Discover our wonderful Pride of Africa tour which takes you from Cape Town to Pretoria, via Kimberley. Visit the historical village of Matjiesfontontein, see the awe-inspiring views from cape point and enjoy amazing walks and magnificent views atop Table Mountain.
Your adventure begins with an overnight flight to Cape Town via Johannesburg.
A great way to begin your time in Cape Town is with a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain to enjoy panoramic views of the city.
Today, maybe travel to Cape Point where you can admire the awe-inspiring views. Later, travel to Boulders Beach - home to a colony of African Penguins. Or perhaps visit the poignant and moving Robben Island.
Whilst in Cape Town, you'll find a wide range of wonderful scenic walks in all directions from challenging hiking routes within the National Park to relaxing strolls around the waterfront. Meanwhile, wine lovers can sample fabulous wines with a visit to a local vineyard.
Today join the magnificent Pride of Africa and this evening you'll have the opportunity to visit the historical village of Matjiesfontein - a charming Victorian village that's packed full of character.
Travelling through more amazing scenery, the Pride of Africa takes you to Kimberley. Here you'll board the bus for a tour of the city plus a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum and the extraordinary Big Hole.
Today the train travels through the goldfields of the Witwatersrand towards Pretoria. Once a symbol of apartheid, Pretoria now represents Nelson Mandela's movement towards unity and peace. Reflecting its rich history, the city is home to many historic buildings and interesting museums.
Make the most of your final day in South Africa with some more sightseeing in Pretoria. Alternatively, let us arrange a wildlife safari for you in one of the parks close to the city.
Arrive home in the UK.
The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.
All prices are per person and assume full occupancy of the room.
Please always refer to the website for up-to-date prices and availability.
The Pride of Africa offers unparalleled luxury and elegance, which recaptures the romance of the golden age of rail travel, whilst offering all the amenities one would expect from a 5-star hotel. Rohan Vos lovingly restored the carriages and steam locomotive which pulls us on the final leg of our journey.
We are served by an enthusiastic team of chefs who use fresh, local ingredients to create authentic regional cuisine. The train stops around midnight every evening for six hours to provide a peaceful atmosphere for you to enjoy a good night's sleep.
The suites on board the Pride of Africa are the epitome of luxury. We include accommodation in the Pullman Suites, equipped with a comfortable sofa by day, which converts to double or twin beds at night. They feature an en suite bathroom with shower, shaver plug and hairdryer, writing table, personal safe for valuables and a bar fridge filled with beverages.
Upgrades to Deluxe Suites and Royal Suites are available. Deluxe Suites are larger than Pullman Suites and include a lounge area. The spacious and elegant Royal Suites, each of which takes up half a carriage, have their own private lounge area and a full bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower.
Beginning in Cape Town, the opulent Pride of Africa zig-zags its way across the southern tip of South Africa, first to the Franshhoek and Stellenbosch vineyards and through the 'Floral Paradise' of Riversdale. We travel through nature reserves and an ostrich farm while heading north to Bloemfontein, the 'City of Roses'. We then curve east to Durban and hug the beautiful coastline, travelling across the Swaziland border, visiting more game reserves before turning west to Pretoria for a final steam-hauled leg of our journey.
This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!
Please call one of our Tour Advisors on 01904 734 358 to discuss upgrading your rail travel to First Class and/or upgrading your hotel to a 5-star option.