For truly detailed maps nothing compares to Slingsby Maps of course - they're simply brilliant and totally in a league of their own. – J Viljoen, Wild Dog Adventure Riding
Cartographer Peter Slingsby believes that the more clear, accurate information a map contains the more value it has.
Well known for many years for his maps of the South African National Hiking Way, the Drakensberg, Table Mountain, etc. Peter decided in 2000 to embark on a series of highly detailed and well researched maps of the Western Cape. The complex beauty of the Cape and its mountains begs for maps that compare favourably with the best in the world,’ he says. And that is what hikers and tourists get when they purchase a Slingsby Map.
Peter and Maggie Slingsby live near Muizenberg, a seaside village on the Cape Peninsula, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, where they are both actively involved with Slingsby Maps cc. They have co-authored some of their books, notably “Walks with a Fat Dog”. Maggie is also the co-author of a successful graded reading scheme for Foundation Phase learners, which is published in all eleven official South African languages, while Peter has written several prize-winning youth novels. He has also written a biography (with Amida Johns) "TP Stokoe -- the man, the myths, the flowers". The first-ever Field Guide to Southern African Ants is all Peter's work, while books he co-authored with his late friend, Ed Coombe, include Place Names of the Cape, Beyond the Cederberg, etc.