Where it all happens
As experienced travel advisors and creative thinkers we are a dynamic unit, inspired to create unforgettable experiences for our clients. We believe that each brief is unique, we think outside the box and we are passionate ambassadors for the brand. Who wouldn't be inspired by being based in Cape Town and surrounded by beauty. 
  • Caroline Bayly


    Caroline’s passion is Southern and East African travel. For the past nineteen years, she has made it her mission to visit hundreds of exclusive safari lodges, island resorts and city hotels throughout the African Continent and its shores.

    She always has her finger on the pulse, is constantly seeking hidden gems and building meaningful relationships with safari guides and concierges. That, coupled with her love for the African Continent, and the perfect backdrop it provides, means that Caroline has built up an enviable reputation amongst discerning travellers.

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  • Tara Beckett

    Reservations Manager

    Tara started in the African travel industry in 2005 and has travelled far and wide searching for the ideal destinations to promote to our clients.

    With an attention on ensuring each client's itinerary exceed expectations, she is a stickler for the finer details and special surprises our clients enjoy along the way.

    She is passionate, dedicated and adds an exciting element to the Classic Escapes Team. Her favorite destination is Zimbabwe and often finds herself dreaming of being on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Mana Pools National Park.

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  • Natalie Perkins


    Fresh from the University of Cape Town, Natalie couldn’t believe her luck when she found herself involved in the tourism industry back in 2007. Her first love has always been the people and the wilderness of Africa, with a strong interest in conservation and how everyone has a role to play in the preservation of this beautiful world.

    Passionate about sharing special, immersive journeys across Africa, Natalie brings together the best of Caroline’s, Tara’s and her own experiences while traveling across the continent for Classic Escapes' readers, followers and friends.


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