Turkish-born Cape Town resident Ozzy Yerlikaya founded Travel Designer with the express purpose of connecting travellers with beautiful people and places through sleek, expertly curated and soulful experiences. Little did he know at the time that he would be changing the way people travel.

Drawn to create profound experiences and take the road less travelled, the dream was not only to inspire travel but to enhance it through previously unimagined experiences that deeply inspire while having a positive impact on the surroundings. A tall ask – unless you’re born to the drive, charisma and determination of Ozzy.

Redefining the way we travel

Ozzy was included on the Condé Nast Traveler list of 14 Globetrotters Redefining the way we travel.

“Turkish-born Cape Town resident Ozzy Yerlikaya opened his South African black book to fire up Travel Designer, corralling a fleet of Land Rover Defenders and taking clients to meet an origami master, gallerists, a Porsche collector, even a political cartoonist. A larger-than-life fixer who knows that ticking off the usual sights isn’t the only way to get around.”


Making the most of the lockdown months to travel around South Africa, explore remote locations and meet new people has inspired Ozzy to reinvent his offerings. For the adventurous, curious and open-minded traveller there is no better place to escape than the Cederberg and Karoo of South Africa. Amongst much else, this majestic landscape offers bushman paintings, fossils, stargazing and ranching.

Look towards our newly launched experiences in these areas, those closer to the city and our signature greats. Travel Designer is proud and excited about the new journeys we are offering travellers in a post- COVID world.

This is the future of travel. One that leaves you feeling less like a tourist, and more like you’re spending time with good friends.

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