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About Escape 2 Africa

Escape 2 Africa is a privately owned company registered in the Republic of South Africa and 100% wholly owned by Carmel Blount.

With 11 years of experience in the travel industry, we strive to select the accommodation and tours which will meet and exceed your expectation and show case the beauty of Africa. Our aim is to provide you with quality service, top class accommodation and enjoyable extraordinary tours and products. The founders of Escape 2 Africa are passionate about African nature, wildlife and you, and we will continue striving to meet every single need of every single client to ensure a memorable vacation, making Africa your number one destination for many return visits. We believe in a commitment to service and business integrity and follow through application of consistently high standards to everything we do.

A note from Carmel,
Under my previous employment I gained a huge amount of experience and knowledge in the local tourism industry but after 11 years of service, birth of our beautiful baby girl and marrying my life and business partner, I realized it was time for me reach and attain my goal. I am passionate about South Africa, about educating myself about my own Country and also educating the international market about South Africa.
When I started 11 years ago my knowledge of the tourism industry was minimal, but by combining my formal hospitality training and experience, my constant need to grow personally and my thirst for knowledge, these traits have lead me to successfull events and bookings such as arranging accommodation at the Makanyane Safari Lodge (listed on the site) for Michelle Obama and her family in her last visit to South Africa and the Madikwe Game Reserve.
My social and professional skills have lead me to the likes of United States Humanitarians, close and personal friends of Bishop Tutu. I am able to communicate with my clients on a more personal yet social level. One client, impressed with the service and accommodation I provided, that upon meeting her I was showered with gifts and endless stories about Bishop Tutu and his family.

I am energetic and enthusiastic and have a willingness to learn and grow. I enjoy taking on challenging tasks that stimulate the mind. I thrive on working under pressure and most importantly completing all tasks handed to me to the best of my abilities. No regrets or second guesses but if I am unsuccessful I shall only try harder the next time around. This is how far I will go to make sure you are happy and satisfied with our services.

Escape 2 Africa hopes to help you create great holidays and the best memories.

Carmel & Dane