Sawobona, Sanibonani, Molo, Dumelang, Goeiedag, Hello!!

Welcome to South Africa – a country not only rich in diversity in its languages and cultures, but also in its natural environment. Truly a world in one country, from the Mediterranean climate and white, sandy beaches in the Western Cape, to the tropical paradise of the Zulu Kingdom, semi-desert terrain of the Northern Cape, dense Southern Cape forests and wildlife-rich African bush of the lowveld.

Our Background

Since its Establishment in 1995, ILIOS Travel has become one of the premier Tour Operators in Southern Africa. Today ILIOS Travel has 7 business outlets countrywide with our Head Office located in Cape Town and branches in Johannesburg, Durban , Port Elizabeth and the Kruger National Park .

Under the leadership of Mohamed Baba , who is a true child of Cape Town’s vibrant cultural heritage we deliver a travel experience that will exceed your expectations.

Our Passion

Over the past few years, ILIOS Travel has continuously expanded its footprint in South Africa. Now with a national presence, ILIOS has launched a national touring programme, delivering superb experiences with first class service.  Our flagship programme, the Grand Tour, shows our commitment to continuously innovating as well as adapting with shorter durations, from which you can select to fit your travel requirements. We have gained an enviable reputation for the quality and diverse range of products. Well known for its attention to detail, almost fanatical levels of service and, of course, our passion for promoting and exposing our wonderful land to the rest of the world.


ILIOS Travel views the Tourist Guide as the face of our company, thus placing an exceptional amount of care and detail in the selection of all tourist guides who are employed. Apart from the knowledge of the geographical regions the guides are accredited for, it is compulsory that they have an in-depth knowledge of the ethics and principles that ILIOS Travel prides itself on. The selection of a guide for a tour is something that we feel is fundamental in the enjoyment of a private tour, and matching the correct guide to the client profile is something that involves the entire team… up to and including the Managing Director.


When booking private services, clients with special interests or requirements can request speciality or foreign language speaking guides. ILIOS Travel is able to aquire guides to meet every client’s need, from wine connoiseurs or those interested in the cultural history of South Africa, to clients who require a Spanish/German/Russian guide to accompany them on their travels, ensuring they have the best possible experience and are comfortable while travelling.


This is what our clients have to say.

Wow!! It is hard to believe that it is now over two months since our return to the UK following our escorted Grand Tour Of South Africa, and what a “Grand Tour” it was. Ordinarily, we do not write following a holiday, except when there has been cause for complaint, but on this occasion, we have felt it necessary to e-mail our praises following such an exceptional vacation ! In singing the praises of ILIOS Travel and our guide who made this holiday probably the most exhilarating and best vacation we have ever had, we would also like to thank you for arranging a special dinner on our arrival in Cape Town on the day of my birthday. An excellent choice of restaurant and top cuisine.

Caroline Richmond, Leeds, UK

We had a great time. I had to be persuaded to come to South Africa but now I really want to come back. We chose this tour (Grand Tour of South Africa) as “a taster”. We saw everything we possibly could have done in 2 weeks, everyday different, interesting, exciting. It was a very well organized tour with exceptionally good, well informed ILIOS guides. We would certainly recommend this tour to first time visitors to South Africa. Thank you all for a really excellent holiday.

Rosaline Reid, Hamshire, UK