Cape Town, Rovos Rail & Madikwe Game Reserve
8 night South Africa Holiday
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Holiday Highlights
  • 3 nights at the Tau Game Lodge, Full Board
  • 2 nights onboard Rovos Rail
  • Game Drives
Overview

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'!

What's Included
  • Return flights into Cape Town and out of Johannesburg
  • 3 nights at Table Bay Hotel, B&B
  • 2 night onboard the Rovos Rail
  • Pullman Suite
  • All food onboard
  • 3 nights at the Tau Game Lodge, Full Board
  • Game Drives
  • Compact car for 4 days
  • £300 per person discount
Itinerary

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.

Day 6

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.

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