With everything you need for a memorable holiday, the "Essential South Africa" is a definite 'must-have'. The guide is split into colour-coded sections, including The Essence of..., Planning, Best Places to See, Best Things to Do and Exploring. There is helpful advice for planning your trip with information about when to go, getting there, being there and getting around. The Exploring section divides South Africa into colour-coded regions in accordance with the locator map on the cover flap. Hotels, restaurants, nightlife and places of interest are grouped within each region, with grid references and cross-referencing to ensure that it is easy to find what you are looking for in each area. Entries within the guide have been researched by experts and there are website addresses and practical information throughout.