4x4 Routes through Southern Africa (Mapstudio), by Philip Sackville-Scott
This book is a compilation of popular Southern African off-road adventure tours with the emphasis on guided, self-drive, expedition-style (multi-day), self-catering camping trips and has been compiled by Philip Sackville-Scott.
Introduction to 4x4 Routes through Southern Africa:
What better feeling of excitement and anticipation can there be for lovers of the outdoors than getting behind the wheel of a 4x4, turning the key and edging out of the driveway to start an outdoor journey of discovery, a great off-road adventure? You and your family have no doubt spent many hours researching likely destinations, preparing yourselves and the vehicle, and selecting the style in which you would prefer to spend this time together experiencing the diverse wonders and sense of freedom that an off-road holiday offers. There are as many options for an off-roading holiday as there are 4x4 models. You could: I go it alone; hook up with a few close family friends; make new friends and join a club outing; sign up with a commercial off-road operator. Your choice of accommodation could be: staying in chalets and lodges; camping; a combination of chalets and camping; fullycatered; partially catered; self-catering. Your decision as to the style in which you choose to undertake such a trip will most likely depend on a combination of certain determining factors, such as: your personal level of off-road driving training and experience; your family's overlanding expertise; your family's likes and dislikes; the level of preparedness of your vehicle; the kit you have accumulated; the time you have available to plan and book your trip; the availability of all family members (annual leave, school and university holidays, house-sitter, dog-sitter, etc.; and last, but not least, the budget. But herein lies the beauty of embarking on a multi-day, expedition-style off-road tour of the type written about in this book. There is literally something for everyone. Some people are adequately prepared to undertake a week-long trip into theTankwa Karoo or Richtersveld National Park on their own, while they wouldn't dream of driving into Kaokoland or Angola unless under the stewardship of a trained and competent off-road guide. Some simply do not have the time or know-how to do the route planning, make the reservations, calculate logistics and safely lead a group, while others regard all this as fun and an integral part of the trip. Depending on your knowledge of navigation, your bush orientation, your ability to set up backup plans for unforeseen eventualities (be they mechanical, medical or otherwise), you may choose to do your trip with an experienced friend. If you do not know anyone that fits the bill, you would probablyjoin an organised convoy, where you quite literally tag along or 'follow the leader', without (hopefully) a furthercare in the world! After all, you are on holiday, so if someone else can assume the mantle of responsibility, why not? This book is a compilation of popular Southern African off-road adventure tours with the emphasis on guided, self-drive, expedition-style (multi-day), self-catering camping trips - a bit of a mouthful, but a comprehensive description nevertheless. Its intention is to stimulate interest in off-road touring among those who haven't tried it yet as well as to suggest new destinations to those who do have some experience. All those 4x4s that ply the highways need to get into the bush at least once in their lifetimes! We acknowledge that there are many extremely experienced and highly skilled off-road drivers who have been doing some of these routes for years. [...]
This is an excerpt from the guide: 4x4 Routes through Southern Africa (Mapstudio), by Philip Sackville-Scott.
Title: 4x4 Routes through Southern Africa
Author: Philip Sackville-Scott
Cape Town, South Africa 2014
ISBN 9781770265707 / ISBN 978-1-77026-570-7
Softcover, 21 x 30 cm, 224 pages, 1 CD-ROM, throughout maps and photos
Sackville-Scott, Philip im Namibiana-Buchangebot
The Mapstudio 4x4 Routes through Southern Africa takes a detailed look at 20 great 4x4 routes across Southern Africa and includes a CD with GPS tracks and maps.