Fly to Cape Town and stay 3 nights at the Table Bay hotel on a Bed & Breakfast Basis. Make the most of your waterfront Location!
After your 3 night stay in Cape Town you will board The Rovos Rail and embark on a journey on the most luxurious train in the world.
You will arrive into Pretoria 2 days later and pick up your car hire for the final park of your trip where you will drive to your private game reserve for a 3 night Full Board stay that will include 2 FREE game drives per day, one morning and one evening, where you'll hope to see the 'BIG 5'!
We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
Cape Town touristic bus 2 day ticket, £24 per person – The Red Route City tour with a stop at the lower cableway to the top of Table Mountain is a great way to get your bearings in Cape Town. The tour departs from the Waterfront and winds its way around the City Centre before climbing to the lower cableway, some 350m above sea level. From there we drop down to the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton before following the Atlantic through Sea Point back to the Waterfront. Our Blue Route is a spectacularly scenic route outside the City Centre. We hug Devils Peak mountain en route to the World renown Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. We then drive through the Cecilia forest to Hout Bay where we visit several wonderful attractions. From Hout Bay we hug the 12 Apostles Mountain range and follow a spectacular coastal drive to Camps Bay beach, followed by Clifton beach en route back to the Waterfront.
Shark Cage Diving, £105 per person - Make your way to Kleinbaai where you will enjoy a light continental breakfast before your skipper of the day gives you a short lecture on the Great White Shark. Spend approximately 2 - 4 hours on the boat. Depending on conditions embark on an approximate 15 minute dive in the cage. Enjoy a packed lunch on board and return to Kleinbaai for afternoon tea and scones. The general public can enjoy the great white sharks face-to-face. Observing and diving with these creatures under the correct conditions and guidance is a wonderful experience. Do not miss this experience!
Hermanus Whale Watching Tour - £48 per person - Travel along the dramatic Cape Coastline to Hermanus for arguably the best shore-based whale watching in the World and the chance to see a magnificent Southern Right Whale breaching. Close to the southernmost tip of Africa, Hermanus enjoys a richly deserved reputation for its fantastic shore-based whale watching, between July and November. From the excellent vantage points on the rocky cliff path that hugs the coastline from one end of Hermanus to the other, whale watchers can get within 20 meters of these magical creatures as they cruise along the coves. The area is a haven for the Southern Right Whale, but other species including Humpbacks, Killer whales plus Bottlenose and Common dolphins are occasionally sighted. The world’s only ‘Whale Crier’ alerts visitors to the location of the whales by blasting his kelp horn. Enjoy wondrous views of the Cape Peninsula as you return to Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s pass.
Discover Cape Town, £32 per person - A great introduction to this spectacular city, the Cape Town City Tour provides the perfect opportunity to sample some of its attractions and get your bearings. Come with us on the ultimate ‘Mother City’ experience, designed to orientate and give you a full-colour insight into the extraordinary magic of Cape Town. We’ve chosen iconic buildings, snatches of its history, and experiences unique to this City.
Walk to Freedom Tour including Robben Island, £60 per person - A wonderfully intriguing tour of Cape Town's history and culture highlighting the raw energy of this 'Rainbow Nation' and culminating in a fascinating visit to Robben Island, the prison home of Nelsen Mandela for 27 years. Experience the wonderful raw energy of our Townships in one unforgettable morning. An opening history visiting District Six, leads to the oldest township Langa and its people. What a vibe, what positivity, a ‘Rainbow Nation’ in-deed. Strolling through Langa Township, pop in to a ‘shebeen’ (pub), observing the difference in housing quality and witnessing real progress being made in providing decent housing, new developments as well as the restoration of the old single quarters. Then from Langa to Khayelitsha the new kid on the block, the largest in Western Cape all swagger and strut. Large scale developments abound, housing, schools, shopping malls, clinics and many private organisations doing a marvellous job in providing social and other skills to the people at large.
Cape Peninsula Tour, £57 per person - This wonderful tour offers the chance to enjoy some of the spectacular natural wonders on the door step of Cape Town. A scenic drive along the Atlantic coast through Africa’s most desirable neighbourhoods, brings you to glorious Hout Bay and the opportunity to join a short boat trip to Seal Island to view the Cape Fur Seals in their natural habitat (additional cost, payable locally). From here, the tour continues along the stunning Chapman's Peak Drive - a winding road hacked out of the mountain cliffs - to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and its scenic viewing point. Amid the dramatic sea and mountain views, numerous species including antelope, baboons, ostriches and zebra flourish. The tour concludes with an enchanting visit to the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach and Simon’s Town, one of South Africa’s Oldest European settlements.
Day by Day
Day 1 London – Cape Town
Fly overnight from London to Cape Town.
Day 2 Cape Town
Once you arrive you will be transferred to your hotel where the rest of your day is for you to relax and unwind after your long flight.
Day 3 - 4 Cape Town
Your time in Cape Town is free for you to explore this magnificent city. Get to the top of Table Mountain, go whale watching or even Shark Cage diving for those of you who are brave enough, visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years and take in all the amazing things to do around the Victoria & Albert Waterfront or Camps Bay. We have a range of excursions that can be pre-booked so look at the ‘Things to do’ section for suggestions and prices.
Day 5 Cape Town to Pretoria – Rovos Rail
Today you will embark on a journey on the Rovos Rail, the most Luxurious train in the world!
The train departs from Platform 23 Cape Town Station. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining other guests in the midway Lounge car or the Observation carriage at the rear of the train. 13h00: Lunch will be served in the dining car/s. 15h00: We pass through Worcester on the way to the village of Matjiesfontein. At 15h30 we reach the first of four tunnels which take us through the Hex River Pass. The third tunnel is 13.5kms long so please be careful if you are walking through the train. If you are in your suite you may wish to turn on a light. 17h45: Guests may disembark at Matjiesfontein for a stroll through this quaint and historic little village. Of special interest is the museum on the platform and a collection of historic cars and railway carriages to the right of the Hotel. (For refreshments we recommend the pub in the Lord Milner Hotel). 19h00: We depart atjiesfontein.19h30 Dinner will be served in the dining car/s.
Sunday/Tuesday 07h30: Breakfast will be served in the dining car until 10h00. 12h00: Lunch is served in the dining car/s. 14h30: The train arrives in Kimberley. Here we disembark and proceed by coach/combi for a tour of the city, the “ Big Hole ” and the Mine Museum. 16h00: Rejoin the train at Kimberley station.16h10 Ten minutes after departing Kimberley there is a shallow lake on the left hand side facing forward. On most occasions there are spectacular flocks of Flamingos (approx. 23 000). 19h30: Dinner will be served in the dining car/s as we pass through Bloemhof and Leeudoringstad en route to Klerksdorp. Monday/Wednesday
Day 7 Pretoria to Madikwe Game Reserve
After a magical night onboard this luxury train you will arrive in Pretoria and pick up your car hire ready for your 3 hour drive to your game reserve. When you arrive you have the chance to go on your first evening game drive or you can simply relax under the stars with a well deserved beverage!
Day 8 - 9 Tau Game Lodge
Tau Game Lodge is situated in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Accessible by scheduled flights from O.R.Tambo International, or a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The 'Big 5' and wild dog, cheetah and black & white rhino are among the 27 species which you can expect to see on game drives or at the waterhole in front of the lodge, along with various antelope and other animals. Tau's 5-star accommodation consists of 30 luxury thatched chalets, all with views of the game approaching the water hole. Each chalet ensures privacy with its own viewing deck, en-suite bathroom, open-air shower, air-conditioning and ceiling fans. The more spacious "Deluxe chalets", with comfortable seating areas, can accommodate parents and children wishing to share the same room. The sliding doors allow for spectacular views of the breathtaking and beautiful tranquillity of the rugged surroundings of the diverse bushveld.The main body of the lodge has an impressive reception hall, swimming pool, dining room and a comfortable upstairs lounge and bar (all partially outdoors). The Spa Oasis offers rejuvenating spa treatments, surrounded by the beauty of the African Bush.
Day 10 Tau Game lodge to Johannesburg to London
After an amazing time on safari it’s time drive to Johannesburg airport to drop of your car hire and check in for your overnight flight home.
Day 11 London
Arrive back into the UK after an amazing holiday.