Adventurer shares love for reading By Karen Watkins - June 9, 2022 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter African adventurer Riaan Manser read his book, My First African Adventure, to children, parents and grandparents, at Constantia Village Exclusive Books, on Saturday June 4. Mr Manser visited the store with his wife, Vasti, and children, James and Sam. The younger members of his audience coloured in pictures while listening to Mr Manser recount the toil, excitement and occasional terror of his journey – negotiating the Sahara and Libyan deserts; learning French, Portuguese and Arabic; eating monkey, rat and bat; standing in front of the pyramids; being awarded the freedom of the Red Sea in Egypt; feeding hyenas mouth to mouth; and standing on the highest and lowest points in Africa. Riaan Manser with Natasha Beckman, Tenelle Schilder and Alexander Pappas. Riaan Manser with, from left, James Manser, Gemma Matthew and Caleb Matthew who was celebrating his seventh birthday. Dian van der Vijver of Constantia gets her book signed to send to her granddaughter in Australia.