This safari adventure is ideal for anyone who’s keen to have the best of what Zimbabwe & Botswana has to offer! The Victoria Falls has a dramatic scenic contrast and a sight not to be missed – the clouds of spray generated by this thunderous descent have resulted in a lush rain forest full of stunning wild flowers. Combining this with the Chobe National Park in Botswana (only a 1½ hours drive from Victoria Falls) – one of the greatest game reserves in Southern Africa – and you have the ultimate safari experience!
It begins with 2 nights in Zimbabwe at the Victoria Falls. Here you will get to enjoy the majesty of the Falls with a guided tour. As well as a sunset cruise. You then stay 2 nights at the ever-appealing Chobe National Park. Enjoying game drives into the park as well as game-viewing by boat on the Chobe River.
We do have an luxury accommodation offer available as well. If you have extra time you can a couple of nights either at Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe or on the Zambezi River in the Zambezi National Park.
The Shongololo Express, based at Pretoria Railway Station has recently been acquired by Rovos Rail and aims to provide a quality train excursion at the 3+ to 3 star standard.
72 guests are accommodated in 2 categories of comfortable en-suite cabins, each with double or twin beds. Two historically appointed dining cars set the scene for meals. Modern and traditional local cuisine is on offer with a selection of distinguished South African wines available. You can also opt to relax in the bar car, smoking lounge or the observation car with its open-air balcony at the back of the train.
The Southern Cross tour offers a variety of off-train excursions.
Each train has its own observation, bar, dining and accommodation carriages. As in any hotel, bedding and towels are provided and cabins are serviced daily. The en-suite double or twin cabins have adequate storage and the small closets are equipped with hangers and shelves. You have 2 options of accommodation: The Emerald Cabins: has a double bed with a small lounge area and en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet and basin. The cabin is 10 sqm and the bed 190 long x 150 cm wide (double bed size). The Gold Cabins: it has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet and basin. The cabin is 7 sqm and the bed 190 x 190 cm (King sized bed). Both the Emerald and Gold cabins have a Twin option as well.
Shongololo 12-day Panoramic journey between Pretoria and Victoria Falls
This is undoubtedly a impressive panoramic 12-day journey between Pretoria and Victoria Falls. Stopping at carefully selected locations. Not only in South Africa, but Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Starting in Pretoria, this magnificent sojourn spends the first few days taking guests east through the imposing Drakensberg Mountains to the Kruger National Park for game viewing and the historical areas of Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window. On day four guests tour Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, before moving on to explore the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland. Enjoy a game drive in the famous wildlife reserve of Kapama. Then followed by a relaxing day on the train as it heads for the Great Zimbabwe Ruins for a visit.
Furthermore on day 9 and 10, guests tour Antelope Park, set in 3 000 acres of open savannah grassland. As well as Matobo National Park and site of Cecil John Rhodes’ grave. Before continuing on to Hwange Reserve for game-viewing activities.
Finally on the last day the train arrives in Victoria Falls where guests enjoy a walking tour of the village. And the undoubtedly majestic thunderous Falls with an afternoon sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River.
Available in reverse.
Pre- and Post train tours: Individually tailored packages are available upon request. Included in the rates is the accommodation off the train. Options around Johannesburg include the Cradle of Humankind, Lesedi Cultural Village, the Apartheid Museum and the World of Beer, for example.
The exciting dinner-and-show experience, Kaapse Stories, was launched in June 2012. It was formerly housed at Richard’s Supper Stage in Sea Point, but is now playing at the Rockwell Dinner Theatre, situated at the Rockwell All-Suite hotel in Green Point.
“Kaapse Stories” is the perfect experience for guests of all ages. The show will transport you into the vibrant world of District Six, through the adventures of the Kleintjies family. Written and directed by Basil Appollis, “Kaapse Stories” gives you an inspiring insight into the “rainbow nation” of Cape Town.
Guests will also enjoy a lovely 4-course meal offering the best of traditional Cape Cuisine.
This iconic, uniquely Capetonian dinner show has played over 1200 times and continues to delight and amaze audiences, both locals and from all over the world.
Please note that we don’t book this tour on a standalone basis. But you can book it online on the supplier’s website if you follow this link. To book your tickets follow the link below: