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Holidays to Cape Town Tours Safaris in South Africa Stellenbosch Hermanus

Luxury Rovos Rail Train, South Africa + Cape Town Holiday + Safari, Kruger

Rovos Rail Train: Kruger Park Safari + Cape Town
9YK12M
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,895
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Luxury Rovos Rail Train South Africa Cape Town Holiday Safari Kruger

Combine a luxury Rovos Rail train journey in South Africa, travelling the length of this beautiful country to Cape Town, with a holiday & Big Five safari in the famous Kruger National Park. Ascend Table Mountain by cable car, visit the Stellenbosch & Franschhoek winelands & Cape Point. Regular departures in both directions (Pullman, Luxury or Royal cabin). All transfers & game drives included.

Luxury Rovos Rail Train South Africa Cape Town Holiday Safari Kruger
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Safari, Kruger Park
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Big 5 Game Drives
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Elephant Sanctuary
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Blyde River Canyon
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Cape Town Holiday & Safari
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Cape of Good Hope
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Luxury Rovos Rail Train, South Africa
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Maatjiesfontein
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Kimberley
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Safari, Kruger Park
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Big 5 Game Drives
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Elephant Sanctuary
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Blyde River Canyon
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Cape Town Holiday & Safari
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Cape of Good Hope
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Luxury Rovos Rail Train, South Africa
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Maatjiesfontein
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Kimberley
Day 1
You will be met at Mpumalanga Airport and transferred to your hotel situated near Hazyview on the scenic Panorama Route.
 
Check in and relax in this region that is famous for its beauty and wildlife.
Day 2
Today we recommend a full day shared tour of the beautiful Drakensberg Panorama Route, including a drive through the green Blyde River Canyon - the third largest in the world.
  
Enjoy wonderful views from Pinnacle Rock, Wonder View and the Three Rondavels lookout, with the option to take the Graskop Gorge lift (pay locally if you wish to do this activity, as it involves a fairly strenuous walk with plenty of steps & crossing a suspension bridge). Also visit the Lisbon Falls and the unusual Bourkes Luck Pot Holes - cylindrical holes formed from the swirling waters of the Blyde and Treur Rivers.
 
Note: Tours depart on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday only.
Day 3
This morning enjoy an included visit a local Elephant Sanctuary to experience a very special close-up encounter, where for 1-hour you can interact with and feed one of these gentle giants.
 
Afterwards transfer 1 to 3-hours (depending on its location) to your lodge in the world famous Kruger National Park. After checking into your lodge, enjoy your first thrilling game drive in an open-top vehicle accompanied by a ranger. Game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately and hopefully you will see several species of antelope, zebra, wildebeest and maybe even giraffe today - as well as several of the Big Five - before dining under the stars in the atmosphere that only the African bushveld can provide.
Days 4 To 5
Rise at dawn to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day, as you enjoy a thrilling shared open-top game viewing drive with a lodge ranger in the world famous Kruger National Park.
 
Explore some of this vast game sanctuary that is the size of Wales, offering magnificent game viewing opportunities and the highest concentration of lion in the whole of Africa. Hope to see several of the Big Five today - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino - as well as many other species before returning to your lodge for breakfast.
 
The rest of the morning is free to relax by the swimming pool or enjoy bird watching at the lodge, before setting out again in the late afternoon for another game drive. With nearly 150 different species of mammals and over 100 species of reptiles in the Kruger National Park, you can hope to see cheetah, giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons, wild dogs and many other interesting animals. With over 500 different bird species including eagles, kingfishers, vultures and storks, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed.
  
After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the Milky Way as you have never seen them before – as well as the spectacular Southern Cross.
Day 6
Enjoy some final early morning game viewing in the Kruger National Park.
 
Afterwards transfer between 2 and 3.5-hours to Mpumalanga Airport (depending on the location of your lodge) for your onward flight.

You will be met at Cape Town Airport and transferred to your hotel in this beautiful city, within sight of Table Mountain.
 
Check in and relax in your magnificent surroundings.
Day 7
Today is free for independent sightseeing in Cape Town.
 
To orientate yourself, we suggest you purchase a pass onboard the convenient Red Route Hop-Off Bus, which stops at all Cape Town’s key sights and attractions, including the Table Mountain cable car (discounted tickets are sold on the bus). Here you can ascend and enjoy one of the world's most famous views.
 
Continue to trendy Camps Bay beach and the many attractions of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (pay all entrance fees locally).
 
Note: Don't let the colour of the bus confuse you. All buses are red, but they run two different routes - the Red City Route and the Blue Kirstenbosch Route.
Day 8
Today we recommend an optional full day shared tour to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where you may see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July/November).
  
Your tour travels through Hout Bay and along spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape Point peninsula, returning via Simons Town, Fish Hoek, Constantia and Kirstenbosch Gardens. This is a scenic tour of the whole Cape Peninsula, with the optional opportunity of visiting the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
Day 9
Today we recommend an optional full day shared tour to the renowned Stellenbosch Winelands, travelling through the scenic Franschhoek Valley where a handful of French Huguenot refugees started South Africa’s now famous wine industry.
 
Explore the historic university town of Stellenbosch and several wine estates on this famous wine route, which stretched from Paarl through to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Enjoy a cellar tour and some wine tasting, before returning to Cape Town in the late afternoon.
Day 10
Transfer from your hotel to the Rovos Rail Lounge, Paul Sauer Building, No 1 Adderley Street (across from Cape Town Station) arriving by 10.00, in good time to board the Rovos Rail Pride of Africa departing 11.00 for Pretoria.
 
Relax and enjoy the elegance of luxury 5-star train travel of a bygone age, as you settle in to your wood-panelled coach for your 48-hour rail journey, enjoying fine cuisine and outstanding personal service as you travel over 1,000 miles through some of South Africa’s most spectacular scenery.
 
After travelling through the mountains and vineyards of the beautiful Cape Winelands and the Du Toits Kloof tunnel, the train continues to Worcester, De Doorns and Touws River.
 
We arrive at Matjiesfontein at 18h00 where passengers may disembark and walk to this quaint quaint preserved Victorian village, founded in 1884 by an energetic Scottish railwayman called James Logan. Once a fashionable Victorian spa, this town played a key role in the Anglo Boer War of 1899, as it was situated on the main railway line between Cape Town and Johannesburg. It was also the home of the famous author and anti-war campaigner, Olive Schreiner, who wrote 'The Story of an African Farm'.
 
We depart from Matjiesfontein at 19h00, continuing overnight to Beauford West and De Aar in the Great Karoo.
 
Dress code on the train during the day is smart casual, with comfortable walking shoes for the off-train excursion. Evenings are generally more formal, with most guests enjoying the opportunity to dress up in cocktail or evening wear including black tie (although collar & tie is acceptable).
Day 11
We arrive in the diamond town of Kimberley around 14.30 and disembark for a tour of the famous Big Hole and Open Mine Museum. With a surface area of over 40 acres and a perimeter of over 1 mile, this open-pit area was mined to a depth of over 3,000 feet at the height of the diamond rush – the largest hand-dug excavation in the world. At the Village Museum you can also view Eureka, the first recorded diamond discovered in South Africa.
 
We depart from Kimberley around 16.00 and travel past a lake that is home to a spectacular flock of flamingos, continuing northwards through the farmlands of the Free State and Transvaal towards Pretoria.
Day 12
Enjoy your last day of elegant train travel through the Transvaal and arrive at the gracious colonial-style Capital Park Railway Station around 17.00.
 
You will be met at the station and transferred to your hotel in Pretoria (now called Tshwane), the administrative capital of South Africa and renowned for its jacaranda trees that flower from September to November.
Day 13
This morning enjoy a private tour of the highlights of Pretoria.
 
We start with a visit to the impressive Voortrekker Monument and continue to historic Church Square with its statue of Paul Kruger and the beautiful Union Buildings - the official residence of the President, designed by Sir Herbert Baker.
 
Afterwards transfer to Johannesburg Airport for your flight home.