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Debbie Rawnsley

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January - April & September - December

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Holiday Length

12 nights

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Price guide

From £11,215pp

The price shown is a guide - based on two people sharing, excluding international flights. There are many factors that can influence the price such as class of flight, number of people travelling and trip extensions. Ask your travel specialist for more information.
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Escorted Tour

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Southern Africa by river & rail: Escorted Tour

Your southern African adventure starts in style with the timeless elegance of a train journey on Rovos Rail: let the scenic splendour of South Africa’s mountain ranges and sweeping grasslands majestically unfold. Next you’ll take to the water care of the Chobe River and the graceful Zambezi Queen. In Cape Town there’s panoramic views to take in from Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope offers whale watching and a colony of rare African penguin at Boulders Beach are waiting to meet you. After feeling the mists of Victoria Falls your trip concludes with a safari in Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve, the predator capital of Africa.

Departure dates (2018)
Per person from
23 March; 20 April; 4 May  £11,215
15 June  £12,635
13 July; 10 August; 7 September; 5 October  £13,030
21 December  £13,420

Selected travel dates are available for 2017 departures – please enquire for more details. The price shown is per person, based on two sharing. It excludes international flights. Single supplement available on request. Minimum participant age is 10 years. Subject to availability, please speak to a travel consultant to find out more.

Table Mountain closes annually mid-July to mid-August. Alternate touring will be provided for affected departures.

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UK - Cape Town

Cosmopolitan Cape Town is the perfect place to start your southern African adventure in. You’ll stay in one of the country's most famous hotels, situated in the very heart of the country’s most famous city.

Cape Town

Explore this magnificent harbour city at street level and by taking in the panoramas of it available from a scenic trip up flat-topped Table Mountain. South Africa’s history can be seen at Groote Kerk (its oldest church), City Hall and Grand Parade. Finally, make a stop at Streetwires, where locals craft handmade bead art, before heading for your welcome dinner at your hotel.

Cape Town - Cape of Good Hope

Journey along the Atlantic coast to the Cape of Good Hope, at the very tip of southern Africa. From July to November, this diverse nature reserve offers fantastic whale watching. Nearby Boulders Beach is home to a colony of endangered African penguins. And then there’s South Africa's legendary wine country to visit before you pause at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden for a moment’s tranquillity in the sun.

Rovos Rail - Cape Winelands

Recapture the romance of a bygone era as you board the wood-panelled coaches of the Rovos Rail, your home for the next two nights. As you roll through the Cape Winelands region you’ll stop to admire Matijiesfontein, an authentically preserved Victorian village. Be sure to visit the train’s observation car for unbeatable landscape views before you tour Kimberley’s Diamond Mine Museum. As you pull away the scenery transforms from the barren Great Karoo to the grasslands of Highveld.

Johannesburg

Tuck into breakfast as the gold fields of Witwatersrand whip by, before you arrive at Pretoria Station. Here you’ll transfer to a modern, residential retreat in Johannesburg. After lunch, enjoy a free afternoon in the city. Get out and explore or simply rest and relax, making the most of your hotel’s lavish spa.

Victoria Falls - the Mighty Zambezi

Flying to Victoria Falls, you’ll stay in a beautiful, historic hotel that overlooks the main attraction itself. As you set sail on a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River you can sip your cocktail and let the rising mists of the falls appear in the far distance. Keep your eyes open for hippo, crocodile and a variety of birdlife.

Chobe River - Victoria Falls

Over on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls you can take a walking tour. The mile-wide Zambezi here plunges 100m, leaving rainbows of water in its wake. The local market stalls nearby are crammed with handicrafts, have a browse before you travel to Kasane to board the five-star Zambezi Queen. While you enjoy dinner on this elegant vessel, elephant, buffalo and monkey can be seen peering at you curiously from the river's edge.

Cruising Chobe River

The wildlife-rich Chobe National Park is abundant with buffalo, lion, giraffe, hippo, and Africa's highest concentration of elephant. You can tour a local Namibian village, fish on the Chobe River or embark on a small boat river safari. Next morning, you’ll set off early for a dawn game drive to see baboon, buffalo and familial herds of elephants.

Okavango Delta

Returning to Kasane you’ll fly to the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Here you’ll stay at Sanctuary Chief's Camp in the vast Moremi Game Reserve. Predator capital of the world, Moremi offers the best chance of spotting Africa’s Big Five game. Its lush delta attracts remarkable concentrations of bird and wildlife – so be sure to bring your binoculars.

Okavango Delta

On the delta, dawn is the best time for a game drive. This is when all the creatures come to life. Other activities include a seasonal mokoro (canoe) ride, and a Chef's Table experience that offers a scrumptious taste of traditional African cuisine. Learn more about our philanthropic project where we have translocated rhinos to a protected environment. Celebrate your final safari with a special farewell dinner.

Johannesburg - UK

After your final breakfast in Botswana, fly to Johannesburg via Maun. Here you’ll connect with your international flight back to the UK. We’ll book you a place in the Premier Lounge. This means you can rest up before you flight, gazing through pictures from your southern African safari.

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