Rovos Rail Through Africa And Chobe River

Introduction

Enjoy a journey on board the prestigious Rovos Rail, embark on a Classic Journey from Cape Town to Victoria Falls before continuing to the Chobe River and Kasane. See native creatures and stunning natural wonders on this unforgettable adventure.

What's included

  • An elegant five-night rail journey aboard the Rovos Rail
  • Game park experiences in Hwange and Chobe National Parks
  • Gratuities and game park fees
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in two locations
  • Two night stay at the luxurious Chobe Water Villas
  • Finest dining - a total of 32 meals

Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Cape Town

Your journey begins today upon your arrival in Cape Town. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, the grand dame of Cape Town. Settle in and enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Three Nights, Cape Town, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

DAY 2 Cape Town

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
After a morning of sightseeing, enjoy the freedom to choose how you spend the remainder of your day. Perhaps visit Constantia Winelands; take a ferry to Robben Island where former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned; or set off on a heritage tour.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Dining
Tonight, choose from a selection of local restaurants to dine at.

Today you will ride the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views, then stop by the Castle of Good Hope.

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 3 Cape Town, Cape Peninsula

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula, where you will drive along Chapman’s Peak. At Cape Point, see where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. Continue to Simon’s Town and see Africa’s only colony of penguins up close at Boulders Beach before returning to Cape Town for the evening at leisure.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch

DAY 4 Cape Town, Embark Rovos Rail, Matjiesfontein

Embark Rovos Rail from Cape Town. Travel through spectacular mountain ranges and scenic landscapes of the Cape to the barrenness of the Great Karoo. Visit the historic village of Matjiesfontein. On board, relax in your suite or unwind with a drink in the Lounges or Observation Car.

Stay: Two Nights, Rovos Rail

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 5 Kimberley

Arrive in Kimberley, famous for its diamond mining past, thanks to the first recorded discovery here in 1871. Enjoy a city tour, then visit the ‘Big Hole’, the result of a diamond rush and thought to be the largest man-made hole in the world. Tour the open-air Mine Museum to retrace the steps of miners before re-boarding your train where a delicious dinner awaits tonight.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 6 Pretoria

This morning, have breakfast on the train before arriving into Pretoria at Capital Park Station. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Stay: Sheraton Pretoria Hotel or similar

Daily :
Breakfast

DAY 7 Nylstroom

This morning, re-board your train and slowly wind your way north through Nylstroom and cross the tropic of Capricorn en route to the border of Zimbabwe.

Stay: Three Nights: Rovos Rail

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 8 Bulawayo

Spend the day on board at your leisure as you travel to Bulawayo.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 9 Hwange National Park

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
This morning, pass through Hwange National Park, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary where you will enjoy a game drive in the park.

This evening, savour dinner before overnighting at Thompson’s Junction aboard your train.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 10 Disembark Rovos Rail, Victoria Falls

Your journey ends at the impressive Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River. Here, embark on a guided tour of the dramatic falls.

Stay: Two Nights, Victoria Falls, The Elephant Camp or similar

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 11 Victoria Falls

Spend today how you most please. Experience Zimbabwean life first-hand on a rural village visit, and interact with locals as they go about their daily work and activities; unobtrusively mingle with gentle elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary; or board a breathtaking helicopter flight over spectacular Victoria Falls. Later, relax with sundowners experience as you gaze out to stunning vistas of the gorge.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 12 Victoria Falls, Chobe River

Cross the border into Botswana, then travel by coach and boat into Namibia’s Chobe River National Park, where you will stay on the banks of the Chobe River in your own villa. Over the next two days, watch for wildlife along the shore line. Take time to relax with sundowners on your balcony at sunset before enjoying your evening meal.

Stay: Two Nights, Chobe River, Chobe Water Villas

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 13 Chobe River

signature experience
Wake to a beautiful sunrise overlooking the Chobe River as you prepare for a day of viewing animals along the shoreline on a safari boat ride or a 4WD game drive.

In the afternoon, seize the opportunity of taking a boat cruise on the Chobe River, as you enjoy a majestic sunset on the water.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 14 Chobe River, Depart Kasane

Farewell your villa after breakfast. Your journey ends at Kasane airport.

Daily :
Breakfast

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