Why Travel With Us

Why Travel With Us


We give you a taste of things uniquely South African, in a variety of niches.
You get an insider’s perspective into the country’s cultural landscape.
You see hand-picked highlights and landmark locations.
You enjoy exclusive access, private viewings, and local gems – wherever possible.
We take you to places off the beaten tourist track, and link you to people you couldn’t meet by yourself.

Distinguishing Difference

Our hallmark is our portfolio of specialists – an array of engaging local experts from a variety of niches.
They are guest lecturers who bring alive their worlds through their stories and share juicy nuggets not covered in guidebooks.
On every tour, you get to interact with a cross section of these captivating raconteurs,  hear multiple perspectives, and make authentic connections.
They are cultural interpreters, as well as story-tellers deluxe – who enlighten and stimulate.  

Substance & Style

We dig deep into our roots to enrich your routes.
We craft your days with enormous care, mindful of stimulation and relaxation.
We choose welcoming hotels for their heart-felt hospitality, great location, and quiet surroundings.
Selected for comfort, most hotels are rated 4-star, some 5-star, and are family-run, wherever possible.
We cherry-pick for charm and character – you taste seasonal food; drink regional wines; savour local fare at owner-managed restaurants. See why 

Fit, Size & Pace

We bring together like-minded travellers – for whom the spirit of camaraderie is exploratory time together as well as quality time apart.
Itineraries are designed for the curious, and fine-tuned for detail, pace and variety. 
Focussing on quality over quantity, we intentionally limit small group numbers.
We welcome solo travellers, and tour leaders make sure that lone travellers never feel alone.  
Ours are active trips that require participants to have an adequate level of fitness and mobility which will not spoil other travellers’ enjoyment by slowing them down.

Peace of Mind  

We watch out for you, not micro-manage you.
We take care of the details – meticulously. Personalised service is a feature.
Tour leaders have an ear-to-the-ground and secret places up their sleeves. 
If anything does go wrong, we will put it right.   
We want to exceed your expectations. So that you return, and tell your friends.  

Value for Money

Our prices cover virtually everything – accommodation, transport, internal flights and airport taxes, the services of expert lecturers and tour leaders, gratuities, admissions, drinks with meals, all breakfasts, most lunches and dinners.
There are no surcharges.
Prices do not include air travel to or from South Africa.
The price published is the price you pay.

Responsible Tourism 

We believe that each step matters. We strive to limit our impact on the environment.
We uphold the philosophy of ‘giving back’. See our commitment: Light Steps