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HPH Publishing

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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Pilanesberg self drive

Easy to navigate and enjoy the extra info about the wildlife and bush. A good book all round!

Jan B.
South Africa South Africa
Pilanesberg Self-Drive - an excellent travel companion

This is a really well-researched book, full of very useful information for visitors to Pilanesberg, covering routes, accommodation, activities and wildlife. Lots of detailed maps and excellent photos to make you want to visit. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone wanting to make the most of a visit.

Steve D.
South Africa South Africa
Pilanesburg Self-Drive

Excellent book full of great photos and useful information. Highly recommended for anyone thinking of visiting Pilanesburg national park. It also brought back many happy memories of our trips there too.

Steve M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Pilansberg Self-Drive AND Kgalagadi Self-Drive

I found both these publications of high quality (images and copy) and useful when visiting the respective Parks. Apart from that it has added to the image of my Wildlife book collection on the shelves in my study!

Marius K.
South Africa South Africa
Very Informative

There is a lot of information in the book and will definitely be taking it with on my next trip to Pilanesbaerg

Marcelle R.
South Africa South Africa