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South African cities, wineries, an amazing safari and luxury train ride to the mighty Victoria Falls

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Sampling the incredible food scene of Cape Town
  • Unforgettable safaris in Sabi Sands
  • Experiencing true luxury on the famous Rovos Rail train
  • Discovering the thundering Victoria Falls

What's Included

  • Luxury hotels and safari lodges throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Game drives lead by specialist guides on Safari
  • Full support from your Travel Designer and Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

From exciting Cape Town to an incredible Sabi Sands safari to wine tasting in the Winelands, this thorough and exclusive trip takes in the amazing highlights of South Africa in complete luxury and style. You’ll also pay a visit to the incredible Victoria Falls to witness the thundering world wonder in all its glory.

Starting in the cosmopolitan capital of Cape Town, explore the beguiling scenery of Cape Point and Table Mountain and experience the city’s delicious gourmet cuisine and a fascinating history. Continue with with the culinary spoils as you travel to the nearby Winelands for some relaxing days among the vineyards.

Next, seek out Africa’s most iconic wildlife on an unforgettable luxury safari in the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Round this luxury trip off with a refined train journey on the elegant Rovos Rail to the Zimbabwean side of the thundering Victoria Falls.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4

Cape Town

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Meet and greet at Cape Town airport

Transfer

Private transfer from Cape Town airport to Cape Town hotel

Accommodation in Cape Town

Twelve Apostles Mountain, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Three nights in Cape Town Three nights in Cape Town

Spend your time relaxing and exploring this wonderful city. You have our top recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here. If you would like us to organise your time here with a privately-guided tour, according your interests, we can do so.

Full Day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour Full Day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour

Take one of the most scenic journeys in the world in this wonderful, full day private tour. Your guide will collect you from your hotel in the morning and bring you out through the coastal suburbs. The trip is entirely private, so you can take things at your own pace though typically you'll make stops to see the highlights.

Hout Bay and Chapman Peak Drive Hout Bay and Chapman Peak Drive

Leaving the suburbs of Cape Town the road winds through Hout Bay and up over Chapmans peak for truly stunning views of the coastline. If we're lucky we may even see Southern Right Whales in the waters off-shore from June-November.

Cape of Good Hope Cape of Good Hope

Explore the rocky coastline and unique Cape Fynbos vegetation which is home to unique bird-life such as African Black Oystercatchers and Cape Sugarbirds amongst others. Climb to the famous Cape Point Lighthouse to capture the magical vistas of False Bay, and stop at the south western most point of Africa - the fabled Cape of Good Hope.

Simon's Town & Boulders Beach Simon's Town & Boulders Beach

We will visit Boulders Beach for a visit to see African Penguins in their natural habitat. Next drive through the historical naval village of Simonstown and over yet another spectacular mountain pass; Boyes Drive, where you will take in views of the quaint fishing harbour at Kalk Bay as well as the seaside villages of St James and Muizenberg.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

As we return to the city (time allowing) you have the opportunity to visit these magnificent gardens set on the slopes of Table Mountain before returning to your hotel in the city.

Half day privately guided tour of Cape Town Half day privately guided tour of Cape Town

This morning you will be met by your private vehicle for a morning exploration of Cape Town, known affectionately as the Mother City. Your tour is entirely private and at your own pace picking out the attractions which interest you. Typically highlights include, the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest building), the lively Green Market Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain which will give you spectacular views over the city and Peninsula (depending on the weather). On the descent, you can stop at the Bo Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses.

Get the cable car up Table Mountain Get the cable car up Table Mountain

Take a short cable car ride up to Table Mountain and enjoy the spectacular views from the top.

Visit the Bo-Kaap Visit the Bo-Kaap

Enjoy a walk through the Bo-Kaap, traditionally home to the Cape Malay community, with its brightly coloured houses and cobbled streets.

Company Gardens Company Gardens

Enjoy a stroll through the Company Gardens – a large public park and botanical garden set in the heart of Cape Town. It is the oldest garden in the country and has its origins in Jan van Riebeeck’s vegetable garden which he grew to feed the original colony as early as 1652.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Cape Town to the Winelands

Days 4-6

The Winelands

Lodges in the Winelands

Two nights in South Africa's Winelands Two nights in South Africa's Winelands

Enjoy the serenely beautiful countryside of the Winelands. You have our top recommendations for activities, vineyards and restaurants so that you can make the most of your time here. If you would like us to organise a variety of privately-guided tours, according to your interests, we can do so.

Full day privately guided tour of the Winelands Full day privately guided tour of the Winelands

During this tour your private, expert guide will take you to see the stunning mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. You will get to sample some of South Africa's most exquisite wines and enjoy exploring the charming colonial towns and picturesque countryside.

Wine, chocolate and desert tastings at a vineyard in Stellenbosch Wine, chocolate and desert tastings at a vineyard in Stellenbosch

Visit the charming colonial town of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with canal-lined avenues, and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture where you can do wine tasting, coupled with a chocolate tasting, if desired.

Visit the culinary capital of Franschhoek Visit the culinary capital of Franschhoek

Take a journey through the beautiful scenery of Helshoogte Pass to visit the town of Franschhoek, founded by French Huguenots over 350 years ago, and widely regarded as the culinary capital of South Africa. Its beautiful setting and café lined streets will charm you and a wine tasting is included at one of the renowned estates here.

Explore the town of Paarl and enjoy various wine tastings Explore the town of Paarl and enjoy various wine tastings

Paarl is located in the Winelands at the foot of a cluster of remarkable granite domes, a wonderful place to take in spectacular landscapes and enjoy a final wine tasting.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from hotel in Winelands to Cape Town airport

Flight

Flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit (Kruger) Airport

Transfer

Transfer from Nelspruit (Kruger) airport to Sabi Sands

Days 6-9

Sabi Sands

Lodges and Camps in Sabi Sands

Three nights the Sabi Sands Three nights the Sabi Sands

Enjoy days relaxing at your luxury lodge and exploring the world-famous Sabi Sands Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. Depending on the lodge you've chosen, there are various other optional activities you can do, ask your travel designer for the full lowdown.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer from Sabi Sands to Nelspruit (Kruger) airport

Flight

Flight from Nelspruit (Kruger) airport to Johannesburg

Days 9-10

Pretoria

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Johannesburg airport to your hotel in Pretoria

Accommodation in Pretoria

Overnight in Pretoria Overnight in Pretoria

Located in the northern part of Gauteng Province, this handsome city is one of South Africa’s three capital cities. Pretoria is made up of grand buildings, large, leafy green suburbs and wide, tree-lined streets.

Pretoria melds 19th century Dutch, German and British Colonial Architecture with modern, Postmodern, Neomodern, and Art Deco architecture and its landmarks and monuments help tell the story of the city’s long and involved history.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer from your hotel in Pretoria to the railway station

Days 10-13

Rovos Rail

Luxury train

Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Victoria Falls (3N/4D) Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Victoria Falls (3N/4D)

Board the train and begin your journey trundling through Southern Africa’s epic landscapes in all the romantic refinement of the Edwardian era and five-star luxury of today to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Victoria Falls (3N/4D): Day One Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Victoria Falls (3N/4D): Day One

Your iconic journey starts as your train leaves Pretoria’s Capital Park Station at 09h30. Enjoy a superb lunch in the magnificent dining car as the train travels north through Warmbaths and Nylstroom. Dinner is served en route to Messina and Beitbridge for Zimbabwe border formalities.

Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Victoria Falls (3N/4D): Day Two Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Victoria Falls (3N/4D): Day Two

Breakfast is served as the train travels towards Bulawayo via Rutenga and Somabhula. Lunch is served in the dining cars, and you will enjoy tea in the lounge and observation cars in the afternoon. Dinner is served as you make your way to Mpopoma.

Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Victoria Falls (3N/4D): Day Three Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Victoria Falls (3N/4D): Day Three

After breakfast and departing Mpopoma, the train travels along the eastern edge of Hwange National Park along one of Africa’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114km. Arrive Kennedy for a game drive at The Hide. Dinner is served in the dining car en route to Thompsons Junction for the overnight stop.

Days 13-15

Victoria Falls

Accommodation in Victoria Falls

Two nights in Victoria Falls Two nights in Victoria Falls

The mighty Victoria Falls rank as one of the most spectacular sites in all of Africa. As the mighty Zambezi river crashes over sheer cliffs onto the rocks below it sprays a cloud of water high into the air. Enjoy a variety of activities in this area (as well as the falls themselves). Speak to your travel designer to find out which suits the best for you.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Tour to both sides of Victoria Falls Tour to both sides of Victoria Falls

Witness the incredible waters of Victoria Falls from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian side. A knowledgeable guide will take you on an unforgettable experience of the falls, otherwise known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning the smoke that thunders. You'll not only get wonderful views of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World but also learn a great deal of interesting facts about the geology, wildlife and history of Africa’s most famous landmark.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Victoria Falls airport

Flight

Flight from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg

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