Robert Louis Stevenson famously said "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move", and this can never be truer than when traveling on a luxury train. Of course, you can go somewhere interesting too, and you can go in style!
On arrival into Cape Town International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for your 3-night stay.
Described by Sir Francis Drake in 1580 as ‘the fairest cape in all the world’, the ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The oldest city in the country, nestled in the shadow of Table Mountain, Cape Town is a vibrant and colourful city.
With plenty to offer the tourist you should never get bored. Table Mountain is the iconic backdrop of Cape Town rising over 1000m above sea level - it can be seen from all over the city. Taking the revolving cable car up to the top is a must or if you’re feeling adventurous there are several hiking routes to the summit.
The Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront is a prime attraction in the city, a working harbour and tourist attraction offering world class shopping, a huge variety of restaurants, cafes & bars and the Two Oceans Aquarium. The ferry trip to Robben Island, the site of Nelson Mandela’s incarceration for much of his 27 years in prison, leaves from here.
The park-like botanical gardens at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town’s beaches and the city centre with its outdoor street markets, boutique shops & stylish restaurants are all added attractions.
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Within 9½ Acres of manicured gardens in historical Constantia Valley, Cape Town, is the beautiful country escape of The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel overlooking a small vineyard.
Within 9 and a half Acres of manicured gardens in historical Constantia Valley, Cape Town, is the beautiful country escape of The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel overlooking a small vineyard.
The Silo is built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex filling six floors above what will become the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.
The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above what will become the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.
CAPE TOWN CITY INFORMATION
The Mother City of Cape Town is truly one of contrast. The ancient natural world meets a modern city with nightlife, shopping and stadia all set at the base of Table Mountain.
This seven-day journey commences in Cape Town and ends at the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. After the Cape Town journey, arrive in Pretoria for an introduction to our beautifully appointed station. Join in an optional tour of the city or have the afternoon at leisure before spending the night at your hotel. The train departs the following morning on the Victoria Falls journey for 3 nights, arriving Sunday.
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Rovos Rail has earned a reputation for classic journeys lasting 24 hours to a fortnight, linking some of Africa's greatest destinations. They also run periodic Cape to Cairo journeys – a 28-day adventure.
Rovos Rail has earned a reputation for classic journeys lasting 24 hours to a fortnight, linking some of Africa's greatest destinations, also running 28 day periodic Cape to Cairo journeys.
Rovos Rail has a reputation for classic journeys lasting 24 hours to a fortnight, linking Africa's greatest destinations, also running 28 day periodic Cape to Cairo journeys.
On arrival into Victoria Falls you will be met and transferred to the your hotel or lodge for your 2-night stay. The Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight and one of the undoubted natural wonders of the world. Over a width of nearly 2 km, almost 550 million cubic meters of water per minute cascade over the edge, at the height of the flood season, into the gorge 100 metres below.
There are plenty of different ways to see the Falls – on a guided walking tour; a cruise on the Zambezi; or in a light aircraft or helicopter. This area is also well known as an activity centre – white-water rafting; microlighting; bungee jumping; river boarding; tandem kayaking; abseiling; safaris; and finally the gorge swing!
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THE VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL
One of Africa’s great colonial-era hotels, in the best setting of any hotel in the Victoria Falls region, the Victoria Falls Hotel offers gracious colonial architecture leading out to terraces.
One of Africa’s great colonial-era hotels, in the best setting of any hotel in the Victoria Falls region, the Victoria Falls Hotel offers colonial architecture leading out to terraces.
The Elephant Camp is a intimate lodge under canvas just 10km outside Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Situated on a private concession bounded by the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges.
The Elephant Camp is a intimate lodge under canvas just outside Victoria FallS. Situated on a private concession bounded by the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges.
You will be collected and transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your onward/return flight(s) to the UK.
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There are also many offers, value adds, discounts and specials throughout the year. Honeymoon offers, wedding packages, early booking offers, free nights, discounted airfares and more - contact us for full details. Please note that holidays which do not fall completely within a price or date band may be subject to increase or decrease.
|London > Cape Town||± 12hrs|
|Victoria Falls > Johannesburg||± 2hrs|
|Johannesburg > London||± 11hrs|
|Note: These times are estimates and are dependant on flights and accommodation selections.|
Luxury train travel is one of the most civilised forms of transport, and Rovos Rail is the epitome of luxury. Privately owned, by someone with a passion for railways and good service, Rovos Rail is a truly unique offering, utilising completely renovated rolling stock throughout. Cape Town to Victoria Falls is a classic journey, the first section of the famed Cape to Cairo route, and one of the regions great journeys.
According to GK Chesterton "The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see." - this is a journey for travellers.
"Just to let you know the trip was amazing. All went very well. We loved Cape Town, . . . Once again thanks for all your organising."
"What a vacation! It was the trip of a lifetime. Everything was truly amazing, it exceeded our expectations. The tour package you put together was first class all the way. Thank You for making this a most memorable trip."
Enjoy the sophistication of Cape Town before heading for dramatic African scenery, and then one of the best safari destinations in Africa - the world famous Kruger National Park and the adjoining private game reserves.
from £ 2,395 pps
This is our most popular travel itinerary in South Africa and a great introduction to the country. It combines Cape Town with the winelands and the ever-popular Garden Route, ending with the opportunity for a safari in the Eastern Cape.
from £ 1,955 pps
This really is a ‘highlights’ tour of South Africa, a 16 day tour that includes a visit to the Cape Winelands; open vehicle game drives in Kruger National Park; the Garden Route; Oudtshoorn, famous for the Cango Caves and ostrich farms.
from £ 3,725 pps
A luxury journey, for the most discerning of travellers. Starting with a safari in the malaria-free and 'Big 5' Madikwe Game Reserve on the Botswana border; then enjoy one of life’s real treats on board a luxury train journey from Pretoria to Cape Town.
from £ 3,685 pps