Embark on an unforgettable rail adventure and experience the graceful opulence of a bygone era
Victoria Falls is one of South Africa’s most iconic landmarks and you’ll stay within walking distance
Chobe National Park attracts a plethora of thirsty game to its banks – creating a superb snapshot of the African wild.
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
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
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.
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
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 RailDaily :
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.Daily :
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 ArcadiaDaily :
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 RailDaily :
Spend the day on board at your leisure as you travel to Bulawayo, renowned for its stunning colonial architecture.Daily :
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.Daily :
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 HotelDaily :
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.
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.Daily :
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 VillasDaily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
Rovos Rail's suites provide the perfect retreat with a sofa-seat that converts to a double bed and large windows
Wake each morning in your Chobe Water Villa to views of the Chobe River and enjoy elegance of your surrounds
We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home