Tuli : Land of Giants – Roger and Pat de la Harpe

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Condition: Good, gift inscription
Format: Coffeetable Hardcover with DJ
Published: 2004 (Sunbird)
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781919938257

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Tuli : Land of Giants – Roger and Pat de la Harpe

**Coffeetable sized book**

AT THE CONFLUENCE OF THE SHASHE AND Limpopo rivers is a land of huge vistas, big skies, giant trees and great herds of game. Rich in history and mythology, it is a place where the present echoes with footsteps of the past and stirs the imagination, making it difficult to leave, and impelling one to return. This is the Northern Tuli Game Reserve.

Situated in eastern Botswana, Tuli was inhabited by early Stone Age and Iron Age peoples thousands of years ago. During the 1800s it became the stage for endless conflict between two powerful chiefs, Lobengula and Khama, a hunting ground for the famous `Great White Hunter’ Frederick Selous and others of his ilk, a playground for the ambitious aspirations of Cecil John Rhodes and President Paul Kruger, and the site of several of the opening salvos of the Anglo-Boer War.

Like the rest of Africa, it too was systematically raped for its wildlife by ruthless traders and hunters, greedy to harvest its great stores of ivory, pelts and furs. Today Tuli has shrugged off its turbulent past and is a successful game reserve, with thriving herds of elephant and antelope, giraffe and zebra, and it is shortly to become a core area for a huge Transfrontier Park.

Photographers and writers Roger and Pat de la Harpe spent almost a year in the reserve, immersed in its past and present, and they have successfully captured, in evocative photography and narrative, the mood and spirit of this legendary place. Here, in all its animation and beauty, is Tuli — the Land of Giants.