I am a junior consultant at African Travel Gateway. Where we plan, book and implement tailor-made holidays of all sorts, for all sorts, with all sorts of budgets... Our recipe for client satisfaction? Speed, thoroughness and value for money. With over 20 years experience in planning African travel, we know we offer our clients a seamless planning experience and a once in a lifetime African safari experience
What places and activities do you specialize in?
""We specialize in 10 Southern & East Africa countries, namely: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Kenya & Zanzibar. Our activities range from various types of safaris to the more regular tours to cities and non-safari adventures in the region like Cape Town, train journeys, beach holidays and horseback safaris.""
How did you get involved in travel?
"After 5 years in the food styling, content writing and media industry, I got the opportunity to join the tourism industry. I've got an eye for detail and enjoy planning and organizing! Outside of work I love adventure sports and playing tourist in my own city, Cape Town!"
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Recently I traveled to the Okavango Delta, Botswana where I experienced the most amazing safari. During my trip, I had the opportunity to listen to elephants and hippos around my tent at night, take evening bush walks, and enjoy beautiful morning mokoro excursions. While having coffee and biscuits on an island during our mokoro excursion a hippo appeared from the water, made a few loud sounds and swam the other way! It was beautiful to see and hear!"
Featured trips & expertise
Coastal South Africa: Cape Town, Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari - 13 Days
This epic 13-day itinerary delivers the best of South Africa's southern coast by combining city tours, wine tastings, road trips, and safari drives. First, enjoy history walks around Cape Town, tours in the Winelands, and trips to the Cape Peninsula to walk with penguins. Then hit the road for nature tours and beach time along the famous Garden Route before finishing strong with a true African safari in a private game reserve.
South Africa Culture & Safari: Cape Town & Thornybush Game Reserve- 9 Days
Hit the highlights of South Africa on this nine-day itinerary that takes you from the coast to the savanna. The tour kicks off in Cape Town, where you'll learn about the city's diverse history. Take a cable car to Table Mountain and enjoy panoramic views as the sun sets. Spend the day wine tasting and find out what all the fuss is about over South African wines. Finally, spot "Big Five" game animals like lions and elephants on multiple safari game drives at Thornybush Game Reserve.
South Africa Safari & Cities: Johannesburg, Kruger Private Reserves, Cape Town, & Winelands - 13 Days
Experience the best of South Africa on this two-week itinerary, from the privately owned game reserves of the north to the internationally-acclaimed wines of Franschhoek. Fly into Johannesburg, then spend a week on safari at looking for Africa's Big 5 near Kruger. Continue to Cape Town where you'll rent a car, allowing you to drive along the Atlantic Seaboard and take an overnight trip to the Winelands. This itinerary combines a variety of activities with enough free time to explore at your own pace.
South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Safari, & More - 15 Days
This 15-day itinerary combines the highlights of South African travel with the chance to relax on the white sand beaches of Mauritius. You'll arrive in Cape Town, where you'll discover the Cape wine region and explore the city's top scenic and tourist spots including Table Mountain and Robben Island, before traveling to Manyeleti Game Reserve, which shares an open border with Kruger National Park. Over four days, you'll spot the Big Five and other species during game drives or guided walks, and then depart for Johannesburg where you'll catch a flight to Mauritius.
Highlights of South Africa: Cape Town, Garden Route, & Safari - 10 Days
This itinerary will start in Cape Town, where you will have a few days to explore the culturally-rich and scenic city, including a visit to Robben Island as well as a cable car ride up to Table Mountain. You will then drive through the Cape to the quaint town, Caledon, before exploring the Klein Karoo and spending a night in Oudtshoorn. Over the next few days, you will discover the famous Garden Route while staying in Knysna before heading to Amakhala Game Reserve for two days of safari.
Authentic South Africa: Cape Town, Garden Route, Safari, and Johannesburg - 15 Days
Over two weeks, you'll do everything from touring Cape Town's top tourist destinations to eating lunch in a local tavern in the township of Soweto. The trip will start with five days discovering the best spots in Cape Town and its vibrant city life before flying to the Eastern Cape where you'll spend four days in Knysna and Jeffreys Bay exploring the Garden Route. For two days, you'll get up close with the big five while staying in a tented camp in Manyeleti Game Reserve before heading to South Africa's commercial capital, Johannesburg, where you'll have a full city tour.
Recent trip reviews for Stephanie
Stuck on Safari...flooding.
Feb 5 - Feb 12, 2023
I think that the best review for any travel company is related to how they support travellers during unexpected disruptions. We were stuck in the Kruger area, missing a flight because roads were flooded. We still hoped to make it for a few days up to Victoria Falls. The KimKim team worked with us through WhatsAp messages to reroute our travel so we could still enjoy the falls and the Zambezi. Thank you for making this such an easy and wonderful trip! read more
Absolutely wonderful trip! We had a fabulous ...
Oct 28 - Nov 7, 2022
Absolutely wonderful trip! We had a fabulous time in South Africa.
To start off, we stayed at the Hotel Onyx. It was a great location - not far from the airport or the tourist-friendly waterfront area, but not itself in a crowded or tourist-heavy area. Enough street activity that you felt safe walking around, but nothing loud to keep you up at night. The hospitality from the staff was first rate. Our room was beautiful and gave us a great view. The breakfast spread was expansive and the... read more
Thank you for your review! I hope to welcome you back again!
Arranged were very good. Suggestion: west Etos... would have loved to stay at Etosha village lodge. Rest were perfect.
Oct 8 - Oct 19, 2022
Arrangeywere very goid. Suggestion: west Etosha park- would have loved Etosha village lodge by the gate. read more
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am so happy that you had a great time and hope to welcome you back in future!
Great Local Specialist - Disappointing reaction and accomodation to global COVID-19 emergency
Mar 8 - Mar 21, 2020
I was very impressed with Stephanie. She was wonderful and i would reccommend her and book with her again. We were loving our trip but then the Government of South Africa declared a national disaster and the Canadian Government ordered all Canadians abroad to come home so we needed to leave our trip early and forego our 2 nights at Addo Elephant park, our 3 night safari at Hlosi and our flight on safair back to Cape Town. Given the circumstances, I am extremely shocked and upset that we... read more
Stephanie was great, really helpful
Jan 12 - Jan 21, 2020
Stephanie was great, really helpful, knowlegable and able to work within our modest budget. Thoroughly recomend Stephanie and kim kim
Thank you kindly for your positive feedback.
I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip.
Hope to hear from you again in the near future.
Best Wishes, Stephanie