This remarkable journey begins with an unforgettable safari in the largest “Big 5” private game reserve adjoining Kruger National Park, followed by a visit to scenic Cape Town. Then enjoy a luxury train journey starting at the from magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Pretoria in South Africa, which traverses some incredibly beautiful landscapes.
Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. There are also many regional and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area.
US – South African Airways fly’s directly to east coast cities including New York and Washington. Delta Airlines is another option to consider flying directly to Johannesburg from Atlanta.
UK / Europe – There are direct flights to OR Tambo International Airport with South African Airways from London-Heathrow, Frankfurt and Munich. Major European Airlines flying directly into Johannesburg include British Airways, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss International Airlines.
Essential South Africa and Victoria Falls by Rail
13 days/12 nights
South Africa, Sabi Sand Private Reserves
Fly from Johannesburg to Skukuza where you are met and transferred by road to the exclusive Rattray’s on Mala Mala. Famous for its incredible abundance of wildlife including all of the “Big 5”, the camp features 8 lavish, elevated suites with private plunge pools and verandas. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. LD (Day 1) / BLD (Days 2/3)
South Africa, Cape Town
Fly to Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Transfer to the Queen Victoria Hotel, a small and stylish boutique hotel overlooking the vibrant Victoria & Alfred waterfront area. On Day 5, ascend to the summit of Table Mountain by cableway (weather permitting) and stroll the photogenic Malay Quarter. On Day 6, enjoy a day tour of the scenic Cape Peninsula, including Cape Point. B
Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. You are met and transferred to the Victoria Falls Hotel, the country’s grandest and oldest luxury hotel. Enjoy its Edwardian grandeur, established gardens and sweeping views of the famous waterfall. On Day 8, take a half-day tour of Victoria Falls concluding with a sunset Zambezi River cruise aboard the elegant Ra-Ikane riverboat. B
Transfer to the railway station where a gleaming Rovos Rail locomotive awaits. Be transported to another era, when trains were the ultimate way to travel. This extravagant 3-night rail adventure takes you across magnificent landscapes, crossing Botswana to reach South Africa. BLD
Disembark at the dedicated Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria, where you are met and transferred to the tasteful 131 on Herbert Baker Boutique Hotel for the night. B
Tour ends Johannesburg
Your trip concludes with a transfer to Johannesburg airport. B
This malaria-free South Africa safari means that you don't need to worry about taking medication on your holiday. This is an ideal option for families with young children or travellers with health concerns.