Doing The DORP Thing by Jacques Marais

I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Jacques Marais’ new book, “Doing the DORP Thing”. With camera in one hand and pen in the other, Jacques seems to manage to be everywhere in South Africa at once! Following him online on social media alone is a treat as he explores our land on foot, bike and car (I sometimes suspect on wing too sometimes as I can’t imagine how else he gets around so fast laden with his gear).

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Two Oceans: A Guide to the Marine Life of Southern Africa

After our magnificent weekend on the coast in Arniston (and some inspiration from the amazing local TV show, Shoreline) the hunt was on for a book to help identify some of the coastal critters we saw. “Two Oceans: A Guide to the Marine Life of Southern Africa” is seriously overflowing with colourful photographs: talk about the “bounty of the ocean”!

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Trail Runners Guide by Jacques Marais

I was hugely excited to receive a copy of Jacques Marais’ new book, “Trail Runner’s Guide”, in the mail! Coupled with Jacques stunning images, the trail community now has a serious handbook available, with heaps of crucial information on the South Africa’s treasure chest of trails. The book is suited to trail runners of all levels: novices looking for solid advice, the weekend adventurer looking for new territory, the seasoned mountain goat looking for the next route to conquer, or the racing snake planning the racing year ahead.

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Complete Photographic Field Guide: Birds of Southern Africa

I am not a huge fan of sitting still as you can well imagine. I am however curious about most things I see whilst enjoying the outdoors. I was, however, battling to identify birds using my ancient copy of Newman’s Birds of Southern Africa. The Complete Photographic Field Guide: Birds of Southern Africa contains over 2500 photographs of 958 bird species.

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