Let Southbound take you back over 1,000 years—through the mists of time to a longforgotten era of southern African splendour and prosperity—and uncover the myths and legends of a noble culture … the kingdom of Mapungubwe on the Limpopo River.
Mapungubwe, the cultural icon that pre-dates, and inspired, Great Zimbabwe
Other sites—Schroda, K2 and Thulamela—and how these cultures mysteriously disappeared
The exquisite Golden Rhino and other archaeological treasures that tell of a thriving trade with the Arabs of the East Coast
Ignored and suppressed by colonial and apartheid powers for ideological reasons
The ecology, climate, fauna and flora
Detailed maps, colour photographs, route guides
Comprehensive tourist listings
David Fleminger is a writer and director, working in the mediavindustry for the last 12 years. His passion for travel began as a child, when his family would pile into a motorhome and drive around South Africa for their holidays. He has also done extensive road trips through America, Europe, Canada and Australia. His interest in travel writing grew out of an insatiable curiosity about people and history, and his love of the open road. David likes nothing better than to explore obscure byways and has been known to turn a short, 2-hour drive turn into a 12-hour epic—much to the annoyance of his passengers. Nevertheless, he believes that travellers should stop more often and experience the small towns en route.
He has published several travel books that mix history, science and practical travel information in a humorous and accessible package. All his books feature his own photographs. He is the author of five of the World Heritage Site guides and has written two other guide books for 30° South: Lesotho and Swaziland. David’s other books include: Back Roads of the Cape (Jacana Media) and Fair Game—the hidden history of the Kruger National Park.