Luxury trains in South Africa - The blue train and Rovos Rail - the pride of Africa

The Splendor of Africa


Arrive and transfer to The Westcliff hotel for a luxurious overnight stay.  With wealth built on gold, Johannesburg is lively, affluent and cosmopolitan, offering the visitor a tempting array of superb restaurants, elegant designer boutiques and bustling world-class shopping centers.  Rooms offer total privacy and most have sunny, private balconies with spectacular views over the Zoological Gardens and the forested northern suburbs of Johannesburg.

After breakfast, leave Johannesburg on a scheduled flight to Maun in Botswana, and transfer by light aircraft to Eagle Island Camp.  Enjoy two nights at the camp among the prolific birdlife of the island and surrounding Delta.  Hear the swish of the paddle and the plop of the Fish Eagle as you take a tranquil mokoro trip through the Delta, water levels permitting.. 

After early game viewing and brunch at Eagle Island, fly on to the game rich Khwai area of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve for two nights at Khwai River Lodge.  Daily activities include excellent bird watching and game drives in open-sided vehicles, where the incredible sight of elephant or lion will remain with you forever.  Relax with a leisurely afternoon swim in the pool.  Guided walks and night-time game drives are also offered.  Khwai River Lodge also has its own “Naturally Wild” Spa treatment centre where you can unwind further with a complimentary Soul of the Earth massage.

After early morning game viewing and brunch at Khwai River Lodge, transfer via light aircraft to Savute region of the Chobe National Park an area renowned for its high concentration of elephant and for its dramatic ecosystem. During your two-night stay at the Savute Elephant Camp there are excellent opportunities to experience these grey giants and other large game at close quarters, under the skilled direction of an expert guide.  Marvel at the fascinating contrasts in the landscape, which provides a natural habitat to innumerable animals and birdlife. 

Days 8 & 9 - LIVINGSTONE

After a morning game viewing and brunch, transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Kasane.  Continue by road to Livingstone for a two nights stay at Sussi & Chuma Lodge is situated right on the banks of the Zambezi in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, a short distance from the Victoria Falls.  The lodge has 10 luxury tree houses built into the canopy of giant ebony trees lining the river banks, each with its own deck to facilitate private viewing of the river.


Return flight to Johannesburg and overnight back at The Westcliff hotel.


Days 11 & 12 - ROVOS RAIL
Transfer to Pretoria for the two-night Rovos Rail journey to Cape Town.  The air-conditioned compartments accommodate two people, and the elegantly appointed train has every modern convenience.  The 1,600 kilometer journey includes a visit to Kimberley, the diamond boom-town, home to the Big Hole, the world’s largest man-made excavation.  The following morning you will arrive at historic Matjiesfontein and enjoy a guided tour, before an evening arrival at Cape Town and the elegant Mount Nelson Hotel for a three night stay. Details on Rovos Rail....


Days 13, 14 & 15 - CAPE TOWN
Time at leisure.   Optional activities on offer include a full day visit to Cape Point, the most south-westerly point of Africa, and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, or a cable car ride to the summit of Table Mountain and a boat transfer to the infamous prison on Robben Island, whose most famous inmate was Nelson Mandela. 

Alternatively, enjoy traditional wine-tasting on our Cape Winelands excursion, or have your own personal shopper for the day.


Day 16 
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Package includes:

* Scheduled flight as shown in the itinerary with Air Botswana and inter camp light aircraft flights on a shared basis
*  All transfers
* Safari Camps (6 nights) accommodation includes all meals, drinks (excluding premium brands), game view activities, national park fees, laundry services and emergency evacuation insurance
* Accommodation at Sussi & Chuma for 2 nights in a Luxury Tree House including all meals, park fees, two activities per day, soft drinks, local beers and house wines and laundry. 
* The Westcliff accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis
*  Rovos Rail accommodation is in a Deluxe cabin on a full board basis
* The Mount Nelson Hotel accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis

Package excludes:

* International flights
* Regional flights not mentioned 
* Passport and visa fees
* Travel Insurance
* Excess Baggage charges
* Items of a personal nature
* Drinks and other beverages apart from as shown at OES Safari camps
* Gratuities and communication costs

Please call for Package rate

From US$ 12 870.00 per person sharing


Please note:

Prices are based on double occupancy, with single rates available on request.  Any unstipulated sightseeing is an additional cost. 

Prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations and airfare increases and conditions apply. Extension rates can be requested along with flights. 

Single supplement available on request.

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