Philip and Ingrid van den Berg, Jaco Powell and Heinrich van den Berg
This bold new volume fromHPH Publishing is groundbreaking in its meticulousness. A more complete and expansive book on travelling through the Kalahari one could not hope to find. The authors have included details and information which will make any visitor's trip simple and hassle-free. Their trademark route ratings, so popular in the best-selling Kruger Self-Drive, return in Kgalagadi Self-Drive. These are refreshingly comprehensive, and will no doubt influence the route choices of countless travellers. Kgalagadi Self-Drive of course includes the beautiful images of award-winning photographers Heinrich van den Berg and Philip and Ingrid van den Berg, as well as those of co-author Jaco Powell. Suitable for everyone, from the most seasoned Kalahari lover to the first-time traveller, Kgalagadi Self-Drive is the definitive guide to this fascinating part of South Africa, for all who love wild places.
Husband and wife award-winning photographersPhilip and Ingrid van den Berg share a love of Africa and all its facets. It is their passion to capture unique moments in nature and share these with readers, through the pages of their wildlife books. Based in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, and now retired from careers in environmental education and biological sciences, Philip and Ingrid have transformed a love of photography into a full-time "hobby", with several acclaimed wildlife books to their credit. With their extensive knowledge of the natural world coupled with their scientific backgrounds, they are an integral part of the HPH team of photographers and writers.
Heinrich van den Bergis an international award-winning wildlife photographer, and is also an accomplished writer and publisher. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Van den Berg is well known for pushing the boundaries of photography to create explosive images that are as beautiful as they are emotive.
Van den Berg heads his own publishing company,HPH Publishing, and has successfully published over 40 full-colour wildlife titles since 2001. His books are highly acclaimed for both their quality and content.
Heinrich and his wife Dana travel extensively in search of unique images‚ always with an eye for the unusual and a new perspective on the known world. Although Dana is a new addition to the team, she has already contributed substantially to the pool of photographs in the HPH Image Library.
Along with other photographs from the HPH fold, Heinrich has featured prominently in numerous coffee-table books, calendars, magazine portfolios and other photographic publications worldwide. Both national and international magazines such as National Geographic, GEO, TERRA, Terra Sauvage, the New York Times, the Times of London, Getaway, Africa Geographic, Go! and numerous others have published HPH work.
Van den Berg also shares his photography knowledge through exclusive workshops held in various parts of southern Africa.
Fantastic book! Very happy with the purchase and in awe of the brilliant photographs in the book. It has everything you need to know about the Kgalagadi; gate times, informative tips, recommendations, travelling distances, details of all camps and lodges, historical facts and even fascinating personal stories of experiences whilst in the park. Would highly recommend purchasing this amazing book!
Anyone going to the Kgalagadi cannot go there without this book. It was perfect for referencing the plants, animals, birds and reptiles for the different regions / areas which enriched our experience beyond our expectations, without having to carry around numerous other reference books. This one book has it all. Uncomplicated, just perfect.