Books and Travel Guides for Cape Town


When planning a trip to Cape Town, its worth your while to buy a travel guide for background reading, added insight and to keep on hand while on holiday. There are numerous guides available, on Cape Town specifically or as part of a guide to South Africa.
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The Rough Guide to Cape Town
by Rough Guides (Editor), Tony Pinchuck, Barbara McCrea


Cape Town’s setting, on the Cape Peninsula, is simply stunning. A rugged tail of land washed by two oceans and dominated by iconic Table Mountain, the peninsula culminates dramatically at the sea-pounded cliffs of Cape Point. Generally, when locals talk about Cape Town, they mean the whole peninsula and to really get to grips with the city you need to spend time outdoors... more

Lonely Planet Cape Town

Lonely Planet Cape Town

by Simon Richmond, Jon Murray


- 8 colour maps covering the whole city, plus excursion maps

  • - the best in nightlife, including a special section on gay and lesbian Cape Town accommodation options in every style, from converted trains to boutique hotels
  • - transport information that will have you riding a Rikki like a local 


South Africa (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
by Michael Brett, Brian Johnson-Barker, Marielle Renssen, Dorling-Kindersley


Features: Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Western Coastal Terrace, Southern Cape, Garden Route to Grahamstown, Wild Coast, Drakensberg, Midlands, Durban, Zululand, Gauteng, Sun City, Blyde River Canyon, Kruger, as well as South and North of the Orange.

Lonely Planer Southern Africa

Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland

by Simon Richmond, Alan Murphy, Kim Wildman, Andrew Burke


- over 100 detailed, accurate maps

- special section on the Cape wineries – where and how to sample some of the world's finest wines

- Kruger National Park – an entire chapter devoted to one of the best national parks in the world special colour wildlife guide to help you spot the Big Five and more





Beautiful Cape Town