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New book offers fascinating insight into Cape Town’s hidden gems!

New book offers fascinating insight into Cape Town’s hidden gems!

Secret Cape Town, by Justin Fox and Alison Westwood, will soon be available in major bookstores, however orders can already be placed directly with the distributor, Faradawn.

The book presents the Mother City’s hidden gems … those places that would not normally make it into a conventional guidebook.
A captain who lived on the wreck of the Kakapo for three years, Table Mountain’s hidden hiking trails, a restaurant in a maximum-security prison, the arboreal evidence of apartheid’s earliest manifestation, a woman disguised as a male doctor for 56 years, a beach on top of Table Mountain, a fascinating secret collection of vintage and classic cars, a magical tree renowned for its spiritual healing properties, a military base with a heated pool that’s open to the public, a secret night-time nature tour and a hamster wheel for humans are just some of the intriguing treasures in this book.
This is an indispensable guide for those who think they know Cape Town well and those who would like to discover the hidden face of the city.
5 topics covered:

  • City Bowl
  • Atlantic Seaboard
  • Southern Suburbs
  • South Peninsula
  • West Coast & Cape Flats

About the authors
Alison Westwood grew up in Johannesburg and found her way to Cape Town in 1999. She’s travelled extensively on five continents since then. Alison has a degree in Journalism, from Rhodes University, and has worked as a travel writer and photographer for print and online publications for more than a decade.
Justin Fox is an award-winning writer and photographer, based in Cape Town. His articles and photographs have appeared internationally in a number of publications and on a wide range of topics, while his short stories and poems have appeared in various anthologies. He is a two-time Mondi journalism award winner. His recent books include The Marginal Safari (Umuzi, 2010), Whoever Fears the Sea (Umuzi, 2014) and The Impossible Five (Tafelberg, 2015). Fox was long-listed for the 2011 Alan Paton Award for non-fiction, the 2012 Olive Schreiner Prize for Literature and the 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature.
Visit www.faradawn.co.za to order your copy.

 

Get It East DECEMBER 2017 JANUARY 2018


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