This title will take you back over 1,000 years - through the mists of time to a long-forgotten era of southern African splendour and prosperity - and uncover the myths and legends of a noble culture...the kingdom of Mapungubwe on the Limpopo River. Mapungubwe, the cultural icon that pre-dates, and inspired, Great Zimbabwe. Other sites - Schroda, K2 and Thulamela - and how these cultures mysteriously disappeared. The exquisite Golden Rhino and other archaeological treasures that tell of a thriving trade with the Arabs of the East Coast. Ignored and suppressed by colonial and apartheid powers for ideological reasons. The ecology, climate, fauna and flora. Detailed maps, colour photographs, route guides and tourist listings.