Luxury Rovos Rail, Five-Star African Safari & Victoria Falls

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Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 20 February 2025 - 16 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Rovos Rail
  • Duration 16 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Feb 2025 - Sep 2025
  • Cruise type Rail Journeys
  • Cruise code TRA2265

Includes 5★ Safari Hotel Stay

Includes Victoria Falls Walking Tour

Includes 3 night All-Inclusive Rovos Rail Journey

Climb aboard one of the most luxurious trains in the world for an African adventure that includes a four-night hotel stay in Cape Town and five-star game lodge safari.

Your luxury Africa experience begins in Johannesburg, where you’ll check into a five-star hotel before flying to Livingstone to discover the mighty Victoria Falls. Explore the falls’ many tiers during a walking tour and set sail on a sunset river safari on board the Lady Livingstone.

Spend three nights at Pilanesberg National Park at the Ivory Tree Game Lodge, enjoying daily game drives in search of Africa’s big five*. In Pretoria, join Rovos Rail for the three-night journey to Cape Town, relishing Off Train Experiences at stunning locations. Arriving in Cape Town, you’ll be met with a four-night hotel stay, a tour of the Cape Peninsula, and a 14-dish “taste safari” farewell dinner.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

All-Inclusive Rail Journey

3 night all-inclusive luxury Rovos Rail journey from Pretoria to Cape Town with off-train excursions

Fully Escorted Tours

Lady Livingstone Sunset Cruise

Victoria Falls
Chobe National Park
Pilanesberg National Park*
Cape Peninsula
Cape Town Farewell Dinner

Hotel Stays

1 night five-star stay in Johannesburg at the Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel with breakfast

3 night four-star hotel stay in Livingstone at The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa with breakfast
3 night five-star hotel stay in Pilanesberg National Park at the Ivory Tree Game Lodge with breakfast, lunch and dinner
4 night four-star hotel stay in Cape Town at the Southern Sun the Cullinan with breakfast

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers

Overnight flights

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.
*Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Johannesburg

Your holiday begins as you fly from Australia to your destination.

Day 2
Johannesburg: Hotel Stay

Check into the five-star Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel for a luxurious one-night stay. Admire the city’s stunning skyline, explore its lively arts scene, and discover important landmarks that honour South Africa’s past and future.

Overnight: Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel

Day 3
Livingstone: Hotel Stay

Today you’ll transfer to the four-star, The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa on the banks of the stunning Zambezi River. Blending with its surroundings, this accommodation is just five kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa

Day 4
Livingstone: Tour & Hotel Stay

Begin your day with an escorted walking tour, followed by a river cruise along the glorious Zambezi River. Take in the African sunset as you glide serenely up to Siloka Island, with abundant wildlife along the banks of the river.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa

Day 5
Livingstone: Tour & Hotel Stay

Experience the quintessential safari experience in Chobe National Park. In the morning, head out on a game drive in search of elephants and big cats*. Stop to enjoy lunch before your tour continues by boat in the afternoon.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa

Days 6 - 8
Pilanesberg National Park: Tour & Hotel Stay

Your safari lodge awaits in Pilanesberg National Park. Here you’ll settle in for an unforgettable safari experience searching for the Big Five* on daily game drives. Take in the sights of this incredible nature reserve, and enjoy Ivory Tree Game Lodge’s beautiful facilities.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Day 9
Pretoria: Board the Rovos Rail

Board the Rovos Rail for your journey to Cape Town, travelling across the goldfields of the Witwatersrand, the vast wilderness of the Karoo and the scenic winelands of the Cape.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Rovos Rail

Day 10
Kimberley

Stop for a tour of the Kimberley Mine Museum and the Big Hole. It’s a place where up to 50,000 miners once toiled with little more than picks and shovels in their arduous search for the precious gemstone.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Rovos Rail

Day 11
Matjiesfontein

Wind your way through the Karoo, a vast semi-desert, before disembarking at Whitehill Siding and walking to Matjiesfontein. Enjoy an off-train excursion in the historic village, with its collection of vintage cars and railway carriages.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Rovos Rail

Day 12
Cape Town: Alight the Rovos Rail & Hotel Stay

Alighting the Rovos Rail in Cape Town, your adventure continues with a four-night hotel stay. Explore historical Robben Island, visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, or indulge the Cape Winelands’ world-class wines.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Southern Sun The Cullinan

Day 13
Cape Town: Tour & Hotel Stay

Today you’ll head out on a tour of the Cape Peninsula, driving along the stunning Atlantic coast past Sea Point and Camps Bay. Visit the fishing village of Hout Bay and seek out wildlife in Cape Point Nature Reserve.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Southern Sun The Cullinan

Day 14
Cape Town: Hotel Stay

With its iconic landmarks such as Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Explore historical Robben Island, visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, or indulge the Cape Winelands’ world-class wines.

Day 15
Cape Town: Tour & Hotel Stay

Celebrate your last night in Cape Town with an authentic African dinner experience at Cape Town’s GOLD Restaurant. Get swept away by interactive entertainment like Mali puppetry, djembe drums, and traditional storytelling.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Southern Sun The Cullinan

Days 16 - 17
Cape Town: Fly Home

Your holiday is complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls, a top African attraction, spans over 1 km and stands 100+ meters tall, ranking as the world's largest waterfall. Explore its lush rainforest surroundings for unforgettable views and an enduring memory of its roaring cascade and misty embrace.
Lady Livingstone River Safari
Enjoy a serene Zambezi River sunset cruise, spotting hippos and fish eagles. Relax with drinks, snacks, and breathtaking scenery, immersed in African wildlife sounds. Ideal African experience.
Pilanesberg National Park
Stay in Pilanesberg National Park for thrilling daily game drives with expert rangers. Encounter Africa's "Big Five" – elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhino. Explore stunning fauna and flora on unforgettable adventures.
Cape Peninsula Tour
Experience the beauty of the Cape Peninsula gifting you some of the most spectacular views in the world. You’ll savour the vistas of the Twelve Apostles afforded to you during a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast on your way to Hout Bay. Enjoy a delicious lunch before returning to Cape Town where you’ll enjoy a visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.
Chobe National Park
During your stay in Livingstone, embark on a full-day African safari experience in Chobe National Park. Your day begins with a game drive through bushland that has a reputation for big cat sightings, as well as the world’s largest elephant population. Following a delicious lunch, you’ll witness the park by boat.
Cape Town Farewell Dinner
Your time in Cape Town will come to a crescendo at the renowned GOLD Restaurant, where you’ll enjoy an authentic African dinner experience. This immersive experience will take you on a 14-dish taste safari paired with interactive entertainment like Mali puppetry, djembe drums, and traditional storytelling.

Rovos Rail

Crossing Africa’s most iconic landscapes in elegant style, this wonderful train and its beautifully restored carriages travel between Pretoria and Cape Town, the wide deserts of Namibia and the powerful tumbling morass of Victoria Falls, the vast plains of the Great Karoo and the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal.

During the journey you’ll enjoy excursions, game drives and guided tours by historians to further illuminate your journey, as well as bush lunches and suppers under a million-tog duvet of African stars. The fleet of locomotives is rich in history, with even the oldest and smallest engine, called Tiffany, still seeing occasional use. Each carriage, cabin, kitchen car and locomotive has been painstakingly restored, and Rovos Rail now operate four trains across its fabulous choice of journeys.

Life on board Rovos Rail

Travelling on board a Rovos Rail service is like stepping back in time, while keeping the most comfortable technological additions of the 21st century with you.

Carriages

Each train is generally made up of a club lounge, an observation car with vast windows and an open-air platform for enjoying the views, two dining cars and 36 spacious cabin suites, with further upgraded accommodation available. The stunning Edwardian-era carriages have been painstakingly restored to showcase their elegant period details, while adding all the modern comforts that today’s travellers desire on cross-continental journeys. Put simply, it feels like stepping back into a bygone era, but with discreet luxury touches.

Even more beautiful are the pre-1940s dining cars, which were also restored into service with the addition of button-trimmed leather seats, wooden marquetry and other added embellishments. When the train was expanded from 42 to 72 guests, the addition of a lounge car provided a convivial space to come together and share stories of the day’s adventures over fine beverages. Today, the lounge cars still have comfortable wingback chairs and deep sofas for prime afternoon snoozing, and a small gift shop. Some of the train windows can be opened to let in the sights, sounds and smells of Africa in.

Food

All meals on board are served over one sitting in the dining cars; it’s a sociable time of the day when all the guests come together to celebrate the diversity of dining across the continent, sampling delicious cuisine complemented by fine South African wines. A fleet of experienced chefs is tasked with creating innovative and beautifully presented meals for the maximum of 72 guests on board, with a focus on fresh, local ingredients including speciality game.

Breakfast is a leisurely affair and served until 10am, with lunch at 1pm, afternoon tea served in the late afternoon and your formal dinner service at 7.30pm. The bar service runs until 1am, but you might want to get an early night if you’re taking a game drive the following day. What’s certain on board Rovos Rail journeys is that you’ll never go hungry. That, and that every lunch and dinner service is announced with the sounding of a gong.

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Cabins

There are three cabin types on board, each one a luxurious suite with en suite facilities that is adorned in ornate wood panelling and period Edwardian features – you’ll find a writing area and personal safe, and amenity bags which are replenished on your request. For your comfort, there’s 24-hour room service and slippers and gowns in the suite.

Pullman Prices from $11,999pp

Beginning at 7sqm, the Pullman Suites are fitted with a sofa-seat during the day, which converts to either a double or twin bed at night. They also have an en suite bathroom with a shower. A dedicated host or hostess is always available and services the suites daily.

  • Double or twin beds
  • Upper and/or lower bunk
  • Daytime sofa setting
  • En-suite with shower, toilet and basin
  • Fold-up writing desk
  • Luggage shelf
  • Cupboards
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
Cruise Code: TRA2265
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Alternative Departure Dates
13 March 2025
13 Mar 2025
16 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Johannesburg, Johannesburg: Hotel Stay , Livingstone: Hotel Stay , Livingstone...
Fr From $12,499pp
24 July 2025
24 Jul 2025
16 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Johannesburg, Johannesburg: Hotel Stay , Livingstone: Hotel Stay , Livingstone...
Fr From $12,199pp
03 September 2025
03 Sep 2025
16 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Cape Town, Cape Town: Hotel Stay , Cape Town: Hotel Stay, Cape Town: Hotel Sta...
Fr From $12,699pp

Deluxe Suite Prices from $13,499pp

More luxurious still, the 11sqm Deluxe Suites have a separate lounge area and an en suite bathroom. A dedicated host or hostess is always available and services the suites daily. A bar fridge is filled with the on-board beverages of the passengers’ choice.

  • Double or twin beds
  • En-suite with shower, toilet and basin
  • Small lounge area
  • Writing desk
  • Luggage shelf
  • Cupboards
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
Cruise Code: TRA2265
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
13 March 2025
13 Mar 2025
16 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Johannesburg, Johannesburg: Hotel Stay , Livingstone: Hotel Stay , Livingstone...
Fr From $13,999pp
24 July 2025
24 Jul 2025
16 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Johannesburg, Johannesburg: Hotel Stay , Livingstone: Hotel Stay , Livingstone...
Fr From $13,699pp
03 September 2025
03 Sep 2025
16 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Cape Town, Cape Town: Hotel Stay , Cape Town: Hotel Stay, Cape Town: Hotel Sta...
Fr From $14,199pp

Royal Suite Prices from $15,499pp

The most luxurious option is the Royal Suites, of which there are four on board each service, with each taking up half a carriage. These offer 16sqm of space and have a private lounge area and a full en suite bathroom with a shower and Victorian claw-footed bathtub. With wood panelling and period Edwardian features, these air-conditioned suites are the epitome of elegance, where the original fittings combine with the addition of modern technology such as hairdryers and plugs. A dedicated host or hostess is available at all times and services the suites daily. A bar fridge is filled with the on-board beverages of the passengers’ choice.

  • Double or twin beds
  • En-suite with bath, shower, toilet and basin
  • Small lounge area
  • Writing desk
  • Luggage shelf
  • Cupboards
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Fridge
Cruise Code: TRA2265
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
13 March 2025
13 Mar 2025
16 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Johannesburg, Johannesburg: Hotel Stay , Livingstone: Hotel Stay , Livingstone...
Fr From $15,999pp
24 July 2025
24 Jul 2025
16 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Johannesburg, Johannesburg: Hotel Stay , Livingstone: Hotel Stay , Livingstone...
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03 September 2025
03 Sep 2025
16 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Cape Town, Cape Town: Hotel Stay , Cape Town: Hotel Stay, Cape Town: Hotel Sta...
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Your Hotel Stays

Johannesburg

Included Hotel

Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel (Or Similar)

Unsurpassed luxury paired with state-of-the-art facilities make the five-star Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel the perfect choice for those seeking supreme comfort and lavish indulgence. All guest rooms have been superbly decorated with warm tones and stunning golden touches, and have been finely furnished, as well as featuring modern conveniences including complimentary Wi-Fi. Dine on sumptuous Afroperial (a classical fusion of imperial Roman tradition blended with modern African cuisine) in Aurelia’s, awaken your senses in the opulent Octavia’s Day Spa and sip a delicious cocktail to the views of the setting African sun at Neptune’s Pool Bar.

Livingstone

Included Hotel

The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa (Or Similar)

Blending perfectly within the lush surroundings of the Zambezi River bank, the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa offers accommodation close to Victoria Falls, an impressive natural wonder of the world. Named after the first European explorer to see Victoria Falls, the hotel is in easy reach of all the activities associated with this glorious naturescape, from microlight tours to elephant-back safaris. The hotel boasts river-facing rooms, ensuring each guest enjoys the same views. Visit the spa to indulge in a wide selection of exquisite treatments, savour delicious dishes in The Kalai Restaurant, a traditionally styled eatery with buffet and a la carte options, and enjoy an array of South African and international wine in the bar.

Pilanesberg National Park

Included Hotel

Ivory Tree Game Lodge (Or Similar)

The five-star Ivory Tree Game Lodge offers a safari experience all with modern amenities for a home away from home. Situated in the crater of a long-extinct volcano, the Ivory Tree Lodge is the perfect location for a monumental safari experience. Rooms are tastefully decorated with African décor and offer spectacular views of the three concentric rings of hills across the Pilanesberg reserve.

Ivory Tree Lodge’s Amani Spa has been the Winner of 4 prestigious awards since its inception in 2006.

Cape Town

Included Hotel

Southern Sun The Cullinan (Or Similar)

With a hotel stay at Southern Sun The Cullinan, you’ll enjoy a perfectly located hotel with amazing amenities. After a sumptuous meal in the Peach Tree, you could then relax with a chilled cocktail in hand at the Stella Cafe & Bar. During the day, the Mangwanani Boutique Spa provides muscle-melting massages in which to re-energise and enjoy your incredible holiday further.

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