African Angel Tours is an innovative company offering South African tours to the international, (and national), community. Our standard tours are carefully designed around proven itineraries, highlighting some of the key cultural and natural hallmarks of South Africa. Or, we can individually tailor a tour to your specific interests, timeframes, and budgets. Whether it is wildlife or wine, crafts or beaches, music or desolate deserts, or a little bit of everything, AAT draws upon a wealth of expertise and experience to create your African dreams.
With over 15 years’ experience in the direct marketing of South African cultural products to international audiences, our director Luke Angel began working in the early 1990’s, presenting South African arts and craft products in gift and trade shows in Germany, France and Italy. Over the past 15 years Luke has focused on the United States market for African arts and crafts. He has built up an extensive business network and client base in California, especially within the African American community there.
African Angel Tours (AAT) then shifted focus towards the growing tourism industry. Building on Luke’s extensive international business and client network, his wide South and Southern African networks into the community development, craft production and tourism industries, and the intimate knowledge of the high expectations of international consumers of cultural products, Luke and the AAT team have developed an exciting new generation of South African cultural tourism packages and personalised itineraries.
Charismatic and a colourful people person, Luke is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the leisure, travel & tourism industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Retail, Tour Operators, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Hospitality Industry. Strong professional with a Bacheler of Arts focused in Arts from University of the Witwatersrand.
Having worked with African Angel Tours on the biggest sporting event in the world – FIFA World Cup 2010, I am extremely grateful to Luke and his team for providing a service that was exemplary on every level. Luke’s attention to detail, organizing, planning and persona in getting all that is required completed was first class. With our first major project together under our belts, I look forward to working with African Angel Tours on many successful endeavours to come and would highly recommend their services to anyone thinking of going to South Africa.
“Luke Angel and African Angel Tours have been pivotal in our development of a 3½ month Study Abroad Programme in South Africa for students at Eastern Illinois University in the U.S. I have worked with Luke on developing the locations and identifying volunteer programmes for student internships and volunteer work. Luke’s extensive contacts with volunteer programmes focusing on sustainable community support has been perfect in developing opportunities for human services experiences for our students. We have successfully completed two programmes (2006 and 2008) and the students say that this is a “once in a lifetime experience”; that it is “life-changing”; and that the experience “sets us apart in the job market.”
“From the moment I was picked up at the Cape Town airport until the minute I left, my time spent with Luke was as enjoyable and educational as possible. I couldn’t think of a better way to experience South Africa than in Luke’s conscious, gracious and easy company. He truly lives up to his last name. Luke is one of those unique individuals: flawless in his professionalism, genuine to the core, interested and interesting. Anyone who is fortunate enough to know him would agree.”