Wandel Guides is a boutique publishing house dedicated to providing a "new generation" of multimedia resources to hikers. Founded by Gregory Maassen, Ph.D., Wandel Guides develops hiking guides which have been tested extensively in the field. Each title is reviewed by a panel of 10-15 end-users before publication and is accompanied by GPS E-trails, tracks and waypoints, videos, soundtracks, planning tools and hiking maps.
Wandel Guides is located in Washington DC, USA and published "Hiking in Jordan" in May 2014 as part of the Hiking in Jordan Multimedia Project in addition to the hiking guide for South Africa. The guidebooks are available in major (online) bookstores in hard copy and as E-book through this website, Google Play Store and Amazon.
Several other hiking guides are currently under development.
Please read the following terms and conditions carefully as they govern your use of the Hiking in South Africa Guide and the GPS E-trails. Your use of the Hiking in South Africa Guide constitutes your acceptance without modification of all of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein.
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We are grateful to our graphic designer Martin Smit for his outstanding work creating the layout of this book and producing the hiking maps. We are also thankful to the members of the editorial board for proofreading and critiquing drafts of the guidebook: Mike and Terri Scadron, JoAnn Bordeaux, Judy Macaluso, Thomas Carson, Andrea Conrad, Fran Paver, Dan Pelletier, Claire Brennan, Paulette Fried, Prof. Bill Kosar, Jane Mahoney and Chris Lehmann.
A special thanks goes out to Michael Green and other board members of the Day Hiking Club for allowing us to explore many hiking destinations in the company of outstanding people.
We would like to thank Brian McCotter, Susan Smith, Queen Mohale and Penny Ndlela for joining us on numerous hiking trails.
We would also like to thank you, the users of this book. By purchasing this book, you not only make it possible for us to develop more hiking guides but more importantly, by hiking in South Africa, exploring its beauty and interacting with its communities, you substantially contribute to the sustainable development of the country.