South Africa's Wildest Places

For the first time, a photographic coffee-table book celebrates South Africa’s finest national parks and nature reserves.

South Africa’s Wildest Places by Scott Ramsay features 30 of the country’s most special protected areas, including all 19 national parks and 11 regional nature reserves.

This is Scott's photographic journey to the country’s world-famous natural heritage, diverse wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery.

Scott Ramsay’s South Africa’s Wildest Places is a source of both pleasure and admiration for the photographic and literary skills of the author. But it is more than this. It is a source of inspiration and nostalgia, a quiet envy for Scott’s life as a photojournalist and adventurer. The human figures featured in this beautiful book alongside the collage of animals, birds, insects and flora are a reminder that we live not only on the land but in it and with it. Scott Ramsay understands this connection. To me, this book is both an inner and an outer journey.
– Dr. Ian McCallum, wilderness guide, author, poet and psychiatrist.

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I spent three years travelling to more than 40 of South Africa’s national parks and nature reserves, spending several weeks – sometimes months – in each one, taking photos and interviewing rangers, researchers and other conservationists.

I visited each park at least three times, in different seasons, learning about the land, the oceans, the animals, and the people who work to protect them.

From the huge arid lands of the Kgalagadi to the teeming wildlife of Kruger, from the fynbos-rich Table Mountain National Park to the wild coast of Mkambati, I’m happiest when immersed in wild places, and I hope this book (my first) reflects my enthusiasm and love for African conservation and wildlife.

The following protected areas are featured in South Africa’s Wildest Places:

  1. Addo Elephant National Park
  2. Agulhas National Park
  3. Augrabies Falls National Park
  4. Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area
  5. Bontebok National Park
  6. Camdeboo National Park
  7. Cederberg Wilderness Area
  8. De Hoop Nature Reserve
  9. Garden Route National Park
  10. Golden Gate National Park
  11. Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park
  12. iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  13. Ithala Game Reserve
  14. Karoo National Park
  15. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
  16. Kogelberg Nature Reserve
  17. Kruger National Park
  18. Mapungubwe National Park
  19. Marakele National Park
  20. Mkambati Nature Reserve
  21. Mokala National Park
  22. Mountain Zebra National Park
  23. Namaqua National Park
  24. Ndumo Game Reserve
  25. Richtersveld National Park
  26. Table Mountain National Park
  27. Tankwa National Park
  28. Tembe Elephant Park
  29. uKhahlamba-Drakensberg
  30. West Coast National Park
South Africas Wildest Places Book
South Africas Wildest Places Book
South Africas Wildest Places Book
South Africas Wildest Places Book
South Africas Wildest Places Book
South Africas Wildest Places Book