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The Pearl of Africa

Beautiful Cape Town and a thrilling safari are combined with a luxurious Rovos Rail train journey for a superb South African vacation.


Trip Details

Cape Town | Johannesburg | Umhlanga | Durban | Kruger National Park

The Oyster Box Hotel
The Oyster Box Hotel
  • Summary
  • Itinerary
  • Pricing
  • Options & Add-ons

Relax

  • On a magnificent luxury train journey as you gaze at scenic countryside views from the train’s observation car

Taste

  • Savor gourmet cuisine at the Azure Restaurant
  • High Tea experience at the Oyster Box Hotel 
  • Enjoy elegant dining with fine wines on board Rovos Rail

Experience

  • Thrilling close encounters with Africa’s untamed wildlife
  • Try to spot a leopard in this area famed for its leopard sightings

Choice

At additional cost:

  • Explore picturesque towns and taste superb wines on a Winelands Tour
  • Photograph dramatic cliffs and adorable penguins on a Cape Peninsula Tour
  • Stroll through magnificent botanical displays on a Kirstenbosch Tour
  • Try delicious curry at the Oyster Box Hotel


The experience promotes and educates our guests on sustainable consumption and production and educates our guests on the importance of natural ecosystems or wildlife conservation and contributes to their restoration or repopulation with a stay at Bushman's Kloof. To further reduce their carbon footprint at Bushmans Kloof, indigenous herbs and vegetables are picked daily from their organic garden and incorporated into dishes on the menu. All vegetable waste is composted, minimizing landfill contribution, and reducing the need for chemicals to fertilize and enrich the soil in their garden.

PCR Testing – we can’t take the test for you, but we’ve got the where and how covered!

Most countries and airlines require proof of a negative Covid PCR test. As your safari experts, we know their requirements and will take care of scheduling tests during your travels in South Africa, so that it’s conveniently planned into your itinerary and taking into consideration that results take between 24-72 hours. Tests cost between $100 and $330 per person, per test including transport to the testing facility. Your Africa Specialist will give you more information as it relates to your itinerary.

Day 1 - Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town Airport, you will be met by a Lion World Travel Representative and transferred to the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa. The cosmopolitan city of Cape Town is fifteen minutes away by complimentary shuttle.

Enjoy a complimentary three course dinner at Azure Restaurant. 

Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa - Classic Room (D)

Day 2 - Cape Town

Cape Town

Today is at leisure for independent exploration. We would be happy to assist in pre-planning and arranging sightseeing tours to suit your interests.

Perhaps take the shuttle to the vibrant Victoria and Alfred Waterfront to browse or shop at the array of shops, craft markets and restaurants.

Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa - Classic Room (B)

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Add-Ons

Victoria Falls in Style - From USD $1,999

Experience a fabulous blend of luxury tented accommodations, game drives, river cruises and the impressive Victoria Falls for an exciting add-on! Victoria Falls in Style is a 3-night package. Spend one night in Johannesburg and enjoy two nights in Victoria Falls staying in a stunning tented lodge on the Zambezi River.

Victoria Falls Addon

Cape Town Tours
Pricing Valid until October 31, 2022

Cape Town, the Mother City, is a historically, culturally and breathtakingly vibrant city that has been named the best city in Africa and the second best city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller

Please note the scheduled tours below have additional drop off and pick up points and will have other guests on board. If available, private tour pricing is listed below and offers a vehicle and driver just for your use and allows more flexibility (please note that the venues visited will have other guests).

Cape Town City Tour - Half Day

Departs: Daily between 7:35am and 8:30am. Returns: Approximately 12:30pm.
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$45 | Private Tour US$130 (both tours based on a minimum of two people, prices are per person.)

Bo-Kaap Day Tour

This tour is designed to orientate and give you a full-color insight into the extraordinary magic of Cape Town. Enjoy a cable car ride to the summit of the legendary Table Mountain (weather permitting) for panoramic views, including the city and surrounding layout of this southernmost tip of Africa (tickets are for your own account). Next up is a visit to The Cape Castle and the Company Gardens, then you’ll be driven past Parliament Buildings, City Hall which is where Nelson Mandela made his first public speech after his release from prison and the Slave Lodge. Next, it’s up the cobblestoned hills to the beautifully colorful homes of the Bo-Kaap in the Malay Quarter. The tour ends with a visit to a diamond works. 

Cape Point Tour - Half Day

Departs: Daily between 7:40am and 8:45am. Returns: Approximately 12:30pm.
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$80 | Private Tour US$205 (both tours based on a minimum of two people, prices are per person.)

Cape Point Day Tour

The Cape Peninsula and Cape Point provide wild and breathtaking views. Drive along Millionaires Paradise, eyeing the glamorous homes of Clifton Beach and Camps Bay, then on towards the charming coastal town and working harbor of Hout Bay. Next, driving over the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive you’ll arrive at the Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park. Continue on with a visit to the African penguin colony at Boulders beach (on your own account, approximately USD $5 per person), before moving on to Simon’s Town. 

Stellenbosch Winelands Tour - Half Day

Departs: Mon-Sat between 12:45pm and 1:45pm. Returns: Approximately 5:30pm.
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$65 (based on a minimum of two people, price is per person.)

Stellenbosch Wine Tour

Stellenbosch, with its Cape Dutch architecture, is the warm and wonderful heart of the Cape Winelands and is surrounded by stunning wine estates. You’ll love exploring the fine art galleries, the history, and the curious and quaint shops here. You’ll be taken on a leisurely drive to become acquainted with the area, before being introduced to the wine-making process in a fascinating cellar tour. Of course, you‘ll have a chance to taste the wine for which this area is renowned.

Robben Island Tour - Half Day

Departs: Daily, weather permitting. Ferries depart at 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Tour lasts approximately 3½ hours.
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$65 | Private Tour - Rates Available On Request (based on a minimum of two people, price is per person.)

Robben Island Tour

Board the Robben Island Ferry at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and take part in a half day Robben Island tour.

For nearly 400 years, Robben Island was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment for political prisoners and social outcasts. During the apartheid years Robben Island became internationally known for its institutional brutality. Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their beliefs. Nelson Mandela was one of them. You will be escorted around the island by an ex-political prisoner, and given insight into the past and how the human spirit triumphs.

Cape Malay Cooking Experience with Fayruza Abrahams - Half Day

Departs: Timing may vary. Departs around 10:30am, lasting approximately 3 hours. (Subject to chef's availability).
Pricing: Private Tour US$100 (based on a minimum of two people, price is per person.)

Fayruza Abrahams - Cape Malay Cooking Experience

“Food is not a thing. It’s a feeling,” – says the poised and refined Fayruza Abrahams.

Fayruza was born in the Bo-Kaap and still lives in the same house you will visit to cook with her.  For many years Abrahams has been introducing visitors to her kitchen, to the delicious world of Cape Malay cooking. She grew up eating meals prepared from extremely humble ingredients. It was her grandmother who taught her to prepare simple delicious food, and this is when she discovered she was a “foodie”. 

The whole experience is colorful, fun and delicious. Choose between a hands-on Samosa Folding Class where you will have a tutorial and learn how to mix spices, and fold and fill samosas, or a Cape Malay Dessert Cooking Experience. 

Sea Kayaking - Half Day

Departs: Daily, subject to weather.
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$185 (based on a minimum of two people, price is per person. Please note the tour excludes transport to and from Simon's Town — transport prices available upon request.)

Visit one of the most unique places in the world — a penguin colony in suburban Cape Town. And the best way to see it is from the water. Leave from Simon's Town Waterfront and paddle past the civilian and Naval Harbor and out to Boulders Beach. After visiting the penguins, stop on a lovely semi-private beach for refreshments, swimming and snorkeling (snorkels and bottled drinking water are provided). Your double kayak is very stable and perfect even if you have no paddling experience.

Cape Town Tours - Full Day

Cape Winelands Tour

Departs: Mon-Sat between 8:00am and 9:00am. Returns: Approximately 5:30pm.
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$85 | Private Tour US$240 (both tours based on a minimum of two people, prices are per person.)

Cape Winelands Tour

This is a superb day exploring the exceptional Winelands region with its heavenly scenery. The area is rich with history, and you can’t help but feel it as you visit this region. Experience a wine cellar tour, where you’ll learn all about the process of winemaking, and have the chance to savor the wines. Visit the charming little town of Franschhoek, pass by the impressive Huguenot Monument, and enjoy lunch (your own account) – the town is known as the gourmet capital of South Africa. After lunch, the tour takes you over the Helshoogte Mountain Pass to the pretty university town of Stellenbosch. You will have time to stroll through this little town, absorbing the quaintness, and enjoying the shops! 

Cape Peninsula Tour

Departs: Daily between 7:45am and 8:45am. Returns: Approximately 6:00pm.
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$105 | Private Tour US$265 (both tours based on a minimum of two people, prices are per person.)

Cape Peninsula Tour

On this tour you will see why the area earned the name of The Fairest Cape. Sit back and relax, as you’re driven along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire’s Paradise – from Clifton to Camps Bay, to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno – towards the charming working harbor of Hout Bay. You then wind your way along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the breathtaking ocean views. After a stop for lunch (your own account), visit the wild and beautiful Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park, an integral part of the world-renowned Cape Floral Kingdom.

After, you'll head back along the coast towards the City, visiting the historic naval port of Simon’s Town and the endearing African penguin colony at Boulders Beach (own account – approximately USD $5 per person). Next, you’ll head inland to the last stop of the day. In the summer months this will be at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain, the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers. In the winter months (May 1st to Aug 31st), the last stop is at Groot Constantia where you’ll stop for a wine tasting and cellar tour of South Africa’s oldest wine estate.

Cape Town Tours - Evening Options

Sunset and Beach Dinner

Departs: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September - May only. Between 5:30pm and 6:00pm. Returns: Approximately 10:00pm. 
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$100 | Private Tour US$210 (both tours based on a minimum of two people, prices are per person.)

Sunset in Cape Town

Join your host and head out of the city before sunset. Savor a chilled glass of sparkling wine while overlooking one of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches and taking in the sunset. You’ll be shown how to find the Southern Cross in the night sky (if the moon isn’t too bright!), before enjoying dinner at a sensational restaurant offering seafood and South African specialties.

Custom Cape Town Day Tours

We can tailor make tours to match your interests or simply arrange for you to have a vehicle and driver available with no plan in mind to take you wherever you feel like going. In addition to the beautiful Winelands, Cape Point and City tours, consider a family day out, to see seals, penguins, monkeys and butterflies; plan a big shopping extravaganza; or indulge in a grand gourmet food and wine tour.

Half Day Private Tours

Departs: Daily, on request. Trip can run from either 8:30am to 12:30pm or 1:30pm to 5:30pm and covers up to 150km (93 miles) of driving.
Pricing: Private Tour US$240 (based on a minimum of two people, prices are per person.)

Half day custom trip with private vehicle and driver.

Full Day Private Tours

Departs: Daily, on request. pickup time of 9:00am, drop-off time of 5:30pm and covers up to 250km (150 miles) of driving.
Pricing: Private Tour US$425 (based on a minimum of two people, prices are per person.)

Full day custom trip with private vehicle and driver.

Both half and full day options exclude all entrances, parking fees, toll fees and any other costs which you would need to settle directly at the venues visited and in the case of parking, with the driver. Touring is done in an air-conditioned 7-seater vehicle with a tour guide.

Book a Day Tour

Prices are per person in US Dollars, for land arrangements only, based on double occupancy accommodations. Based on a minimum of 2 passengers to operate. Single supplement pricing available on request.

Contact us for 2023 rates. 

 

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Inclusions:

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Rovos Rail: All beverages served on board the train, guided sightseeing excursions and associated entrance fees, room service, limited laundry service
  • Private road transfers as specified
  • All services as specified
  • All transfers as specified
  • Meals as specified – including a complimentary dinner at the Azure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
  • High Tea at the Oyster Box Hotel
  • Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles
  • Game viewing as arranged by Simbambili Game Lodge
  • Lion World Travel Representative meet and greet upon arrival

Exclusions:

  • All international and domestic flights, fuel surcharges and taxes
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • All other services not mentioned
  • Gratuities/Tips for game rangers/trackers, Rovos Rail staff, hotel staff, guides and drivers
  • Costs of obtaining Passports or Visas
  • Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption and Medical Insurance are required for the entire duration of your travels – please note that insurance for this trip is a mandatory requirement from suppliers in Africa – proof of insurance must be provided before bookings are confirmed. It is your personal responsibility to ensure you have sufficient insurance coverage.

Travel Testimonial

"Absolutely loved it! We fell in love with Cape Town, so much to see and do. Wonderful accommodations and great location.
Kruger was fabulous! Spectacular game drives. All in all it was the trip of a lifetime!"