Farmer's Weekly (South Africa)



Safari newbies would do well to treat themselves to volumes from the Nature Now series, which introduce each species in about 100 well-chosen words. Each book has its specialiti­es, with tips for best sightings and ‘record-breaker’ animal round-ups (longest horns, strongest jaws, and so forth), photograph­y tips, self-preservati­on moves for insects, and ‘where to find’ guidance by vegetation zone for trees. The volumes feature great photograph­y and are well sized (12,5cm x 17cm) for a daypack.

The reader is in good hands. Mammals of Kruger and Insects and Other Critters of Kruger (Struik Nature, R230 each) were both written by Joan Young, who has spent a couple of decades as a tour guide and environmen­tal educator in the Kruger National Park.

Trees of Kruger (Struik Nature, R230) was written by Braam van Wyk, a leading expert on plant identifica­tion and emeritus professor of botany at the University of Pretoria; and Piet van Wyk, a biologist at the Kruger National Park, who wrote the standard study of its trees.


Three lucky Farmer’s Weekly readers will each win a set of the above three Nature Now titles, covering the animals, insects and trees of Kruger National Park.

TO ENTER: Email the word KNP and your name, physical address and ID number to farmerswee­ with the subject line ‘Win a Book’. Competitio­n opens on 31 March 2023 and runs until 28 April 2023. Visit farmerswee­ for full competitio­n details and rules. Terms and conditions apply.

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