• Victoria Falls
    Victoria Falls
  • Victoria Falls Hotel Lobby
    Victoria Falls Hotel Lobby
  • Victoria Falls Hotel Dining Room
    Victoria Falls Hotel Dining Room
  • Khulu Bush Camp
    Khulu Bush Camp
  • Relaxing at Khulu Bush Camp
    Relaxing at Khulu Bush Camp
  • Khulu Bush Camp
    Khulu Bush Camp
  • Khulu Bush Camp Guestroom bathroom
    Khulu Bush Camp Guestroom bathroom
  • Guided Game Walks (optional)
    Guided Game Walks (optional)
  • Sundowners at Khulu Bush Camp
    Sundowners at Khulu Bush Camp
  • Victoria Falls and train on bridge
    Victoria Falls and train on bridge
  • View Africa from the Rovos Observation Car
    View Africa from the Rovos Observation Car
  • The Pride of Africa
    The Pride of Africa
  • Rovos Deluxe Cabin
    Rovos Cabin
  • Rovos Dining Car
    Rovos Dining Car
  • Sunset at Tintswalo Atlantic
    Sunset at Tintswalo Atlantic
  • Tintswalo Suite
    Tintswalo Suite
  • Tintswalo Deck
    Tintswalo Deck
  • Table Bay Lobby
    Table Bay Lobby
  • Table Bay Superior Luxury room
    Table Bay Superior Luxury room
  • Cape Town, Signal Hill & Table Mountain
    Cape Town, Signal Hill & Table Mountain

Victoria Falls, Luxe Train and Safari prior to Queen Mary 2 cruise from Cape Town to Southampton (ex-UK)

Experience the most luxurious train in Africa and possibly the world, the iconic Victoria Falls at near-peak water flow and then a wildlife safari that you've been dreaming about since your childhood.

This wonderful itinerary is designed especially for passengers sailing from Cape Town on Cunard's Queen Mary 2 on 7th April 2023.

You will visit the world-famous Victoria Falls when they are nearly at their peak flow.  Up to 12,000 tons of water plunges every second over the edge and down 300 feet into the slot canyon below.

Then visit one of our favourite safari companies at their Khulu Bush Camp, named for the man who got them started.  "Khulu" means grandfather.  Enjoy incredible game-viewing drives in Hwange, regarded as one of the best parks in Africa.

Then you're off to Cape Town, where you'll stay in two luxurious but very different properties.  Cape Town, the Mother City always surprises.

Itinerary

Day 1 - 3

Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three IS0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe. The Edwardian-style five-star hotel combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.

Day 3 - 7

Khulu Bush Camp

Khulu Bush Camp “Grandfather” is located on a private concession of 6,000 acres. One of the many charms of this camp is that it offers guests luxurious and private accommodation accompanied with old world hospitality.

Khulu comprises of 6 bespoke, thatched, safari style suites built onto slightly elevated platforms. Each well-appointed room is designed in a modern and contemporary style but has minimal impact to the surroundings and environment. The units have an indoor and outdoor shower and balcony for game viewing. The camp currently has a total capacity of only 12 people. All rooms overlook an ancient riverbed, the waterhole in this riverbed is known to attract a variety of the greatest wildlife and birdlife in Hwange. Khulu’s main area provides a full bar which also commands view of the waterhole and has in stock a variety of local and imported beverages. There is a plunge pool as well as a fire pit for stargazing and night caps. The camp has borehole water throughout and an on site laundry service.

Day 7 - 10

Rovos Rail journey Victoria Falls - Pretoria

Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world class travel experiences. Exceptional train safaris combine some of Africa’s most magnificent scenery with travel aboard an authentically refurbished Edwardian-style train, accommodating up to 72 guests in the most spacious train suites in the world, each with their own en-suite bathroom and subtle modern conveniences. Your journey begins at Rovos Rail Station, the headquarters and private station of this independent railway company, which is situated in Pretoria.

Day 10 - 11

InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport

InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport is a safe, easy walk from the international arrivals hall at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport. We are perfectly located for business travellers and just a 14-minute train ride from the Sandton CBD. Enjoy unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi, quiet soundproofed rooms, quick check-in and a host of services designed to meet the needs of the modern business traveller. Refurbished in 2008, we offer the most sophisticated airport accommodations on the African Continent.

Day 11 - 14

Tintswalo Atlantic

Perched above a pebbled beach at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, and overlooking the Cape’s iconic Sentinel mountain, Tintswalo Atlantic sits sheltered by the Table Mountain National Park. As the only hotel permitted to operate within the boundaries of the word-renowned Heritage site, the lodge enjoys the very best of magnificent, panoramic ocean views, as well as access to the natural beauty found along the mountainside’s winding hiking trails.

With ten beautifully appointed suites and one regal presidential suite – all of which have been freshly re-furbished from floor to ceiling – Tintswalo Atlantic offers the luxuries of a world-class hotel, with personalized service and attention to detail. Managed by a host of dedicated staff, Tintswalo Atlantic offers guests nothing less than true Tintswalo hospitality, from the moment that they arrive at this seaside paradise.

Enjoy sundowners on the deck beside the heated pool and share cooking tips with the charming Executive Chef, venture out to the quaint Hout Bay village, or take a drive to the nearby Cape Winelands for an unforgettable wine-tasting adventure. Located just a short, scenic drive from the vibrant city of Cape Town, guests can also embark on a suburban adventure into the heart of one of South Africa’s most exciting and eclectic cultures.

Having been described as the most dramatic and romantic destination in Southern Africa, Tintswalo Atlantic promises to remain an idyllic location to rejuvenate oneself, away from the stresses and distractions of modern living.

Day 14 - 19

The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town

The Table Bay offers the ultimate in 5-star luxury hotel accommodation in Cape Town. Considered to be the best address in Cape Town, this sophisticated Sun International property was opened in May 1997 by former South African president, Nelson Mandela.

Situated on the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Table Bay hotel is perfectly positioned against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean and provides easy access to the top places to visit in Cape Town.

Rates

US$9995 (GBP7385) per person sharing

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation at hotels, train and safari camps on the bases indicated
  • Flight from Victoria Falls to Cape Town
  • Game drives at safari camp
  • Alcoholic beverages on Rovos Rail and at Khulu Bush Camp
  • High Tea on Stanley's Terrace at Victoria Falls Hotel
  • Dinner at The Boma, Vic Falls (Drinks and extras for your account)
  • All transfers mentioned eg: airport-hotel; hotel-train; hotel-safari camp; safari camp-airport
  • Park entry fees, VAT, taxes and levies current at time of confirmation

EXCLUDED

  • Long-haul flights to Africa
  • Cruise from Cape Town
  • Transfer from Table Bay Hotel to Cape Town Harbour.
  • Any activities identified as "optional" or "recommended"
  • Anything not mentioned herein
  • Travel insurance (This is compulsory. We highly recommend that you obtain this and that it is current before paying your deposits.)
  • All items of a personal nature.
  • Cost of vaccinations, medications and Visas.