ESCAPE+EXPLORE offers unforgettable tours that are not intended to consume a whole travel itinerary but offer a one to five days genuine, once in a lifetime off the beaten track adventure. Choose between our award-winning private Cape adventures or mind-blowing wildlife and adventure experiences further afield.
ESCAPE, SEE, TASTE, TOUCH + EXPLORE AFRICA LIKE NONE BEFORE
ESCAPE - We do things differently from start to finish. We offer transformative travel experiences that are fully immersive and truly unique.
SEE - Our skilled adventure guides will show you a side of Africa that few ever encounter. Join us for a hands-on adventure.
TASTE - The essence of a place can be best experienced through its food. That's why our food experiences are seasonal and locally sourced.
TOUCH - We offer back to basics travel that makes it possible for you to unplug from the virtual world and connect with local people.
EXPLORE - Our AUV's (adventure utility vehicles) are fitted with the very best equipment, so you can explore Africa just like a local.
Where we operate
- South Africa
- Beach Holidays
- Bird Watching
- Mobile Safaris
- Mountain Climbing
- Riding Safaris
- Safaris - Fixed Camp
- Self-Drive Holidays
The aim of Uthando is to raise funds and other forms of assistance for community development projects in South Africa. Uthando (Love) South Africa is a unique and innovative Non Profit and Fair Trade in Tourism accreditated company
Aims to create the next generation of female adventure guides in South Africa. Girls between 14 – 18 years of age from under privileged communities train alongside Escape+Explore guides and clients, working together to learn practical life skills at the cutting edge of African Adventure. Inspired in 2010 by girls from Manenberg who wanted to make their gang-ridden Cape Town community safer and cleaner. Rock Girl has partnered with artists, designers and government to amongst other things install 55 Safe Space public benches around South Africa. “We are creating a sisterhood, one that supports girls in our community, but that also advocates for girls in our city, in our country, and across the continent. We are proud that our voices are being heard across the world. Escape+Explore is helping us share our messages and giving us the confidence not only to speak out, but to climb mountains, surf waves, and explore our own country!" – Miche Williams, One of the Founding Members, Rock Girls OBJECTIVES: Provide opportunities for under-served local girls to reach their true potential. Confidence and resilience will develop as the girls explore and experience life’s adventures, giving the chance to use physical, mental and emotional skills to cope with any challenge that comes their way. “I am incredibly inspired by these girls and so passionate about growing this academy and creating a guiding pool that will showcase the very best of The Cape for generations to come” – Ingram Casey GET INVOLVED: book the unique opportunity of having a Rock Girl guide in training on tour with your clients. This gives them the opportunity to engage and get to know this highly resilient, optimistic young girl with the fee being donated directly to The Rock Girls.
09 June 2020
On South Africa's Youth Day, 16th of June 2020, COURAGE will be hosting a Virtual Charity Auction of Covetable and Wanderlust Lots. The bidding started already so take part and start bidding today and get excited as you experience the incredible interactive bidding process designed and built by one of the COURAGE community volunteers, Lisa Leathes.Read More
13 November 2019
September in South Africa. Abundant wildlife, wildflowers and whales. The warmer, longer days invite broad smiles. This month marks the start of Spring, and so naturally, it is a time of stock-taking as much as it is regeneration. Within the month, we celebrate Heritage Day (September 24th), a national holiday affectionately known by the locals as 'National Braai Day'. On this particular day, it is customary to gather our friends and family, toast to the beauty of our country, reflect upon our history and ponder our future. Here at Escape+Explore, we believe the future is female!Read More
04 November 2019
The adage ‘A picture speaks a thousand words’ is one we embrace at Escape + Explore. Every trip we lead is designed to challenge our guests positively. Whether out on a SUP board watching penguins gliding past, tasting an exquisitely crafted wine with a winemaker or, learning about the rule of thirds on our Cape Peninsula photography tour. The stretching of the mind and the growth that follows is where the experience comes alive for our guests.Read More
10 July 2019
This year we’ve been focused on simplifying our messaging whilst continuing to create life-changing experiences for our mutual guests. Here we highlight a few lesser-known ways we create experiences from VIP Exclusive Access Experiences, Celebrations, redefining Incentives and Events and so much more. Oh, and did we mention that we now have a new digital space!Read More
29 May 2019
We Are Africa 2019 saw the official launch of our OUT THERE EVENTS. A team dedicated to creating exceptional experiences for groups wanting once-in-a-lifetime adventures in an intimate, exclusive and action-packed environment. Six years in the making it certainly took our experiences with the tribe to a whole new level. Our hands-on approach and love for the unique means we can offer immersive experiences for travelling groups, fun-for-everyone multi-generational family adventures, one-of-a-kind experiential occasions, out-of-the-ordinary gourmet dining, magnificent special occasions and out-of-the-box corporate events.Read More
05 June 2018
“..we had the best time with the best people doing what we love..” Ingram Casey Back in the office with a serious case of We Are Africa blues, take a look at some of the incredible moments that was had, tag yourself, add a comment or just take a moment to relive some of the fun!Read More
02 February 2018
"Should there be water rationing of any kind, it will have no effect on the running of our tours." - Ingram Casey Future stocks of sustainable bottled water secured for the foreseeable future. New Water Wise Craft Beer that uses 46% less Water and 8% Atlantic Sea Water! Pop Up Magic Wet Wipes used on tour. Eco & Water-friendly. Fully Biodegradable.Read More
09 January 2018
CELEBRATING E+E GIRL POWER Meet Our Adventure Architects Our adventure architects have worked their magic and created a brand-new brochure rack – reviving and revitalizing some familiar favourites and equally exciting, bedding down some never done before options. We will be getting your new personalized itineraries soon however check our new sample itineraries here and at the end of this E-shot.Read More
31 October 2017
A day spent tracking the Marine Big 5 (The Southern Right Whale, Shark, Dolphin, Seal, and African Penguin). We head straight to Gansbaai for an exhilarating morning Fat biking the sand dunes and beach keeping a lookout for the Marine wildlife. Lunch is a charming affair served at The Tasting Room at Stanford Hills Estate with its interesting history, breath-taking views and locally sourced organic menu. Experience the Flight of the Giants in planes that make minimum noise and emit low frequency to allow the best possible airborne view of whales, sharks and the Southernmost tip of Africa. Our next stop is at Stony Point Nature Reserve home to a large colony of African Penguins in the quaint coastal town of Betty’s Bay. Heading back to Cape Town we will take the scenic R44 that hugs the coastline all the way from Walker Bay to False Bay. This picturesque route gives you an excellent chance of spotting whales and dolphin en-route too. Marine Big 5 SafariRead More
05 October 2015
Invite to Join a Pioneering Stand Up Paddle and Dhow Expedition between remote islands in Mozambique
Join Escape+Explore on a pioneering Stand Up Paddle through Quirimbas Archipelago in remote Mozambique. Atta members are invited to join this initial trip at a much subsidised rate to pioneer the way for future Dhow and SUP safaris in 2016. Basic SUP skills needed as you will be supported by a traditional Dhow and Africa’s leading SUP guides. For Full Detail of this Pioneer Trip Invite departing 19th October 2015 Click Here Watch what went down on our last pioneer trip with our 1st…Read More
22 April 2015
Atta Members & the We Are Africa Tribe Exclusive Join the Escape + Explore adventure guides to get some sand between your toes and a real taste of Durban beach life. The ultimate wake up to get your day off to a kick start. Do it Standing Learn the basics from the best before paddling out into the Indian Ocean. Get a taste of why Stand Up Paddling is taking the world by storm. Either paddle between the piers or brave some wave riding on our state of the art Inflatab…Read More
21 March 2012
Wednesday 21 March 2012, 2pm-5pm Charity Concert and Family Picnic - Little Stream, Constantia, Cape Town In Aid of Down Syndrome Inclusive Education Foundation - Realising the true potential of children with Down Syndrome Ingram Southern African Director of ATTA invites you to a secret 7 acre garden in the heart of the Constantia wine valley. Live music including SA’s Got Talent Madalene Abrahams, Winner of Top Stars Jo-Ann Daniels, Jazz Encounters Winner Wayne …Read More