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We’ve pulled out all the stops to put together a list of the ultimate books that will make the perfect gift for pretty much anyone. It’ll make shopping this festive season easier on you, leaving you with more time to eat, drink, and be merry and besides, who wouldn’t love a book for Christmas? Oh, if you spot something you'd like for yourself, why not pop it on your Christmas list!


The French Affair – Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen

A feast for the eyes and nourishment for the soul through a collection of recipes collected by author, chef and photographer Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen on his life journey that took him from a farm in South Africa to the French Riviera and Paris.

The Sweet Life - Kate Bracks
Desserts from Australia’s third Masterchef winner.

Life on a Cape Farm – Lesley & Louise Gillett
Bring scrumptious farmstyle cooking into your home from Bartholomeus Klip.

Veld to Fork – Gordon Wright
82 mouthwatering dishes for every occasion from Graaff-Reinet-based chef and guesthouse owner Gordon Wright, combining tradition, culinary flair and the freshest of local ingredients.


African Brew – Lucy Corne & Ryno Reyneke

Exploring the craft of South African beer.

Solo – William Boyd
The thrilling new James Bond novel.

Almost Sleeping My Way to Timbuktu – Sihle Khumalo
West Africa on a shoestring by public transport with no French.

True Grit – Bear Grylls
The epic and true stories of heroism and survival that shaped his life.


The Poisoned Chalice – Gavin Rich

An in-depth look at each of the coaches in the post-apartheid years, and at the same time examines how the role has evolved over the past two decades.

The Kings of Swing – Craig Urquhart
Behind the scenes with South Africa’s golfing greats.


Fifty Shades of Grey – EL James

The first in the world’s bestselling racey series that has everyone talking!

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy – Helen Fielding
An uproariously funny novel of modern life and a triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman.

Letters from Skye – Jessica Brockmole
A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars about the indelible ways that people fall in love.

Soaps, Bubbles & Scrubs – Nicole Seabrook
Natural products to make for your body and home.

The Style Bible – Simon Rademan
Every woman’s guide to achieving effortless style.
*WIN a copy!


The Everything Store – Brad Stone

Jeff Bezos and the age of Amazon.

An Appetite for Wonder – Richard Dawkins
The making of a scientist.

One Summer – Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson travels back in time to a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and, in five eventful months, changed the world for ever.


Bush Vet – Dr Clay Wilson & Tony Park

One man’s battle to save Africa’s wildlife.

Birds & People – Mark Cocker
The definitive ground-breaking book on the relationship between birds and humankind.

On Track: Quick ID guide to Southern and East Africa animal tracks – Chris & Mathilde Stuart
A quick and quirky identification guide to tracks of the region’s most commonly found mammals, reptiles, rodents, birds and insects.


Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa – Piet van Wyk & Braam van Wyk

Field guide that describes and illustrates more than 1 000 species of trees, focusing on the most common and most likely to be encountered.

Geology off the Beaten Track – Nick Norman
Exploring South Africa’s hidden treasures.

Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa – Nicki von der Heyde
71 battles covering three wars and a series of conflicts that shaped the course of South Africa’s history.


Teardrop – Lauren Kate

First in a new series from the bestselling author of the Fallen series.
*WIN a signed copy!

Welcome to the Real World! – Alex Ferguson-Williams & Lisa Kretschmer
If you are about to leave school, or about to leave home for the first time, this is the ONLY guide you need to pop into your backpack or handbag.


Mister Sengi’s Very Big Friend Activity Book – David du Plessis & Charles de Villiers

32 pages of pictures to colour and puzzles to solve, and a double-page spread of colourful stickers, to keep children entertained for hours.

Curly the Chameleon – Charles de Villiers & Clare Norden
A delightful and captivating story about the adventures of a garden chameleon with bright, evocative illustrations.

Find 50 at the Seashore & Find 50 in the Game Reserve
A checklist of 50 fascinating seashore plants and animals will liven up any trip to the beach or aquarium and a checklist of 50 of the wild animals and birds that you may encounter on a trip into one of southern Africa’s game reserves.


Idees Vol Vrees 3 – Kobus Galloway
150 original and hilarious Afrikaans cartoons.

The Unauthorised History of South Africa – Dr Stienie Dikderm & Prof Herodotus Hlope
A hilarious take on our collective past.

Weekends Away: In and Around Gauteng – Diane Coetzer
147 attractions in Gauteng for families, newlyweds, adventure seekers, spa-lovers, game viewers and history buffs.

500 Pasta Dishes – Valentina Sforza
500 classic, popular and much-loved Italian dishes.

Kirstenbosch Journal – Daphne Mackie
An elegant diary offering 100 lined pages for writing and reflection enlivened with beautiful illustrations and photographs.

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