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10 Day – SA In Style Package

Price: $4,101.15$4,402.11 per person

Experience the romance and excitement of traveling across majestic and scenic South Africa aboard the luxury Rovos Rail steam train. Arrive in Johannesburg to Timbavati, and experience game drives and safaris like no other, then explore Pretoria and board the amazing Rovos Rail to Cape Town, in style, and splendor. Spend 4 days in sumptuous comfort as you explore the Mother City.

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Experience the romance and excitement of traveling across majestic and scenic South Africa aboard the luxury Rovos Rail steam train. Arrive in Johannesburg to Timbavati, and experience game drives and safaris like no other, then explore Pretoria and board the amazing Rovos Rail to Cape Town, in style, and splendor. Spend 4 days in sumptuous comfort as you explore the Mother City.

Itinerary:

Daily Program

  • Day 1: OR Tambo International Airport to Timbavati
  • Day 2-4: Safari
  • Day 5: Air charter from Madikwe to OR Tambo International Airport
  • Day 6: Tour around Pretoria
  • Day 7: Full Day on the Rovos Rail
  • Day 8: Full Day on the Rovos Rail to Cape Town
  • Day 9: Day at Leisure to explore Cape Town
  • Day 10: Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
  • Day 11: Depart Cape Town

Tour Information:

Day 1: OR Tambo International Airport to Timbavati

Meet & Greet upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport and assisted to the Federal Air Lounge

13:00pm – Shared air charter from OR Tambo International Airport to Madikwe

Upon arrival, a representative will be waiting at the airstrip to welcome you and assist to the awaiting vehicle for your short transfer through to Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is situated on the Tweedepoort Ridge overlooking the plains and inselbergs of the western section of Madikwe Game Reserve. The main lodge is spectacularly located on two tiers of the ridge and is accessed via a wooden bridge that crosses a ravine surrounded by rock figs. Each of the living areas has its own character, mood and style providing guests with a choice of breathtaking views and tranquil spaces.

Whether you are relaxing in the lounge, on the lower or upper deck areas or at the pool, you will find a space that suits your mood.

The lodge has eight suites, each with its own viewing deck, decorated in natural hues of colour and texture, offering a very private and luxurious experience.

The thatched suites, with sliding doors from each room and shower, allow the guest to experience a oneness with the beauty of the bushveld.

Madikwe Game Reserve is home to a tremendous diversity of fauna and flora, including both the black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. The lodge is a superb open vehicle safari destination where guests are accompanied by well-trained and informative rangers who are able to interpret the many encounters whilst on safari.

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge – Luxury Thatched Chalets (Fully Board – excluding beverages)

Day 2-4: Day at Leisure

Safari is all about early rises (when animals emerge from their hiding spots), kicking back during the warmest hours of the day, bush-drinks in the afternoon and dinner under incredible night skies dotted with stars.

Here is an overview of a typical safari day (subject to changeguideline only).

05.30 hours: wake up call,

06.30 hours: after fresh coffee or hot tea and a morning snack, start of the morning safari activity

09.30 hours: breakfast,

10.00 hours – 15.00 hours: time to relax and have lunch;

15.00 hours: second game activity,

19.00 hours: back in the lodge and dinner;

21.00 hours: coffee, drinks, leisure time;

22.00 hours: time to rest, while the slide show of safari memories goes with you in your dreams.

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge – Luxury Thatched Chalets (Fully Board – excluding beverages)

Day 5: Air charter from Madikwe to OR Tambo International Airport

After a scrumptious breakfast, time to be escorted to the airstrip in time for your onward shared charter through to OR Tambo International Airport

11:15am – Shared air charter from Madikwe to OR Tambo International Airport

Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, a representative will be waiting to escort you to the waiting vehicle for your private transfer through to Pretoria.

Castello Di Monte

Castello Di Monte is a majestic Five Star Guest House situated in the affluent suburb Waterkloof Ridge in Pretoria. The Tuscan style estate portrays pure luxury and elegance. Situated on the hillside, its massive rustic copper gates open to allow you to step into a taste of Tuscany amongst banks of olive trees and lavender. If you linger on the terrace, the sweeping views of Pretoria will snatch your breath away. If luxury is in the detail, then a stay at Castello di Monte is filled with pure indulgence whether you are walking the dramatic stairways made of the finest granite or feasting on the elegant art that adorns our walls you will be pressed to find more extravagant surroundings. Be it for a corporate meeting or a romantic getaway on our Juliet balcony, Castello di Monte offers the perfect setting. When it is time to retire, you will be spoiled for choice. There are a total of 9 luxuriously appointed and individually decorated en suite rooms. Experience the satisfaction of true luxury and service in the Castello di Monte’s main dining room. Under a beautiful painted ceiling guests can sample the finest cuisine, always accompanied by the best wines. The chef prepares the guests own private menu to delight their palate. Formal or informal, your meals are always freshly prepared and delicious. The terrace at the Castello di Monte has a breath-taking view of the magnificent garden, the perfect setting to enjoy a sundowner. The panoramic deck on the top floor of the villa offers you, the guest a 360 degree view of Pretoria, this is ideal for that private engagement celebration, or to enjoy a delectable dinner. Other features and luxuries at Castello di Monte include a reading room, sauna and steam shower, Roman swimming pool, outdoor chess set. Two golf courses are within easy access (3km radius).

Castello Di Monte – Classic Room (Bed and Breakfast)

Day 6: Pretoria Tour

After a leisurely breakfast, the rest of the morning is at your own disposal to explore all what is on offer in and around Pretoria. You may wish to visit one of the following well-known places:

  • Union Buildings
  • Voortrekker Monument
  • Melrose House
  • Church Square
  • Kruger House

This afternoon (time to be confirmed at reception) a private transfer through to Capital Park Station in time to board the luxurious Rovos Rail.

03:00pm Rovos Rail departs Capital Park Station, as it starts its journey through to the “Mother City” Cape Town

07:30pm – Dinner to be served

Rovos Rail – Pullman Suite (Fullboard and all alcoholic and other beverages on train)

Day 7: Full Day on the Rovos Rail

Full Day on the Rovos Rail

07:00am – 10:00am – Breakfast is served.

10:00am – Arrival in Kimberley, where you are welcome to visit the “Big Hole” and the Diamond Mine Museum

12:30pm – The train departs Kimberley, travelling via De Aar & Beaufort West, before stopping in Matjiesfontein, where it will overnight.

01:00pm – Lunch to be served

07:30pm – Dinner to be served

Rovos Rail – Pullman Suite (Fullboard and all alcoholic and other beverages on train)

Day 8: Full Day on the Rovos Rail

Full Day on the Rovos Rail, arrival in Cape Town early evening

07:00am – 10:00am – Breakfast is served.

08:15am – Enjoy a visit to the historic town of Matjiesfontein

10:30am – The train departs for Cape Town, via Touws River and Worcester

06:00pm – Arrival at Cape Town Station

Upon arrival, a representative will be waiting on Platform 24 to escort you to the awaiting vehicle for your private transfer through to The Westin Cape Town Hotel for a 3 night stay.

The Westin Cape Town Hotel

Memorable experiences await you at the Westin Cape Town. Enjoy our exclusive rooms with unique views over the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain. Our hotel’s fantastic glass façade allows clear views of the breathtaking beauty of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and the whole of Table Bay.

The culinary diversity will also delight. Besides the large variety of restaurants in Cape Town, the hotel has a great selection of elegant restaurants and bars on offer from brasserie-style Thirty7 to ON19 with it’s panoramic views. Begin a wonderful Cape Town evening or round off your day in one of our bars: Louis B’s & Terrace and Raleigh’s Cigar Bar.

The Westin Cape Town Hotel – Executive Room (Bed and Breakfast)

Day 9: Explore Cape Town

The day is at leisure; clients have the option to spend the time relaxing, enjoy some great shopping or take an exciting optional excursion, such as: –

  • Cable Car up Table Mountain (weather permitting, the cable car is also closed from around the 27th July to 07th August for annual maintenance)
  • A Township Tour, including Robben Island Ferry
  • Helicopter flip

The Westin Cape Town Hotel – Executive Room (Bed and Breakfast)

Day 10: Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

08:30amPrivate Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

After breakfast we head out for a full day excursion to the magnificent scenery and wildlife of the Cape Peninsula. This tour offers a boat trip to Duiker Island (Own Account) and later a lunch in the cosy Naval village of Simon’s Town (Own Account).
We travel from Cape Town city along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay. Here you can visit Duiker Island (own account) where thousands of Cape Fur Seals live. From here travel via Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Take a family photo at the most south western tip of the African continent and enjoy an invigorating walk, or leisurely funicular trip (own account), up to the Cape Point lighthouses to admire the dramatic cliffs and amazing views. From Cape Point travel along the False Bay coast, stopping at Boulders Beach to see one of South Africa’s two land-based African Penguin colonies. This tour then continues back towards Cape Town, and your day ends at the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. The evening is at leisure.

The Westin Cape Town Hotel – Executive Room (Bed and Breakfast)

Day 11: Depart Cape Town

Time for more last minute shopping or for another optional excursion, depending on clients’ departure time. Later transfer to Cape Town International Airport for onward travel.

Includes:

  • 4 night accommodation at Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge in Luxury Thatched Chalets on a Full Board basis
  • 1 night accommodation at Castello di Monte in a Classic Room on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 2 night accommodation on the Rovos Rail in a Pullman Suite on a Full board basis
  • 3 night accommodation at The Westin Cape Town Hotel in an Executive Club Room on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Meet & Greet on arrival at ORTIA
  • Return shared Federal Air Flights ORTIA / Madikwe / ORTIA
  • Private road transfer ORTIA to Castello di Monte
  • Road transfer Castello di Monte to Capital Park Railway Station
  • Road transfer Cape Town Railway Station to The Westin Cape Town Hotel
  • Road transfer The Westin Cape Town Hotel to Cape Town International Airport
  • Private Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
  • Applicable Taxes

Excludes:

  • Any other accommodation not mentioned as an inclusion
  • Any other transport not mentioned as an inclusion
  • Any other private tours not mentioned as an inclusion
  • Any personal expenses – room service, curio purchase, laundry, gratuity, etc
  • Beverages & Gratuities
  • All International and / or Domestic flights
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned as an inclusion

Additional information

Days

11

Rates

Per Person Sharing

Routing

OR Tambo International Airport, Madikwe, OR Tambo International Airport, Pretoria, Cape Town, Cape Town International Airport

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