Rovos Rail and Victoria Falls
This luxury private journey combines some of the most spectacular sights in Cape Town with 2 nights on Rovos Rail. Spend some time exploring Johannesburg, before flying to the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls.
Day 1: Fly to Cape Town
Fly overnight from London to Cape Town. (N)
Day 2: Cape Town
Arrive and take a short orientation tour of Cape Town, including a cable car ascent up Table Mountain (weather permitting). Transfer to the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel for 4 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (D)
Day 3: Cape Town
Full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Visit the pretty seaside suburbs of Camps Bay and Hout Bay and travel out to Cape Point. Return via the penguin colony at the old British Naval Base in Simon’s Town and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. (B)
Day 4: Winelands
Full-day tour of the wine-growing region, an area of rolling hills and fertile valleys. Visits include Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. There will be two wine tastings, a cellar tour and lunch at a wine estate. (B, L)
Day 5: Cape Town
Day at leisure or take an optional excursion. (B)
Day 6: Board Rovos Rail
Transfer to Cape Town Station and board Rovos Rail for the 2-night journey from Cape Town to Pretoria. En route, visit the quaint village of Matjiesfontein. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Kimberley
Arrive in Kimberley, the diamond-rush city. Take a tour of the ‘Big Hole’ and Mine Museum. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Johannesburg
Arrive at Rovos Rail’s Capital Park Station in Pretoria at midday. Transfer to 54 on Bath hotel in Johannesburg for 1 night. Afternoon tour of Soweto and the Apartheid Museum. (B)
Day 9: Fly to Victoria Falls*
Fly to Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side. Stay 3 nights at The Victoria Falls Hotel. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Days 10-11: Victoria Falls
At leisure or optional excursions. (B)
Days 12-13: Fly home (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please contact us.
What is included?
- Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
- Local Transfers as specified
- ATOL & ABTA protection for your financial security
- RB Collection ‘VIP Experience’ service
From £5095 per person
This is one of the most luxurious and enjoyable train journeys I have every experienced. There is a real sense of excitement among guests who all interact and share their travel memories as they journey through the countryside. The food was excellent, as was the perfectly paired wine. Unlike some other luxury trains, the cabins were very spacious, with full double beds. A must for your visit to South Africa!