The best source of knowledge is Experience

About Us

We, Steve and Debbie Newbould, are passionate about our beautiful country and have a combined experience of over 30 years of exploring, documenting and photographing every nook and cranny of southern Africa. 



​Although our tour operation only began its journey in 2014, it is an extension of the holding company, Tourism Blueprint, which started back in 1993. Tourism Blueprint is the marketing and publishing arm of the business and amongst its achievements 

is a published book that covers over 600 towns, reserves and routes (every one of them visited by Steve). This book is used to teach tourism at most colleges and universities in South Africa. 

Why Use
African Arid Experiences

Our years of traveling and research have given
us the extensive knowledge, contacts and extra
insight to enable us to create unique,

wonderful experiences that you will hopefully
remember for a lifetime.
We both have a love for the great outdoors, wide open spaces, flora and fauna, exploring new places, 4x4 trails and are always looking for that something extra special to photograph.
Nothing gives us more pleasure than being able to share our knowledge and experiences with you.

So with this knowledge, we strive to be the best, offering exceptional personal tours to southern Africa.
Where possible we avoid mass tourism, using mostly small and stylish accommodation, like guesthouses, campsites and lodges rather than large hotels. We often include the lesser known places that are more authentic and personal as this all contributes to your experience, whilst keeping the trip affordable.

We also guarantee you attentive service throughout the booking process and during your tour. 

South Africa •Namibia

Cape Town • Winelands • Great Karoo • Little Karoo  West Coast • Kalahari • Diamond Coast

Overberg • Namaqualand • Richtersveld 
Western Cape • Eastern Cape • Northern Cape