Philip and Ingrid van den Berg, Jaco Powell and Heinrich van den Berg
This bold new volume from HPH 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 photographers Philip 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 Berg is 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 20 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.
I purchased this book sight unseen, not really knowing what to expect. I am thrilled with it. The book has very pertinent and detailed information about the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for those wishing to explore this magnificent area of South Africa and Botswana. Visitor information includes driving distances to the Park, gate hours and travelling times within the Park, as well as game driving tips. Detailed maps are included, and the various camps and private lodges in the concession areas described. The book is lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs of the fauna and flora, and the species of each expected to be found in each region of the Park. Highly recommended as both a travel guide while driving within the Park as well as a lovely coffee table book when not in use.