The popular author duo pack their trusty bakkie (pickup truck) and drive the entire length of South Africa’s shores from Alexander Bay in the west to Kosi Bay in the east.
On their three-month journey, they meet the weird and the wonderful, the criminal and the crazy elements of seaside South Africa.
The issues, the drama, the history, the adventure and the comic humour one finds every day on the coast of this country make for an enthralling armchair-travel read.
Shorelines is all about diamond divers, surfers, skippers home from the sea, fishermen, smart baboons, dodgy developers, Rastafarians, Cadillac collectors, forest adventurers, Xhosa nannies, sushi chefs, Zulu shield-makers, abalone poachers and a modern-day Robinson Crusoe.
It’s a generous slice of South African life, with all its foibles, squabbles and the occasional homicidal oyster. Come in, the water’s fine – for now…