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The Cape, Rovos Rail & Victoria Falls

Private Travel | Rail journeys 12 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £4495 Current prices from: £4495
This luxury journey combines some of the most spectacular sights in Cape Town with 2 nights on Rovos Rail. Spend some time exploring Johannesburg, before flying to the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls.

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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Cape Town

Fly overnight from London to Cape Town. (N)

Day 2: Cape Town

Arrive and take a short orientation tour of Cape Town, including a cable car ascent up Table Mountain (weather permitting). Transfer to the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel for 4 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (D)

Day 3: Cape Town

Full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Visit the pretty seaside suburbs of Camps Bay and Hout Bay and travel out to Cape Point. Return via the penguin colony at the old British Naval Base in Simon’s Town and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. (B)

Day 4: Winelands

Full-day tour of the wine-growing region, an area of rolling hills and fertile valleys. Visits include Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. There will be two wine tastings, a cellar tour and lunch at a wine estate. (B, L)

Day 5: Cape Town

Day at leisure or take an optional excursion. (B)

Day 6: Board Rovos Rail

Transfer to Cape Town Station and board Rovos Rail for the 2-night journey from Cape Town to Pretoria. The train will make a stop in the historic town of Matjiesfontein in the early evening (B, L, D)

Day 7: Kimberley

Arrive in Kimberley, the diamond-rush city. Take a tour of the ‘Big Hole’ and Mine Museum. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Johannesburg

Arrive at Rovos Rail’s Capital Park Station in Pretoria at midday. Transfer to 54 on Bath hotel in Johannesburg for 1 night. Afternoon tour of Soweto and the Apartheid Museum. (B)

Day 9: Fly to Victoria Falls*

Fly to Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side. Stay 2 nights at The Victoria Falls Hotel. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Days 10: Victoria Falls

At leisure or optional excursions. (B)

Days 11-12: Fly home

(B) (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important Information *Alternative routes

It is also possible to travel from Pretoria to Victoria Falls on Rovos Rail. Please speak to a travel consultant for details.

Luxury tour

Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • The Victoria Falls Hotel
    The Victoria Falls Hotel

    The historic Edwardian-style Victoria Falls Hotel is located amongst lush tropical gardens inside the Victoria Falls National Park, just a ten minute walk away from the Unesco World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls. Established in 1904, this original railway hotel is full of nostalgia of a bygone colonial era and is noted for the splendid views across the manicured gardens to the Victoria Falls Bridge. There are 161 en suite rooms, comprising 37 standard rooms, 58 traditional rooms, 48 de luxe rooms, seven junior suites, four honeymoon suites, six executive suites and the royal suite. The latter was occupied by Queen Elizabeth during a royal visit in 1947. The corridors to the rooms are lined with historical artefacts, with particular reference to the building of the railway from Cape Town to what is now Zambia. Inside, the rooms retain their old world charm, but are now fitted with modern conveniences, including air ...

  • Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria
    Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria

    Since its establishment 30 years ago, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences, recreating the romance of the golden age of luxury train travel. Their trains feature beautiful wood-panelled heritage coaches, which have been carefully rebuilt and are drawn by steam, diesel and electric locomotives. The carriages have been collected from all over South Africa; a few of the carriages date back to 1911. Top-class craftsmanship has ensured an atmosphere of elegance and grandeur with the use of traditional furnishings and period decor.

    The spacious Royal, Deluxe and Pullman suites combine the opulence of a bygone era with subtle modern innovations. Each train has one or two lounge cars, the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely drink. Watch the passing scenery from the observation car with its open balcony and dine on exquisite South African cuisine in the historic dining cars. In the spirit of travel of a bygone era, there are no radios or televisions on board and the use of mobile phones and laptops is confined to the privacy of suites only. Smoking is allowed in your suite and in the smoking Club Lounge.

    Features: 36 cabins, 2 dining cars, observation car, 2 lounge cars. Pullman cabin amenities: Sofa/bed conversion, shower, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, bar/fridge, dressing gown & slippers, tea drawer Deluxe cabin amenities: Private lounge, shower, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, bar/fridge, dressing gown & slippers, tea drawer.
    Royal cabin amenities: Private lounge, bath & shower, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, bar/fridge, dressing gown & slippers.

  • Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town
    Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town

    More than 100 years old and one of South Africa's most famous hotels, the Nellie is set in four hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens at the foot of Table Mountain. Managed by Belmond, the Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town offers individually furnished rooms, two swimming pools, tennis courts, a health club and beauty salon. There is a choice of restaurants and the food is outstanding - take afternoon tea in the Conservatory and, in the evening, enjoy the renowned cuisine of the Planet Restaurant & Bar.

  • 54 on Bath
    54 on Bath

    Previously known as The Grace, 54 on Bath is located in the heart of the desirable Rosebank area of Johannesburg. The emphasis here is on personalised service, attention to detail and overall elegance. Cool greys and whites give the rooms a stylish contemporary feel, as does the abundant artwork found in the corridors, public areas and guestrooms. A sophisticated bar and restaurant, a rooftop swimming pool and a direct bridge link from the hotel into Rosebank Mall add to the appeal of this charming hotel.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £4495 per person

High season from £5165 per person


Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and flight to Victoria Falls)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Cape Town

    Cape Town is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, offering a...

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  • Johannesburg

    Within three years of its birth, Johannesburg was the country’s largest town. In 1928 i...

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  • Cape Town

    Cape Town is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, offering a...

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  • Victoria Falls

    The spectacular Victoria Falls were 'discovered' and named by David Livingstone in 1855...

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