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Tracks of Africa

17 days from £4,999 per person

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Travelling in vintage style on a two-night journey aboard Rovos Rail’s impeccably restored train - it will stay with you for a lifetime.

Summary

With breathtaking natural wonders, beautiful coastal towns and cities, and abundant wildlife, Southern Africa is bountiful in its treasures. On this 17-day adventure, we’ll photograph spectacular scenery along the Garden Route, take high tea in Cape Town (with Table Mountain as a backdrop), and travel in sumptuous style on board a restored vintage train, taking in views of winelands, mountains and plateaux along the way. Journeying north, we’ll spot hippos wallowing in Botswana’s Chobe River and feel nature’s full force at Victoria Falls.

Your holiday includes:

11 excursions and visits

  • Visits to Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River; Cape Agulhas; Matjiesfontein; Kimberley (including Diamond Mining Museum and the ‘Big Hole’); Victoria Falls National Park
  • Visit to Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • City tour of Cape Town including Table Mountain cable car (weather permitting)
  • Game drive in Chobe National Park
  • Sunset cruises along the Chobe River and the Zambezi River
  • Talk on David Livingstone by local expert

Plus:

  • 12 nights in hotels, 2 nights aboard Rovos Rail and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International and regional flights as detailed. Prices are based on return flights with South African Airways or British Airways from London Heathrow via Johannesburg. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa (2 nights) from Cape Town to Pretoria
  • 24 meals: 14 breakfasts (days 3-16) 4 lunches (days 3, 5 and 9-10) 5 dinners (days 5, 9-10 and 12-13) 1 high tea (day 7)

Plus

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Local Titan tour manager and guide
  • Travel in destination by coach
  • Porterage

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Tracks of Africa


  • VIP Outbound5

    Day 1 UK - In flight

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Johannesburg.

    In flight


  • Port Elizabeth

    Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth

    We arrive into Johannesburg and connect with our onward flight to Port Elizabeth. Located next to the Nelson Mandela Bay beachfront, our hotel is the perfect place to relax before embarking on this incredible journey.

    The Boardwalk Hotel, Port Elizabeth (5-star)


  • Tsitsikamma National Park

    Knysna

    We head west to Tsitsikamma National Park, a protected area and coastal reserve known for its indigenous forests. We’ll take a lunch break at Storms River and we recommend taking a stroll to experience the drama of the rugged coastline.

    Later, we continue to pretty Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route and famous for its stunning blue lagoon.

    • Visit to Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River (morning)

    Rex Hotel (4-star), Knysna Hollow Country Estate (4-star) or Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays (4-star)


  • Knysna Headland

    Knysna

    Sail across the Knysna Lagoon and journey into the Featherbed Nature Reserve. We stop at magnificent viewpoints and our specialist guide highlights the area’s history, flora and fauna. There’ll be time for an optional guided walk through the coastal forest and fynbos.

    We return to Knysna later, where the remainder of the day is free.

    • Visit to Featherbed Nature Reserve (afternoon)

    Rex Hotel (4-star), Knysna Hollow Country Estate (4-star) or Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays (4-star)


  • Arniston

    Arniston

    We drive west to Arniston, a pretty fishing and holiday village close to Cape Aghulas. This little pocket of tranquillity, characterised by its lime-washed, thatched houses, remains unspoilt. You can look forward to wonderful views of the Indian Ocean from our hotel.

    The Arniston (4-star)


  • breaching Whale

    Cape Town

    This morning, we continue to Cape Aghulas; the southernmost point of Africa and the official dividing point between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Be sure to stop and take a photo in front of the sign showing where the oceans meet.

    We then move on to Hermanus, where we have free time. There’s plenty to see and do here; perhaps wander along the shore and you may be lucky enough to spot whales from July to November.

    This afternoon, we drive along the dramatically rugged coastal road to Cape Town.

    • Visit to Cape Agulhas (morning)

    Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town (5-star)


  • Cape Town

    Cape Town

    Today we set out for a tour of this exceptionally picturesque city, with its backdrop of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill and Devil’s Peak.

    We take an exhilarating trip by cable car to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting), followed by a wonderful high tea at the prestigious Mount Nelson hotel - an oasis of calm in the heart of Cape Town.

    • City tour of Cape Town, including Table Mountain cable car (morning)

    Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town (5-star)


  • Table Mountain

    Cape Town

    We have the whole day free to enjoy Cape Town and the surrounding area. You could take an optional excursion to view dramatic Cape Point; a nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park.

    Or, take a relaxing stroll around the famous botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch nestled at the foot of Table Mountain. Enjoy a refreshing drink here, on the lush green lawn and discover some of its 7,000 species of plants from southern Africa.

    Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town (5-star)


  • Day 9 Rovos Rail

    Day 9 Rovos Rail (Matjiesfontein)

    This morning we board Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa. Rediscover the golden age of travel as we meander through scenic winelands and spectacular mountain ranges to the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld plateau. Enjoy fine cuisine with wine pairings in the elegant dining car and high tea in the Observation Car, before taking a walk around the well-preserved Victorian village of Matjiesfontein.

    • Visit to Matjiesfontein (late afternoon)


  • Big Hole

    Day 10 Rovos Rail (Kimberley)

    After breakfast and a delicious lunch, we continue through stunning scenery to Kimberley. We disembark for a tour of this famous diamond mining city visiting the museum and the extraordinary Big Hole- a 214m-deep, man-made crater.

    High tea is served in the Observation Car after we depart Kimberley, and then a wonderful dinner on our last night on the Pride of Africa.

    • Visit to Kimberley (afternoon)


  • Pretoria - Sandton

    After breakfast, we travel through the Witwatersrand goldfields to the lovely colonial-style Rovos Rail Station at Capital Park, Pretoria. We then head to our hotel in Sandton, close to Johannesburg’s premier shopping area.

    The Maslow Hotel Sandton (5-star) or Michelangelo Hotel (5-star)


  • Zambezi River

    Johannesburg - Livingstone - Chobe National Park

    We transfer to Johannesburg Airport for our flight to Livingstone. We then travel by road to the Zambezi River; crossing into Botswana by boat to Kasane, gateway to the Chobe National Park.

    Chobe Bush Lodge (4-star)


  • Fish Eagle

    Chobe National Park

    Our morning starts with a game drive in open-sided 4WD vehicles. Late afternoon we embark on a sunset cruise along the Chobe River to spot all the wonderful wildlife that comes to the river at sundown. You may see rare and endemic birds, migratory species and water birds, including the majestic fish eagle.

    • Game drive in Chobe National Park (morning)
    • Sunset cruise along the Chobe River (afternoon)

    Chobe Bush Lodge (4-star)


  • Puku

    Livingstone

    We transfer by road to Livingstone. This afternoon we enjoy a cruise on the mighty Zambezi River - sit back and enjoy a refreshing drink in the warm African sun observing the wildlife of the Zambezi. Magical!

    • Sunset cruise along the Zambezi River (afternoon)

    Royal Livingstone Hotel (5-star) or David Livingstone Safari Lodge (5-star)


  • Victoria Falls

    Livingstone

    Following an introductory talk on David Livingstone, today we visit the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, a wonderful finale to the tour. Nothing can prepare you for the excitement of seeing the beautiful sight that so entranced Livingstone all those years ago.

    • Talk on David Livingstone by local expert (afternoon)
    • Visit to Victoria Falls National Park (afternoon)

    Royal Livingstone Hotel (5-star) or David Livingstone Safari Lodge (5-star)


  • Victoria Falls

    Day 16 Livingstone - In flight

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

    In flight


  • VIP Inbound

    Day 17 UK

    Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home


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Important information about your destination

Visa is not included, please call for details Please note: • The river levels of the Zambezi are dependent upon rains further north and can fluctuate between seasons. From April to October the flow of water is generally lower than at other times, yet this in turn generates less spray, giving you a clearer view of Victoria Falls. • A Zambia departure tax of US$40 per person is payable locally (correct at time of print)

Tracks of Africa

17 days from £4,999 per person