Cape to Cairo – One Family's Adventures along the Waterways of Africa

Cape to Cairo introduces to Kingsley Holgate's adventures along the famous and tremendous waterways of Africa that he undertook with his familiy.
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Title: Cape to Cairo. One Family's Adventures Along the Waterways of Africa
Author: Kingsley Holgate
Publisher: Random House Struik
Imprint: Travel and Heritage
Cape Town, South Africa 2005
ISBN 9781770071766 / ISBN 978-1-77007-176-6
Softcover, 18x25 cm, 208 pages, throughout photos and sketches


From the storm-tossed seas of Cape Point to the legendary Nile River, the timeless waterways of Africa have provided many an adventurer with a challenge. However, few have chosen to meet this challenge head-on. Only one has had the daring to attempt to cross the length of the African continent along its watery veins.

Cape to Cairo chronicles the epic journey of Kingsley Holgate, his wife Gill and son Ross across the continent as they venture along South Africa's Wild Coast, up the magnificent Okavango Delta, along the length of the great Zambezi River and across some of Africa's greatest lakes, including Victoria, Tanganyika and Turkana.

The romantic in Kingsley leads him up the East Coast in the wake of Arab dhows, while his sense of history makes it imperative that he seek out the source of the mighty Nile. The journal of the adventure is a rich weave of daily challenges, historical titbits and a record of the diverse cultures and natural wonders that this group of intrepid travellers encounters.