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Luxury

Rovos Rail through Africa and Chobe River

Cape Town to Kasane
14 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: AFRC14
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Cape Peninsula Exploration

Venture to the Cape Peninsula for a full day of exploration along the opulent region.

Hwange National Park

During your Rovos Rail journey, visit the diverse sanctuary, Hwange National Park, and enjoy a game drive at The Hide.

Your Own Private Villa

Enjoy amazing game viewing on the Chobe River, and stay at Chobe Water Villas.

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 32 meals

Map & Itinerary

Africa Map 2019 AFRC14

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 the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, the grand dame of Cape Town. Settle in and enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Three Nights, Cape Town, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

After a morning of sightseeing, enjoy the freedom to choose how you spend the remainder of your day. Perhaps visit Constantia Winelands; take a ferry to Robben Island where former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned; or set off on a heritage 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula, where you will drive along Chapman’s Peak. At Cape Point, see where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. Continue to 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 :
  • 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 Lounges or Observation Car.

Stay: Two Nights, Rovos Rail

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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 where a delicious dinner awaits tonight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, have breakfast on the train before arriving into Pretoria at Capital Park Station. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Stay: Sheraton Pretoria Hotel or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Spend the day on board at your leisure as you travel to Bulawayo.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This morning, pass through Hwange National Park, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary where you will enjoy a game drive in the park.


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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your journey ends at the impressive Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River. Here, embark on a guided tour of the dramatic falls.

Stay: Two Nights, Victoria Falls, The Elephant Camp or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Spend today how you most please. Experience Zimbabwean life first-hand on a rural village visit, and interact with locals as they go about their daily work and activities; unobtrusively mingle with gentle elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary; or board a breathtaking helicopter flight over spectacular Victoria Falls. Later, relax with sundowners experience as you gaze out to stunning vistas of the gorge.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
signature experience

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 :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Farewell your villa after breakfast. Your journey ends at Kasane airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Beautiful Belmond

With expansive views of Cape Town's famed Table Mountain, enjoy three nights at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel.

The Elephant Camp

Located with breathtaking views of Victoria Falls, The Elephant Camp is an intimate, eco-friendly African retreat.

A Private River Paradise

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

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary