Our accommodation is in private, air-conditioned Pullman Suites featuring a twin or double bed, en-suite shower, wash basin, toilet and all modern amenities.
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A team of enthusiastic chefs produce excellent cuisine, which is served with a selection of great South African wines in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars. Guests will enjoy the added elegance of meals served on fine china, with crisp white linen and silver, and are encouraged to dress accordingly in the evenings. Whilst on board, all meals are included, along with a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Please note that your Tour Manager will not accompany you on the train. Instead you will be well looked after by the Train Manager and his excellent crew. This morning, we make our way to Durban Rail Terminal in time for our magnificent overland rail journey. We depart Durban and travel through the stunningly scenic Valley of a Thousand Hills.
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Following a relaxed lunch, an afternoon excursion takes us to the fascinating Ardmore Ceramics Gallery. Ardmore Ceramics is a story about the Zulu people whose sense of rhythm, colour, dance and song, as well as the spirit of the African imagination, can be seen in the artwork produced in the gallery. Returning to the train, we make our way to Ladysmith, enjoying dinner with new-found friends along with some fine South African wines. Afterwards relax in the comfort of the Lounge Car with an after-dinner drink.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner PLUS selected on-board drinks included. Following an early wake-up call and sumptuous breakfast you have a choice of excursions. The first option is to take an open-jeep safari in Spioenkop Reserve, boasting a rich selection of wildlife including white rhinoceros, giraffe and antelope. Alternatively, you may wish to join the Spioenkop battlefields tour.
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In the afternoon, having enjoyed lunch and time to relax, we arrive at Elandslaagte, where we disembark for an afternoon safari experience in Nambiti Private Game Reserve. Nambiti has an incredible biodiversity including savannah, grasslands, thornveld and tall acacia trees. Nambiti is also home to over 40 other species of game including cheetah, giraffe, hippo, hyena, impala, eland and zebra. Take it easy today as we continue our journey north.
Enjoy the panoramas as we traverse the gold mining areas of Gauteng literally translated as Place of Gold. Our arrival into the Rovos Rail Terminal in Capital Park is scheduled for late afternoon, and upon arrival our waiting coach will take us to re-join our fellow passengers at Irene Country Lodge , where we stay for two nights.
Our morning is at leisure. Established in , as the De Wildt Cheetah Research Centre, the centre has performed an important role in the preservation and protection of cheetahs. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour around the city of Pretoria. The day is yours to spend as you please prior to our departure to the airport later in the day. This evening we board our Emirates flight bound for Dubai.
Alternatively fly with British Airways Breakfast and in-flight meals and drinks included. The homebound stopover includes return airport transfers, two nights accommodation in a four star hotel and a full daily breakfast. To enjoy this special launch offer, simply book by 30 November We arrive into our chosen airport.
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After 18 fabulous days, our Spectacular South African adventure comes to an end. Staying in the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge , you will be able relax in luxurious surroundings, with easy access to the falls. Join our three night extension to witness one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Stay in the luxurious Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Built to blend in perfectly with the surrounding bushland, the lodge has the appeal of a vast open-plan tree house, with elegant furnishings using soft earthy colourings to complement the landscapes. Keep watch for elephants, buffalo, kudu, warthogs, hyena, crocodile, vultures and other species.
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Upon arrival, and having cleared customs, our waiting vehicle will transfer us to the outstanding Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. This afternoon join your travelling companions for a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, which is a relaxing experience where hopefully we may sight hippopotamus, crocodile, elephant and other wildlife species. Afterwards take an included dinner at The Boma, which provides a unique cultural experience blending the sounds and sights of Africa with a wonderful meal. Breakfast and dinner included. Day 18 — Victoria Falls Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Columns of spray can be seen up to 40 kilometres 25 miles away as million cubic metres of water per minute plummet over the edge at the height of the rainy season. This morning we take you on a walking tour of the falls to discover its magnitude, grace and beauty. Stops will be made at the various vantage points, so we may take in the incredible views of the falls, the mighty Zambezi as well as neighbouring Zambia. In the afternoon we are free to enjoy a whole array of optional activities: fishing for tiger fish in the Zambezi, horseback safaris, or take in the ultimate view of the falls on board a scenic helicopter flight.
Enjoy your afternoon! We would highly recommend a visit to Chobe National Park in neighbouring Botswana — home to the highest concentration of elephants in Africa. Enjoy a boat cruise along the Chobe River, famous for its huge herds of elephant which can be viewed up-close and safely from the boat.
Afterwards enjoy an abundance of wildlife as you explore the Chobe riverfront by open safari vehicle. Large herds of elephant, buffalo and plains game, along with their accompanying predators have made this their home. After nearly three thrilling weeks, we have travelled far and gathered memories to treasure. Mid-morning we make our way to Victoria Falls in time for our flight to Johannesburg.
Our connecting flight to Dubai or London Heathrow if travelling with British Airways departs in the evening. Breakfast and in-flight dinner and drinks included. Day 21 — Arrive UK We arrive into our chosen airport. After 21 wonderful days, our Spectacular South African adventure with Victoria Falls comes to an end. Your scheduled international flights, overseas transfers, expertly chosen hotels, daily breakfast, experienced local tour managers and knowledgeable guides, and many amazing excursions are all included. The homebound stopover includes return airport transfers, two nights accommodation in the four star Marriott al Jaddaf Hotel and a full daily breakfast.
Alternatively, if flying with BA, take up the special launch offer of a reduced flight supplement. To take advantage of either of these special launch offers, simply book by 30 November Prices : Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room. All hotels will be confirmed to you at the time of booking.
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Passports: When travelling to South Africa, your passport should have at least two blank pages when you present it at immigration to enter or leave South Africa. If you are extending your holiday to Victoria Falls, we recommend you have a minimum of four blank pages left in it for the combined trip. Terms and conditions: Holiday prices are subject to the availability of flights in the lowest fare booking class and may change, however the correct price will always be confirmed before you book.
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