This extraordinary adventure features the heritage of South Africa, a rail journey aboard the legendary Rovos Rail, safaris in three important parks, and a stay at dramatic Victoria Falls.

Starting at: $9,190 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Rovos Rail amid the African savanna  The thrill of being on safari  Elephant with calf on the savanna  Giraffes on the savanna  Zebras at a watering hole  A panorama of Cape Town  The powerful and dramatic Victoria Falls  Observing wildlife from the rear of Rovos Rail  Spending time in the observation car  The observation car of Rovos Rail  Dining car, Rovos Rail

Treasures of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana

Featuring Rovos Rail

16 days from $9,190

This extraordinary adventure features the heritage of South Africa, a rail journey aboard the legendary Rovos Rail, safaris in three important parks, and a stay at dramatic Victoria Falls.

or Call 855-330-1542

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I would highly recommend Smithsonian. They are a high quality tour organization. They organize the tour in a highly efficient manner. I would travel again with them.

- Victoria B.

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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

The elegant Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is ideally located at the foot of Table Mountain and just a short stroll from downtown Cape Town, making it the perfect home base from which to explore the city. 

Number of nights: 3

Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa

Unrivaled big-game viewing is complemented by highly personalized service and luxurious accommodations. Each guest room is air-conditioned and features a private deck overlooking the Monwana River. Amenities include a full-service spa and a refreshing swimming pool.

Number of nights: 3

54 on Bath

Johannesburg, South Africa

Opened in 2012, the contemporary Hotel 54 on Bath hotel is conveniently situated in the heart of Johannesburg's trendy Rosebank suburb, within walking distance of boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries. The 75-room hotel features a restaurant, bar, and lounge; outdoor pool; spa treatments; and laundry and dry cleaning services. All air-conditioned guest rooms have a private bath with hair dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 1

Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls, Zambia

The Victoria Falls Hotel is a grand Edwardian-era hotel that was built in the early 1900’s during the time when Cecil Rhodes famously attempted to link Cape Town to Cairo by rail. A ten-minute stroll, via a private footpath, leads to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World; the Victoria Falls. The hotel is surrounded by carefully tended tropical gardens, lily ponds, and centuries-old shade trees. Many of the guestrooms have views of the Zambezi River gorges and spray from the falls and are decorated in traditional style. The panoramas also figure prominently during afternoon tea, which is served on the Stanley Terrace, overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zimbabwe to Zambia. 

Number of nights: 2