WIN: One of SA’s Favourite Books

SA most loved book: awesome SA


Absolutely Awesome South Africa  is packed full of fun, facts and trivia, this entertaining coffee table book on South Africa is a complete new volume with new content and design on every page. Absolutely Awesome South Africa will keep all engrossed with the humour, history and interesting facts about South Africa. (Prize valued at R350)




The 224 vibrant and colourful pages of Absolutely Awesome South Africa by Derryn Campbell, captures the heart and the soul of this magnificent country.  This best-seller makes a great gift to all who appreciates sharp humor & South African history, history and stories.

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The story of Awesome South Africa started when this fun and colourful coffee table book was launched in 2010.

Derryn Campbell offers us this wonderfully eclectic and informative insight into all that is South African. The book has delighted South Africans around the world and has sold over 55 000 copies. Derryn has subsequently published an updated Second Edition of Awesome South Africa as well as the guidebook Living in South Africa which she co-authored with Regina Gräff. Derryn will soon be launching the latest book in the series titled Absolutely Awesome South Africa. The books by Derryn Campbell are published by Awesome SA Publishers, an independent publishing company that focuses on positive South African books.

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Awesome South Africa was one of six South African books shortlisted for the 2011 Nielsen Booksellers’ choice Award. The Booksellers’ Choice Award is chosen and presented by the South African book trade in recognition of outstanding contribution to the industry. It is awarded to the book that booksellers across South Africa have most enjoyed reading, selling or promoting over the past year.


Leaving behind a successful corporate career in management, Derryn followed a vision to encourage South Africans to positively influence the future of their country and has brightened the hearts and outlook of thousands of people around the world. In 2007, Derryn, together with Di Smith, co-founded Awesome SA, a non-profit movement that not only interacts with South Africans to create awareness about their country, but also facilitates initiatives to deliver positive outcomes.

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14 responses to “WIN: One of SA’s Favourite Books”

  1. Ashley Arendse Avatar
    Ashley Arendse

    Im particular interested in Safari’s and food to try out in different regions of our beautiful country. Oh and a book filled with awesome pictures. If couvering a certain region perhaps average weather temps in the region as some places even thou its winter it still remains pretty out – and that could help with planning when its windy and rainy in the cape to head out somewhere warmer.

    1. Trish Avatar

      HI Ashley
      I agree with you. Sometimes half the fun of the holiday, is the planning and excitement it brings.

  2. Okuhle Tamella Avatar
    Okuhle Tamella

    I see I jumped the gun there, but I’d love to see fun facts and photographs on our wildlife and fauna (especially fynbos).

  3. Okuhle Tamella Avatar
    Okuhle Tamella

    With everything that’s been going on in this country this year, I think this’d be the perfect ‘pick-me-up’! We need to keep finding reasons to love SA and this book is one of them.

    1. Lynette Avatar

      I agree with you Okuhle. We all need to be inspired and can do with a pick-me-up like you said.

  4. Melissa Joao Avatar

    Would love to win a copy. Interested in anything about animal and nature!

  5. rehana seedat Avatar
    rehana seedat

    fabulous book. would love to win

  6. Robyn Mitchell Avatar
    Robyn Mitchell

    Unusual facts about South Africa, how many wine farms there are, oldest place in South Africa and how different places got their names.

  7. dagmar woltge Avatar
    dagmar woltge

    Just an awesome book for all people who love SA

  8. Kim H Avatar
    Kim H

    I’m hoping to see some amazing photos of our beautiful country!

    1. Lynette Avatar

      Thank you for your entry Kim. I would also love to see more photos. If you have any good photos you would like to share with us, please feel free to enter it into our ‘Only in Africa’ competition, it gives you another chance at winning even more amazing prizes!

  9. Sone Avatar

    Statistics on animals and their strange relatives.
    Some facts about sharks and perhaps fish would also be fun to read.

  10. Lynne Kisch Avatar
    Lynne Kisch

    Flora and fauna – unusual stuff

    1. Trish Avatar

      I have just purchased one of these books, as I believe they are amazing. So excited for mine to arrive !

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