Check out our Flexible Booking Conditions and our Book with Confidence Commitment - Click Here
Specials Trip Finder Brochures Menu

Romance on the Rails: Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Victoria Falls

Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 8,366

DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the splendour and romance of Southern Africa on this 14-day luxury journey. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll then venture to Kruger National Park and stay in a re-envisioned train reminiscent of African excellence, ending with a recapturing of a bygone era while staying on board the elegant Rovos Rail.


Please refer to the itinerary for a detailed description of this trip.

At Goway we are experts at designing personalized itineraries to suit your special interests, tastes and budget. Let us arrange your ultimate travel experience today.
Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 8,366

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Arrive Cape Town

Welcome to Africa!

On arrival you will be met by Goway's local representative and assisted through the airport to your transfer vehicle.

After checking in at your accommodation the balance of the day is at leisure.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Queen Victoria Hotel

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstarstarstar

    Queen Victoria Hotel



    What sets the Queen Victoria Hotel apart from other hotels at the world renowned Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is undoubtedly its position. Located within a precinct of heritage buildings along Portswood Road a main artery leading to and from the waterfront. The Queen Victoria Hotel …

    What sets the Queen Victoria Hotel apart from other hotels at the world renowned Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is undoubtedly its position. Located within a precinct of heritage buildings along Portswood Road a main artery leading to and from the waterfront. The Queen Victoria Hotel gives guests a sense of being within the waterfronts vicinity but removed from the frenetic pace of it. Guests have easy access to the waterfronts shops, restaurants, the harbour and other must see attractions. Guests of Queen Victoria Hotel have access to the gym, pool and spa at dock house.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Conference Facilities
    • Disabled Friendly
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

    More Details

Day 2

Cape Town Instagram Experience

You will bee collected from your hotel this morning by your local guide, who will show you where to snap the best Instagram photos of Cape Town's most iconic sights. First stop is Table Mountain, named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, for a cable car ride to the top of the mountain (weather permitting). Travel via the scenic Chapman's Peak drive (if open) to Cape Point Nature Reserve, for a picture of the famous Cape Point lighthouse dating back to 1859. Visit Boulders Beach, home to a colony of African Penguins and then to Muizenberg Beach, one of the most popular Cape Town beaches, dotted with colorful beach huts along the sand and locally known as surfers paradise. Head to Groot Constantia Wine Estate, for a wine tasting (with souvenir crystal glass included) and wander through the instaworthy vineyards. The final stop is the V and A Waterfront, an instagrammer's paradise. Spend as much time snapping away and enjoying the amazing views of Table Mountain and the ocean before being dropped off at your accommodation.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Private 4x4 Winelands Experience

This tour is always a private tour and a very unique way to experience the fantastic Vineyards and sights of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. During the day we will visit 3 to 4 wine estates, depending on your time and pace. With our 4x4 vehicle we will drive off road up into the vineyards to beautiful vantage points over the Franschhoek, Banghoek and Stellenbosch Valleys respectively. Here you will learn about the area, vines in the vineyard and the history of these settlements before going down to the cellars for a tasting. As this is a private tour, you can decide where you would like to have lunch, in the town of Franschhoek or Stellenbosch, or on one of the many wine estates in the region. Join us for an unforgettable experience.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 4

Cape Town to Kruger National Park

After breakfast, transfer to Cape Town airport for your flight (cost of flight not included in the tour price) to Skukuza Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to our luxurious private game lodge located in the world famous Kruger National Park. Arrive in time to freshen up and enjoy a welcome drink in the African Bush before departing on your first safari in open 4x4 vehicles.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Kruger Shalati - Train On The Bridge

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstarstarstar

    Kruger Shalati - Train On The Bridge



    Kruger Shalati - The Train On The Bridge, is permanently situated on the historic Selati Bridge above the Sabi River. With luxury accommodations in a re-envisioned train which pays tribute to those who visited the area nearly 100 years ago, Kruger Shalati offers some of …

    Kruger Shalati - The Train On The Bridge, is permanently situated on the historic Selati Bridge above the Sabi River. With luxury accommodations in a re-envisioned train which pays tribute to those who visited the area nearly 100 years ago, Kruger Shalati offers some of the most unique accommodations in the Kruger National Park. The train features an overhanging pool and deck on the bridge. Each of the 24 Carriage rooms feature all the luxury comforts as well as extensive views of the Sabi River from the large windows and juliet balcony.

    Facilities

    • Gift Shop
    • Pool
    • Restaurant

    More Details

Day 5

Kruger National Park

Up at dawn for your early morning game drive! Of course, the less energetic are welcome to sleep late! Search out a multitude of animals including lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and cheetah, together with a wealth of antelope and birds interacting in their natural environment.

Return to camp for a hearty breakfast, relax or talk with your ranger and mingle with the guests. Your afternoon game drive takes you well into the evening. Return to your lodge for another sumptuous dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Kruger National Park

A second full day  to enjoy your included safari activities as you search for that extra special sighting.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Kruger National Park to Pretoria

After breakfast, transfer to Skukuza Airport in time for your onward flight to Johannesburg (flight cost not included).

On arrival, you will be transferred to your Pretoria Hotel for the evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Sheraton Pretoria Hotel

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstarstarstar

    Sheraton Pretoria Hotel



    The Sheraton Pretoria Hotel is situated within the heart of South Africa's dazzling capital city. With sweeping views that command all of Pretoria, exquisite marble flooring, and custom-designed furnishings, this hotel exemplifies beauty and service excellence in the Jacaranda City. Step out of the doors …

    The Sheraton Pretoria Hotel is situated within the heart of South Africa's dazzling capital city. With sweeping views that command all of Pretoria, exquisite marble flooring, and custom-designed furnishings, this hotel exemplifies beauty and service excellence in the Jacaranda City. Step out of the doors and into a world of authentic South African culture, art, architecture, and design.

    The Sheraton Pretoria Hotel is mere steps away from the Union Buildings and its magnificent gardens. Perfectly situated within the core of this beautiful city, and within the immediate vicinity of more than 100 embassies, the SA Reserve Bank, and most government ministries, not to mention a host of tourist hot spots.

    The Magnolia Restaurant is open for all day dining for sumptuous buffets at breakfast, lunch and dinner. As a light meal alternative the ever-lively Tiffins Bar & Lounge caters for all tastes.

    Facilities

    • Accessible Facilities
    • Baby Sitting Service
    • Breakfast buffet
    • Concierge Service
    • Foreign Exchange
    • Front Desk Services
    • Gift Shop
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Newspaper in Lobby
    • Newspapers
    • Newsstand
    • Non-Smoking Property
    • Room Service
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Shoeshine Stand
    • Valet Dry-Cleaning

    More Details

Day 8

Board Rovos Rail's Pride of Africa

Following breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to the rail station.

The Pride of Africa departs from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and travels in a northerly direction towards the border at Beitbridge. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the midway lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train.
Lunch is served in the dining cars as the train traverses Warmbaths, so named for its mineral waters, and Nylstroom, christened by the Voortrekkers as the source of the Nile River as the town's river happened to be north flowing. The train passes the edge of the escarpment where the Highveld drops precipitously.

Tea in the midway lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train.

Dinner is served in the dining cars as the train crosses the Tropic of Capricorn en route to Messina and the border with Zimbabwe.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Rovos Rail

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstarstarstar

    Rovos Rail



    The golden age of luxury train travel has been renewed in the heart of the African bush. These beautifully restored trains consist of up to 20 coaches that can be drawn by steam, diesel or electric locomotives operating at various stages of the journey. The …

    The golden age of luxury train travel has been renewed in the heart of the African bush. These beautifully restored trains consist of up to 20 coaches that can be drawn by steam, diesel or electric locomotives operating at various stages of the journey. The sleeping cars as well as the observation and dining cars have been splendidly refurbished in the style of the period but with an eye for modern comfort. The train carries a maximum of 72 passengers who are attended by highly motivated members of staff, and provides a cuisine of superb standard. Rovos Rail offers unique rail safaris through some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa.

    More Details

Day 9

Day on the Rails

Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10h00. The train departs Beitbridge and travels on the BBR railway line via Rutenga and Somabhula.

Lunch is served in the dining cars en route to Bulawayo: second city of Zimbabwe, capital of Matabeleland and industrial capital of the country. Tea in the midway lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train.

Dinner is served in the dining cars. Overnight Mpopoma.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Day on the Rails

Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10h00 as the train departs Mpopoma.

Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels between Gwaai and Dete along one of the world's longest stretches of straight railway line - 114 kilometres - and along the eastern edge of Hwange Park.

Disembark at Kennedy Siding for a game drive at The Hide in Hwange National Park.

Dinner is served in the dining cars.

Overnight on the train at Thompsons Junction.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11

Arrive at the Victoria Falls

Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09h30 as th train departs for Victoria Falls.

Arrive at journey’s end at the incomperable Victoria Falls. You will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The reaminder of the day is at your leisure to relax and enjoy your included activities.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Old Drift Lodge

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstarstarstar

    Old Drift Lodge



    Upstream of the iconic Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River, lies Old Drift Lodge. The lodge boasts luxury accommodation overlooking the pristine Zambezi National Park, a mere 7 kilometres from the mighty Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Old Drift Lodge is nestled within a …

    Upstream of the iconic Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River, lies Old Drift Lodge. The lodge boasts luxury accommodation overlooking the pristine Zambezi National Park, a mere 7 kilometres from the mighty Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Old Drift Lodge is nestled within a wild paradise frequented by elephant, buffalo, and herds of sable, eland, zebra, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck and impala.
    The main lodge area has 360 degree views, north facing onto the Zambezi & south facing onto a water hole. A 7 kilometre stretch of river flows between the camp and the town of Victoria Falls, making Old Drift Lodge the closest lodge within the National Park to Victoria Falls.

    More Details

    Preferred Hotel
Day 12

Victoria Falls

Today is yours to do as you wish. Choose from a selection of included at activities or simply relax at your lodge.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 13

Victoria Falls

A second full day to expore the area with your included activities.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 14

Depart Victoria Falls

Following breakfast you will be transferred to the Victoria Falls airport for your onward journey.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

2021: Apr 15, 29; May 6, 13; Jun 3, 17; Jul 15; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26; Sep 2, 9, 16, 23

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet and Greet at Cape Town Airport
  • Private arrival and departure transfers from Cape Town Airport
  • Shared arrival and departure transfers from Skukuza Airport
  • Private arrival transfer to Pretoria
  • Private departure transfer to Rovos Rail Station
  • Private arrival transfer from Victoria Falls Rail Station
  • Shared departure transfer to Victoria Falls Airport
  • 3 nights in deluxe accommodations in Cape Town
  • 3 night in deluxe accommodation in Kruger National Park
  • 1 night in deluxe accommodation in Pretoria
  • 3 nights in deluxe accommodation on board Rovos Rail in a Pullman Suite*
  • 3 nights in deluxe accommodation in Victoria Falls
  • Small group Cape Town Instagram Experience (max 20 guests)
  • Private 4x4 Winelands Experience
  • 2 shared safari activities per day at Kruger Shalati including:
    • Early morning and afternoon game drives (max 6 guests)**
  • Shared afternoon game drive in Hwange National Park (max 7 guests)**
    • 2 shared activities per day at Old Drift Lodge including:
    • Early morning and afternoon game drives (max 7 guests)**
    • Morning or afternoon river safaris
    • Guided game walks
    • Lunch at the Lookout Cafe - including drinks
    • Guided tour of the Falls (excluding entry fees)
  • Entrance fees
  • South African VAT
  • Government taxes
  • Limited laundry on Rovos Rail
  • Laundry at Old Drift Lodge
  • Scheduled shuttle to Victoria Falls town
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits & beers at Kruger Shalati
  • All beverages on Rovos Rail (excluding international/French champagne)
  • All local beverages at Old Drift Lodge (excluding premium brands)
  • 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners

* Upgrades available. Please enquire

**Please note maximum vehicle capacities are subject to change without prior notice

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

DP CAPTKP14DVICZA
23 Sep 2021
Trip Finder

What our travelers say

Goway Toolkit


Need help planning your holiday? Our toolkit is a great place to get started.