Sample Itinerary to South Africa, featuring the Rovos RailSouth Africa Rail Safari, Cape Town, and Kruger
See South Africa in style during your customized Rovos Rail journey. Enjoy activities in Cape Town, then board the luxurious Rovos Rail for a three-day rail safari through the stunning Drakensburg mountains, topped off with a big game safari in Kruger National Park.
- Day 1 - Cape Town, South Africa
Arrive Cape Town and transfer to the Cellars-Hohenort, a haven of peace and tranquility, for a three-night stay. Previously the famous Klassenbosch wine estate, the hotel is situated in the heart of the Constantia Valley.
- Days 2 – 3 - Cape Town
Spend a full day touring Cape Town and the surrounding area with a private guide. Tours are flexible and could include Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Cape Dutch architecture and winelands of Stellenbosch, and the fynbos and proteas of Kirstenbosch Gardens.
- Day 4 - Durban
Following a morning tour of Cape Town, take a commercial flight to Durban and transfer to your hotel. Perfectly situated on the ocean’s edge and a brief five-minute walk from Umhlanga Village Centre, the Oyster Box Hotel is conveniently located for quick and easy access to the Durban city center.
- Days 5 – 6 - Rovos Rail Journey to Pretoria
Transfer to the train station and board Rovos Rail this morning. Travel the country and enjoy excursions to the extraordinary Zulu art and ceramics of Ardmore, game drives in the private Nambiti Reserve, a tour of a dramatic Boer War battlefield, and the Goldfields of Johannesburg. Aboard Rovos Rail, you’ll recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era, when privileged travelers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion. You’ll enjoy the five-star luxury in wood-paneled coaches that have been remodeled and refurbished to mint condition as well as fine cuisine as you gaze upon some of the most varied scenery imaginable through the windows.
- Day 7 - Johannesburg
Arrive in Johannesburg in the afternoon and transfer to your accommodations. In a rural setting on the outskirts of Pretoria, a long avenue of Jacaranda trees leads to Kievits Kroon Country Estate. Set on 120 acres, the attractive Cape Dutch style buildings are set in park-like grounds.
- Days 8 – 10 - Kruger National Park
Fly aboard a commercial flight to Kruger National Park and transfer to a luxury safari lodge on the private reserve of Mala Mala. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives and walks. As you explore in open four-wheel drive vehicles with your highly qualified ranger and tracker, you are likely to see resident game, including cheetah, zebra, wildebeest, hippo, leopard, rhino, and more.
- Day 11 – Johannesburg, U.S.
Take a commercial flight to Johannesburg and connect to return flights to the U.S.
- Price: From $8,370 per person, double occupancy
This itinerary does have specific dates based on the Rovos Rail schedule. Please call for more details.