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The Safari Experience

We arrange the ultimate safari experience in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia

 

 

 

The Gourmet Treat

South Africa is celebrated for its high-quality food. Treat yourself to a wide range of award-winning cuisine

Hiking Trips

We work with the most established local hiking guides to maximize your experience and safety

Golf Travel

Enjoy the country’s fabulous links, seaside, park and championship golf courses

 

Unique Wine Tours

Meet highly regarded award-winning winemakers and be captivated by their expertise and professionalism

 

Anniversary Trips

Whatever the occasion, for yourself or your company, we can design and curate a memorable celebration

 

The Ultimate Treat

Private jet or helicopter? Spoil yourself and include an award-winning chef and butler to boot

Yoga Travel

Extraordinary yoga experiences that combine spectacular settings with nurturing and healing cuisine

 

Experience Paradise

Enjoy our meticulously selected paradise-like gems in South Africa, Madagascar and Mozambique

 

Luxury Train Travel

Rovos Rail or the Blue Train. Be instantly transported to a world of myth, legend and timeless luxury

Properties To Rent

We can offer a wide variety of quality accommodation. Enjoy your own villa, house or apartment

 

Family Travel

We take every family member into consideration to ensure an all-around fabulous family experience

 

Child-free Travel

If you’re looking for peace and quiet, we’ll guide you to the top child-free accommodation and restaurants

 

Wedding Experience

Ensure a memorable day by allowing us to curate an unforgettable experience to celebrate your union

 

Exploring Tours

Our bespoke itineraries deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences

 

Conference Travel

Substitute jetlag for state-of-the-art conference venues combined with great wine tasting and superb safari

 

Tailor-made Trips

Our enthusiasm and professionalism are the hallmark of our tailor-made service offering

 

You As a Cicerone

All our trips are individually tailored. Unfamiliar guests aren’t part of what we offer. Your journey is about you

 

Special Offers

RIGHT NOW: Receive a 10 % discount when booking shark cage diving for five or more people

 

Safari Destinations

South Africa

Outstanding diversity combined with superb comfort makes South Africa a magnificent destination

 

Zambia

A nation with some of the best, most pristine and animal-dense national parks. A superb safari destination

 

Zimbabwe

Diversity and magnificently varied nature make this classic safari destination one of the absolute best

 

Botswana

A safari destination bar none! Be amazed by the abundance and outstanding quality of every safari

Namibia

Unique flora and exceptional fauna – one of the most beautiful countries in the world

Special offer

RIGHT NOW: Stay six nights at the amazing Jamala Madikwe and you receive the seventh night free

 

 

Safari Theme

Big 5 Safari

Keen to experience the Big 5? Our intimate knowledge of the many national parks makes it possible

 

 

Family Safari

Our knowledge of safari and safety is unique. Allow us to arrange your once-in-a-lifetime family safari

 

Walking Safari

We work with the most skilled safari guides to maximize your experience and safety

 

Shark Cage Diving

We work exclusively with  top local specialists in safe, eco-diving to maximize your experience and safety

 

Whale Watching

We work exclusively with the best local specialists to maximize your experience and safety

 

Destinations

South Africa

Enjoy the peacefulness of endless deserted beaches with nearby access to top-class safari experiences

 

Mozambique

Enjoy miles of deserted sun-drenched beaches and 30-degree seas

 

 

Madagascar

Paradise imagined. Enjoy the magnificent surroundings populated by the very likeable Lemurs

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About South Africa

Read about the complex and fascinating history of the Republic of South Africa

 

 

Travel guidance

Please find information about Covid-19 in South Africa as well as basic yet essential information to consider before your departure

 

 

Activities

Southern Africa in general, and South Africa, offer an impressive variety of world-class, once-in-a-lifetime activities and experiences

 

 

Gallery

Be inspired by our gallery of beautiful, colourful South Africa and Southern Africa

 

About us, what we can assist with and what people think of us ...

About The Company

Keen to know more about us? Please find information about us and why we consider ourselves experts in South Africa and Southern Africa

Our Services

After 20 years on location, our service is not only to tailor the best holiday for you but to look after you every step of the way until you have returned home safely

Testimonials

What our guests are saying: about us, our efforts, our partners, South Africa and southern Africa as destinations

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TYPE OF TRIP, LUXURY TRAIN TRAVEL
Timeless Excellence
Timeless Excellence

Experience legendary classic splendour aboard the world’s most exclusive train, Rovos Rail!

HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoy a 5-course dinner at one of the world’s most luxurious trains

The wine selection at Rovos Rail is of very high quality. Experience some of South Africa’s best wines as you travel through the landscape

Be captivated by the magical, beautiful landscapes of South Africa from the observatory deck

On board the five-star Rovos Rail, one can experience an luxury travel through the spectacular landscape from parts of Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. Join a journey from Victoria Falls to Pretoria, 3 nights and 4 days. The journey begins at the historic Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe, at Rovos Rail’s lounge – with a glass of bubbly. After the train host’s speech and information about the trip, you will be escorted by a train hostess to your luxurious suite.

 
 

About Rovos Rail

Suite-categories: There are three different suite-categories; The Pullman Suite is the smallest suit with its 7 square meters and private bathroom with shower. During the day, the bed folds into a sofa. The Deluxe Suite is 11 square meters and has in addition to the beds 2 extra seats. The bathroom has a shower. The Royal Suite is the largest suite, 16 square meters and occupies half a carriage and has a small lounge and bathroom with separate shower and bath.

The spacious suites offer passengers the opportunity to travel in privacy, comfort and luxury, with fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard. All are equipped with a writing surface and a personal safe for valuables. There is also a bar fridge filled with beverages of the passengers’ choice and room service is available 24 hours a day.

Cuisine: Meals are served in one sitting only in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars and are complemented by a selection of fine South African wines. An enthusiastic team of chefs is responsible for overseeing the very important task of ensuring guests’ every need is catered for. There’s an accent on fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes such as game are a specialty. Breakfast is between 07h00 and 10h00, lunch at 13h00, tea at 16h30 and a formal dinner at 19h30. A gong heralds lunch and dinner.

Dress: For days on the train dress is smart casual. Evening attire is more formal – for the gentlemen a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement while for ladies we suggest cocktail/evening dresses or suits.

Mobile Devices and Internet: In maintaining the spirit of travel of a bygone era, there are no radios or television sets on board. The use of mobile phones, laptops and essentially anything that has the ability to disturb other passengers is confined to the privacy of your suites only.

Rovos Rail have five different trains which can accommodate a maximum of 74 passengers / 36 suites.

 
 

Experience the quality Suites

Suite-categories: The Royal Suites

The Royal Suites, each of which take up half a carriage, are spacious and elegant measuring 16 sq metres in size. Each has its own private lounge area and full bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower. The epitome of luxury with handsome wood panelling and period Edwardian features, the air-conditioned suites accommodate two people offering the option of side-by-side twin or spacious double beds. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs.

Price exampels: Pretoria to Cape Town in The Royal Sutie cost R48,900 per person sharing. Single supplement 50 % on all suites. Price to 30 September 2021. Tour price per person sharing includes: accommodation, meals and excursions as well as all beverages, including alcohol, while on board.

 

Suite-categories: The Deluxe Suites

The Deluxe Suites 10 sq metres accommodate two passengers in either twin or double beds and have a lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower. The wood-panelled rebuilt sleeper coaches, remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, offer every modern convenience and comfort. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs.

Price exampels: Pretoria to Cape Town in The Deluxe Sutie cost R36,500 per person sharing. Single supplement 50 % on all suites. Price to 30 September 2021. Tour price per person sharing includes: accommodation, meals and excursions as well as all beverages, including alcohol, while on board.

 

Suite-categories: The Pullman Suites

The Pullman Suites,7 sq metres are equipped with a comfortable sofa-seat during the day with a conversion to double or twin beds for the evening, and also have an en-suite bathroom with shower. The wood-panelled rebuilt sleeper coaches, remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, offer every modern convenience and comfort. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs.

Price exampels: Pretoria to Cape Town in The Pullman Sutie cost R24,250 per person sharing. Single supplement 50 % on all suites. Price to 30 September 2021. Tour price per person sharing includes: accommodation, meals and excursions as well as all beverages, including alcohol, while on board.

You can travel to South Africa all year round, but we recommend going September to May

Healthcare is good in South Africa. Even so we suggest obtaining a sound travel insurance before departure

As a EU and UK citizen, you will receive a 90-day tourist visa upon arrival in South Africa

To ponder before travelling:

The so-called “peak season” in December / January is very popular indeed and requires booking of accommodation, safaris, activities and restaurants well in advance.