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Day 1-2 Rovos Rail Pretoria – Cape Town
On day one of your vacation, you will arrive at the Johannesburg International Airport and be met by a Rovos Rail representative who will be your personal chauffeur-slash-guide as he or she drives you to the Rovos Rail Private Railway Station in Pretoria.
Sit back and relax while you listen to the start of the steam engine and feel the surge of the train as it embarks on its journey southwards. As one of the world’s most luxurious trains, you will enjoy a two-night journey, stopping off in historic villages, Matjiesfontein, and Kimberly for a taste of true South African culture. You will travel through some of this country’s most spectacular mountains, valleys and vast Karoo landscapes it has to offer.
The deluxe suites (11 square meters), which are able to sleep two passengers comfortably in a double or in twin beds are also equipped with a writing surface, personal safe, bar fridge and an en-suite bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and shaver plug. A more homely atmosphere you could not wish for.
Day 3-7 Cape Town
After your restful train journey, you will arrive in Cape Town station and a private chauffeur will pick you up and drive you to Bantry Bay, where you will stay in the beautiful Ellerman House. Ellerman House is part of the magnificent Relais & Chateaux hotel group offering you ultra, five-star luxury accommodation, and services.
This is where your vacation really begins. Ideally located Cape Town is now your ‘oyster’ and from morning to evening you can explore is full capacity of attractions: Robben Island, Table Mountain, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and Constantia Winelands. But the sky is the limit in this vibrant city.
Day 8-11 Cape Winelands (Paarl)
After a scrumptious breakfast on day 8, your personal chauffeur will again meet you and drive you to Paarl in the Cape Winelands, approximately a one-hour journey from your hotel. Upon arriving at your new destination, the Grande Roche, you will be situated at this lovely hotel and have free reign to explore the many wine estates and award-winning restaurants of the area.
This region is absolutely teeming with world-class restaurants, wine estates, and golf courses, and outdoor activities and should you wish to participate in any of the action, we will gladly arrange reservations at any restaurant or golf course of your choice.
Day 12-14 Safari in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
After you wake up on your twelfth morning and enjoy breakfast, your chauffeur will drive you to the airport to hop a flight to Nelspruit. Don’t forget to pack your camera for the safari adventure to come, because the Sabi Sand Game Reserve you’re heading to is spoken of worldwide for its wildlife.
After landing in Nelspruit, you will be driven to the lavish Londolozi Tree Lodge in Sabi Sand and spend three nights in this beautiful location, having ample opportunity to go on a real-life safari.
On the morning of day 15, it’s time for your vacation to draw to a close. You will enjoy a wonderful breakfast at Londolozi Tree Lodge and then catch a ride to the Sabi Sand airstrip. From there, you’ll land in Johannesburg via the Oliver Tambo International Airport and board your flight back home.