"Welcome to Durban - a Sailor's Guide"
by Tony Herrick (compiled as an EBOOK by "Cruiser Log") is available for FREE download and FREE distribution.
This FREE ebook has been written to assist cruisers to make a safe landfall in South Africa, from the Indian Ocean
, with all the advance information required.
* Port information & diagrams
* Radio frequencies & procedures
* Customs & Immigration requirements
* Weather considerations & details
* Marina details
* Yacht Clubs
* Embassy details & contacts
* Lists of marine services
* Lists of marine businesses & agents
* Things to do
* Photos, diagrams, etc.
No special software is required to read this ebook - it opens automatically in your MSIE Browser. The file size is well under 1MB. (over 13,000 downloads to date)(Aug '07) - PDF version also available
[EDIT] - Over 25,000 downloads by Nov '09
Download this invaluable ebook at "Cruising Connections
" also has a large stock of used (and new) paper navigation charts (worldwide) as well as cruising guides, pilots, courtesy flags, etc., as well as a comprehensive regional weather page
. This site also has a "Discussion" forum covering topics regarding the Indian Ocean.
More information on the Cape of Good Hope route is available - HERE
"South Africa Welcomes Cruisers" - http://www.cruisingconnections.co.za/sailinglogs11.htm
Have a good "crossing".