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.
In life it is not only the moment, the experience or the adventure we remember; but it is also the people who stand by our sides when we find ourselves in awe, lost in adventure or finally at home after traveling for thousands of miles. We take a great amount of pride in the people who take you where you want to go, who share their history with you or those whose who take your hand as they guide you into unknown territory because we know that when you look back and think of your time in South Africa, you will not only remember the heavenly landscape or the diverse cultures but you will also remember the friendly smile of the person who welcomed you into their home with open arms in a true South African fashion.
As the lifeblood of our company, we devote an exceptional amount of effort into the welfare and development of our ILIOS family members. Further afield, we also actively support the development and implementation of responsible and sustainable tourism, the promotion of positive learning experiences to ensure that local communities derive workable benefits from our tours and finally to ensure that our impact is greater than our presence, we only collaborate with trusted industry partners who share this ethos.
At ILIOS Travel we carefully select each and every one of our Accredited Tourist Guides and Chauffeurs to ensure that each ambassador has an in-depth understanding of South African history, geography and culture. ILIOS Travel is also able to cater to a variety of client needs with Speciality and Foreign Language guides. The company of an outstanding guide is an irreplaceable counterpart that will leave you with a widely unique South African experience and a friend that will long be remembered.
A full service national tour and transport operator, ILIOS Travel has 7 operational hubs across the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Gauteng and Kruger region. We have continuously expanded our footprint to ensure that we are able offer a selection of national touring programmes, each delivering exceptional experiences and covering numerous significant scenic and historic landmarks across South Africa. The diversity of programmes on offer are sure to fit any individual’s travel interests.
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Now we are back in our daily routine unfortunately. But we often remember our times with you. You have made a significant contribution to having a great time in South Africa. We would like to thank you very much for your commitment. We will definitely remember you and wish you continued health and all the best.- Anita, Germany
Thandile was an absolutely superb tour guide - we really could not have asked for anything better. He truly felt like family and sorry to say goodbye today. This has truly been a magical trip of a lifetime.- Todd, USA
We spent 2 weeks in South Africa with ILIOS Travel. The transport was always punctual, the cars smart and comfortable, the drivers friendly, knowledgeable and flexible. A nice touch to always have bottled water in the cars. This all contributed to a memorable holiday and I would certainly recommend ILIOS for its reliability and efficiency.- Howard, UK
We spent 17 days travelling across South Africa with your guides Shamiel in Cape Town and Cyril Dlamini from Durban to Johannesburg. Shamiel is experienced and funny. Cyril is an excellent driver and taught us a lot about the history and life in South Africa. They are excellent guides, we felt safe and comfortable and recommend Ilios!- Rekers, Netherlands
Our group was on the Wildlife and Warriors. I just want to thank ILIOS for the most amazing trip of my life. Our guide and driver were brilliant, very professional, nice people. Of course, the safari trips in Kruger and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi were one of a kind; the hotels were great and the food exceptional. I will surely recommend ILIOS!- Jorgen, Iceland
Dear Ashraf and Mr. Parker! I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you both did during part 1 of our "Active Golf" trip in South Africa. Ash, you just are a born tour guide and Mansour is indeed a great driver. All my clients did agree on this! Having you on board made this first week a success so thank you truly for that.- Chantal, Belgium
I have just returned from my South African Tour – Highlights of South Africa. I can't express in words just how much I enjoyed my Dream Trip. Since I was a young girl I have dreamed of coming to South Africa. This trip far exceeded any expectations or dreams I had of going there. Thank you so much, it meant the world to me.- Sue, Canada
We would like to underline the professionalism of ILIOS Travel throughout our trip. All transfers were as expected, on time, clean, polite etc. Our guide, Mr. Garth Johnson, is an asset to his company and we were very privileged to have him as a guide- Eleni, Greece
I can't wait until tomorrow, because want to tell you that I had amazing day on that tour, guide was great, and tour was totally different of any other tour which I ever had. James showed us everything, all places which was listed in the tour. I will definitely come back in South Africa on my vacation.- Ljiljana, Croatia
Our guide, Riaan, was always on time. He was very knowledgeable, and we learnt a lot about the country, people, flora and fauna. He was also very accommodating to our needs and helpful in every way. I would certainly wish to comeback and have Riaan’s company again- Anne and Boris, Singapore