Africa Travel Week

Uplifting experiences fuelled by inspiring stories

Why sit around a boardroom table, when you could learn lessons about life and business from Mama Yandi in Masi Township?

This is just one of the Uplifting Experiences that Escape+Explore has created to connect some of South Africa’s top businesses to grassroots community leaders, giving rise to wonderful collaborations as business leaders are inspired by the remarkable stories of social entrepreneurs.

Mama Yandi is one such inspiring leader and she shares how she went from collecting plastic on the beaches for 35 rand a day with no real education to travelling around the world with her plastic art.

She tells her story of how she invested in her own basic education and then learnt how to become a therapist, remaining in her community to do the most amazing work using her art and leadership skills to build up the Masi Creative Hub. Inspiring stuff!

Escape+Explore also works with a number of senior female guides who are free divers, wine makers and adventurers who all have powerful stories that local business leaders are learning from when they join the outdoor experiences and overnight retreats offered by these talented storytellers.

Uplifting Experiences shares South African stories told by grassroots South Africans to #UnlockAfrica.

From spending time with a surfing sommelier and wine farm lunch to sunrise yoga and kelp safaris, local businesses can enjoy the experience of a lifetime on home soil spending time with a wild foods innovator, street art story teller, South African surf champion and much, much more.

Africa Travel Week

Africa Travel Week (ATW) focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology. Shows include: ILTM Africa, WTM Africa, EQUAL Africa, ibtm AFRICA, Travel Forward, Sports & Events Tourism Exchange and African Tourism Investment Summit.