The day after reading Zululand Gold, we set off to visit Hilltop Camp and Mpila Camp in Hluhluwe / Imfolozi Game Reserve Zululand. This recent read added another dimension to our trip.

This sequel to Zululand Snow proved to be equally enjoyable. The three main protagonists undertake an adventure in search of the fabled Kruger millions. Ian Tennant weaves elements of South African history and folklore into the story. I also learned a thing or two about Leatherback turtles. Despite having visited Leatherback turtle breeding areas in Cape Vidal and Banga Nek, I had no idea that they grow so huge.

Being a ‘girl’ I find relationships interesting and would have liked to know more about why Hannes’ relationship with his half brother is strained. This may be answered in a future book.

The ending of a book can make or break a good story, in this case I felt that the ending was clever and entirely satisfactory. I hope that another installment will be added to the Cruikshank chronicles. These books should be stocked in Zululand parks shops. They would make for great holiday reading.

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  1. Am about start on Zululand gold too!

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