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MapStudio’s Book of the Road Review & Competition

Published by on Jan 30th, 2013, No Comments

MapStudio’s Book of the Road, brought to you by the leading distributor and publisher of maps in Africa for over 50 years, is the only road atlas that you will need to navigate around South Africa.

The map book is colour coded allowing for easy browsing and consists of 75 pages of detailed road maps and 208 detailed street plans. Maps are detailed at a ratio of 1:750 000 making it MapStudio’s first super-detailed map.

The book includes strip route maps and a distance chart. There is also a road sign section should you need to refresh your memory, or if you’re a first time traveller to South Africa and want to bring yourself up to speed.

The map book is colour coded which allows for easy browsing and includes an index for places of interest as well as popular tourist regions. Book of the Road marks activities on maps to consider while en route to your destination. These activities include: 4×4 trails, hiking trails, dive sites, historic sites, historic battlefield sites, national parks and reserves, whale-watching site, water sports and wine estates.

The guide makes navigating your way around South Africa effortless and fun as the key for the maps includes:

• Border crossings
• Camp sites & caravan parks
• Dive sites
• Ferries & bridges
• Detailed distance markers
• 4×4 trails
• Hiking trails
• Historic battlefield sites
• Historic sites
• Lighthouses
• Major airports and airfields
• Mountain passes
• National parks and reserves
• National, main and minor route numbers
• Nature reserves and bird sanctuaries
• Places of interest
• Provincial heritage sites
• Selected accommodation
• Shipwreck sites
• Spot heights
• Toll plaza positions
• Water sports
• Whale-watching sites
• Wine estates

Unlike many other map books, Book of the Road contains a bonus CD. The CD has a colour-coded spreadsheet which includes 16 national routes containing GPS co-ordinates for; accommodation, places of interest and services such as fuel, hospitals and police stations along every route. All listed points can be uploaded to your GPS device.

You can soon buy a copy of the MapStudio’s Book of the Road online or at the following Maps and Travel stores:

Cape Town -

Gardens Shopping Centre
Mill Street
021 465 9310

Johannesburg -

Rivonia Village Shopping Centre
Rivonia Boulevard
Rivonia, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 807 5470

You can win a MapStuidio’s Book of the Road by liking Drive South Africa’s Facebook Page!

Review source: Drive South Africa