WASHINGTON (April 15, 2004)—Building on the success of its recently released African Adventure Atlas, National Geographic Maps has launched a new series of DestinationMaps and AdventureMaps for travelers exploring Africa. The Africa collection debuts with seven DestinationMaps for Cairo, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Johannesburg, Tunis and Victoria Falls/Livingstone. A DestinationMap for Rabat/Casablanca is due to be released later this year. The first Africa AdventureMap is for Cape Town and the surrounding peninsula.
The new maps are available at retail bookstores and specialty outdoor retailers, and can be ordered online at www.nationalgeographic.com/maps or by phone at
(800) 962-1643. Suggested retail price for each map in the DestinationMap series is $8.99; AdventureMaps are $9.95 each.
The laminated, tear-resistant, waterproof DestinationMaps feature a detailed street map, richly layered with tourist and travel locations and information to meet travelers’ needs — both business and pleasure. Drawings in 3-D style show famous buildings and landmarks for easy orientation. The travel-sized maps include regional context, information and photos of top attractions, airport diagrams, travel tips, an inset transit map, street indexes and other information to help visitors explore each locale. The maps also feature key embassy locations and a list of useful telephone numbers, along with multi-language legends.
Cape Town & Peninsula is the latest National Geographic AdventureMap title. The comprehensive topographic map, especially suited for outdoor enthusiasts, features the Cape Peninsula region, Kirstenbosch National Botanic Gardens, an inset street map of Cape Town, popular hikes, trails and mountain bike routes, as well as diving and water sport locations. Also included are lists of adventure activities and park contacts as well as accommodation information in and around Cape Town.
Like the AdventureMaps for Nepal and Costa Rica, the Cape Town & Peninsula map is printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper and can easily be folded into a pocket, ready to assist travelers on the most rugged adventure.
National Geographic Maps employs 60 full-time cartographers who produce five map supplements and about 100 page maps a year for National Geographic magazine, the official journal of the Society. National Geographic Maps also produces maps for the Society’s other magazines, National Geographic Books (including the Society’s signature “Atlas of the World”), National Geographic Television & Film, Nationalgeographic.com (both the Web site www.nationalgeographic.com and CD-ROM products), and the Society’s educational products. In addition, National Geographic Maps produces Trails Illustrated maps, TOPO! digital maps, globes, wall maps, reference maps, state maps, city and recreational destination maps, and atlases. Maps are available to National Geographic members and the public.
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