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 Post subject: Re: Peter Derichs's Guides
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:55 pm 
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Visiting the Getaway show in Cape Town (Lourensford) this past weekend, I was pleasantly surprised by the presence of Peter. :o I managed to get my hands on the new edition to Peter's Guides - Augrabies Falls National Park.
Although I have not been to Augrabies, reading this book is as if you are already experiencingthe park with lots of graphic displays, detailed maps, photo's virtually of every single thing of interest. The Dassie trail is also mapped out in great detail. It also contains beautiful photos of animals and birds as well as list of index of names in English, Latin, Afrikaans and German. A guide worth having when visting Augrabies complimenting the Kgalagadi guide when planning a visit to this part of the country. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Peter Derichs's Guides
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:20 am 
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Hi Kaapsedraai,
Thanks for the nice review. It's rewarding to get this kind of feedback. It means I'm still on the right track! :D I'm about 70% finished with a book on "The Trees and Shrubs of the Augrabies Falls National Park". Besides the normal photos of the trees and shrubs I will be including a detailed map with GPS positions of the trees and shrubs. This means that you will be able to find a number of examples of the specific trees. (In various stages of growth and form.)
I've always had a problem in actually finding and identifying trees and using this system will eliminate the frustration aspect.
I have also updated my "Kruger National Park" book and will probably print it in Singapore as the costs here are very high.
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 Post subject: Re: Peter Derichs's Guides
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:38 am 
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:dance: thanks Peter

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 Post subject: Re: Peter Derichs's Guides
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:03 am 
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Hi,
Since my last post I've been quite busy. The new book "Flowering Plants of the Augrabies Falls Park" is now out and is looking really good. Nardus, Senior Ranger at the Park, has made a major contribution in terms of photos and plant ID.
I have also updated my guide to the "Kruger National Park". Lots more info and updated photos. It's now on sale in the Park.
I have also started research on the Addo Park which should take me about 12 months. Any contributions concerning tree and shrub identification will be appreciated.
Christmas is around the corner and for anyone who is interested in knowing a lot more about our fabulous Parks, these books make a great personalised gift.


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 Post subject: Re: Peter Derichs's Guides
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 Post subject: Re: Peter Derichs's Guides
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:26 pm 
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Peter, looking forward to see you again at Getaway here in Cape Town early next year and the plan is to get a few copies of your books. Everyone that I showed your books to, are interested - so I will get a few from you at the Expo to give to my friends as gifts. :gflower:
Trusted your had a safe ADDO trip (unlike my rhino 'head-but' experience :wall: :big_eyes: ) and is looking forward to the Addo edition.
We are off to Kruger on 13 Dec - managed to alter my flight plans with the 1Time issue a few minutes ago.
Your Kruger book will come in very handy again with the detailed maps and related information. :thumbs_up

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 Post subject: Re: Peter Derichs's Guides
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Hi,
Addo is very interesting. So many different eco systems. Enjoyed it a lot and I didn't see any rhino! But I'll going quite a few times during the year.
I'm off to Kruger tomorrow for 3 days as I want to check the book sales and meet some of the people running the shops.
Looking forward to seeing you at the show.


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 Post subject: Re: Peter Derichs's Guides
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:07 pm 
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Peter, looking forward to see you again at Getaway show in March'13 at Lourensford, Somerset West (CTN)
Your book on Kruger again came in very handy during our Kruger trip in Dec'12. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Peter Derichs's Guides
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:19 pm 
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Soooooooooooooooooooooo happy with Peter's guide on the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP)!
I received my copy in July 2012 just before our first ever vist to KTP from 3-10 August 2012.
Talk to Peter about the waypoints for your GPS! Fantastic stuff!

Can anyone help me out? I'm looking for a copy of Piet Heymans' book called: OUSUS van die Kalahari.
Looking forward to a positive response :D

Enjoy KTP!!
Keen Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park visitor!


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 Post subject: Re: Peter Derichs's Guides
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Looking forward to our next visit to KTP from12-21 May 2013!

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 Post subject: Re: Peter Derichs's Guides
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welcome to the forum SHELEPH :D
lucky man... going to Kgalagadi... soon :mrgreen: :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Peter Derichs's Guides
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BOOK WANTED
I'm looking for a copy of OUSUS . . . the Kalahari Lion. :hmz:
The book was written by Piet Heymans. No copy available on the Internet. :cry:
Anyone able to help?
Looking forward to your reply.
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 Post subject: Re: Peter Derichs's Guides
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Does anyone know if/when Peter's guides will be available on Android?

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 Post subject: Re: Peter Derichs's Guides
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:25 am 
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good question... I think Peter will answer himself to you :wink:

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