Overview

Flight - 1 night
Cape Town - 4 nights
Rovos Rail - 2 nights
Pretoria - 1 night
Flight - 1 night

Spendology - Widgets

FROM THE CAPE TO THE CAPITAL

From Cape Town to Pretoria on 'the most luxurious train in the world' with the option to continue to Victoria Falls and stay at the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel

Whilst we would not normally feature a claim such as the 'most luxurious train in the world', our long and special association with Rovos Rail and the positive feedback from our clients over the years has emboldened us to print this claim. 

Rovos Rail comprises coaches of 1950’s vintage, built to high standards. The steam locomotives are museum pieces used mainly for departure and arrivals at its private station in Pretoria. Otherwise it is hauled by diesel or electric.

Travel slowly in luxury from Cape Town to the South African capital of Pretoria, normally at just 40mph, allowing enjoyment of the spectacular scenery from the open observation car.

The vision of Cecil Rhodes at the end of the nineteenth century was a plan to link adjacent African possessions of the British Empire through a continuous rail link from the Cape to Cairo.

Alas the dream never materialised but with the Victoria Falls Bridge completed in 1905 the southern section between Cape Town and the Zambezi came into operation.

All aboard! Travel in comfort and discover the scenic Southern Africa.

Key Features

Cultural Tour & Rail Journey

Excursions Included

Local Expert Guides

Historic Train/Hotels

Guaranteed Departure

Small Group Size: 1 – 15

 

Special Event

Tea at Mount Nelson

Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones, a classic afternoon tea at the historic Mount Nelson Hotel, nestled on a lush garden estate in the heart of Cape Town.

Day 1 Fly overnight direct from London Heathrow to Cape Town.

Day 2 Transfer to the 5-star ‘Relais & Chateaux’ hotel, the Cellars-Hohenort, for a four-night stay.

Day 3 Visit Table Mountain, weather permitting (excludes cableway ticket), Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, picturesque Bo-Kaap, the Castle of Good Hope and take a walk through Company Gardens to the South Africa Museum. End with a classic afternoon tea at the historic Mount Nelson, located in the heart of Cape Town at a lush garden estate. (B)

Day 4 Day at leisure. (B)

Day 5 A tour of the Cape Peninsula via the breathtaking Chapman’s Peak Drive, includes Hout Bay, Cape Point, Good Hope Nature Reserve and Boulders Beach, to see the penguins. Walk through historic Simon’s Town and visit the SA Navy Museum. (B)

Day 6 Morning departure on Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’ for Matjiesfontein, stroll through the 19th-century historic village. Travel overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Reach Kimberley and visit the ‘Big Hole’, Kimberley Museum and a street dating from the diamond rush. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Travel via Krugersdorp and Johannesburg through the gold-fields of the Witwatersand towards Pretoria for a city tour including the Voortrekker monument, Kruger House museum and Union Buildings. Overnight at the 4-star Hotel Courtyard Arcadia, a boutique hotel within close proximity to the Kruger Museum. (B, D)

Day 9 Overnight flight from Johannesburg to London. (B)

Day 10 Arrive Heathrow in the morning.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

2019

Wednesdays
per person in a twin room/Pullman compartment
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
October 16 £3195
November 6 £3095

2020

Wednesdays
per person in a twin room/Pullman compartment
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
January 15 £2995
February 12 £3095
March 11 £3095
March 25 £3095
May 6 £2995
June 3 £2995
July 15 £2995
August 5 £2995
September 16 £3095
October 14 £3195
November 4 £3195

2021

Wednesdays
per person in a twin room/Pullman compartment
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
January 13 £3195
February 3 £3295
March 10 £3295
March 31 £3295
May 5 £3095
June 2 £2995
July 14 £3095
August 4 £3095
September 8 £3195
October 13 £3295
November 3 £3295
Prices Reduced

Save up to £200
(Jan-Mar, May, Jul-Nov 2020)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £995 (2019 £895)

Flight Options

London-Cape Town/Johannesburg-London
British Airways World Traveller Plus from £695
British Airways Club World from £3295

Accommodation Upgrades

Deluxe compartment/Luxury Room with veranda £400
Single supplement £1195 (2019 £1095)

Extension Options

Extension - 'The Capital to Victoria Falls'
5 nights £1995 
Single supplement £995 (2019 £895)
Deluxe compartment/Victoria Falls Deluxe Room £500
Single supplement £1195 (2019 £1095)

Extra Nights
Victoria Falls Hotel (per night) £175
Single supplement £150
Deluxe room £225 
Single supplement £195
Departure transfer £20

The Cellars Hohenort (per night) £95 (2019 £85)
Single supplement £85 (2019 £75)

Independent Arrival

Save £750 
Arrival transfer add £25
Departure transfer add £40

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, half board in Pretoria, full board on the ‘Pride of Africa’ including beverages, itinerary as described, services of a train director, guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, visa procurement, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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