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The Cape, Rovos Rail & Victoria Falls

Private Travel | Rail journeys 12 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Enjoy the iconic high tea at the famed Belmond Mount Nelson – a truly Capetonian experience
  • Access to small, intimate wine tasting rooms for your winelands experience
  • Whilst onboard Rovos Rail, visit the historic town of Matjiesfontein, usually accessible only by train
  • View the mighty Victoria Falls, either privately or in a small group, ahead of the main crowd
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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

    This panoramic nine-day sojourn runs between Cape Town and Pretoria and is rated one of the most beautiful journeys in the world. From the 'Mother City', the train travels through the Tulbagh valley to Ashton for a wine tasting at Zandvliet. Overnight, the train heads to the coast where golfers enjoy a game at the renowned Fancourt Estate while non-golfers visit the natural paradise of Knysna and its attractions before dinner at Fancourt. The following morning, golfers tee off at Oubaai - Ernie Els's first signature course in South Africa - while non-golfers travel the spectacular incline of the Montagu Pass into Oudtshoorn for an ostrich-farm visit. The journey continues eastwards overnight to Port Elizabeth, the coastal capital of the Eastern Cape, where guests enjoy a morning visit to the ecologically diverse Addo Elephant Park or play a game at Humewood. The route continues past Lesotho and the highest mountains in the ...

  • 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


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

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

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

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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