Good morning everyone, it’s almost time to send your purchased books off (for those that purchased the book at the discounted pre-sale offer) . They arrive next week, so you hopefully will have it before the end of the month. The international sales will take a week longer to arrive. Don’t forget to RSVP for the different launch dates. See below. Some of the venues will be confirmed by end next week.


2 August – Groot Constantia Wine Farm – capacity 120 people
3 August – Bellville – Oude Welgemoed restaurant – capacity 100 people
6 August – Hout Bay Yaught Club – Informal Slideshow – capacity 100 people
7 August – Worcester (Damas Restaurant) – FULLY BOOKED
8 August – Stellenbosch, Longridge Wine Farm – capacity 100 people
12 August – Jacobs Bay Hotel, Weskusplek – capacity 40 people
13 August – St Stephens Church Hall, Pinelands – capacity 100 people
14 August – The barn at Cairnbrogie – Knysna/Plettenberg Bay – capacity 80 people
20 August – Johannesburg (Landrover Showroom, Centurion)
21 August – OutdoorPhotoShop/Pretoria (By invitation only)
23 August – OutdoorPhotoShop/Pretoria – capacity 50 people
24 August – Nelspruit (venue to be confirmed)
12 September – Upington – Orange River Wine Cellars – capacity 100 people
14 September – Windhoek (venue to be confirmed)
15 September – Swakopmund (venue to be confirmed)

SOON AVAILABLE: The Dark Side of the Kalahari available as ipad app from September:


“The addition of an iPad application to Hannes’ new book “The Dark Side of the Kalahari” makes this artwork even more special.
Modern technologies add extra dimensions which are not possible in print. They give you deeper insight in the story behind the story and take you behind the scenes of the creation of the book.
The crispness of the iPad display makes the color and detail of the photos stand out magnificently.
Short videos made by professional wildlife filmmaker Noa K√∂fler are setting a number of photos alive by giving a glimpse into what happened before or after the decisive moment. Also a number of short films by Noa give you a glimpse behind the camera and lift a corner of the veil of a photographer’s life in the Kalahari. As the life partner of Hannes, Noa has an intimate insight which only closeness can produce.
The application also provides more detailed information about each photo in a simple to access and clear way. Exposure, lens use, location, etc are presented in an easy overview when requested and, when an internet connection is available to the iPad, the location where the photos were made can be shown on a map. Where available extra information about the scene’s subject can be consulted on wikipedia.
The application also presents another two hundred unpublished photos taken during the Dark Side project as well as several slide shows.

Two points which really touched me are the introduction text read aloud by it’s writer Ian McCallum as well as the video short showing a day in the life of Hannes in the Kalahari. This last video gave me goose bumps.”

Good Luck with this first!
Etienne en Anne-Marie Bruwer

4 thoughts on “BOOKS ARRIVE NEXT WEEK!

  1. Ek wil graag by die Stellenbosch boek bekendstelling van 7 Augustus vir 4 mense plek reserveer.
    Baie dankie

  2. Sien dis die 8ste by Stellenbosch! Jammer my fout, maar wil graag die 4 plekke reserveer!

  3. Goeie dag, ek stel vreeslik belang on die praatjie op die 3de Augustus in Bellville by te woon. Hoe moet ek te werk gaan om my plek te verseker en wat is die kostes daaraan verbonde? Vriendelike groete, Bea

  4. Hi Hannes and Noa.
    The book is beautiful….read it cover to cover in bed after the Groot Constantia Wine! Thank you. Looking forward to the iPad App!
    Good luck with book sales and future projects!

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