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  • Deluxe Double, Rovos Rail
  • Cape Town and Table Mountain, South Africa
  • Cape Town and Table Mountain, South Africa
  • Train Window Sunset, Rovos Rail, South Africa
  • Dining Pillar, Rovos Rail
  • Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
  • Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Cape to Kruger by Rovos Rail

13-day tailor-made journey from £5,425 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

A luxury rail journey with Rovos Rail through the heart of South Africa

Highlights

  • Travel in the lap of luxury aboard Rovos Rail on an unforgettable two-day journey from Cape Town to Pretoria
  • Explore the famous sights of Cape Town and lesser-known Pretoria, South Africa’s charming, multicultural capital
  • See iconic African wildlife, including the Big Five, at the Sabi Sands Game Reserve

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Cape Town
  • 2 Nights Rovos Rail
  • 1 Night Pretoria
  • 4 Nights Sabi Sands or Thornybush Game Reserve

About

Recommended for:
City | Natural world | Rail journey | Safari | Wildlife

This two-week holiday combines a stay in Cape Town with a luxurious journey by rail through the South African countryside to Pretoria, and finishes with a four-night safari at andBeyond Kirkman's Kamp, which has some of the best Big Five game viewing in the country.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
London to Cape Town

Fly overnight from London to Cape Town, South Africa. 

Days 2-4
Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town and check in for three nights at Queen Victoria Hotel, located just yards from the V&A Waterfront. Hike to the top of Table Mountain, swim with penguins at Boulders Beach, tour infamous Robben Island or dig a little deeper into the city's past on an historic township tour.

Stay: Queen Victoria Hotel, Cape Town (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 5
Rovos Rail Luxury Train

Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard the lovingly restored Rovos Rail Pride of Africa, where gourmet chefs prepare outstanding meals enhanced by the finest South African wines. Settle down in your Pullman Suite, and depart Cape Town station, heading east through the Cape Winelands before arriving at the pretty Victorian village of Matjiesfontein.

Stay: Rovos Rail, South Africa (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Kimberley

Enjoy a city tour of Kimberley and visit the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole.

Stay: Rovos Rail, South Africa (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Pretoria

After a hearty breakfast, travel through Johannesburg en route to Pretoria before arriving in Pretoria and transferring to the 131 on Herbert Baker boutique hotel.

Stay: 131 on Herbert Baker, Pretoria (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 8
Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Transfer to Johannesburg International Airport for a short flight to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Stay at the delightful andBeyond Kirkman's Kamp, where you'll enjoy fantastic game-viewing opportunities and an authentic 1920s atmosphere.

Stay: Kirkman’s Kamp, Sabi Sand Game Reserve (Superior)

Meals: B L D

Days 9-11
Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Flanking Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in South Africa and is the oldest of the country’s private game reserves. Home to a vast population of wildlife, including the Big Five and many endangered species, animals here are able to pass unhindered between the reserve and national park. Enjoy twice-daily game drives by 4x4 jeep with your expert ranger and tracker and relax in your room or by the pool in between, or perhaps treat yourself to a spa treatment.

Stay: Kirkman’s Kamp, Sabi Sand Game Reserve (Superior)

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Departure

Transfer to Skukuza Airport for your return flight back to the UK via Johannesburg.

Day 13
Arrive in London

Arrive in London, and continue your onward journey home. 

Blog: The Best of South Africa guide

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

13-day tailor-made journey from £5,425 incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £5,425 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £5,800 pp. incl. flights

Package includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights from London to Cape Town & Johannesburg to London
  • Domestic return flights between Johannesburg and Skukuza 
  • Private airport transfers
  • 4 nights accommodation in a mixture of 4* (Superior) and 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a B&B basis 
  • 4 nights accommodation in a 4* (Superior) safari lodge on a full-board basis 
  • 2 nights aboard Rovos Rail in a Pullman Suite on full-board basis
  • Twice-daily shared game drives, house wines and local brand spirits, one hour nature walk, laundry while on safari

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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