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Tales of
Adventure

Get ready to lose yourself in Wilbur’s world. Dive into his most thrilling novels, meet his most intriguing characters, and discover the real life history, adventures and exploits that inspired them.

Over Land and Sea

Over Land and Sea

The Birds of Prey sequence sees the Courtney family engaged in adventures across land and sea. Find out more about these landscape and history behind these adventures that inspired the bestselling sequence of novels .

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Under the skin of Africa

Under the skin of Africa

The beauty of Africa is steeped in history. Find out more about the history and nature of this uniquely beautiful continent.

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The Courtneys at War

The Courtneys at War

The Courtneys are one of Wilbur Smith’s most famous creations. A sprawling, ambitious dynasty whose fortunes and misfortunes are traced across more than 400 years, their thrilling history a testament to the power of adventure.

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Wild Kingdom

Wild Kingdom

South Africa, with its majestic wildlife and dramatic history, has been the inspiration for Wilbur Smith's writing throughout his career. Find out more about the Wild Kingdom.

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Epic Love, against all odds

Epic Love, against all odds

Central to any Wilbur Smith novel are the epic love stories. Find out more behind the relationships, that flourished against all odds.

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Africa at war

Africa at war

Spattered across the rich tapestry of African history are its deadliest conflicts – from Colonialism to Apartheid, the British to the Boers. Explore the fact and the fiction of war on the continent.

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Betrayal on the high seas

Betrayal on the high seas

In 1667, English privateers lie in wait on South Africa’s Cape Agulhas for the Dutch East India Company’s ships and cargo. But the Dutch are better prepared than the English believe – and won’t be going down without a fight. Join the adventure on land and at sea with Wilbur’s Courtney family as they find themselves embroiled in a clash of the world’s leading maritime nations.

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In search of buried treasure

In search of buried treasure

Africa is a continent rich with diamonds, gold – and danger. The continent’s wealth of natural resources made accidental tycoons of farmers and unwilling nomads of the tribes who lived on their land, before starting a frenzy of prospecting that lasted for more than two decades. Join Wilbur’s heroes and heroines in the Gold Rush below.

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