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Victoria Falls, Cape Town and the Garden Route

(Tour code: RSG17)Explore South Africa, Botswana and Zambia in style

Marvel at the natural wonders of southern Africa on this incredible adventure. Join the sumptuous Pride of Africa for a truly elegant journey in luxurious air-conditioned suites with 5-Star service. Later, enjoy a safari in Botswana and bask in the majesty of Victoria Falls.

Tour Highlights
  • The Garden Route
  • Sunset cruise at Victoria Falls
  • Knysna and George
  • Stellenbosch wine tasting
  • Whale or dolphin-watching in Walker Bay (Seasonal)
  • Cape Town and Cape Point
  • Pride of Africa
  • Kimberley and the ‘Big Hole’
  • Pretoria
  • Chobe National Park, Botswana
What’s Included (Full details)
  • First Class Rail
    Two nights on the Pride of Africa
  • 5* Hotel Accommodation
    Selected Breakfasts
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Our tours of Africa typically depart the UK in the evening, between 7pm and 9:20pm.

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.

The Garden Route
Days 1-3

To South Africa and the Garden Route

From London Heathrow, we fly overnight to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg, arriving on Day 2. We travel along the famous 'Garden Route' on Day 3, pausing at Plettenberg Bay before continuing to Knysna for a scenic boat trip to Featherbed Nature Reserve. Here we enjoy a tasting of local oysters, fresh from the Lagoon.

Oudsthoorn Ostrich
Days 4-6

George, Walker Bay and Cape Town

Our first stop today is George, where your time is at leisure. We then head to Oudsthoorn for a guided tour of an ostrich farm before visiting the Cango Caves. We continue to Hermanus for a two-night stay. On Day 5 we cruise Walker Bay*, known as the 'whale watching capital of the world.' Afterwards, your afternoon is free. We continue along the Garden Route to the Stellenbosch Valley on Day 6, where we enjoy a tasting of new world wines ahead of a delicious lunch. Following our visit, we continue to Cape Town.

*Whale watching Jul-Dec and dolphin watching Jan-Jun

Table Mountain
Days 7-8

Discovering Cape Town

We travel to the summit of Table Mountain today by cable car, then later, we make our way by ferry to Robben Island for a guided tour. On Day 8 we head to Cape Point, enjoying a journey on the Flying Dutchman Funicular Railway before visiting Boulders Bay, home to the only indigenous colony of African penguins.

The Pride of Africa
Days 9-11

The Pride of Africa to Pretoria

We board the Pride of Africa to Pretoria this morning, and our first stop is Matjiesfontein, where there is time to explore. On the afternoon of Day 10 we arrive in Kimberley, visiting the 'Big Hole' mining museum. We pull into Pretoria on Day 11 to see the famous Voortrekker Monument.

Chobe National Park
Days 12-13

Chobe National Park

This morning we transfer to Johannesburg airport and fly to Livingstone, Zambia, transferring across the border to Chobe National Park in Botswana in time for a game drive. On Day 13 we take another game drive ahead of this evening's sunset cruise.

Victoria Falls
Days 14-17

Victoria Falls and return to London

We return to Zambia today for a visit to Victoria Falls that includes an evening sunset cruise with cocktails on board. Day 15 is at leisure. On Day 16 we transfer back to Livingstone Airport for our flight via Johannesburg to London, arriving on Day 17.

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.

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