South Africa stepped into its rainbow nation after the first democratic elections in 1994 and journeyed into celebrating its multi-cultural heritage through incorporating values of ubuntu and inclusion.
When you experience South Africa with us, we let you into the living colour that characterises our country. We immerse you in the different cultures through leading you to the hidden gems that open up a world of tribal folklore, elaborate beads, traditional meals, cultural insight and drums, song and dance that will set your heart on fire.
Stephenson Adventures provides a tour service that leaves you spoilt for choice, whether you want to blend into the bustle of city life or can get up close and personal with the big five and getting your well-deserved tranquility from the country’s wealth of natural hideaways.
South Africa is often described as the “world in one country” and we take you to the wild tides, scenic views and breathtaking sunsets.
Gauteng houses the country’s concrete jungle; here you find the cities people migrate to when they are ready to make their dreams come true.
It is home to Johannesburg (City of Gold) and Pretoria (South Africa’s capital city)
Gauteng is surprisingly the smallest of the nine South African provinces covering only 1.5% of the country’s total land area yet its responsible for a third of South Africa’s GDP.
Johannesburg started off as a mining town which grew into the economic hub and heartbeat of South Africa. It is home to Soweto, a historical goldmine and the biggest township in the country.
We explore both Johannesburg and the "Jacaranda City" with you, Pretoria earned this by lining up the city streets with jacaranda trees that bloom and paint the city a beautiful soft purple. It is also the city of presidential inaugurations and beautiful gardens that inhabit an abundance of biodiversity.
Here are a few pickings from tours you could do in the ever-sunny Pretoria, flamboyant Johannesburg and the historic Soweto.
The North West is the province to visit when you want to be one with mother nature and experience the Cradle of Humankind. It is home to the Tshwana tribe and made up of flat areas which are dotted with a myriad of trees and flora.
The journey into the North West leads you onto the oldest Magaliesberg mountain range extending about 130km from Pretoria to Rustenburg.
Sun City awaits you in Rustenburg, here you find a man-made beach with waves that are as mischievous as a real ocean and water activities that feed any adrenaline junky who’s ready for a fun fix.
North West is home to Pilanesburg National Park which boasts a combination of wildlife and geological features. The park was formed by a volcanic crater which has evolved to fascinating landforms and makes for the perfect escape into the crevice of the natural world.
A tour in the North West has the following selection:
Mpumalanga has been described as one of the most beautiful places in the world and we describe it as a wonderful expression of nature. It is the locus of geological interest since the discovery of the oldest rocks on the planet in the small town called Barberton.
It embraces the southern part of the Kruger National Park which is the largest game reserve in Africa. Its home to 517 species of birds, beautiful scenery of flora and fauna including the big five, waterbuck, warthog, antelope, wild dog, crocodile, just to name just a few.
A drive along the Panorama Route winds its way to waterfalls cascading down the rocky outcrops to God’s window. The Blyde River makes its way through the valleys peacefully is an enchantment on its own. Other fun activities in the Mpumalanga Province include the big jump, mountain and quad biking, horse trails and river rafting.
These exhilarating experiences can be yours if you tour with us through the:
Limpopo is the home of fossil rich caves that allow for the exploration of early hominid preserves. Defined by its hot and dry climatic conditions the province thrives on its game hunting industry which accounts for 80% of the whole industry.
Here, you will find tropical fruits such as bananas, litchis, pineapples, mangoes and pawpaws so an afternoon of picking savoring will always be on the cards.
Kruger National Park straddles the north of this province and promises an unforgettable safari experience that will be the topic of conversation long after the tour has ended. Our Limpopo tours bring the animal channel into reality as it immerses you in the glory of this natural habitat.
Our tour of Limpopo will give you a great experience of the:
Home to South Africa’s most prominent historical figure Shaka Zulu, this coastal province is known for its beaches, mountains and savannah populated by a diversity of game.
Durban is the largest city that has morphed into the hub of KZN through hosting the business shipment port in Africa. The city also has an abundance of fun filled activities to partake in, there are local art spaces and a culture of cycling to the clashing waves of the ocean. If getting up close to fish, dolphin or and other water creatures then Durban has spoils of abundant water activities.
Dipping into KZN’s natural reserves will take you to the eastern portion of the Great Escarpment called Drakensburg, here you will be awed by the magnificent mountains, waterfalls and lush landscapes.
KZN has the best of everything, whether you’re looking to surf, tuck into the tranquil parts or immerse yourself in the rich Zulu culture; booking a Stevenson Adventures' tour will exceed your travel expectations.
Free State is situated on flat grassy plains with pastureland making it home to large herds of game such as wildebeest and springbok. Following the reintroduction of an adult female cheetah in early 2016, wild cheetahs have been born in Laohu Valley Reserve.
Many of the towns tell a tale of the history of the province, you will see displays of a fascinating mix of British and Boer culture clearly evident in the street names, public buildings, monuments and museums.
Some of South Africa’s most valued Bushman rock art is found in Free State.
The province has preserved its farming status with vast areas of the land most dotted by corn fields. September and October sees the sunflowers at the end of their bloom so if you drive, you will be treated to smiling sunflowers in the Kroonstad area.
A tour of the Free State province gives you a chance to delve into all its hidden gems.
This is the largest province in South Africa and covers around 30.5% of the total land area. Its ideal for nature conservationists looking to explore nature at peak with its countryside escapes bearing spectacular views, pristine beaches and clear night skies that makes you feel the life of the stars.
Here the Kalahari Desert landscapes await you, not to mention the wildlife, unusual vegetation, gemstones and a diverse flora and fauna. The capital city Kimberly is known for the diamond rush in the 1800’s, the Big Hole has become a famous landmark because of its transition from a flat-topped hill turned largest hand-dug excavation in the world.
Take a tour of this modest province let the quiet growth sprouts take your breath away.
This province is where Nobel prize winner and former president of South Africa was born and spent his formative years. It is home to the people of Xhosa heritage; it is characterized by its endless hills and mountains.
If you are a sucker for scenery, then you will enjoy a wealth of nature and wildlife reserves through embarking on the magnificent Garden Route that flaunts ever changing yet equally stunning landscapes. It provides sweet escapes where unique structures like Hole In The Wall in Coffee Bay which is side by side with the ocean.
Our tours are designed to give you an experience of the splendid beaches and "big five" viewing as it is the wildest province in South Africa with no malaria in circulation.
Cape Town has been coined as the mother city and is the most striking and eye catching of all the provinces. The Table Mountain greets you as you arrive, there is an option to hike up or take the cableway for a view like no other. If you have a fear for heights but hunger for historical tours then you can take a boat to Robben Island, the prison that held Nelson Mandela for 27 years.
Foodies will find much delight in this city because of the diversity on cuisine and fine craftmanship from restaurateurs.
Apart from boasting white sandy beaches, this province is also the official place where the Atlantic and Indian Ocean meet.
Wine lovers are also in for a treat as this province has winelands stretched beyond what the eye can see. Here you can kick back, relax and enjoy a plethora of wine selections in their place of harvest.