Having tackled treks across the UK in the successful Wainwright Walks and Railway Walks series Julia Bradbury has embarked on a spectacular adventure in South Africa Walks.


First aired on BBC4 the series is to be shown on BBC2 from 9th June to coincide with the start of the World Cup on the 11th June. This outstanding programme takes in some amazing sights that have rarely been seen on camera.


Julia who is a regular visitor to the Rainbow Nation set out on four very different walks to explore South Africa’s claim to be a ‘world in one country’. Venturing beyond the usual tourist destinations, she explored a series of increasingly remote locations.


For her first walk, Julia, along with her Xhosa guide, Willie, followed the southernmost coastline of Africa, home to the sun-drenched Garden Route. Exploring the fabulous beaches and immense flora and fauna, Julia encountered research set to show that this abundant spot gave rise to the modern human race.


In the second show Julia moved on to the interior and the grandest mountain range in Southern Africa, the Drakensberg. The 3000m Cathedral Peak is the majestic ambition for Bradbury and her Zulu guide Zee, but as she quickly discovers, even the fittest and most experienced walkers need luck on their side when it comes to the dramatic weather of these mountains, often described as the most beautiful on Earth.


Julia’s third walk took her to one of the world’s most famous game reserves, The Kruger. This was a walking adventure among the biggest and most dangerous beasts in Africa. Here she was looked after by Jaco, an expert game ranger, who proved that the Kruger is far more than just big cats and elephants.


The final walk takes Julia to the edge of the Kalahari Desert, in the remote northwest corner of South Africa. Set against the stunning red geology of Augrabies National Park, it’s a stark but beautiful walk, encountering simple rural lives and remarkable agriculture, all utterly reliant on the broad waters of the Orange River.


If you want to own this fresh and very personal perspective on a friendly and fascinating country that is so often misunderstood you can buy the DVD exclusively early at Acorn Media UK. To purchase the DVD or for more information visit http://www.acornmediauk.com/index.php/dvd/julia-bradbury-s-world-walks-africa.html