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The Pride of Africa

Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa

from £4,799 per person 16 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £155 if not required
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  • Small Group < 20 Small Group 20 or less
  • VIP travel service VIP door to door
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See Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa, enjoy an elegant train journey, and go on safari

Travel in luxury on Rovos Rail's elegant train and discover South Africa. En route you can go on safari, cross the Victoria Falls, enjoy sundowner cruises on the Chobe and Zambezi rivers, discover the Zulu Battlefields and explore cosmopolitan Cape Town!

Including...

11 nights in hotels or lodges, 3 nights aboard Rovos Rail and 2 in flight

32 meals: 14 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D) with all drinks on board the train

Excursions and visits

  • A tour of Victoria Falls
  • Sundowner cruise on the Zambezi river
  • Two game drives in Chobe National Park
  • Sundowner cruise on the Chobe river
  • Three nights aboard Rovos Rails's vintage train
  • Game drive in Hwange National Park
  • Full-day tour of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift
  • Durban city sightseeing tour
  • Visit to Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point
  • Cape Town tour and Table Mountain
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Day 1 UK-Johannesburg-Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly overnight to Victoria Falls International Airport via Johannesburg.


Day 2 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Look forward to a two-night stay at the locally rated 4-star Victoria Falls Safari Lodge which overlooks the Zambezi National Park and it's own water hole. This afternoon an included tour reveals the splendour of Victoria Falls. D


Day 3 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Explore your surroundings independently today – perhaps walk across Knife-edge Bridge to appreciate the scale of this, one of the world's largest waterfalls. Later, you may glimpse hippos, crocodiles and elephants drinking at the water’s edge on an included sundowner cruise on the Zambezi. B, D


Day 4 Victoria Falls-Kasane

Chobe National Park

Travel into Botswana and on to Kasane for a three-night stay at either the locally rated 4-star Chobe Safari Lodge or at the locally rated 4-star Chobe Bush Lodge, at the gateway to Chobe National Park, depending on your departure date. This afternoon you may like to explore your surroundings or join one of the many optional excursions available, such as game drives, photo safaris and scenic flights. B, L, D

Kasane Botswana Africa

Day 5 Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

This morning go in search of some of Africa's incredible wildlife with a game drive through Chobe National Park. Keep an eye out for crocodiles, monkeys, lions and more. This evening enjoy relaxing on board a river boat during an included sundowner cruise. If you're lucky, you may spot hippos, large herds of elephant and buffalo. B, L, D

Chobe National Park Botswana Africa

Day 6 Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

Look out for the 'big five' on an included safari. B, L, D

Chobe National Park Botswana Africa

Day 7 Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail

Return to Victoria Falls where you step aboard Rovos Rail's luxurious train, an exquisitely rebuilt vintage train that embodies the age of classic rail travel. You can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and first-class accommodation during your three-night, all-inclusive journey through glorious landscapes to Zimbabwe's largest reserve, Hwange National Park. Please note that the tour manager for the first part of your holiday won't join you on the train; you'll be met by another Saga tour manager on day 10. B, D

Africa Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Day 8 Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail

Disembark for an included game drive in Hwange National Park, which will bring you even closer to Africa's abundance of wildlife. Later you can enjoy the changing vistas as you continue your train journey. B, L, D

Hwange National Park Zimbabwe Africa

Day 9 Rovos Rail

A scenic journey across the border to South Africa takes you over the Tropic of Capricorn towards Warmbaths and Nylstroom. Stay overnight at Pyramid. B, L, D


Day 10 Rovos Rail-Pretoria

Pretoria

Arrive in Pretoria where you disembark the train. After a city tour, transfer to the locally rated 4-star Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, for an overnight stay. B, D

Pretoria Gauteng Province South Africa Africa

Day 11 Isandlwana

Isandlwana

Today, transfer to Isandlwana. This picturesque area of sweeping hills and rolling plains was the site of several historical battles that shaped the history of both South Africa and Britain. Stay for the next two nights at the locally rated 4-star Islandwana Lodge. B, D

Isandlwana Kwazulu Natal South Africa Africa

Day 12 Isandlwana

Look forward to a full day Battlefields tour, with lunch at your lodge. You’ll visit Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, as featured in the film Zulu to see the remains of stone forts, graves and memorials from these two deadly battles. B, L, D

Durban Kwazulu Natal South Africa Africa

Day 13 Isandlwana-Durban

Travel to Durban today, where you will stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel. South Africa's third-largest city, on the east coast, is home to a blend of colonial and art-nouveau architecture and a cosmopolitan beachfront. B, L, D


Day 14 Durban-Cape Town

Cape Town

Enjoy a tour of Durban to see the beautiful Botanical Gardens, the Indian Market and Juna Mosque, one of the oldest and largest in the southern hemisphere, before transferring to the airport for your flight to Cape Town. Stay for the next two nights at the locally rated 5-star Table Bay Hotel. B

Cape Town Cape Town Western Cape South Africa Africa

Day 15 Cape Of Good Hope

Boulders Beach

Enjoy a full-day tour of Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Stop at Boulders Beach to see the African penguins, and visit historic Simons Town. B, L.

Cape of Good Hope Cape Peninsula Western Cape South Africa Africa

Day 16 Cape Town-UK

Cape Town

Join a tour of Cape Town this morning to see some of the many highlights including Table Mountain and the Victoria and Alfred waterfront. Later, travel to the airport for your return overnight flight. B

Cape Town Cape Town Western Cape South Africa Africa

Day 17 UK

Arrive in the UK for your included UK door-to-door travel service.



The Pride of Africa

Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa

from £4,799 per person 16 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £155 if not required
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Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa

from £4,799 per person 16 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £155 if not required