About and behind the scenes of go2southafrica.com
Stephen the owner of go2southafrica.com :
Travels around Southern Africa so you can benefit from someone who walks the talk.
Loves to hang out in the bush on safari.
Am a amateur photographer.
Leads hikes down the wild coast of the eastern cape,
Travels with my groups to ensure all is ok,
Explores the hidden and the roads less traveled.
Stephen has lots of diverse opportunities to offer,something for everyone.
I have experienced Safaris in South Africa,Botswana,Zambia,Zimbabwe,and Kenya.
You have reached a site filled with unique possibilities,as you design your South Africa holiday experience.
A ex South African.
A South African Tourist Board FUNDI destination specialist from the first program,way back,note the grey hair.
Some one who lives in Cape Town South Africa,and in Oregon,USA.
On a Kruger National Park South Africa Safari with my son
Design your safari with Stephen,an experienced and highly skilled consultant,who has had one of his tours featured in National Geographic’s “Best of Africa”.
Stephen also designed and guided the National Geographic Journalist on a very specific tour that resulted in the lead article for the June 2010 National Geographic World Cup Edition.
What is a custom designed South Africa Tour or Safari ?
What we offer,is more than just a brochure.
We design your South Africa Holiday or South Africa Safari or Southern Africa Safari as we do Botswana Safaris,Zambia Safaris, Zimbabwe Safaris as well,and can link these with a Safari in Tanzania or Kenya or with a Gorilla Safari in Uganda according to your needs,wants,budget,lifestyle and vacation time.
You can use one of our pre planned itineraries, we can alter a pre planned itinerary or we can piece different activities together to create your own dream South Africa tour.
We can be creative as we want to,as we are not set to any type of tour other than what you want.
We purposely do not have rates on our site as rates change with seasons,availability contracts change, etc.We like to quote updated prices.Just ask us.
As the owner,creator and the one responsible for many of the punctuation errors on this site,you are ensured of receiving the full attention of someone who cares that you have a full,memorable experience in South Africa.
I ensure that all goes well with your trip and you will have a network of support,for any type of emergency 24/7 at your disposal.
Behind the scenes at go2southafrica.com
Stephen also owns Rogue Travel in Ashland,Oregon,USA.
Rogue Travel is a ARC certified ticketing agency (incorporated in Oregon,and registered with the City of Ashland) that enables us to issue tickets Internationally and specifically for Internal domestic travel within South Africa.
This ability to have ticketing ability is very useful for trip planning as logistics play a big part in designing a South Africa Holiday,it makes for a smooth and efficiently quick process to piece all the pieces together.
All of our tour quotes are processed and administered out of our Cape Town South Africa office.
Stephen has established a specialty in providing unique rural cultural/arts/craft experiences,and as such we support sustainable tourism in those rural areas.
2009 Kenya Safari
Our South Africa Cultural tours are to the Eastern Cape,where Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko was born,rural villages,traditions,people to people contact,local western style lodging,amazing scenery.
As well Stephen leads walking groups down the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape.
This is gentle walking,the gentle part is that the walking is on deserted white sanded beaches of the Indian Ocean and over the gentle rolling hills,soft grass,hardly any rocks or stone,no big climbs,no big mountains,everything at sea level.See this hike link for an example.
As well Stephen designs tours to Venda,art,crafts,rural villages,local traditions,the UN world heritage site of Mapungupwe,close to Botswana Tuli block,very good biding and close to the Kruger National Park..all privately guided.
We only use tour operators who are based in South Africa,thereby helping to provide employment opportunities to locals,sustainable tourism at its best.
For Internal South Africa/Southern Africa or Africa Safari travel,we do all of the ticketing.We can quote you on the International ticket as well.
South Africa (when Stephen is in South Africa)
082 442 7389 Local
2782 442 7389 International
USA Office: Ashland, Oregon
1 541 483 6050
“Africa is not a place to visit unless one chooses to be an exile ever afterwards from an inexplicable majestic silence lying just over the border of memory or of thought.” Doris Lessing 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature