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South Africa by Luxury Rail

12 days

A private journey with a world-famous luxury train

Our Distinctive A+R Style

  • All Aboard! Rovos Rail awaits to take you on a 1,000-mile luxury rail journey.
  • Step into colorful chapters of South Africa’s history in Kimberley and Matjiesfontein.
  • Thrill to Kruger’s most exciting big game tracking at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, on its own private reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park.
  • Enjoy comprehensive sightseeing in Cape Town from Table Mountain to the tip of Cape of Good Hope.
  • With 8 nights luxury hotels and safari lodge; 3 nights aboard Rovos Rail; extensive sightseeing + game drives; 25 meals; wines + spirits at our safari lodge and aboard Rovos Rail; all transfers; and both internal flights.
c Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Day
1

Welcome to our private reserve at Kruger National Park

Tintswalo Safari Lodge - Kruger, South Africa

You’ll be met in Hoedsprit, South Africa and transferred to the intimate Tintswalo Safari Lodge, our luxury lodge in the Manyeleti Private Reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park. Settle in to your spacious and luxurious private cottage and then join your fellow travelers for dinner in the Main Lodge. Meals D

Day
2

Manyeltei Private Reserve + Kruger

Tintswalo Safari Lodge - Kruger, South Africa

Thrill to Kruger’s amazing concentration and diversity of wildlife, including the Big Five, as they roam freely across Manyeleti’s unfenced border with the National Park. In addition, encounters with the African wild dog and elusive cheetah are regular occurrences here on our private reserve; along with the Big Five, these two rarer species make up the Magnificent Seven! Over the next three days, you’ll join your fellow guests and Tintswalo’s expert safari guides for a variety of game-viewing adventures:  Bush walks, morning and afternoon game drives in deluxe open-air safari vehicles, and even exciting night safaris ensure thrilling, unforgettable wildlife encounters! Meals B+L+D

With only 6 guests in each safari vehicle, your morning and afternoon game drives with our expert safari guides and sharp-eyed trackers promise unobstructed views for all! Manyeleti is home to a rich variety and incredible abundance of game, including all of the Big Five: Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cape Buffalo and Rhinoceros. In addition, encounters with the African wild dog and elusive cheetah are regular occurrences here on our private reserve; along with the Big Five, these two rarer species make up the Magnificent Seven!
 
A warming cup of coffee in the bush accompanied by some pastries adds a delightful touch to your morning game drive. On your evening safari, you’ll take a break for sundowner cocktails and light snacks. In between these adventures, you can take a dip in your private plunge pool, relax on your verandah, or look for wildlife from Tintswalo’s expansive open decks: Grazing nyala, frolicking baboons and elephants in search of water are regular visitors to our Lodge.  Meals B+L+D

In addition to adjoining Kruger National Park, the Manyeleti Reserve shares unfenced borders with the renowned Sabi Sands and Timbavati Reserves. Together with other neighboring game preserves, the region comprises 5 million acres of open land that allows for the unfettered free movement of the animals – affording an authentic experience of the “real, wild Africa!” In addition to the Magnificent Seven, the greater Kruger Area is home to many other species, including giraffe, ostrich, spotted hyena, kudu and warthog – to name just a few. Birders will also be thrilled with more than 500 species recorded here at Manyeleti alone: Magnificent raptors like the Bateleur and African fish eagle are complemented by colorful exotic species such as the lilac-breasted roller and southern yellow-billed hornbill. Guided bush walks, open decks overlooking an active watering hole and elegant dining complete your ultimate luxury safari experience!  Meals B+L+D

After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your included flight to Johannesburg.  You’ll be met and transferred to the luxurious Four Seasons Westcliff Hotel and have the evening at leisure to relax.  Meals B

Day
6

Board Rovos Rail

Your Rovos train departs this morning on a thousand-mile meander that will take you across the sweeping grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld and into the barren, other-worldly landscapes of the Great Karoo. Before arriving Cape Town, this once-in-a-lifetime luxury journey trundles through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Western Cape.

After settling in to your compartment, you can gather with your fellow passengers for afternoon tea, available in the Lounge and Observations Cars. An elegant dinner will be served in the Dining Car.  Meals B+D

Day
7

Discover Kimberley

After a leisurely breakfast in the Dining Car, you’ll step off in Kimberley for a city tour including the Mine Museum where original and meticulously reconstructed buildings take you back to the early days of diamond mining. You’ll see some of the oldest houses in the region including a prefabricated residence imported from England in 1877. You can even wander in to Digger’s Rest to experience one of the many pubs that flourished in Kimberley a century ago. Near the museum, the Big Hole is the world’s largest man-made excavation: Mined to a depth of 700 feet with a perimeter of nearly a mile. From 1871 until August 1914 when mining was halted, the Big Hole yielded more than 6,000 pounds of diamonds. You’ll be back onboard our luxury train with time to refresh before lunch is served. As our journey continues, you can take in the passing scenery from the privacy of your comfortable suite or join other guests in the Lounge and Observation Cars. Afternoon tea and dinner offer additional opportunities to meet and engage with your fellow passengers.  Meals B+L+D
 

Day
8

Visit Matjiesfontein

This morning travel through the vast semi-desert of Karoo.  After lunch, the train arrives in Matjiesfontein, founded in 1890 as a refreshment stop. This morning, our guided visit here in this charming and perfectly preserved Victorian village will provide a fascinating look into the history and architectural heritage of the country. As you enjoy lunch and afternoon tea back onboard, our luxury train will be making its way through the spectacular mountain ranges and picturesque vineyards of South Africa’s historic Cape Winelands.  Meals B+L+D

Upon arrival in Cape Town, you’ll be met at the rail station and escorted to the elegant and luxurious Cape Grace Hotel.  Meals B

Day
10

Your personal car, driver + guide will be waiting this morning to show you the highlights of this remarkable city. The day begins as you board the revolving cars of the Table Mountain Cableway, the best way to take in the captivating views as you make the ascent to the summit of Cape Town’s iconic landmark. Then trace the city’s rich multi-cultural history from its early seafaring days to the end of Apartheid as your private guide shows you Cape Town’s important sites and landmarks including the colorful Cape Malay quarter. Your guided tour of Robben Island promises a stirring and inspiring experience.  Meals B+L

Day
11

Today you’ll venture all the way to the iconic Cape Point Lighthouse on False Bay, with your private car and guide, Delight in the coastal villages, marine wildlife, and landscapes of the wildly beautiful Cape Peninsula. Enjoy lunch at a coastal restaurant and a wine tasting at an award-winning vineyard in the Constantia Valley on your way back to Cape Town.  Meals B+L

Day
12

Depart South Africa

After breakfast, we’ll take you to the airport for your onward journey.  Meals B

Extend Your Trip

The Whale Coast from $3699

Complete your South Africa journey with a 2-night stay at the luxurious coastal Lodge, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Includes all meals and a choice of excursions.

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Day
12

Onward to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Leaving the city behind, you’ll make your way along the scenic coastline to the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, set amidst the Fynbos ecosystem that is unique to the Western Cape. Your sophisticated Forest Lodge or Garden Lodge villa is stylishly furnished and includes a spacious bedroom, living room with fireplace, 2 full baths, and a private deck with panoramic views stretching all the way to Walker Bay. After settling in, rejoin your fellow travelers for lunch in the main lodge. Your stay includes an extensive choice of excursions including horseback riding, coastal drives and nature walks in the Walker Bay Nature Reserve and the Milkwood forest.  Enjoy an elegant dinner tonight.  Meals B+L+D

Day
13

Exploring the Coast

You can tailor your day to your personal interests and taste for adventure with an included excursion: Embark on a 4x4 nature safari with spectacular views of the coast and oceans, explore the caves and beaches of Walker Bay, or enjoy a guided fynbos nature walk.  This evening’s farm-to-table dinner again features fresh organic ingredients from Grootbos’ own Growing the Future food production and social sustainability project. Meals B+L+D
 

Day
14

Back to Cape Town

After breakfast, we’ll take you to the airport in Cape Town for your onward journey.  Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Gorillas in the Wild

Our 3-day FreeStyle Safari features a deluxe hotel, 3 meals, gorilla trek with park permit, Rwanda visa fee, and all on-tour transportation including roundtrip air from Nairobi.

Johannesburg

Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package includes 2 nights in your choice of hotel, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and privately guided sightseeing,

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The Most Fabulous Train in the World...  

With wood panelling and period furnishings, the 36 suites of Rovos Rail are the epitome of South African style and luxury.Private bathrooms blend original fittings with 21st-century technology for modern comfort as you indulge in the romance of a bygone era. In beautiful pre-1940 dining cars, the Rovos dining experience blends attentive service and gourmet cuisine. A unique open-air balcony in the vintage Observation Car surrounds you with the exotic sounds and scents of the Continent. Or head to the non-smoking air-conditioned Lounge and relax as the panorama of Southern Africa plays outside the large picture windows.

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Pay-In-Full

Save $1,000 per couple + $500 solo on our Africa Safaris when you book and pay-in-full within 7 days of booking and prior to the final payment date listed in our published terms and conditions.

Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Take advantage of our Family & Friends offer and Save $100 per person anytime you book 4 or more people on the same A+R program.