Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger

10 days from $10,370 per person*
  • Experience a truly unforgettable luxury train safari across South Africa.
  • Explore Cape Town’s legendary sights on a privately guided tour.
  • Learn about South Africa’s diamond-mining rush in Kimberley.
  • Track the fabled Big Five in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of luxury accommodations.
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Cradled beneath soaring Table Mountain, Africa’s most sophisticated city has a rich heritage and stylish shops and restaurants to explore. Let your expert private guide reveal the cultural treasures and natural wonders of “the Mother City.” Visit the adorable African penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach and board a luxury train known as “the Pride of Africa” and set off on an unforgettable journey across the heart of the country. Trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Cape and the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo to the grasslands of gold-rich Highveld. Track the Big Five and stay at the in the famous Sabi Sands located in the Greater Kruger Area. Indulge in your private plunge pool set among a canopy of 100-year-old trees, then head into the bush twice daily with expert guides to discover a fascinating world where humans are merely observers.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Activity - VIP Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Activity - Documents Package - Documents
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City & Table Mountain - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront At Leisure
    • Restaurant Recommendations
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Private Tour - Cape Point and Peninsula (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Private Transfer - Hotel-Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • 10:15-10:45AM - Boarding the Pride of Africa
    • 11:00AM - Depart Cape Town
    • 13:00PM - Lunch Service
    • 16:30PM - High Tea Service
    • 18:00PM - Arrive at Matjiesfontein
    • 18:55PM - Return to Matjiesfontein Station
    • 19:05PM - Depart Matjiesfontein
    • 19:30PM - Dinner Service
    • 21:00PM - Leisure
  • Day 5 Kimberley
    Kimberley
    • 7:00-10:00AM - Breakfast Service
    • 13:00PM - Lunch Service
    • Shared - 14:30PM - Arrive at Kimberly
    • 16:00PM - Depart Kimberly
    • 16:30PM - High Tea Service
    • 19:30PM - Dinner Service
    • 21:00PM - Leisure
  • Day 6 Pretoria to Johannesburg
    Pretoria to Johannesburg
    • 7:00-10:00AM - Breakfast Service
    • 12:00PM - Arrival into Pretoria
    • Private Transfer - Pretoria (1 hr) - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Johannesburg to Nelspruit (KMIA) to Sabi Sands
    Johannesburg to Nelspruit (KMIA) to Sabi Sands
    • Private Transfer - Pretoria (1 hr) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Johannesburg - Nelspruit (KMIA) [Direct, 1 hr] - Scheduled Flight
    • Private Transfer - Nelspruit (KMIA) - Sabi Sands [KMIA Airport - Southern Lodges (1.5-3hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Sabi Sands
    Sabi Sands
    • Morning Game Drive
    • Afternoon Game Drive 1
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Sabi Sands
    Sabi Sands
    • Morning Walking Safari
    • Afternoon Game Drive 2
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Sabi Sands to Nelspruit (KMIA) to Johannesburg
    Sabi Sands to Nelspruit (KMIA) to Johannesburg
    • Early Morning Game Drive
    • Transfer - Sabi Sands - Nelspruit (KMIA) [Airport from Northern Sabi Lodges - 3 hours] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Nelspruit (KMIA) - Johannesburg [Direct, 1 hr] - Scheduled Flight
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Day 1: Cape Town

Upon arrival to Cape Town, you will be welcomed at the door of your aircraft by a local representative holding a sign with your name on it. Alongside your assistant, you will be directed through immigration, baggage collection and customs before being directed to your onward flight, airport hotel, or to your awaiting driver and vehicle.

To ensure a seamless experience, a documents package containing useful information including a detailed itinerary with pick­-up and drop­-off times, emergency contact information and relevant e­-tickets will be provided to you.

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and Cape Town airport. 

Accommodation: Cape Grace

Magical views sparkle from the windows of Cape Grace, situated on the waterfront of Cape Town. The hotel comprises of luxurious rooms of various sizes and styles to suit the needs of each guest. Some rooms are built like lofts, with rooftop access for breakfast. Others offer balconies or French doors with views to the yacht marina. Cuisine at the hotel is enjoyable, while others prefer to explore restaurants around Cape Town itself. A melange of influences has formed a grand palette of flavors for the city. Friendly staff and small pleasantries add a smile to guests' stay at Cape Grace. Stay healthy with visits to the hotel gym, or spend time lounging near the pool. Feed your soul with rejuvenating body treatments and calm the mind with top floor city views at the exclusive African-inspired spa. Savor cappuccinos by day and a large variety of exceptional whiskies and wines by night at this waterside venue.  Experience award-winning South African cuisine, superb Cape wines and scenic marina and mountain views.

Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cape Grace
Cape Grace
Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cape Grace
Cape Grace

Day 2: Cape Town

Beat the crowds and start the day early with your private guide by visiting Cape Town’s most iconic landmark, Table Mountain. One of the most spectacularly bio-diverse places on Earth, an estimated 1,500 unique species of plant-life are found on Table Mountain alone, many of which are endemic and found nowhere else on the planet. Ascend by cable car as the mist from the clouds open up to the main plateau while striking views of Cape Town come into crystal-clear focus. Now with a better understanding of the city’s layout, walk past Cape Town’s storied past as your guide recounts the colorful histories of the Houses of Parliament, the Castle of Good Hope (South Africa’s oldest building) and the well-tended Company Gardens. Bargain your way through the lively Greenmarket Square in search of souvenir while meeting local artisans along the way. As you enter another one of Cape Town’s famed stop at Bo-Kaap, learn how the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly colored houses became one of city’ most vibrant neighborhoods. There’s no better way of understanding local history than through your Capetonian guide. From here you have the choice of being dropped off at the V&A Waterfront to experience this landmark at your own pace, with its many shops, restaurants and pubs - or at your hotel to end the tour. Should you choose to visit the waterfront, please speak to your Destination Expert for a range of recommendations for lunch.

The V&A Waterfront is surely one of the top attractions in Cape Town no matter your age, interests or group dynamic. To name a few highlights, the Two Oceans Aquarium is home is an incredible array of exotic, seemingly other-worldly creatures from the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Behind the aquarium, a small colony of Cape fur seals are almost always found on the docks, ready and waiting to pose for your camera. Chavonnes Battery, Cape Town’s first fortification, is now a museum with artifacts from centuries past. At the heart of the waterfront lies the Clock Tower of Cape Town and for those wanting to learn more about the harbor's history, a stop at the SA Maritime Museum is a must. For your shopping needs, a visit to the Victoria Wharf Shopping Center is the perfect stopover for designer items and authentic Cape souvenirs.

From street-side tapas to award winning cuisine, let our Destination Experts help you find the right dining option for your appetite. Some of our favorite spots include; Chef’s Warehouse, Bistro Sixteen82, The Foodbarn, Potluck Club, Plant, Shortmarket Club, Harbour House and Black Sheep Restaurant. To arrange reservations at any of these restaurants, speak to your Destination Expert. Please note: Reservations are subject to availability.

Accommodation: Cape Grace
Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cape Town's Bo-Kaap District
Cape Town's Bo-Kaap District
Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The V&A Waterfront
The V&A Waterfront

Day 3: Cape Town

After meeting your expert local guide in Cape Town, begin the day with a visit to one of the more popular leisure hubs for locals – the glorious beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, where impressive white sand beaches hug the shoreline with the Twelve Apostles as a stunning backdrop. Learn about the fascinating history of this breathtaking land from your Capetonian guide as you begin the spectacular sea-side drive to the quaint village of Hout Bay. After a stop in the village, you will track along the extraordinary Chapman’s Peak Drive, known as one of the most picturesque roadways world-wide. With the flexibility to spend as little or as long as you would like in this region crammed with incredible panoramic lookouts, the benefits of having a private vehicle and guide truly come into play. Further along you will reach the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where, at Cape Point, you will board a funicular or walk up the stairway that leads to the Cape Point Lighthouse; it is here that you will observe the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans while enjoying fantastic views of False Bay. Departing from Cape Point, head northward to Simon’s Town to enjoy lunch (included). Although the city is host to a number of tasty dining options, consider indulging in fresh-caught fish & chips, the town’s specialty. After a refreshing lunch and a bit of time to learn about Simon’s Town, set off with your camera ready to visit Boulders Beach, a nearby nature preserve that is home to a colony of African penguins. Wrapping up your day’s adventure, tour the idyllic Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a sprawling park brimming with rare and exotic plant-life that is surely one the finest examples of botany the world over, before being returned to your hotel.

Accommodation: Cape Grace
Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Penguins near Cape Town
Penguins near Cape Town

Day 4: Cape Town

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and Cape Town train station.

Allow for plenty of time to settle into your suite, as the Pride of Africa is prepped for departure.

The Pride of Africa departs the Cape Town Station in the early afternoon hours, en route to Pretoria.

The now familiar sound of the "gong" signals that service has commenced in the designated dining cars.

As in many of the scenic South African train trips, the Pride of Africa keeps with tradition and offers a High Tea service before dinner. This is the ideal opportunity to mingle amongst the guest and staff aboard the train.

Upon arrival into Matjiesfontein Station, enjoy a tour of the platform museum and Victorian architecture of this quaint settlement  Notice the British inspired architecture, and even the famous London Double Decker Tour buses.

Re-board the Pride of Africa and settle in as the journey to Pretoria will recommence.

The Pride of Africa departs Matjiesfontein as the day's touring has concluded.

Dinner is served in one sitting only, in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars, which and are complemented by a selection of fine South African wines. The sound of a "gong" heralds dinner.

The evening is free to roam around the train, spend time in the lounge area, or indulge in some well deserved rest and relaxation.

Accommodation: Rovos Rail - Pride of Africa

The Pride of Africa is the collection of glorious locomotives all named after Vos family members and each one a sight to stir the senses of any rail enthusiast. There’s a story behind each Rovos Rail locomotive, its acquisition and restoration, and each one has its own distinctive character and charm. The oldest engine in the stable is also the smallest and still sees occasional use, being one of the oldest main-line working locomotives in the world. Each train boast elegantly decorated cars, including overnight cabins, dining cars, observation cars, and lounge areas.  The Royal Suites, each of which takes up half a carriage, are spacious and elegant measuring ±16 sq metres in size. Each has its own private lounge area and full bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower. The epitome of luxury with handsome wood panelling and period Edwardian features, the air-conditioned suites accommodate two people offering the option of side-by-side twin or spacious double beds. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs.  The Deluxe Suites (±11 sq metres/±118 sq feet) accommodate two passengers in either twin or double beds and have a lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower. The wood-panelled rebuilt sleeper coaches, have been remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, offering every modern convenience and comfort.  The Pullman Suites (±7 sq metres/±76 sq feet) are equipped with a comfortable sofa-seat during the day with a conversion to double or twin beds for the evening, and also have an en-suite bathroom with shower.  In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs.

Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Departing
Departing
Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  British Double Decker Bus
British Double Decker Bus

Day 5: Kimberley

Breakfast is served once again in the elegant dining car.

The sound of the "gong" heralds that the lunch service has begun.  Dining once again takes place in the dining cars.

After lunch, the Pride of Africa makes its first stop in Kimberly. Here, begin with an enjoyable tour of the renowned Big Hole of Kimberly, a man-made crater dugout by prospectors over the many years during the famed diamond mining rush in South Africa.  After, visit the Diamond Mine Museum, for some further information on the mining industry in Kimberly.

Depart Kimberly for Pretoria, as the day's touring has concluded.

As in the previous day, a traditional High Tea service is provided.

The sound of the "gong" heralds’ travellers that dinner is served in the Victorian dining cars.

Spend a leisurely evening roaming around the train. Spend some time in the lounge area, or indulge in some well deserved rest and relaxation.

Accommodation: Rovos Rail - Pride of Africa
Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Big Hole of Kimberly
The Big Hole of Kimberly
Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Observation Car
Observation Car

Day 6: Pretoria - Johannesburg

Breakfast is served in the dining car's until 10am as the train travels via Krugersdorp and Johannesburg through the goldfields of the Witwatersrand towards Pretoria.

This scenic journey aboard the Pride of Africa comes to a conclusion upon arrival into Pretoria.  Just as a reminder, please double check that you have all of your personal belongings, before exiting the train.

Enjoy a private transfer between Pretoria and Johannesburg alongside a professional driver. Approximate travel time is one hour.

Accommodation: 54 on Bath

54 on Bath is located in the sought-after location in Sandton’s tranquil suburb of Rosebank, Johannesburg. Guests can truly relax and rejuvenate in a luxurious environment, and explore the popular attractions of Sandton nearby. Elegant rooms include deluxe and executive rooms, as well as luxury suites. Enjoy fine wining and dining at the popular Level 4 restaurant which offers classical cuisine. Guests have the use of a top-class Fitness Club, and can unwind on the outdoor terrace before taking a dip in the sparkling swimming pool.

Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Arrival into Pretoria
Arrival into Pretoria
Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  South Africa Johannesburg
South Africa Johannesburg

Day 7: Johannesburg - Nelspruit (KMIA) - Sabi Sands

Enjoy a private transfer between Pretoria and Johannesburg alongside a professional driver. Approximate travel time is one hour.

Board a flight in Johannesburg with direct service to Nelspruit's Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA).

Please note, luggage restrictions apply to this regional flight: 1) Maximum of one checked bag, weighing up to 44 lbs (20 kg); Checked baggage cannot be larger than 35”x28”x17” (90cm x 72cm x 45cm). 2) Guests can also bring one piece of carry-on luggage with a maximum weight of 17lbs (8kg); carry-on luggage cannot be larger than 22”x13”x9” (56cm x 34cm x 23cm). Guests may also bring one slimline laptop bag.

Start your journey with a private transfer from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport to your lodge in Sabi Sands. Approximate travel time varies based on the location of your accommodations and prevailing weather conditions, ranging from one hour and 30 minutes to three hours.

Spectacular, untamed and coveted by outdoor enthusiasts, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is revered for good reason; it is one of the best locations in the world to spot game, including the Big 5. On the Sabi, massive elephants roam as families, black and white Rhinoceros graze the grasslands, Cape buffalo cautiously track along riverbeds, leopard’s prowl, and lions roar. Discover this unbound land for yourself as you head out on your first afternoon game drive alongside your ranger, tracker and other guests of the lodge. Explore this incredible land for a few hours with a camera in hand, gaining insights into the region as the sun sets. Before long you will find yourself back at the lodge, just in time to prepare for an outstanding safari dinner under the stars.  

Accommodation: Savanna Private Game Reserve

An exclusive and upscale lodge, Savanna is situated in the internationally famed Sabi Sand Reserve.  Savanna lies in an area where 'Big Five' sightings are so frequent, it is not unusual to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino in a single day. Specially designed game viewing vehicles and highly trained guides with vast knowledge of the African bushveld take guests on close and intimate encounters with an incredible variety of wildlife. A close-knit team of friendly staff provides personalized service with each guest. From the moment of arrival, guests feel part of the Savanna Lodge family. Nine magnificent suites offer spacious and luxurious accommodation. Several of the suites have tented roofs, blending the elegance of a by-gone colonial era with all the convenience of modern facilities.

Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sabi Sands Rhinoceros
Sabi Sands Rhinoceros
Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  South Africa Sabi Sands
South Africa Sabi Sands

Day 8: Sabi Sands

Before first light, gear up and head out to further explore Sabi Sands. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active; in particular, herds of elephants roam the expanses of the Sabi in the morning hours as the glow of dawn radiates. Although the largest living mammal is well-known to most, there is nothing quite like seeing a herd of up to a hundred elephants freely wandering through the open plains; it is sight few people will get to enjoy and that none will forget. After a few hours out in the reserve you will be returned to your lodge for breakfast to enjoy a satisfying and well-earned breakfast.

With the afternoon in full-swing, it is time to head out on an open 4x4 vehicle for another afternoon of game viewing. With the sweltering sun on the decline, nocturnal animals begin their nightly routines. Along well-marked roads or entirely off the beaten path, your tracker will bring you into the heart of the Sabi in search of both predator and prey. On the trail of the king of jungle, perhaps you will be fortunate enough to witness a pride on the hunt. Sit back and relax, always with a hand ready for to snap photos of your favorite animals, as you explore the land for a few hours before returning to camp to freshen up ahead of another incredible dinner. 

Accommodation: Savanna Private Game Reserve
Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lioness and Cubs in Sabi Sands
Lioness and Cubs in Sabi Sands
Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Male Lion
Male Lion

Day 9: Sabi Sands

Following breakfast, consider participating in an intimate walking tour of the bush alongside an armed ranger (for safety purposes). The goal of this hike is to learn about native flora, insects, birds, and the smaller animals that are often overlooked or underappreciated during formal game drives; the closer one looks at the bush, the more one realizes just how much there is to discover. Endemic and rare plants dot the landscape, insects keep the soil turning, and smaller mammals make meals of them. Discover this and more on a morning walking safari or simply relax at the lodge, cocktail in hand, and bask in the afternoon warmth as animals wander past your lodge.

Following lunch, venture back into the bush. Both the rare Black (hook-lipped) and White (square-lipped) rhinos wander the reserve and the afternoon is fantastic time to spot these powerful, beautiful and endangered creatures. If you are lucky enough, you may spot a crash of rhinos grazing as the sun dips below the horizon. After a few hours, you will return to the lodge to refresh before a freshly-prepared dinner.

Accommodation: Savanna Private Game Reserve
Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lilac Breasted Roller Bird
Lilac Breasted Roller Bird
Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rhino in Sabi Sands
Rhino in Sabi Sands

Day 10: Sabi Sands - Nelspruit (KMIA) - Johannesburg

Before first light, embark on an early morning game drive with a tracker, ranger and fellow guests of the lodge. Sabi Sands is known as one of the best places on earth to spot the elusive leopard. Most commonly found in the morning and evening, lucky guests will find these beautiful cats lounging on tree limbs where they can be observed in safety. You will be out in the private reserve for a few hours before returning to the lodge for breakfast.

Transfer from your lodge in Sabi Sands to Nelspruit Airport (KMIA) with a private driver and vehicle. Travel time varies based on the location of your lodge, averaging approximately three hours.

Board a flight in Nelspruit's Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport with direct service to Johannesburg. Approximate flight time is one hour.

Please note, luggage restrictions apply to this regional flight: 1) Maximum of one checked bag, weighing up to 44 lbs (20 kg); Checked baggage cannot be larger than 35”x28”x17” (90cm x 72cm x 45cm). 2) Guests can also bring one piece of carry-on luggage with a maximum weight of 17 lbs (8 kg); carry-on luggage cannot be larger than 22”x13”x9” (56cm x 34cm x 23cm). Guests may also bring one slimline laptop bag.

Accommodation: Depart (B) (Int`l airport)

Depart from Johannesburg international airport - End of itinerary.

Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Leopard
Leopard
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Cape Grace: Cape Town

Magical views sparkle from the windows of Cape Grace, situated on the waterfront of Cape Town. The hotel comprises of luxurious rooms of various sizes and styles to suit the needs of each guest. Some rooms are built like lofts, with rooftop access for breakfast. Others offer balconies or French doors with views to the yacht marina. Cuisine at the hotel is enjoyable, while others prefer to explore restaurants around Cape Town itself. A melange of influences has formed a grand palette of flavors for the city. Friendly staff and small pleasantries add a smile to guests' stay at Cape Grace. Stay healthy with visits to the hotel gym, or spend time lounging near the pool. Feed your soul with rejuvenating body treatments and calm the mind with top floor city views at the exclusive African-inspired spa. Savor cappuccinos by day and a large variety of exceptional whiskies and wines by night at this waterside venue.  Experience award-winning South African cuisine, superb Cape wines and scenic marina and mountain views.

Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cape Grace
Cape Grace
Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cape Grace
Cape Grace

Rovos Rail - Pride of Africa: Global Location

The Pride of Africa is the collection of glorious locomotives all named after Vos family members and each one a sight to stir the senses of any rail enthusiast. There’s a story behind each Rovos Rail locomotive, its acquisition and restoration, and each one has its own distinctive character and charm. The oldest engine in the stable is also the smallest and still sees occasional use, being one of the oldest main-line working locomotives in the world. Each train boast elegantly decorated cars, including overnight cabins, dining cars, observation cars, and lounge areas.  The Royal Suites, each of which takes up half a carriage, are spacious and elegant measuring ±16 sq metres in size. Each has its own private lounge area and full bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower. The epitome of luxury with handsome wood panelling and period Edwardian features, the air-conditioned suites accommodate two people offering the option of side-by-side twin or spacious double beds. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs.  The Deluxe Suites (±11 sq metres/±118 sq feet) accommodate two passengers in either twin or double beds and have a lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower. The wood-panelled rebuilt sleeper coaches, have been remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, offering every modern convenience and comfort.  The Pullman Suites (±7 sq metres/±76 sq feet) are equipped with a comfortable sofa-seat during the day with a conversion to double or twin beds for the evening, and also have an en-suite bathroom with shower.  In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs.

Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite

54 on Bath: Johannesburg

54 on Bath is located in the sought-after location in Sandton’s tranquil suburb of Rosebank, Johannesburg. Guests can truly relax and rejuvenate in a luxurious environment, and explore the popular attractions of Sandton nearby. Elegant rooms include deluxe and executive rooms, as well as luxury suites. Enjoy fine wining and dining at the popular Level 4 restaurant which offers classical cuisine. Guests have the use of a top-class Fitness Club, and can unwind on the outdoor terrace before taking a dip in the sparkling swimming pool.

Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  54 on Bath
54 on Bath

Savanna Private Game Reserve: Sabi Sands

An exclusive and upscale lodge, Savanna is situated in the internationally famed Sabi Sand Reserve.  Savanna lies in an area where 'Big Five' sightings are so frequent, it is not unusual to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino in a single day. Specially designed game viewing vehicles and highly trained guides with vast knowledge of the African bushveld take guests on close and intimate encounters with an incredible variety of wildlife. A close-knit team of friendly staff provides personalized service with each guest. From the moment of arrival, guests feel part of the Savanna Lodge family. Nine magnificent suites offer spacious and luxurious accommodation. Several of the suites have tented roofs, blending the elegance of a by-gone colonial era with all the convenience of modern facilities.

Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Savanna Private Game Reserve
Savanna Private Game Reserve
Cape, Rovos Rail & Kruger Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Savanna Suite
Savanna Suite

Depart (B) (Int`l airport): Johannesburg

Depart from Johannesburg international airport - End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Angelia M — June 22, 2019 — Africa

    My Kenya trip was seriously the best trip of my life, and I absolutely loved every second of it! It was my dream vacation and the reality far exceeded the dream. Catherine, my trip consultant, answered all of my many questions and made sure everything went super smoothly. Daniel, my guide, was so fun, interesting, and informative. He went out of his way to make sure my trip was special. I really can't put into words how much I loved it other than I'm already thinking about another trip to Africa. I will definitely be using Kensington Tours again!

  • Chris S — May 17, 2019 — Africa

    Our guide Elisha was absolutely incredible! He was friendly, helpful, funny, and remarkably knowledgeable about the area, the animals, and especially the birds! The accommodations were excellent and the staff at those places was wonderful. The Kubu Kubu tent camp in Serengeti was particularly special, and we felt truly appreciated and pampered by the staff. With their smiling help, we even learned some Swahili! Thank you for the trip of a lifetime.

  • Paul E — May 01, 2019 — Africa

    We had no idea what to expect on this trip but exceeded even our wildest imagination. Daniel, with Kensington, laid out a wonderful plan. The upfront quality and detail on the proposal really sold us. The guides and local support crews on the trip, were on time, personable, and knowledgeable. Special shout out to Shamiel with Ilios Travel in Cape Town. He was joy and clearly loved sharing Cape Town with us.

  • Thomas S — June 14, 2019 — Africa

    Karen Johnson was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and very friendly. Karen was readily available during the planning process and took the time to talk with and listen to us to find out about our wants and needs and ultimately designed our perfect vacation. We can not speak highly enough about her abilities.

  • Michael S — June 13, 2019 — Africa

    The trip was the best thing we have ever done. The people we dealt with were professional and made sure every part of our trip was trouble free.

  • Raymond D — March 22, 2019 — Africa

    The guides were friendly and very accommodating throughout my trip. One of the guides took me to the oldest tea house as a bonus on my tour. It was great being with the people and enjoying a cup of tea. My driver invited me to have Turkish coffee which was a very nice touch to my trip. The accommodations were phenomenal, being near the pyramids was outside of this world. The Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo was a wonderful hotel as well. Gesa was great to work with! She was so nice and accommodating throughout the whole planning process. Especially during for the first part of my trip which had nothing to do with my tours with Kensington Tours. She planned everything out perfectly on my trip.

  • Donna M — June 02, 2019 — Africa

    The Kensington Kenya and Tanzania African Safari itinerary and experience exceeded all expectations. From the moment we were met at the airport, we were completely cared for. Our Destination Expert, Erin Cotton, even checked in on us during the trip. Our guides were excellent; Albert and Steve were exceptionally knowledgeable, organized and considerate. The accommodations were all fantastic with friendly staff, comfortable rooms for the family, and great food. Although the balloon trip over the Mara River was a highlight, each game drive was a memorable adventure as or guides toured Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and the Masai Mara. We got to spend some time in the local villages and dine with some of the other tourists in the middle of the bush and on a spectacular cliff overlooking the plains of Kenya and Tanzania. Most of all, every morning we looked forward to spending time with our guides searching for animals and learning more about the whole ecosystem.

  • Catherine L — May 05, 2019 — Africa

    Everything was absolutely wonderful - from the planning to the execution. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Will definitely work with Kensington on my next trip! (I'm headed to Hong Kong this December and think I should probably do some exploring while I'm there!)

  • Jennifer W — December 04, 2018 — Africa

    Our trip was amazing! The accommodations were lovely. Our safari guide made the experience memorable! Our only job was to relax and enjoy. The guide for our day in Sawato and to visit the Apartheid museum was extremely knowledgeable. This is our second trip with Kensington Tours. We will definitely use again.

  • Tanya R — February 20, 2019 — Africa

    We left everything to our tour rep, Louise Baer. She did a fantastic job. We had no expectations at all but were absolutely overwhelmed with our accommodations. We were treated so well by everyone. It was an unbelievable trip of a lifetime. Our drivers were fantastic. I felt so safe. Brilliant holiday. Thank you, Kensington!

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