Last Updated on March 28, 2021

Looking for books to read about South Africa before you visit? Are you interested in learning more about the history, people, and culture of this beautiful country? We have you covered! In this guide, we have selected what we believe are the very best books about South Africa.

If you haven’t visited South Africa before these books will help you to understand more about the country including its complex history and the horrors of the apartheid regime.

I am constantly adding new books to my best book lists so why not check out my Amazon shop which has even more great South African books to read or the travel book section of this website.

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Best books about South Africa

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Want to know to plan your visit to South Africa?

If you are planning a trip to South Africa you will find lots of inspiration on this website including the definitive South African bucket list as well as practical tips and advice to help you make the most of your holiday.

Read more in my dedicated South African guide.

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