizen (A.) photo & Kleyn (L.) & Slinger (D.) text BRIEWE UIT DIE TANKWA,
184 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (2013) 2016. R415
A collection of photographs by Adriaan Oosthuizen, taken while travelling the smaller roads between Ceres and Calvinia, through the desert region known as the Tankwa-Karoo. In the accompanying text Leti Kleyn describes her visits to this area of South Africa and farm labourer Dawid Slinger shares memories and stories from his life.

Text in Afrikaans.
Palmer (E.) RETURN TO CAMDEBOO, a century's Karoo foods and flavours
323 pp., map, paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1992) 2011. R170
A reprint of Eve Palmer's book on food and cooking on the farm Cranmere in the Karoo, where she grew up. She records recipes and culinary observations from generations of cooks at Cranmere, and explores the activities of choosing, cooking and eating food created from local seasonal ingredients.
Perlman (H.) ed. THE COLOUR OF WINE, tasting change
159pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, DVD, Botha's Hill, 2018. R450
Explores the history of winemaking in South Africa through the personal stories of black South African winemakers, wine merchants, chefs and sommeliers, including Ntsiki Biyela, Dumisani Mathonsi, Unathi Mantshongo and Carmen Stevens. Also includes a short history of wine in South Africa by Michelle Hay; an essay on the future of wine by John Platter and the documentary film, "The Colour of Wine", directed by Akin Omotoso and produced and co-written by Harriet Perlman.
Pienaar (A.) BOEREKOS MET 'N TWIST,
232pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R330
A collection of traditional Afrikaner recipes with a modern twist.

Annelien Pienaar runs a cooking school on her guest farm, Bos-en-Berg near Hartbeespoort in Gauteng, and writes a blog "Boerekos met 'n twist".
Pienaar (A.) BOEREKOS WITH A TWIST,
232pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R335
Originally published in Afrikaans in 2017 as "Boerekos met 'n twist".

Food scientist and blogger Annelien Pienaar's traditional family recipes re-interpreted.
Platter (E.) & Friedman (C.) DURBAN CURRY, up2date
144pp., colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R395
The sequel to Durban Curry, so much flavour.

Includes a foreword by Professor Ashwin Desai and a chapter, "What to Drink" by John Platter.
Platter (E.) & Govender (D.) text & Friedman (C.) photo. DURBAN CURRY, so much of flavour, people, places & secret recipes
144pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, (Durban), 2014. R295
Foreword by Devi Sankaree Govender.

A collection of curry recipes unique to Durban and the KwaZulu-Natal coast.
Platter (J.) MY KIND OF WINE,
221pp., colour illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2015. R375
John Platter on his favourite Cape wines. Also includes a few recipes from wine country chefs and winemaking cooks.

John Platter is the founder of South Africa's best-selling annual wine guide, Platter's South African Wine Guide. Now retired, he grew and made wine in Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.
Ramaboa (N.) & Mofokeng (L.) text and Fraser (C.) photo. CHEF NTI, my modern African kitchen
154pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R350
Nti Ramaboa is the owner of TasteKitchen in Moboneng, Johannesburg. She curates menus, does bespoke events and pop-ups, and "delivers authentic, South African street food with a modern twist".
Ramsden (T.) EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN, a South African's backpacking adventures abroad
452pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2019. R300
Between 1990 and 1996 Tim Ramsden travelled to 35 countries on three continents. He now lives in Canada.
Ronan (M.) ED. BRAVO!, food from the SA stars of stage
331pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2015. R395
A collection of recipes from stars of the South African stage, all recipients of a Fleur du Cap Theatre Award. Contributors include Alan Committie, Adam Small, Emily Child, Thoko Ntshinga, Athol Fugard, Jana Cilliers, Luke Ellenbogen, Marc Lottering, Phillip Dikotla, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Andrew Buckland, John Kani, Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Bill Flynn, Bongile Mantsai, Nicola Hanekom, Lara Foot, David Kramer, Mike van Graan, and many others.

Also available in Afrikaans as "Encore!"
Sauvage (S.) CAPE FUSION,
209pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R375
New fusion recipes from chef Shane Sauvage, owner of 'La Pentola' restaurant in Hermanus.
Schoeman (C.) THE HISTORICAL OVERBERG,
222pp., b/w & colour illus., map, hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2017. R285
Historian and journalist Chris Schoeman explores the history of the Overberg, an agricultural region situated between the Hottentots Holland Mountains and the Breede River, and includes the towns of Swellendam, Caledon, Greyton, Genandendal, Hermanus, Agulhas and Arniston. Provides an introduction to the history of the region and information on historical buildings, mission stations, shipwrecks, and the explorers, artists and writers associated with the area, such as Bartolomeu Dias, Uys Krige and Audrey Blignaut.
Semenya (L.) DIJO, my food, my journey
207pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R345
Lesogo Semenya was born and raised in Soweto in 1982. He runs his own culinary business, LesDaChef Culinary Solutions, in Johannesburg. He was selected as one of the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans in 2015.

'Dijo' is the Sesotho word for 'food'.
Sideris (N.) TASHAS,
299pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2015. R400
Natasha Sideris is the creator of the Tashas chain of restaurants in South Africa. In this cookbook she shares some of her favourite recipes.
Smith (T.) et al District Six Huis Kombuis, food & memory cookbook
273pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2016. R385
A collection of treasured family recipes and stories of food by former residents of District Six. The book grew out of a series of craft and textile design workshops held at the District Six Museum.
Snyman (D.) IN DIE BLOU KAMP, facebook-stories
299pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R225
A new collection of one hundred anecdotes and reflections by Dana Snyman, written during his travels around South Africa. Many of these stories were first posted on facebook by the author.

Journalist, columnist and writer Dana Snyman's other books include ""Op die Agterpaaie", "Hiervandaan" and "Onder die Radar".
Snyman (D.) ON THE BACK ROADS, encounters with people and places
231 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R150
Journalist Dana Snyman's account of his travels on the back roads of South Africa.

"Dana Snyman will take you to places you've never been" David Kramer
"A warts-and-all biography of a people and a country" Neil Sonnekus
Snyman (D.) ONDER DIE RADAR, stories uit ons land
283 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R199
Travel writer Dana Snyman records the stories of people who live off the beaten track around South Africa.

"Ek kan nie dink ek het al ooit in enige taal 'n fyner waarnemingsvermoë en beter storieverteller teëgekom nie..." Max du Preez, Beeld

"Die verhale ruik na mens en na deernis" Abraham de Vries

Dana Snyman writes regularly for Die Burger, Beeld, and other newspapers and magazines. His books include "Uit die Binneland", "Anderkant die Scrap", "Op die Agterpaaie", "Op die Toneel" and "Hiervandaan". "Op die Agterpaaie" has been published in English as "On the Back Roads", and "Hiervandaan" as "The Long Way Home". When he is not travelling Dana Snyman lives in Jacobsbaai.
Snyman (D.) OP PAD, 'n reisjoernaal
262pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
On his travels around South Africa Dana Snyman visits Orania, ex-Minister of Law and Order Adriaan Vlok and Manji from Nkandla, and meets rugby players Frik du Preez and Joost van der Westhuizen.

"Van die beste skryfwerk deur Dana Snyman nog. 'Op Pad' het me diep ontroer." Kerneels Breytenbach

Dana Snyman writes regularly for Die Burger, Beeld, and other newspapers and magazines. His books include "Uit die Binneland", "Anderkant die Scrap", "Op die Agterpaaie", "Op die Toneel" and "Hiervandaan". "Op die Agterpaaie" has been published in English as "On the Back Roads", and "Hiervandaan" as "The Long Way Home". When he is not travelling Dana Snyman lives in Jacobsbaai.
Stemmet (N.) BACK+PAGE, heritage food, word journeys
319pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2014. R398
A collection of Niël Stemmet's articles from "home" magazine, spanning 2012-13, supplemented by old recipes and letters from readers.

Interior designer and restaurant curator Niël Stemmet of Koncept Design is the owner of Le Must restaurant in Upington and the author of the salt+pepper column. He is also the author of the book, "salt+pepper".
Stemmet (N.) SALT+PEPPER, heritage food/ journey
315 pp., colour illus., hardback, Pretoria, 2013. R365
Interior designer and restaurant curator Niël Stemmet's collection of traditional South Africa family recipes, handed down to him by his mother, grandmothers and aunts.

Translated from Afrikaans by Madeleine Roux.

Niël Stemmet of Koncept Design is the owner of Le Must restaurant in Upington and the author of the Salt + Pepper column.
Stewart (D.) & Cairns (J.) text & Stewart (L.) photo.. MARKET FOOD, South Africa
167pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R330
A tour of South African food markets. Includes stallholders stories and recipes.
Sujanani (Y.) MEMOIRS, Yudhika's treasured recipes
163pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Durban), 2015. R360
A memoir by celebrity chef, author and spice creator Yudhika Sujanani, which includes many of her favourite recipes.

Yudhika Sujanani lives in Johannesburg. She is also the author of the cookbooks, "Curry Me Home" and "Curry Me Home Again".
Swart (J.) & Proust (A.) HIDDEN PRETORIA,
240pp., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2019. R430
A selection of buildings "that embody the cultural and social heritage of Pretoria", including Sammy Marks House, Melrose House, Palace of Justice, Smuts House, Westport Leprosy Hospital, Museum of Natural History, Pierneef's Elangeni and Rovos railway station.

Johan Swart teaches architectural history at the University of Pretoria and is the curator of the architectural archives.
Photographer Alain Proust worked on the books Hidden Cape Town, South African Artists at Home and Colonial Houses of South Africa.
Sydow (F.) & Noordien (C.) CAPE, CURRY & KOEKSISTERS,
191pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R330
Cape Malay cooking, including recipes for atchar, sambals, curry, breyani, ahkni, bredies, samoosas, rotis and smoortjies.

Also available in Afrikaans.

Fatima Sydow and Gadija Noordien present the TV show Kaap, Kerrie & Koeksisters.
Thema (K.) & Moroane-Kgomo (U.) A CULINARY JOURNEY OF SOUTH AFRICAN INDIGENOUS FOODS, promoting and commercialising South African indigenous foods
164pp., colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R350
A collection of recipes of indigenous foods
Theroux (P.) THE LAST TRAIN TO ZONA VERDE, overland from Cape Town to Angola
353 pp., paperback, London, 2013. R220
Paul Theroux travels from Cape Town up the left-hand side of Africa, through South Africa and Namibia, to Botswana and into Angola, heading for the Congo.

"Theroux's 'valedictory trip', his farewell to a genre of rough travel that once promised 'bliss', treats the urban Africa he loathes as the outward sign of an inner disillusion. Feeling ancient (a septuagenarian backpacker), vulnerable, world-weary, he makes of Africa's shift from the 'mutual respect and fairness' of rural tradition to 'stupefying disorder' in the cities a corollary of his own sense of doom. He knows the idea of Africa as a 'violated Eden' is an outsider's myth. Indeed, a fine chapter sets the 'charade' and 'travesty' of life among the heritage-industry San people today against the fantasies of pristine innocence spun by 'posturing fantasists' such as Laurens van der Post. Travellers in Africa always see the continent through the 'distorting mirror' of their dreams and fears. Too true." Boyd Tonkin, The Independent
Tracey (T.) NO WAY BACK!, Johannesburg to London in an Imp
250pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), 2016. R320
Foreword by Rosemary Smith.

In 2013 Terence Tracey and his co-driver Geoff Biermann drove 14000 km from Johannesburg to Coventry, England, for the 50th birthday celebrations for the iconic Hillman Imp.

Self-published.
Tshukudu (M.) & Trapido (A.) EAT-TING, lose weight, gain health, find yourself
222pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R320
Mpho Tshukudu and Anna Trapido offer a collection of healthy recipes based on traditional southern African foods, such as sorghum, tshidzimba (Venda dish of samp and Bambara ground nuts), inhloko (cow's head) and mofokotso (cooked ting porridge).

Mpho Tshukudu is a registered dietitian, a FirstLine Therapy practitioner and trained in Functional Medicine at the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Food anthropologist Anna Trapido is a trained chef. She is also the author of "Hunger for Freedom: the story of food in the life of Nelson Mandela".
Uys (Pieter-Dirk) aka Evita Bezuidenhout EVITA'S BOSSIE SIKELELA,
127 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2012. R170
Another cookbook of mainly South African recipes, sequel to "Evita's Kossie Sikelela".

Also available in Afrikaans.
Uys (Pieter-Dirk) aka Evita Bezuidenhout EVITA'S KOSSIE SIKELELA,
127 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2010. R150
A cookbook of mainly South African recipes.

Also available in Afrikaans.
van der Merwe (I.) text & Seccombe (T.) photo. CAPE MEDITERRANEAN,
192pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2019. R360
A collection of Mediterranean-inspired recipes.

Ilse van der Merwe is a recipe developer, food writer and TV presenter based in Stellenbosch. She is the presenter for the food and music lifestyle TV programme Klankbord.
van Dyk (R.) BUNDU FOOD, for the African bush
160 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R190
A collection of recipes that can be prepared either over an open fire or on a gas stove, with ingredients that can be packed into a 4x4 vehicle.

Rita van Wyk is also the author of "The 4x4 Cookbook" and "The 4x4 Super Cookbook".
van Dyk (R.) BUSH COOKING,
160pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
Recipes for cooking in the wilderness.

Rita van Dyk is the author of "The 4x4 Cookbook", "The 4x4 Safari Cookbook" and "Bundu Food".
van Zyl (D.) POTJIEKOS, and pot-pourri
176pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Betty's Bay, 2015. R330
A collection of potjiekos recipes. "Potjie" is Afrikaans for a small pot, and "kos" means food, so "potjiekos" is food cooked in one pot outside, over the coals.

Also available in Afrikaans as "Potjiekos en potpraatjies".

Dine van Zyl is also the author of "The Great Boerekos Book" and "The Great Boerekos Book 2". "The Great Boerekos Book" was voted South Africa's Best Gourmand Cookbook in 2012.
van Zyl (D.) THE GREAT BOEREKOS BOOK,
222pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Reprint, Betty's Bay, (2012) 2014. R330
A collection of traditional Afrikaner recipes.

Also available in Afrikaans.

Dine van Zyl is also the author of "Potjiekos and Pot-pourri" and "The Great Boerekos Book 2". This book was voted South Africa's Best Gourmand Cookbook in 2012.
van Zyl (D.) THE GREAT BOEREKOS BOOK 2,
172pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Betty's Bay, 2013. R330
Another collection of traditional Afrikaner recipes.

Also available in Afrikaans.

Dine van Zyl is also the author of "The Great Boerekos Book" and "Potjiekos and Pot-pourri". "The Great Boerekos Book" was voted South Africa's Best Gourmand Cookbook in 2012.
Vroue-landbouvereniging van Kaapland DIE VLV-KOOKBOEK, resepte van toe & nou
240pp., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2019. R350
A collection of members' favourite recipes, published in celebration of the Vroue Landbouvereniging's 90th birthday.
Wessels (E.) et al (eds.) HARTSKOMBUIS, boerekos van die Anglo-Boereoorlog tot vandag
215pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R300
A collection of traditional Boer recipes, together with photographs from the Boer War, compiled by women at the War Museum of the Boer Republics in Bloemfontein.
Westby-Nunn (T.) et. al JANSENVILLE, KLIPPLAAT & WATERFORD,
128 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R177
A history of and travel guide to the town of Jansenville and the surrounding villages. Also includes information on the Mohair and Angora farming and trading and the hunting farms.
Whitfield (G.) 50 MUST-SEE GEOLOGICAL SITES, in South Africa
320pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R320
This book features 50 of the most accessible and geologically diverse places around South Africa, including Chapman's Peak, Howick Falls, Sisulu National Botanic Gardens, Mapungubwe, Tswaing Meteorite Crater and Fraserburg Fossil Surface.
Woodward (L.) et al FAVOURITE BRAAI RECIPES,
128pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R155
A selection of recipes, including vegetarian dishes and deserts.
Wright (G.) KAROO FOOD,
159pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R300
Gordon Wright is based in the Great Karoo. He is the founder of the Karoo Convivium, a member of the national executive of Slow Food International in South Africa and the author of "Veld to Fork".
Wright (G.) VELD TO FORK, slow food from the heart of the Karoo
160 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R270
Gordon Wright and his wife, Rose, run the internationally renowned Andries Stockenström Guesthouse & Gordon's Restaurant in Graaff-Reinett. Gordon is a member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an international gastronomic society and chef’s guild, as well as the Ordre Mondial Des Gourmets Dégustateurs. He is also the founding member of the Karoo Convivium of the International Slow Food movement.