Pub Bainbridge United Kingdom
Member of the SafariBookings Expert Panel
Based in Cape Town, James has scoured southern Africa for magazine and TV assignments, Lonely Planet and Time Out guidebooks. Being the senior author of Lonely Planet's South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland guide has taken him from the Cape Peninsula's African penguin colony to the hippos wallowing in the Limpopo River, with plenty of stops in parks and reserves along the way.
James moved to the Cape from London in 2010, and one thing he loves about his new home is the accessibility of its dramatic landscapes and wildlife viewing; whether you want to see lions in the Kalahari or soaring Drakensberg peaks, you can do it all in a 2WD car. Recently returned from a safari honeymoon in Botswana, James and wife Leigh-Robin grab every chance to pack their binoculars, cameras and cool box, and explore southern Africa.
Expert Reviews (19) - written by James BainbridgeBotswana Namibia South Africa
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- Alan Murphy AU
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- Anthony Ham AU
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- Ariadne van Zandbergen ZA
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- Brian Jackman GB
Brian is an award winning travel writer, author of safari books and regular contributor to magazines such as BBC Wildlife and Travel Africa.
- Christopher Clark GB
Christopher is a British travel writer and has contributed to various Fodor's guidebooks and a range of travel magazines.
- Emma Gregg GB
Emma is an award-winning travel writer for Rough Guides, National Geographic Traveller, Travel Africa magazine and The Independent.
- Gemma Pitcher AU
Gemma is a travel writer and author of several Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guides to Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.
- Kim Wildman AU
Kim is a travel writer who authored and updated over 15 guidebooks, including Lonely Planet's South Africa and Bradt's Tanzania guides.
- Lizzie Williams ZA
Lizzie is a reputed guidebook writer and author of the Footprint guides to South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
- Lucy Corne GB
Lucy is travel writer for a range of publications, including Lonely Planet's guides to Africa, Southern Africa and South Africa.
- Mark Eveleigh GB
Mark is a travel writer who grew up in Africa and has written over 80 titles for CNN Traveller, Travel Africa, Africa Geographic and more.
- Mary Fitzpatrick US
Mary is an acclaimed travel writer and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including South Africa, Tanzania, East Africa and Africa.
- Melissa Shales GB
Melissa is an award winning travel writer for Fodors, Frommers and Insight, including guides to Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
- Mike Unwin GB
Mike is an award winning wildlife writer, editor of Travel Zambia magazine and author of the Bradt Guide to Southern African Wildlife.
- Nana Luckham GB
Nana is a travel writer and author of multiple guidebooks, including the Lonely Planet guides to Africa, Zambia & Malawi and South Africa.
- Paul Murray GB
Paul is a travel writer, author of the Bradt guidebook to Zimbabwe and is closely involved in promoting tourism to Zimbabwe.
- Philip Briggs ZA
Philip is an acclaimed travel writer and author of many guidebooks, including the Bradt guides to Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa.
- Stephen Cunliffe ZA
Stephen is a travel writer and avid conservationist whose work appears in prestigious magazines such as Africa Geographic and Travel Africa.
- Stuart Butler GB
Stuart is a travel writer and author of numerous Lonely Planet guidebooks, including Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.
- Sue Watt GB
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- Tim Bewer US