Title: 101 Beloved bars of Southern Africa
Authors: Pat Hopkins; Chris Marais
Publisher: Zebra Press
Cape Town, 2007
Softcover, 16x17 cm, 224 pages, throughout bw-photos
101 Beloved Bars of Southern Africa is really a travel book with lots of interesting pit stops built into it.
Long-time road writers, humorists and tipplers-at-large Chris Marais and Pat Hopkins each take half of southern Africa and drink it dry on a mission to seek out and expose some of the wackiest, wildest watering holes south of the Sahara.
In 101 Beloved Bars of Southern Africa you will discover why a beer tastes good in one pub and not in another; the dubious pleasures of Vattikakki Witblits; why drinking in a Karoo bar actually boosts your health and longevity; how to get drunk in a baobab tree; where Elvis Presley’s love child drinks; the art of bokdrol spitting; and much, much more.
Chris Marais is well known for his work in Country Life and Sawubona magazines. He has worked on assignment in more than 50 countries and is part of the pack of wanderlust journalists who love nothing better than to travel with a camera and an open mind.
Pat Hopkins is a history and political science graduate from the University of Natal, and an award-winning writer, travel journalist and author of more than a dozen books.