The African Chapter Tours. This operator based near Johannesburg is forging a different path. Specializing in unusual experiences and vast landscapes—for those with both specific and general interests—owner Megan Alves impresses in that she's seen and tested everything she recommends. From the bed to the dinner to the itineraries, she never includes a feature without having had a firsthand look. She and her team will ensure that your tastes, styles, and wishes are satisfied. She offers a range of carefully crafted itineraries into the Northern Cape, and you can be assured that environmental, socioeconomic, and conservation ethics are carefully considered in every compelling journey. Pretoria, Gauteng. 011/545–6100; www.africanchapter.co.za.