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Victoria Falls, Cape Town and the Garden Route

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Excellent holiday ... all accommodation and meals very good
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(Tour code: RSG20)

Explore South Africa, Botswana and Zambia in style

Marvel at the wonders of southern Africa as you discover dynamic Cape Town, uncover the natural beauty of the lush Garden Route, bask in the majesty of Victoria Falls, and embark on a truly elegant rail journey on the luxurious Pride of Africa.

  • Cape Town and Cape Point
  • The Garden Route
  • Knysna's Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • Durban
  • The Pride of Africa
  • Nambiti Reserve
  • Pretoria
  • Victoria Falls
What’s Included
  • First Class Rail
    Two nights on the Pride of Africa
  • 4-5* Accommodation
    Selected Breakfasts
    Selected Evening Meals
    Selected Lunches
    11 nights’ hotel accommodation
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available

Victoria Falls, Cape Town and the Garden Route 2020Tour Details

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Days 1-4 Cape Town
Cape Town

Discovering Cape Town

We fly from London to Cape Town, arriving on Day 2. We transfer to our hotel and spend the rest of the day settling in. On Day 3 we are introduced to Cape Town with a guided tour, taking in its highlights. We travel to the summit of Table Mountain by cable car (weather permitting), and visit the Diamond Works before an afternoon at leisure. On Day 4 we enjoy a tour of Cape Peninsula, discovering locations including the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Chapman's Peak and Boulders Beach, home to its very own colony of African penguins.

Days 5-7 Knysna

The Garden Route

We journey to Oudtshoorn along the magnificent Garden Route, where we visit Cango Caves for a tour of the eerie caverns. On Day 6, we take a guided tour of an ostrich farm. We continue east, pausing in Sedgefield for a wine tasting and lunch at Benguela Cove. Later, we arrive in Knysna, built around a lagoon of the same name. On Day 7, we enjoy a scenic boat trip on Knysna Lagoon, reaching the Featherbed Nature Reserve where we disembark for a nature walk.

Days 8-9 The Pride of Africa
The Pride of Africa

To Durban and the Pride of Africa

We travel to Port Elizabeth on the final stretch of the Garden Route today. En route, we visit Monkeyland Sanctuary - the world's first free roaming primate sanctuary, as well as the Birds of Eden Sanctuary. Arriving in Port Elizabeth, we take an internal flight to Durban where we check into our hotel. On Day 9, we embark on a two-night adventure aboard the Pride of Africa to Pretoria, travelling through some of South Africa's most beautiful landscapes. We visit the ceramic collection at Ardmore Ceramics Gallery before continuing our journey north.

Days 10-11 Pride Of Africa
Pride Of Africa

Nambiti Reserve and Pretoria

This morning we visit Spionkop Lodge, where we have a choice of two excursions. You could embark on an escorted tour of the historic battlefields, or enjoy a game drive in the Spionkop Reserve. Next, we head to the Nambiti Reserve, which houses the 'big five' game animals. We set out on an incredible game drive here, pursuing a look at lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, elephants and cape buffalo. We arrive in Pretoria, the seat of South Africa's government, on Day 11, where our journey comes to an end at the grand Rovos Rail Station.

Days 12-16 Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls and return to London

We transfer to Johannesburg, where we board our flight to Livingstone in Zambia. A short drive takes us across the border into Zimbabwe, where we check into our hotel for three nights, near Victoria Falls. On Day 13, we visit this breathtaking natural wonder for a tour of the incredible crashing waters, ahead of a magical evening cruise along the Zambezi River. Day 14 is free for you to soak up the incredible atmosphere of Victoria Falls before a traditional Boma farewell dinner. Our time in Africa comes to an end on Day 15 as we transfer to Livingstone airport for our flight to London via Johannesburg, arriving on Day 16.

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Flights from London to Cape Town and Livingstone to London, via Johannesburg
  • All internal flights, rail and coach travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 11 nights' hotel accommodation including 3 nights at the 4-Star SunSquare City Bowl in Cape Town, 1 night at the 4-Star Surval Boutique Olive Estate in Oudtshoorn, 2 nights at the 4-Star Rex Hotel in Knysna, 1 night at the 4-Star Protea Edward Hotel in Durban, 1 night at the 3-Star Arcadia Hotel in Pretoria, and 3 nights at the 3-Star Azambezi River Lodge in Victoria Falls
  • 2 nights on board the Pride of Africa

Delicious meals included

  • 22 meals, including 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 4 dinners, including a farewell Boma dinner
  • All wine, beer and drinks on board the Pride of Africa

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Cape Town, Table Mountain Boulders Beach and Cape Peninsula
  • Cango Caves, ostrich farm visit and wine tasting at Benguela Cove
  • Excursion to Knysna's Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • Monkeyland and Birds of Eden Sanctuaries
  • Tour of Spionkop Battlefields or a game drive in Spionkop Reserve
  • A game drive in the Nambiti Reserve
  • Tour of Victoria Falls and sunset cruise on Zambezi river

Enhancing your tour

  • Upgrade to a Deluxe Suite on the Pride of Africa from £385 per person (twin share)

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Lynne Broadley
Julie Pacalon
Kathryn Cambridge
Helen Laverack
Victoria Falls, Cape Town and the Garden Route

Explore South Africa, Botswana and Zambia in style


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