Thundering Victoria Falls
luxury Rovos Rail journey
Private tour of Johannesburg and Soweto
Cosmopolitan vibe of Cape Town
Amazing Sabi Sands Game Reserve for a big 5 safari experience
Day 1 & 2 Arrival Victoria Falls
Day 3 – 5 Rovos Train to Pretoria
Day 6 & 7 Johannesburg
Day 8 – 11 Cape Town
Day 12 -14 Sabi Sand Private Reserve
Day 15 Departure Day
Upon arrival into Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred by private road transfer to your hotel where you will stay for 2 nights.
Enjoy a 2 hours sunset cruise on the luxury catamaran Zambezi Explorer. This modern catamaran lets you enjoy the best of this mighty river, its abundant wildlife and scenic Zambezi sunsets, in comfort and style.
Overnight Victoria Falls Hotel (Stables Signature Wing Room) B
Over a century old, the Victoria Falls Hotel is an African classic. With its iconic backdrop of the Victoria Falls Bridge the “Grand Dame” of Victoria Falls has long been a favourite with discerning travellers from all corners of the world.
This evening you will enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi Explorer.
After breakfast you will proceed on a private day tour of the falls.
The Victoria Falls reaches its zenith in about May each year. It is a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell and the humbling feeling that here indeed, is Natures Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality and nothing prepares you for your first sight. This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon and is 2 hours in duration. You will be accompanied through the Rainforest by a qualified Guide, who gives a brief history of the Falls and the surrounding flora, fauna, bird and wildlife. Raincoats and camera protective bags are provided when needed.
Overnight Victoria Falls Hotel (Stables Signature Wing Room) B
This morning embark Embark upon your journey aboard the Rovos Rail to Pretoria. The Rovos Rail departure point at Victoria Falls is directly adjacent to Victoria Falls Hotel.
Rovos Rail recaptures the romantic atmosphere of a bygone era and the mystery of Africa in a relaxed, elegant fashion. The exquisite dining cars are the signature of these trains, known to serve fine cuisine in ultimate Victorian luxury while the picturesque scenery of Southern Africa unfolds beyond the windows. Traditional furnishings and period décor ensure an atmosphere of elegance and grandeur in the lounge and observation cars.
The two lovingly restored ‘Pride of Africa’ trains can accommodate 72 guests in 36 superbly appointed suites. The suites are among the most spacious luxury train suites available, featuring Edwardian finishes coupled with modern conveniences. All the suites are air-conditioned and have personal safes, bar fridges and hairdryers. The twin or double configurations of the suites accommodate two people and the Royal and Deluxe Suites even have space for boast private lounge areas. The Pullman and Deluxe Suites have en-suite bathrooms with showers, while the Royal Suites boast full en-suite bathrooms with Victorian baths and separate showers.
Notice the impeccable attention to detail as you step aboard the wood-panelled coaches, which combine the opulence of pre-war travel with subtle modern innovations. The trains travel slower than usual, taking time to make interesting stops for walks, game drives and tours, all professionally operated to ensure an excellent and most memorable experience. Regular routings are between Pretoria and Cape Town, Cape Town and George, Pretoria and Durban, Pretoria and Sun City and Pretoria and Victoria Falls. Other less frequent routings include a Golf Safari, taking in some of the courses via Limpopo, Swaziland, Durban, the Drakensburg and Sun City. There is also a Namibia Safari between Pretoria and Swakopmund and the highlights of the year are the annual trips between Cape Town and Dar es Salaam and also Cape Town to Cairo.
Overnights in Deluxe Suite BLD
Your Rovos Rail luxury train journey ends this morning in Pretoria. Private transfer to your hotel in Johannesburg.
Overnight 54 on Bath ( Deluxe Room) B
54 on Bath is a contemporary hotel for the discerning traveller in the suburb of Rosebank in northern Johannesburg. A trendy business, leisure and residential suburb, 54 on Bath is located on a corner at number 54, on the beautiful tree lined Bath Avenue. The hotel offers a convenient location for visitors to Johannesburg with easy access to the Gautrain and direct access to the Rosebank Shopping Mall.
The hotel has 75 spacious and luxurious guest rooms made up of standard rooms, suites and executive suites. The hotel is located over ten floors, the rooms occupy floors five to ten, hence enjoy stunning views over the green Johannesburg skyline or the garden below. With the usual amenities of quality international hotels, 54 on Bath has added luxuries like block out curtains, fluffy duvets, crisp white linen, feather top beds and sleek bathrooms with separate bath and showers.
Guest areas include the Level Four restaurant serving an a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Champagne Bar, an outside swimming pool and terrace, fitness club, business centre and complimentary parking.
Today you will enjoy a private tour of Johannesburg and Soweto ( 5hrs)
This tour of Johannesburg and Soweto is designed to give you an overall impression of ‘Egoli’ – the City of Gold, South Africa’s commercial and financial capital. Start by taking a look around the northern suburbs, then continue to the hustle and bustle of Hillbrow and Braamfontein, home to the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Then drive through the downtown area to the Carlton Centre, for a view of the city from the enclosed deck on the 50th floor. Onward to Soweto (South Western Township), largest black residential area in South Africa, presenting a fascinating contrast to Rosebank and Sandton in the north. This sprawling ‘city within a city’ is home to approximately 3.5 million people, many of whom work in various parts of the greater metropolitan area of the Witwatersrand. This tour includes all the major points of interest, such as the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Baragwanath taxi rank, Freedom Square, Hector Pieterson Memorial and Nelson Mandela’s former home.
Overnight 54 on Bath ( Deluxe Room) B
After breakfast transfer to OR Tembo Airport for your flight to Cape Town (not included)
Upon arrival in Cape Town airport you will be transferred to your The Cape Grace where you will stay for 4 nights in Table Mountain Luxury room. B
The Cape Grace is a five star luxury boutique hotel situated in the heart of Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront. Positioned on its own private quay between the working harbour and the international yacht marina, and backed by the iconic Table Mountain, this world class establishment epitomizes style and sophistication in an atmosphere alive with genuine warmth and hospitality.
The hotel has 120 luxury rooms and suites, all custom-designed and decorated with stylish interiors that celebrate Cape Town’s heritage and floral kingdom in ways that juxtapose modern and period. The feeling of spaciousness is enhanced by large French windows that afford elevated views of the yacht basin or the working harbour. Common room features include air-conditioning, flat-screen TV and satellite channels, iPod docking station, fully stocked private mini-bar, deli snacks, tea/coffee making facilities, limited complementary Wi-Fi, private safe, as well as fresh flowers and personally selected books. Bathrooms are finished in elegant marble and include separate bath, shower and toilet.
The main guest areas include a spacious lounge, a private library, the Signal Restaurant (serving fine Cape and South African cuisine), the Bascule Whisky, Wine and Cocktail Bar with a collection of over 400 whiskies, a 15 metre heated swimming pool, rooftop fitness studio and Spa. Complimentary value added services include a luxury chauffeur transfer service within a 20km radius, a selection of newspapers daily and day use facilities for early arrivals and late departures. Children of all ages receive a special kiddie’s turndown, with gingerbread decorations and African stories. Don’t miss out on the daily Cape Orientation and Wine Tasting, which is an intimate, informative and fun introduction to the history of the Cape and the hotel’s facilities.
Today enjoy a half day private City and Table Mountain Tour
Explore the city of Cape Town, known affectionately as the Mother City. Your tour will take in the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest building), the lively Greenmarket Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain, which will give you spectacular views over the city and the Peninsula.
As you come back down from the mountain, make a stop at Bo-Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses. From here you have the choice of being dropped off at the Waterfront to experience this vibrant location at your own pace, with its many shops, restaurants and pubs – or at your hotel to end the tour.
Private full day Winelands Tour: This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Head off to the wine country via the N2 to the heart of South Africa’s wine industry, Stellenbosch, boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are truly spoilt for choice when we enjoy our first wine tasting of the day. Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, in a most picturesque valley, retains a French Huguenot style. We enjoy a wine tasting before taking time to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (for your own account). Onward to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. Our last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route. We return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotels at approximately 17:30.
Today you embark on a private full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Take in the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay, where you may choose to join an optional boat cruise to Seal Island. From here you drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where you will board a funicular to get to the top of the Peninsula to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and enjoy spectacular views over False Bay. After lunch (for your own account), continue to Simonstown, the naval base, and visit the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. Then stop at the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before arriving at your hotel.
After breakfast private transfer to Cape Town airport for your flight to Nelspruit (not included). Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to Savanna Private Game Reserve where you will stay for 3 nights in Luxury Suite. BLD
Savanna Private Game Reserve lies in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Private Reserve and is home to an intimate, luxury safari lodge. Surrounded by beautiful bushveld views and looking out onto a floodlit waterhole, Savanna Lodge rests in lush, open extensive gardens. Reflecting an old-fashioned romance with modern comforts the nine suites, including the two-bedroomed Savanna Suite (a superb family option) have either thatched roofs and solid walls, canvas roofs above draped ceilings or tented roofs above solid walls. Decoration is a blend of “Out of Africa” charm, hand crafted furniture and fine linen. All suites are free-standing, with spacious en-suite bathrooms featuring separate bath and indoor and outdoor showers; air-conditioning, ceiling fans, minibar, tea and coffee facilities and a private deck (four suites have private plunge pools). The spacious and comfortable main lodge includes a lounge and patio, a viewing loft with a small library for internet access, gourmet dining and sumptuous breakfasts on the deck or the evening under the stars in the open-air boma. The pool overlooks the gardens and waterhole.
Savanna offers morning and afternoon game drives and bush walks.
After breakfast transfer to Nelspruit airport for your onward flight. B
According to Rovos Train Schedule ~ Contact us for details
VIP Meet and Greet
Activities as specified in Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Johannesburg
Zambezi Cruise: Canapés, drinks, a selection of cocktails
Victoria Falls Hotel: Bed and breakfast basis
Rovos Train: All meals, drinks, sightseeing excursions, 24 hour room service and limited laundry service.
Cape Grace: Bed and breakfast basis
Savanna Private Game Reserve: All meals, local brand drinks, mini bar (excluding selected wines and imported beverages), tea/coffee, 2 game drives daily, walks and laundry.
01 Jan to 31 Dec
US$ 9,850 per person
Flights Johannesburg/Victoria Falls – Johannesburg/Cape Town – Cape Town/Kruger – Kruger/Johannesburg US$ 800 subject to change