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Luxury

Rovos Rail through Africa and Chobe River

Cape Town to Kasane
14 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: AFRC14
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Trip Highlights

The romance of Rovos Rail

Embark on an unforgettable rail adventure and experience the graceful opulence of a bygone era

The Smoke That Thunders

Victoria Falls is one of South Africa’s most iconic landmarks and you’ll stay within walking distance

Chobe's incredible wildlife

Chobe National Park attracts a plethora of thirsty game to its banks – creating a superb snapshot of the African wild.

Your Vacation Includes

  • An elegant five-night rail journey aboard the Rovos Rail
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in two locations
  • Game park experiences in Hwange and Chobe National Parks
  • Two night stay at the luxurious Chobe Water Villas
  • Gratuities and game park fees
  • Finest dining - a total of 30 meals

Map & Itinerary

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Cape Town to Kasane

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Your journey begins today upon your arrival in Cape Town. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your five-star hotel on the V&A waterfront. Settle in to your surrounds and this evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Three Nights: Cape Town, Table Bay Hotel at the V&A Waterfront

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sighseeing

Visit Constantia Winelands; take a ferry to Robben Island where former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned; or set off on a freedom township tour.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, choose from a selection of local restaurants to dine at.


Today you will ride the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views, then stop by the Castle of Good Hope. Enjoy an array of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing and Dining experiences this afternoon and evening.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula, where you will travel along Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point in the Table Mountain National Park. Continue to historic Simon’s Town and see Africa’s only colony of penguins up close at Boulders Beach before returning to Cape Town for the evening at leisure.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Embark Rovos Rail from Cape Town. Travel through spectacular mountain ranges and scenic landscapes of the Cape to the barrenness of the Great Karoo. Visit the historic village of Matjiesfontein. On board, relax in your suite or unwind with a drink in the Lounge or Observation cars.

Stay: Two Nights: Rovos Rail

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Arrive in Kimberley, famous for its diamond mining past, thanks to the first recorded discovery here in 1871. Enjoy a city tour, then visit the ‘Big Hole’, the result of a diamond rush and thought to be the largest man-made hole in the world. Tour the open-air Mine Museum to retrace the steps of miners before re-boarding your train.

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This morning, have breakfast on the train before arriving into Pretoria at Capital Park Station. Join in an optional tour of the city or have the afternoon at leisure before spending time your hotel this evening.

Stay: Pretoria, Courtyard Hotel Arcadia

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, re-board your train and slowly wind your way north through Nylstroom and cross the tropic of Capricorn en route to the border of Zimbabwe.

Stay: Three Nights: Rovos Rail

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Spend the day on board at your leisure as you travel to Bulawayo, renowned for its stunning colonial architecture.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Pass through Hwange National Park, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary where you will enjoy a game drive at The Hide, located in a prime position in the park.


This evening, savour dinner before overnighting at Thompson’s Junction aboard your train.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your journey ends at the impressive Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River. Today you can relax and enjoy the close proximity of the falls with views from your hotel or take a leisurely walk to the falls. Later in the day, enjoy a guided tour of the falls.

Stay: Two Nights: Victoria Falls Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After your Freedom of Choice inclusion, enjoy high tea on Stanley’s Terrace with spectacular views of the Victoria Falls Bridge and the vivacious spray that sprouts from this gorgeous natural wonder.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Maybe trace the steps of the renowned Dr Livingstone on a fascinating cultural tour. Or enjoy a rhino search safari, an excursion which gives you the chance of encountering the endangered white rhino in a safe environment. Alternatively, marvel at the spectacular sight of thundering Victoria Falls from the heights of a helicopter flight.


Today, enjoy both a Freedom of Choice inclusion and a Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast

Cross the border into Botswana, then travel by coach and boat into Namibia’s Chobe River National Park, where you will stay on the banks of the Chobe River in your own villa. Over the next two days, watch for wildlife along the shore line. Take time to relax with sundowners on your balcony at sunset before enjoying your evening meal.

Stay: Two Nights: Chobe River, Chobe Water Villas

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Wake to a beautiful sunrise overlooking the Chobe River as you prepare for a day of viewing animals along the shoreline on a safari boat ride or a 4WD game drive. In the afternoon, seize the opportunity of taking a boat cruise on the Chobe River, as you enjoy a majestic sunset on the water.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, farewell your villa and the Chobe River and cross the border into Botswana. Your journey draws to a conclusion at Kasane airport, where you will depart for your onward flight.

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  • Dinner

Travel & Accommodation

Luxurious onboard suites

Rovos Rail's suites provide the perfect retreat with a sofa-seat that converts to a double bed and large windows

A Private River Paradise

Wake each morning in your Chobe Water Villa to views of the Chobe River and enjoy elegance of your surrounds

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit