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Immerse yourself in the spirit of Africa on this incredible touring holiday where you’ll journey on board the most luxurious train in the world, experience the magic of safari and explore breathtaking Victoria Falls.

Your holiday begins in Johannesburg, where you’ll enjoy a one-night, five-star hotel stay before flying to Kruger for a two-night stay at the majestic Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. The heart and soul of South Africa safari, the wildlife-filled Kruger Park boasts secluded woodlands that rustle with Africa’s greatest beasts. Consisting of traditional rondavel rooms and thatched peaks that peep through the trees, a stay here offers a true, authentic African experience. Unwind beside the infinity pool and venture on daily game drives with experienced rangers, revealing new scents, curious sounds and the beauty of an extraordinary African landscape to delight your senses.

Captivating Victoria Falls awaits. Following your flight, you’ll transfer to the David Livingstone Safari Lodge, nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Explore Victoria Falls by rail, boat and on foot during a trio of immersive tours. A guided walking tour lets you walk amidst the lush rainforest, encountering an increasingly spectacular view of the falls as it crashes over the cliffs and plunges 108 metres into the whirlpool below. You’ll also board the beautiful Lady Livingstone for a tranquil sunset cruise along the calm waters of the Zambezi River. From river to rails, the final tour in the Victoria Falls trio sees you enjoy a fine dining experience on board the Royal Livingstone Express. A vintage steam train, you’ll chug through the Victoria Falls World Heritage Site and into the depths of the Zambezi River Valley.

Leaving Victoria Falls behind, you’ll head to Pretoria, enjoy a one-night stay before you board the luxurious Rovos Rail for an unforgettable rail journey. Travel in exquisite comfort enjoying fine dining in the charming atmosphere of the Victorian dining car and luxurious accommodation in elegant wood-panelled cabins. Watch the diverse landscapes of Africa sweep past your window, from the scenic winelands of the Cape, through mountain ranges to the vast wilderness of the Great Karoo.

Your enchanting rail journey ends in cosmopolitan Cape Town. During your three- night hotel stay here, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore both the highlights of the city and its glorious winelands surroundings during a series of tours.

Your Route

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Welcome aboard Rovos Rail

Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world - class travel experiences. South Africa’s Rovos Rail travels between Cape Town and Pretoria, affording views of savannah grasslands and mountain vistas. Gourmet food complemented by fine South African wines, the bespoke train safaris through the heart of Africa combining magnificent scenery with the glamour and excitement of the golden age of leisure travel.

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Dining

All meals are served in one sitting in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the Dining Cars. Enjoy fine china, crisp linen and silver.
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Suites

The wood-panelled sleeper coaches, offer every modern convenience and comfort with fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard.
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Public Cars

With its open-air balcony, big picture windows, bar, sofas and booths, it has great mingling areas or quiet corners to while away the days.

Your 13 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

14 Feb 2023

Fly to Johannesburg, where you’ll enjoy a one-night five-star hotel stay to kick off your magnificent adventure

Your holiday begins with a flight to Johannesburg, where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay at the Hotel Peermont D’oreale Grande. Enveloped in luxury and coupled with state-of-the-art facilities, it’s a perfect choice for guests looking for comfort and indulgence. Enjoy delicious food at the elegant Aurelia’s restaurant, rejuvenate in the spa or simply sip on a delectable cocktail as you toast to your adventure ahead.

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Day 2

15 Feb 2023

Leaving Johannesburg behind, you’ll transfer to the Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge for your superb safari stay

Leave Johannesburg fully rested and transfer to the Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge for your two-night luxury stay within the Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s most renowned conservation areas and home to the Big Five. A celebration of African style, this spectacular safari lodge exudes a hearty spirit of warmth and welcoming, from its exceptional service to its traditional rondavel rooms and splashes of colourful fabrics. Spend your afternoons lazing by the infinity pool, join the Cape-Turtle Doves as they welcome a new day and venture into the bush to seek out the magnificent Big Five. A Hoyo-Hoyo safari will reveal new scents, curious sounds and the beauty of an extraordinary African landscape to delight your senses.

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Day 3

16 Feb 2023

Drink in your stunning surroundings of the vast African wilderness during thrilling game drives

Experience a morning and evening safari during your stay at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. Witness the excitement of the first rains; the terrapins playing in river pools, the call of the Pied Kingfisher and steady chirping of tree frogs. Savour the rich smells of the bush, hear the shrill calls of the Magpie Shrike and see the wind blowing through the feather grass dotting the savannah plains. Accompanied by your private guide, on-board the powerful open 4×4 Land Cruiser vehicle, you will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the one hundred square kilometre private concession area within the Kruger National Park. Experience the inimitable thrills of off-roading inside the National Park in pursuit of the legendary “Big Seven” species that call our concession home.

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Day 4

17 Feb 2023

Fly to Livingstone for the highlight of your African adventure: Victoria Falls

Today you’ll fly to Livingstone and check in to the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa on the banks of the stunning Zambezi River. Blending harmoniously with its surroundings, this accommodation is just five kilometres upstream from the falls. Known in the local language as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’ – Victoria Falls are a sight to behold, with mist rising so high that it can be seen from several kilometres away. On an enthralling fully escorted tour, learn from your guide how the falls were formed, as well as the intriguing local traditions that surround them.

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Day 5

18 Feb 2023

Admire the compelling sights of Victoria Falls during a walking tour and relish a sunset cruise

Today you’ll join a walking tour of Victoria Falls, the greatest curtain of falling water on earth. Walk amidst the lush rainforest, encountering increasingly spectacular views of the falls as it crashes over the cliff and plunges 108 metres into the whirlpool below. Come evening, you’ll get to take in an African sunset in spectacular surroundings. Aboard the luxurious Lady Livingstone, you’ll glide serenely up to Siloka Island, enjoying the abundant wildlife along the banks of the river. Let the superb hospitality team take care of you along the way, ensuring your pinks gin and tonics are topped up, along with plenty of nibbles to snack on.

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Day 6

19 Feb 2023

Journey into the heart of the Zambezi Valley during an unforgettable steam train journey on board the Royal Livingstone Express

While staying here, you’ll board the Royal Livingstone Express, a magnificent steam train that embodies the romance of rail travel. The Royal Livingstone Express is made up of five carriages comprising two dining cars, a kitchen car, lounge car and an observation car, and is pulled by steam locomotives built in Britain in the 1930s. Savour fine-dining and refined surroundings featuring polished teak, gleaming brass and soft leather as you pass through Africa’s stunning wilderness and over the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge.

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Day 7

20 Feb 2023

Bid farewell to Victoria Falls and transfer to Pretoria, where you’ll enjoy a one-night hotel stay before the next part of your African adventure

Arriving in Pretoria, you’ll transfer to the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel for your overnight hotel stay. The hotel overlooks the phenomenal sights of the Union Buildings and its gardens, which you can enjoy from the terrace. Pay a visit to the bronze sculpture of Nelson Mandela; discover captivating works in the Pretoria Art Museum or head to the Rietvlei Nature Reserve and enjoy spotting some rhino as you tuck into afternoon tea in the tea rooms.

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Day 8

21 Feb 2023

Embark ‘the most luxurious train in the world’ the splendid Rovos Rail for your remarkable journey to Cape Town

In Pretoria you’ll board the iconic Rovos Rail for your three-night journey to Cape Town, travelling across the goldfields of the Witwatersrand and the broad grassland plains of the Highveld, and the vast wilderness of the Karoo to the scenic winelands of the Cape. After settling into your cabin, enjoy a sumptuous dinner of traditional dishes, freshly made with locally sourced ingredients and complemented by a selection of fine South African wines, in the charming atmosphere of the Victorian dining car.

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Day 9

22 Feb 2023

Enjoy a tour of Kimberley’s Diamond Mine Museum and the captivating Big Hole

You’ll continue your journey in the exquisite comfort of the Rovos Rail, stopping for a tour of the Kimberley Mine Museum and the Big Hole, the largest manmade hole in the world. A place where up to 50,000 miners once toiled with little more than picks and shovels in their arduous search for the precious gemstone. The mine closed in 1914 and artefacts and relics left over from when it was open began to be collected and organised, eventually becoming a museum complete with exhibits, dioramas and much more. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy the sumptuous surroundings of the dining, lounge and observation cars that perfectly capture the spirit of a bygone era of travel.

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Day 10

23 Feb 2023

Glide through the inspiring Karoo before delving into the rich history of Matjiesfontein

Indulge in a delectable breakfast as you wind your way through the Karoo, a vast semi-desert that was once an enormous inland sea. After lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to disembark at Whitehill Siding and walk 5km into Matjiesfontein, here you can enjoy an off-train excursion in the historic village, with its collection of vintage cars and railway carriages. Back on board, you’ll settle into one of the comfortable lounges or observation car as you venture through four tunnels, the first of which is 13.5km long. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure, from watching the world go by, to conversing with your fellow travellers in the lounge.

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Day 11

24 Feb 2023

Your rail journey ends in cosmopolitan Cape Town where you can immerse yourself in its charms during a three-night hotel stay

Enjoy one final breakfast on board as you journey through the Hex River Valley, before disembarking at Cape Town Station. From here, you’ll be transferred to The Portswood Hotel. Located on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, your hotel is perfectly situated to explore the treats of Cape Town. After a long day of exploring, settle into your hotel at the Quarter Kitchen restaurant that serves classic Cape Malay cuisine that spices up your senses, before you settle in the cocktail bar and drink to your African discovery.

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Day 12

25 Feb 2023

Delve into the spectacular countryside of Stellenbosch, during a wine tour

Explore Paarl, cradled in a lush valley, where birds flit through the indigenous fynbos and smooth lakes sparkle. Here you’ll indulge in wine tasting and a cellar tour at a local estate, before heading to the village of Franschhoek, founded in 1688 by French immigrants fleeing religious persecution in Europe. A striking memorial in the town commemorates these early settlers who helped develop wines enjoyed by Napoleon, Jane Austen and Baudelaire. After lunch and another wine tasting at a vineyard, you will uncover the second-oldest town in South Africa and the historic heart of the country’s wine region: Stellenbosch.

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Day 13

26 Feb 2023

Discover some of the city’s glorious highlights during a tour and explore imposing Table Mountain

No trip to Cape Town is complete without a journey up to Table Mountain, the city’s most celebrated landmark. Take the cable car to its flat ‘peak’ and marvel at the view where the world stretches out beneath you, so you can truly understand the majesty of this natural feature. From the summit, the natural protected area stretching from Signal Hill to Cape Point has one of the highest concentrations of endemic plant and animal species in any area of its size. Following your four-minute descent back to the foot of the mountain, you’ll return to the city via the Atlantic Seaboard and enjoy a short orientation tour.

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Day 14

27 Feb 2023

African adventure complete, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Your incredible African adventure complete, today you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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Luxury Hotel Stays

Hoyo Hoyo Kruger Park Safari Lodge
★★★★★

The five-star Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge is a celebration of African style, from its traditional rondavel rooms to its splashes of colour against earthy tones defining its interior. Consisting of thatched peaks that peep over the tree line and blaze a burnt orange glow when guests are present, it’s the perfect choice for both sumptuous relaxation and an immersive safari experience. Small and intimate, it offers accommodation for up to 12 guests who have the pleasure of staying in six circular suites that feature tapered thatched roofs and folding glass doors that allows you to fully experience the wilderness. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor infinity pool, tuck into a delicious braai on the deck under the African star-scattered sky, savour an indulgent spa treatment and awaken your senses during a thrilling game drive.

The Portswood Hotel, Cape Town
★★★★

Experience a piece of Cape Town’s rich history during a hotel stay at the elegant Portswood Hotel, whose lobby and restaurant are built around an 18th-century prison. Positioned at the entrance to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, you’re just eight minutes from the V & A Waterfront Shopping Mall and within a pleasant walk of Green Point Park and the heart of the city. Rooms are chic and comfortable with neutrals tones and plenty of light for a welcoming and calming atmosphere. Cool off in the refreshing outdoor pool after a day of exploring, indulge in a spot of ‘me time’ in the Casuarina Wellness Centre, named one of Cape Town’s leading day spas, witness the captivating South African sunsets from the cocktail bar’s terrace, and dine on sumptuous Malaysian/Cape Malay cuisine in the relaxed Quarter Kitchen Restaurant.

David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa
★★★★

Blending perfectly within the lush surroundings of the Zambezi River bank, the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa offers five-star accommodation close to Victoria Falls, an impressive natural wonder of the world. Named after the first European explorer to see Victoria Falls, the hotel is in easy reach of all the activities associated with this glorious naturescape, from microlight tours to elephant-back safaris. The hotel boasts river-facing rooms, ensuring each guest enjoys the same views. Visit the spa to indulge in a wide selection of exquisite treatments, savour delicious dishes in The Kalai Restaurant, a traditionally styled eatery with buffet and a la carte options, and enjoy an array of South African and international wine in the bar.

Peermont D'oreale
★★★★★

There’s a touch of Las Vegas extravagance at this Johannesburg hotel, with its statue of a Roman chariot galloping through a fountain at the building’s entrance. Rejuvenate at Octavia’s Sensorium Health and Beauty Spa or treat yourself to a sunset cocktail at Neptune’s Pool Bar. There’s also an Italian-themed mini shopping mall next door, plus all guests have access to the casino, dining and entertainment facilities.

Your Holiday Summary

 

PRICES FROM

£5,999

PER PERSON | 14 FEBRUARY 2023 | 13 NIGHTS

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All-Inclusive Rail Journey

  • 3 night all-inclusive luxury Rovos Rail journey from Pretoria to Cape Town with off train excursions in Kimberley and Matjiesfontein

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Kruger National Park game drives
  • Walking tour of Victoria Falls
  • Lady Livingstone river safari
  • Royal Livingstone Express train journey including a five-course dinner and drinks
  • Full day winelands wine tasting tours and lunch
  • Half-day fully escorted Table Mountain and city highlights tour

Hotel Stays

  • 1 night five-star hotel stay in Johannesburg at the Peermont D'oreale Grande
  • 2 night five-star full-board hotel stay in Kruger at the Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge or similar
  • 3 night four-star stay at The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa
  • 1 night five-star stay at the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel
  • 3 night four-star stay in Cape Town at The Portswood Hotel or similar
  • All hotel stays include breakfast

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