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Pilanesberg Self-Drive

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SIZE: 220mm x 280mm, hard cover

PAGES: 336

ISBN: 9780639947354

Philip and Ingrid van den Berg, Heinrich van den Berg

The vastly popular Self-Drive series now includes a brand new volume on the Pilanesberg.


HPH Publishing presents the brand-new Pilanesberg Self-Drive. Its much-lauded trademark route ratings, maps and historical detail are just some of the elements that have made its predecessors, bestsellers Kruger Self-Drive and Kgalagadi Self-Drive, so very popular.

The book is designed to make enjoying the Pilanesberg Game Reserve to best advantage an absolute breeze. The tips are well thought- out, and concise yet informative. Even the experienced Pilanesberg lover will learn new information about this fascinating park, its vibrant past, and how best to travel it today.

As with all books, it features the beautiful images of award-winning photographers Heinrich van den Berg and Philip and Ingrid van den Berg. The splendour of these images will be appreciated by longtime fans of the van den bergs and surely draw in a new following opf inspired readers.

Pilanesberg Self-Drive - another book for all who love wild places. 

Author Biographies

Philip and Ingrid van den Berg have been visiting the Park on a regular basis since the early seventies. They have seen the Park in green and grey years; experienced the growth in tourism and rejoiced in the many new developments. Over the years they noticed the changes in visitors’ attitudes – simply ticking off names on a tick list is no longer enough. People want to know more, share more, understand better. The urge to capture special moments and the magnificent wildlife on digital devices is increasing. Local and international photographers now make the Kgalagadi one of their preferred destinations. Visitors no longer want to merely see, but also wish to understand and experience the “big picture”.

Ingrid was responsible for the embroidery of the pattern – doing further research and writing the text. With her B.Sc. (Honors - Zoology) degree, which includes Botany and Entomology, she was well-equipped for this. Both Philip and Ingrid contributed their photography. Philip ran the library and ensured that the pictures were selected, edited and at hand. With his extensive nature knowledge, he checked the text and provided excellent input. His background in Environmental Education, for most of his professional career, was invaluable.

Heinrich van den Berg owns HPH Publishing ( He has successfully published over 30 books with the involvement of Philip and Ingrid. He has chosen a life as professional wildlife photographer, film-maker and publisher, enjoys creative writing, and offers photography workshops.

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Kruger Self-Drive an essential guide to the Kruger National Park

The Kruger Self-Drive is a fantastic book as it has detailed maps and gives recommendations as well as star ratings of all public roads, as well as what we can expect/ hope to see along the roads. Since using the book our game viewing and our whole experience of the Kruger has improved. Every evening we sit with the book and plan our route for the next day. This book has become an essential item when visiting the Kruger.

Karin W.
South Africa

Pilansberg Self-Drive

Since I bought this book, I am enjoying Pilansber National Park so much more. Easy reference to all wildlife in the park helps identify all instantly and broaden your general knowledge. Beautiful colourfull pictures, and route discriptions are excellent. his book is my regular companion to Pilansberg and helps planning my routes. I also enjoy this book just to relax and enjoy nature also his way. I recommend this book

Lynn V.
South Africa South Africa

Pilanesberg Self Drive book

The book is amazing! Photography top class and the quality of the book is superb. The service from HP Publishing is also to be commended.

Landie F.
South Africa South Africa

Pilanesberg Self Drive

Fantastic book for any Pilanesberg lover. Comprehensive detail in every respect. Just wish a paperback version would be published similar to the one released for the Kruger Park. So much easier to have and read and refer to whilst traveling in the park

Luch T.
South Africa South Africa

Pilanesberg Self-Drive

I enjoyed this book so much, picture wise as well as handy information while travelling in Pilanesberg, that I gave a copy to each of my children for Christmas. I also have copies of the Kruger and Kgalagadi books. Thank you very much for producing them!

Gerhard P.
South Africa South Africa