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Luxury Zambezi Queen & Victoria Falls Explorer
Cape Peninsula, Rovos Rail & Safari Experience
Price from
$12,999pp
Duration
16 nights
Departing
03 Feb 2020

Your Experience:

  • All flights, taxes & transfers
  • 1 night luxury hotel stay at the Peermont D'oreale Grande in Johannesburg
  • 3 night luxury stay at the Ivory Lodge in Pilanesberg
  • 3 night luxury hotel stay at the Royal Livingstone in Victoria Falls
  • Fully escorted walking tour of Victoria Falls
  • 2 night full-board cruise on board Zambezi Queen
  • 2 night luxury stay at the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel in Pretoria
  • Soweto City Tour
  • 2 night luxury all-inclusive Rovos Rail journey from Pretoria to Cape Town
  • 3 night luxury hotel stay at The Table Bay in Cape Town
  • Full day Cape Peninsula tour

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Cruise Code: AFR2356 Call: 1800 924 450
Mon to Sat: 7am - 8pm (AEST)
Sunday: 7am - 7pm (AEST)

Your Holiday Itinerary

  • Day 1 Johannesburg Hotel stay
  • Days 2 - 4 Pilanesberg Hotel Stay
  • Days 5 - 7 Victoria Falls Hotel Stay
  • Day 8 Zambezi Queen Embark ship
  • Day 9 Zambezi Queen
  • Day 10 Zambezi Queen Disembark ship
  • Day 11 Pretoria Hotel stay
  • Day 12 Embark Rovos Rail Tour day 1
  • Day 13 Rovos Rail Tour day 2
  • Day 14 Disembark Rovos Rail Tour day 3
  • Days 15 - 16 Cape Town Hotel Stay
  • Day 1

    Johannesburg - Hotel Stay

    Fly to Johannesburg for an overnight hotel stay to relax.

    Johannesburg Cityscape

    Day 1

    Johannesburg - Hotel Stay

    Fly to Johannesburg for an overnight hotel stay to relax.

  • Days 2 - 4

    Pilanesberg - Ivory Tree Lodge

    The next morning you’ll be transferred to the Ivory Tree Lodge. Rise at dawn for early morning game drives as the sun begins to rise and you watch herds of elephants take a refreshing drink at the waterhole, lion clubs play fighting in the shade of a Baobab tree and graceful giraffe grazing peacefully. Spend your days relaxing around the sparkling pool before late afternoon game drives and delicious dining in the boma under a star flooded sky.

    Ivory Tree Lodge

    Day 2

    Pilanesberg - Ivory Tree Lodge

    The next morning you’ll be transferred to the Ivory Tree Lodge. Rise at dawn for early morning game drives as the sun begins to rise and you watch herds of elephants take a refreshing drink at the waterhole, lion clubs play fighting in the shade of a Baobab tree and graceful giraffe grazing peacefully. Spend your days relaxing around the sparkling pool before late afternoon game drives and delicious dining in the boma under a star flooded sky.

  • Days 5 - 7

    Victoria Falls - Hotel Stay

    Fly to Victoria Falls for a three night stay at the luxury Royal Livingstone. While here you’ll enjoy a walking tour, where you’ll walk amidst the lush rainforest, encountering increasingly spectacular view of the falls as it crashes over the cliff and plunges 108 metres into the whirlpool below – the relentless roar and the feeling of the spray as it hits your face will emblazon your memory forever.

    Victoria Falls

    Day 5

    Victoria Falls - Hotel Stay

    Fly to Victoria Falls for a three night stay at the luxury Royal Livingstone. While here you’ll enjoy a walking tour, where you’ll walk amidst the lush rainforest, encountering increasingly spectacular view of the falls as it crashes over the cliff and plunges 108 metres into the whirlpool below – the relentless roar and the feeling of the spray as it hits your face will emblazon your memory forever.

  • Day 8

    Embark Zambezi Queen

    Today you’ll embark the Zambezi Queen where you’ll spend two luxurious nights trailing down the river. Complimentary drink in hand, experience the true heart of Africa with game drives and safaris, before twilight descends and you dine on a traditional boma dinner on the shore of the Chobe River, under a sky crowded by stars.

    Zambezi Queen

    Day 8

    Embark Zambezi Queen

    Today you’ll embark the Zambezi Queen where you’ll spend two luxurious nights trailing down the river. Complimentary drink in hand, experience the true heart of Africa with game drives and safaris, before twilight descends and you dine on a traditional boma dinner on the shore of the Chobe River, under a sky crowded by stars.

  • Day 9

    Zambezi Queen

    Enjoy your days the way you want to, whether it’s embarking on a water-based safari, visiting a Namibian village or indulging in a spot of fishing or bird-spotting or simply relaxing on board this truly beautiful vessel.

    Zambezi Queen Activities

    Day 9

    Zambezi Queen

    Enjoy your days the way you want to, whether it’s embarking on a water-based safari, visiting a Namibian village or indulging in a spot of fishing or bird-spotting or simply relaxing on board this truly beautiful vessel.

  • Day 10

    Disembark Zambezi Queen and Pretoria Hotel Stay

    Today you’ll disembark the Zambezi Queen and fly back to Johannesburg for a one night hotel stay in Pretoria.

    Disembark Zambezi Queen

    Day 10

    Disembark Zambezi Queen and Pretoria Hotel Stay

    Today you’ll disembark the Zambezi Queen and fly back to Johannesburg for a one night hotel stay in Pretoria.

  • Day 11

    Pretoria - Hotel Stay and Tour

    During your stay you’ll enjoy a full day tour of the Soweto township, including entrance to Mandela House, Hector Peterson Museum and the Apartheid Museum.

    Pretoria at Sunset

    Day 11

    Pretoria - Hotel Stay and Tour

    During your stay you’ll enjoy a full day tour of the Soweto township, including entrance to Mandela House, Hector Peterson Museum and the Apartheid Museum.

  • Day 12

    Embark Rovos Rail

    Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard reconditioned wood-panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury on your journey to Cape Town. After embarking you’ll have a chance to settle into your suite before joining fellow travellers in the lounge car or observation car. Later you’ll enjoy a formal dinner complemented by a selection of find South African wines in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars.

    Rovos Rail

    Day 12

    Embark Rovos Rail

    Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard reconditioned wood-panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury on your journey to Cape Town. After embarking you’ll have a chance to settle into your suite before joining fellow travellers in the lounge car or observation car. Later you’ll enjoy a formal dinner complemented by a selection of find South African wines in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars.

  • Day 13

    Rovos Rail

    After breakfast, where you could watch flocks of flamingos from your dining car window, you’ll stop in the city of Kimberley and visit the Big Hole, the world’s largest man-made excavation that attracted prospectors from far and wide searching for its precious diamonds. You’ll also enjoy a trip to the Diamond Mine Museum with the ‘Eureka’ diamond, the largest uncut diamond in the world. After lunch back on board the train, you’ll trundle through the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo.

    Rovos Rail Deluxe Suite

    Day 13

    Rovos Rail

    After breakfast, where you could watch flocks of flamingos from your dining car window, you’ll stop in the city of Kimberley and visit the Big Hole, the world’s largest man-made excavation that attracted prospectors from far and wide searching for its precious diamonds. You’ll also enjoy a trip to the Diamond Mine Museum with the ‘Eureka’ diamond, the largest uncut diamond in the world. After lunch back on board the train, you’ll trundle through the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo.

  • Day 14

    Disembark Rovos Rail and Cape Town Hotel Stay

    As you make your way to the Mother City, you’ll stop at the perfectly preserved Victorian village of Matjiesfontein with its fascinating museum. After sweeping through spectacular mountain ranges and the scenic winelands of the Cape, you’ll arrive in Cape Town in the early evening. Here you’ll disembark for your three night stay at the Table Bay Hotel on the V&A waterfront, conveniently located for the city’s cosmopolitan bars and restaurants and offering fantastic views of the majestic Table Mountain.

    Signal Hill, Cape Town

    Day 14

    Disembark Rovos Rail and Cape Town Hotel Stay

    As you make your way to the Mother City, you’ll stop at the perfectly preserved Victorian village of Matjiesfontein with its fascinating museum. After sweeping through spectacular mountain ranges and the scenic winelands of the Cape, you’ll arrive in Cape Town in the early evening. Here you’ll disembark for your three night stay at the Table Bay Hotel on the V&A waterfront, conveniently located for the city’s cosmopolitan bars and restaurants and offering fantastic views of the majestic Table Mountain.

  • Days 15 - 16

    Cape Town - Hotel Stay and Tour

    During your stay, you’ll enjoy a Cape Peninsula Tour to Cape Point for some of the most spectacular views in the world. You’ll drive along the Atlantic Coast, passing through Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles. You’ll also visit the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay and the Cape Point Nature Reserve, home to baboons, rhebok, Cape Mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland which you may spot grazing in the beautiful valleys.

    Penguins in Cape Town

    Day 15

    Cape Town - Hotel Stay and Tour

    During your stay, you’ll enjoy a Cape Peninsula Tour to Cape Point for some of the most spectacular views in the world. You’ll drive along the Atlantic Coast, passing through Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles. You’ll also visit the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay and the Cape Point Nature Reserve, home to baboons, rhebok, Cape Mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland which you may spot grazing in the beautiful valleys.

Zambezi Queen

On board a Zambezi Queen river cruise, you’ll experience the majesty and stillness of the African bush – imagine waking up to the sun blazing across the sky as you hear the birds begin to call out; elephants gracefully lumbering along the riverside as you dine on sumptuous cuisine; hippos peaking their heads up from below the waterline as you observe them from the deck; and the night-time cry of jackals and lions lulling you to sleep. Your deluxe accommodation on board the elegantly-furnished Zambezi Queen features air conditioning and a private balcony – perfect for viewing game from the comfort of your own surroundings as you cruise through one of the remotest spots on earth.

Key Facts

Entered service: 16/01/2009

Number of Decks: 3

Passenger Capacity: 30

Total Crew: 47

Number of Cabins: 14

Number of Pools: 1

Number of Restaurants: 1

Great places to visit on board:

The Dining Room

Take a seat at your own private table and enjoy panoramic views of the wildlife during breakfast and lunch

The Bar

The bar on the upper deck is open until 10pm and stocks a selection of local and imported spirits, wine and beers.

Forward Deck

Beat the heat with a dip in the plunge pool, before relaxing on a sun lounger

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