Scenic South Africa

Scenic South Africa is a beautiful and really priceworthy coffee-table book.
Fraser, Sean
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19,95 € *

Title: Scenic South Africa
Author: Sean Fraser
Genre: Coffee-table book
Imprint: Sunbird Publishers
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Johannesburg, South Africa 2010
ISBN 9780620226172 / ISBN 978-0-62022-617-2
Hardcover, 29 x 22 cm, 124 pages, throughout colour photos


Embracing two apparently different worlds, one embodying the ancient legend of sun-drenched Africa and the other the exciting whirl of a new and vibrant democracy South Africa remains true to the spirit of both. This is a nation not only of extraordinary cultural diversity, but one blessed with an unsurpassed natural heritage and the undisputed jewel in the subcontinent's illustrious crown is the Mother City of Cape Town. Swathed in more than three centuries of colorful history, the varied ancestry of the city has ensured that its streets are lined with a delightful mix of the ancient and the modern. On the seaward limits of the City Bowl the area enveloped by Table Mountain, Lion's Head, Signal Hill, and Devil's Peak, and the waters of Table Bay, lies what was once the old harbour and dockland, from which has mushroomed an exciting nucleus of entertainment, shopping and fine dining. Beyond bustling Sea Point lies a pristine stretch of coast lined with the immaculate beaches tor which the peninsula is world renowned. En route to the Cape's most southerly point on the other side of spectacular Chapman's Peak Drive lies the Noordhoek valley, tamed for its immaculate shore and a virginal landscape. The superlative beauty of Cape Point and its reserve is girded by high sea dills and the awesome view from these 300-metre precipices extends all the way to Simon's Town, St James, Muizenberg and beyond. The wild splendour of Kirstenbosch stretches across 500 hectares of Table Mountain's eastern slopes, and the nearly 7000 species of indigenous flora offer a wonderland of fragrance, colour and birdsong.

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