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Rovos Rail’s ‘Pride of Africa’
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Optional Extension: Stellenbosch
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Pride of Africa
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Pride of Africa Deluxe Suite
Victoria Falls
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5 Star African Safari & Luxury Rail

Operated by TripADeal
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Africa & more
Travel on an all-inclusive 3-night Rovos Rail journey from Pretoria to Cape Town
Witness Victoria Falls & search for the Big 5 on an exhilarating safari
Dates: 9 Jan - 11 Sep 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
Additional flight from Zimbabwe to South Africa
3-night all-inclusive Rovos luxury rail journey
11 nights of 4 & 5-star accommodation
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Overview

Southern Africa is home to some of the world’s most striking landscapes. From its highest peaks to the deepest valleys, and bustling cities to endless grasslands, every inch of the land has the power to inspire and transform. Witness these sights and more on this once-in-a-lifetime 17-day safari and luxury rail experience through South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Witness the awe-inspiring power of Victoria Falls, a true world wonder, and enjoy a sunset cruise along the mighty Zambezi River, surrounded by wild bushland frequented by elephants and other wildlife. Search for wild lions, rhinos, leopards and more on up to five safari drives within the biodiverse Pilanesberg Game Reserve, staying at the beautiful 5-star Ivory Tree Game Lodge. Experience one of South Africa’s most famous rail journeys with three nights in a Pullman or Deluxe Suite aboard the luxury Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’ train, stopping to visit historic Kimberley and Matjiesfontein. Continue to vibrant Cape Town, where you’ll unwind with free time and enjoy a guided tour of the scenic Cape Peninsula and meet the resident penguins.

This package includes return international flights, 11 nights of hotel and lodge accommodation, a 3-night rail journey aboard the 'Pride of Africa', and much more.

Want more? An optional extension visiting the renowned Stellenbosch Wine region is available. Add extra days to your itinerary with Arrive Early in Johannesburg, South Africa and Stay Behind in Cape Town, South Africa packages.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip through South Africa on this small group tour
  • Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Victoria Falls
  • Stay at the award winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
  • Look for hippos, crocodiles and elephants on a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River
  • Stay a night in Johannesburg, South Africa’s capital city
  • Go on safari within the magnificent Pilanesberg Game Reserve
  • Enjoy three nights on Safari at the 5-star Ivory Tree Game Lodge
  • Experience up to 5 safari game drives with qualified rangers
  • Search for elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalo and leopards in open-air 4x4 vehicles
  • Spend 3 nights in a suite on Rovos Rail’s luxurious ‘Pride of Africa’ train
  • Travel by rail to Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province
  • Visit the Diamond Mine Museum and Kimberley’s ‘big hole’
  • Discover the historical village of Matjiesfontein
  • Experience a full day Cape Peninsula Tour
  • Explore the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
  • Visit the local residents - Simon’s Town Penguin Colony
  • Relax with a day at leisure in vibrant Cape Town
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
  • 1 x internal flight (economy class) from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Johannesburg, South Africa
ACCOMMODATION
  • 3 nights 5-star accommodation at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls or Similar
  • 1 night 4-star accommodation in Johannesburg
  • 3 nights 5-star accommodation at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve
  • 3 nights luxury rail experience on board Rovos Rail’s ‘Pride of Africa’ in a Pullman Suite
  • 4 nights 4-star accommodation at Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town
DINING
  • Enjoy 27 meals including daily breakfast
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages while on the ‘Pride of Africa’
ESSENTIALS
  • National Park entrance fees
  • English-speaking guides whilst on day tours
  • Qualified safari field rangers and trackers whilst on safari
  • Airport taxes and surcharges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Transportation by open-air 4x4 vehicles (safari drives)
  • Luxury Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’ (Pretoria to Cape Town)
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers
EXTENSION 19-DAY PACKAGE
All of the above, plus the following:
  • 2 nights in the wine region of Stellenbosch
  • Enjoy 2 additional meals
  • Discover Stellenbosch with a free day at leisure
  • Return transfers from Cape Town to Stellenbosch
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stopover Packages: Break up the long-haul flight with a stopover at a fantastic location (see checkout for details)
  • Optional Tours: Optional experiences and tours are available to add to your itinerary (see checkout for details)
  • Cabin Upgrades: Cabin upgrades are available (see checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class (see checkout for details)
  • Premium Accommodation: Upgrade your accommodation package (see checkout for details)
Itinerary 1
STANDARD ITINERARY
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Today depart for Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Please note:
• Some customers may depart on Day 0 and arrive Day 1.
• Some customers may land into Johannesburg on Day 1 and fly to Victoria Falls on Day 2. If an additional night is required due to flight scheduling TripADeal will provide the accommodation.
• Some customers will transit through Johannesburg airport, please do not leave the airport, you will need to collect your baggage and re-check in for the next flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. Flight Scheduling will be outlined in your travel packs 4-6 weeks prior to departure. Some customers may have up to a 7 hour layover in Perth during the daytime.
• Some customers may fly into Livingstone, Zambia which is just opposite Victoria Falls township in Zimbabwe. They will then transfer across the border to Victoria Falls. Customers who fly to Livingstone will be required to get a KAZA Tourist Visa which covers both Zimbabwe and Zambia and costs $50 USD (approximately $70 AUD). Flight schedules will be outlined in the travel pack 4-6 weeks prior to departure.

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Welcome to Victoria Falls!

Upon arrival into Victoria Falls you will be met and transferred to the lodge. Check-in will be from 14:00 onwards, luggage can be stored at the hotel if you arrive earlier at the lodge. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this magnificent lodge and its beautiful surroundings.

Situated on a plateau just 4 kilometres from majestic Victoria Falls, the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is surrounded by the wilds of Africa and offers an unforgettable experience. The sunset-facing rooms offer endless views of the African bush stretching to the horizon, which includes a waterhole frequently visited by elephants, buffalo, kudu and other wildlife, as well as a rich variety of birds.

Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls or Similar

Meals included: None

Day 3 Victoria Falls - Guided Tour of the Falls - Zambezi Sunset Cruise

This morning you will be collected from the lodge and transferred to the waterfalls. Visiting Victoria Falls is truly an awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; that humbling feeling that you are witnessing one of nature's supreme masterpieces. No photograph can begin to depict reality and nothing prepares you for your first sight.

The tour is conducted in the morning (approximately 3 hours). En route, you may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’, where you may stop and take photos. You will be accompanied through the rainforest by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the falls, as well as detailing the flora, fauna, birds, wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist travellers with photographs whilst visiting the most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are also provided when required. After the tour, return to the lodge.

In the late afternoon, you will be picked up and transferred to the jetty for an exciting Zambezi Sundowner Cruise. The Zambezi Sunset Cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Zambezi River. Keep your eyes peeled to spot the variety of game; including hippo, crocodile and elephants, as well as the many different bird species. The cruise includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks.

Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls or Similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Victoria Falls - Free Day

Enjoy a full day at leisure, relax at the lodge and make use of the great facilities while reminiscing about the events of the trip so far. Discover the famous Buffalo Bar, or swim in the two-tiered swimming pool overlooking the bushland. If a relaxing day isn't on the cards, choose to embark on a full day optional Chobe excursion.

Optional Activity: Full Day Chobe Tour - $350 AUD per person
A Chobe Day Trip is the ideal opportunity to experience the amazing fauna and flora that Africa has to offer, with the world-renowned ‘Chobe National Park’ only a mere 80 kilometres away. Guests will get a chance to experience the Park on a game drive and a boat cruise. Chobe National Park is well known for its large herds of elephants that frequently visit the Chobe River on a daily basis. In the dry season, an estimate of up to 85,000 elephants can be dispersed within the Chobe National Park, where the majority of them can be found along the river. Apart from the herds of elephants, Chobe also has lots more to offer. The Park has lion, leopard, buffalo and a whole host of antelope like sable, puku, kudu, eland, roan and many others. The river is filled with big pods of hippos and some of the biggest crocodiles in Africa.

You will be picked up from your Victoria Falls hotel and transferred to the Kazungula border where a Botswana guide will meet you. You will proceed straight to a morning cruise where you will spend the morning game viewing along the Chobe River. The cruise will end at around midday and you will go to a hotel on the riverbank for lunch. After lunch, you will board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park. Following this you will be taken back to the Kazungula Border where you will be met by the Zimbabwean guide for your return transfer to Victoria Falls arriving in the evening.

Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls or Similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Johannesburg, South Africa

Today after breakfast you will check-out of the lodge and be transferred to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. Upon arrival, make use of the complimentary hotel shuttle which will take you to the hotel where you may enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Please note: The hotel offers a Complimentary Airport Shuttle which runs from 05:15 until 23:00. The shuttle picks up at the airport every half past and on the hour (00H00 and 00H30) and departs from the hotel every quarter to and quarter past (00H15 and 00H45). The shuttle can be collected at the airport at the Bus Terminal behind the InterContinental Hotel.

Overnight: Protea Hotel O.R Tambo Airport or similar, Johannesburg, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Johannesburg - Ivory Tree Game Lodge

This morning depart at 10:00 and be transferred onwards to your five-star safari lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve (approximately 210 kilometres). Arrive in time for lunch, served at 14:00, followed by your first afternoon game drive.

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is set in the crater of a long extinct volcano, and ranks among the largest of the parks in South Africa. It’s situated within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as Bushveld. Unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone. The fascinating combination of geology, landscape and rainfall gives rise to different patterns of vegetation - wide open grasslands, steep hill slopes, rocky outcrops, wooded valleys, thickets and thickly wooded gorges. Pilanesberg accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa and is also home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo. A wide variety of rare and common species exist here such as the nocturnal brown hyaena, the fleet-footed cheetah and the majestic sable. Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded.

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is a five-star game lodge located inside the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The lodge’s thatched rooms are elegantly furnished with African themes and each comes with a patio, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. The main area consists of two lounges, a cocktail bar, dining room, outdoor pool and a fire pit. The safari lodge experience includes guided game drives in a 10-seater safari vehicle through the magnificent game reserve. Other activities offered in the surrounding area include archery, quad biking and bird watching (not included - available at extra cost).

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

Begin the day with an early morning game drive through the reserve. Game drives are conducted in comfortable, open 4X4 Land Rovers accompanied by professional English speaking field rangers and trackers, ensuring an informative and detailed safari experience. Keep your cameras ready for some incredible photo opportunities. Return to the lodge mid-morning for breakfast and a little R&R before heading out again to spot more wildlife on an evening safari. Afterwards, wind down your evening with a few sundowners before dinner.

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

Discover new and exciting areas of Pilanesberg Game Reserve and its diverse wildlife with another early morning and evening game drive.

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Ivory Tree Game Lodge - Pretoria - Begin Rovos Rail Journey

This morning after breakfast you will be picked up at 06:00 and transferred to Pretoria, (approximately 160 kilometres). After a welcome reception in Pretoria, board the train where you will begin your luxury three-night rail experience on board the famous Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’ train, boarding will begin at 09:30.

Guests need to be at the station no later than 8:00am, please ensure that all baggage is accounted for, as there will not be time to turn around for missing luggage.

The Rovos Rail company operates two restored classic trains, each with 20 renovated original coaches; some from before the 1920s! Each train accommodates a maximum of 72 passengers in luxury and style. The trains feature traditional authentic furnishings and classic decor with classic wooden panelling a feature throughout. Elegance and grandeur are evident throughout all the coaches and are matched by exceptional service and cuisine.

Please note: There is a dress code for Rovos Rail journey. Days on board are smart casual: neat, conventional yet relatively informal in style combining casual and formal clothing pieces whilst evening attire is more formal: for gentlemen, a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement, while for ladies a cocktail/evening dress is suggested.

Overnight: Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Kimberley

Today, enjoy the scenery as you travel to Kimberley. Breakfast is served between 07:00 and 09:45. At approximately 10:00 you will arrive in Kimberley where you will board a bus for a guided tour of this historical city, including its Diamond Mine Museum and the extraordinary Big Hole on the outskirts of the city. Return to the train at around 12.30 and enjoy lunch in the dining cars. Continue west onwards to Matjiesfontein this evening.

Overnight: Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Matjiesfontein

Enjoy breakfast this morning, which is served in the dining cars until 10:00. The train travels through the Karoo, a vast semi-desert region that was once an enormous inland sea. Over millions of years, volcanic matter was ground down and deposited as silt upon the seabed to form what geologists call the Karoo system.

After lunch, there is a chance for you to disembark the train at Whitehill Siding and walk the 5 kilometres into Matjiesfontein. A member of staff will accompany the group. Disembark at Matjiesfontein for an opportunity to stroll through the historic village. Of special interest is the museum on the platform and a collection of historic cars and railway carriages to the right of the Lord Milner Hotel.

Overnight: Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Matjiesfontein - Cape Town

This morning, enjoy breakfast aboard the train until 09:30. Arrive at Cape Town Station for around 10.00am. Upon arrival into Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to the hotel where you can enjoy an evening at leisure.

The Cape Milner is an oasis in Cape Town where you can enjoy modern comforts away from home. Situated in the trendy central suburb of Tamboerskloof at the foot of Table Mountain, The Cape Milner Hotel is close to the V&A Waterfront as well as the pristine white beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. The hotel is a short 5-10 minute drive/taxi to the pristine white beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton and 5-8 minute drive/taxi from the V&A Waterfront.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 13 Cape Town Free Day

Enjoy a free day at leisure to experience the vibrant city of Cape Town. Alternatively, you can take part in an optional activity (not included).

Optional Activity: Cape Town Half Day City Tour: $110 per person
Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage, grand splendour and an assurance of activity & excitement. This optional tour is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling, modern city it is today. The tour commences with a visit to Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). Enjoy panoramic views over the Mother City and Robben Island in the distance lying sleepily in Table Bay harbour. In the heart of the city enjoy a short walk through the Company Gardens. From squirrels to a variety of plant life, it’s just a happy place to soak up some ‘Cape Town vibes’ and enjoy the aviaries and fishponds.

On the Wale Street end of the garden you will find a monument which was created to commemorate the life and work of Desmond Tutu – lovingly referred to by South Africans as “The Arch” and a tribute to the values of the South African Constitution. Arch for Arch was installed beside historic St. Georges Cathedral aka “People’s Cathedral” for its role in the resistance against apartheid. Step inside the Slave Lodge which explores the history of these unwilling immigrants and how they have contributed to the richness and diversity of South African history. As you drive through the city you shall get a feel for the cultural melting pot that it is. End the tour with a stop at Truth Café, a ‘steampunk inspired’ artisan coffee shop serving all hand-roasted coffees in a vintage cast-iron drum (any meals for own account). Return to your hotel upon completion of the tour where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Cape Town - Full Day Peninsula Tour

This awe-inspiring tour (approximately 9 hours) to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world's most scenic areas and stretches from the city centre all the way to Cape Point. In Simon’s Town you will stop for the chance to see penguins and enjoy some lunch (not included). On the way back you will also visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Note: The drive via Chapman's Peak is subject to the road being open. Ou Kaapse Weg (mountain pass in Cape Town) will be used as an alternative route when necessary.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 Cape Town Free Day

Take this day at your own leisure with the opportunity to explore all that Cape Town has to offer or choose to embark on an optional excursion.

Optional Activity: Full Day Cape Winelands Tour - $160 per person
This morning after breakfast depart on a full day Cape Winelands Tour. This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Head to the heart of South Africa’s wine industry, Stellenbosch. Beautiful and culturally rich, the region is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Enjoy the first wine tasting of the day at the Waterford Estate or similar.

Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town in a most picturesque valley retains a French Huguenot style. Enjoy a wine tasting before enjoying the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (lunch is not included). Onward to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. The last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route. Return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotel early evening.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16 Cape Town, South Africa - Australia (or New Zealand)

Today you will be transferred to Cape Town Airport for your return flight back to Australia (or New Zealand).

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 17 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 day later.

Itinerary 2
EXTENSION PACKAGE
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Today depart for Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Please note:
• Please note that some customers may depart on day 0 and arrive Day 1.
• Some customers may land into Johannesburg on Day 1 and fly to Victoria Falls on Day 2. If an additional night is required due to flight scheduling TripADeal will provide the accommodation.
• Some customers will transit through Johannesburg airport, please do not leave the airport, you will need to collect your baggage and re-check in for the next flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. Flight Scheduling will be outlined in your travel packs 4-6 weeks prior to departure. Some customers may have up to a 7 hour layover in Perth during the daytime.
• Some customers may fly into Livingstone, Zambia which is just opposite Victoria Falls township in Zimbabwe. They will then transfer across the border to Victoria Falls. Customers who fly to Livingstone will be required to get a KAZA Tourist Visa which covers both Zimbabwe and Zambia and costs $50 USD (approximately $70 AUD). Flight scheduling will be outlined in the travel pack 4-6 weeks prior to departure.

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Welcome to Victoria Falls!

Upon arrival into Victoria Falls you will be met and transferred to the lodge. Check-in will be from 14:00 onwards, luggage can be stored at the hotel if you arrive earlier at the lodge. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this magnificent lodge and its beautiful surroundings.

Situated on a plateau just 4 kilometres from majestic Victoria Falls, the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is surrounded by the wilds of Africa and offers an unforgettable experience. The sunset-facing rooms offer endless views of the African bush stretching to the horizon, which includes a waterhole frequently visited by elephants, buffalo, kudu and other wildlife, as well as a rich variety of birds.

Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls or Similar

Meals included: None

Day 3 Victoria Falls - Guided Tour of the Falls - Zambezi Sunset Cruise

This morning you will be collected from the lodge and transferred to the waterfalls. Visiting Victoria Falls is truly an awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; that humbling feeling that you are witnessing one of nature's supreme masterpieces. No photograph can begin to depict reality and nothing prepares you for your first sight.

The tour is conducted in the morning (approximately 3 hours). En route, you may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’, where you may stop and take photos. You will be accompanied through the rainforest by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the falls, as well as detailing the flora, fauna, birds, wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist travellers with photographs whilst visiting the most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are also provided when required. After the tour, return to the lodge.

In the late afternoon, you will be picked up and transferred to the jetty for an exciting Zambezi Sundowner Cruise. The Zambezi Sunset Cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Zambezi River. Keep your eyes peeled to spot the variety of game; including hippo, crocodile and elephants, as well as the many different bird species. The cruise includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks.

Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls or Similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Victoria Falls - Free Day

Enjoy a full day at leisure, relax at the lodge and make use of the great facilities while reminiscing about the events of the trip so far. Discover the famous Buffalo Bar, or swim in the two-tiered swimming pool overlooking the bushland. If a relaxing day isn't on the cards, choose to embark on a full day optional Chobe excursion.

Optional Activity: Full Day Chobe Tour - $350 AUD per person
A Chobe Day Trip is the ideal opportunity to experience the amazing fauna and flora that Africa has to offer, with the world renowned ‘Chobe National Park’ only a mere 80 kilometres away. Guests will get a chance to experience the Park on a game drive and a boat cruise. Chobe National Park is well known for its large herds of elephants that frequently visit the Chobe River on a daily basis. In the dry season an estimate of up to 85,000 elephants can be dispersed within the Chobe National Park, where the majority of them can be found along the river. Apart from the herds of elephants, Chobe also has lots more to offer. The Park has lion, leopard, buffalo and a whole host of antelope like sable, puku, kudu, eland, roan and many others. The river is filled with big pods of hippos and some of the biggest crocodiles in Africa.

You will be picked up from your Victoria Falls hotel and transferred to the Kazungula border where a Botswana guide will meet you. You will proceed straight to a morning cruise where you will spend the morning game viewing along the Chobe River. The cruise will end at around midday and you will go to a hotel on the riverbank for lunch. After lunch, you will board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park. Following this you will be taken back to the Kazungula Border where you will be met by the Zimbabwean guide for your return transfer to Victoria Falls arriving in the evening.

Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls or Similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Johannesburg, South Africa

Today after breakfast you will check-out of the lodge and be transferred to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. Upon arrival, make use of the complimentary hotel shuttle which will take you to the hotel where you may enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Please note: The hotel offers a Complimentary Airport Shuttle which runs from 05:15 until 23:00. The shuttle picks up at the airport every half past and on the hour (00H00 and 00H30) and departs from the hotel every quarter to and quarter past (00H15 and 00H45). The shuttle can be collected at the airport at the Bus Terminal behind the InterContinental Hotel.

Overnight: Protea Hotel O.R Tambo Airport or similar, Johannesburg, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Johannesburg - Ivory Tree Game Lodge

This morning depart at 10:00 and be transferred onwards to your five-star safari lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve (approximately 210 kilometres). Arrive in time for lunch, served at 14:00, followed by your first afternoon game drive.

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is set in the crater of a long extinct volcano, and ranks among the largest of the parks in South Africa. It’s situated within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as Bushveld. Unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone. The fascinating combination of geology, landscape and rainfall gives rise to different patterns of vegetation - wide open grasslands, steep hill slopes, rocky outcrops, wooded valleys, thickets and thickly wooded gorges. Pilanesberg accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa and is also home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo. A wide variety of rare and common species exist here such as the nocturnal brown hyaena, the fleet-footed cheetah and the majestic sable. Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded.

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is a five-star game lodge located inside the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The lodge’s thatched rooms are elegantly furnished with African themes and each comes with a patio, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. The main area consists of two lounges, a cocktail bar, dining room, outdoor pool and a fire pit. The safari lodge experience includes guided game drives in a 10-seater safari vehicle through the magnificent game reserve. Other activities offered in the surrounding area include archery, quad biking and bird watching (not included - available at extra cost).

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

Begin the day with an early morning game drive through the reserve. Game drives are conducted in comfortable, open 4X4 Land Rovers accompanied by professional English speaking field rangers and trackers, ensuring an informative and detailed safari experience. Keep your cameras ready for some incredible photo opportunities. Return to the lodge mid-morning for breakfast and a little R&R before heading out again to spot more wildlife on an evening safari. Afterwards, wind down your evening with a few sundowners before dinner.

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

Discover new and exciting areas of Pilanesberg Game Reserve and its diverse wildlife with another early morning and evening game drive.

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Ivory Tree Game Lodge - Pretoria - Begin Rovos Rail Journey

This morning after breakfast you will be picked up at 06:00 and transferred to Pretoria, (approximately 160 kilometres). After a welcome reception in Pretoria, board the train where you will begin your luxury three-night rail experience on board the famous Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’ train, boarding will begin at 09:30.

Guests need to be at the station no later than 8:00am, please ensure that all baggage is accounted for, as there will not be time to turn around for missing luggage.

The Rovos Rail company operates two restored classic trains, each with 20 renovated original coaches; some from before the 1920s! Each train accommodates a maximum of 72 passengers in luxury and style. The trains feature traditional authentic furnishings and classic decor with classic wooden panelling a feature throughout. Elegance and grandeur are evident throughout all the coaches and are matched by exceptional service and cuisine.

Please note: There is a dress code for Rovos Rail journey. Days on board are smart casual: neat, conventional yet relatively informal in style combining casual and formal clothing pieces whilst evening attire is more formal: for gentlemen, a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement, while for ladies a cocktail/evening dress is suggested.

Overnight: Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Kimberley

Today, enjoy the scenery as you travel to Kimberley. Breakfast is served between 07:00 and 09:45. At approximately 10:00 you will arrive in Kimberley where you will board a bus for a guided tour of this historical city, including its Diamond Mine Museum and the extraordinary Big Hole on the outskirts of the city. Return to the train at around 12.30 and enjoy lunch in the dining cars. Continue west onwards to Matjiesfontein this evening.

Overnight: Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Matjiesfontein

Enjoy breakfast this morning, which is served in the dining cars until 10:00. The train travels through the Karoo, a vast semi-desert region that was once an enormous inland sea. Over millions of years, volcanic matter was ground down and deposited as silt upon the seabed to form what geologists call the Karoo system.

After lunch, there is a chance for you to disembark the train at Whitehill Siding and walk the 5 kilometres into Matjiesfontein. A member of staff will accompany the group. Disembark at Matjiesfontein for an opportunity to stroll through the historic village. Of special interest is the museum on the platform and a collection of historic cars and railway carriages to the right of the Lord Milner Hotel.

Overnight: Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Matjiesfontein - Cape Town

This morning, enjoy breakfast aboard the train until 09:30. Arrive at Cape Town Station for around 10.00am. Upon arrival into Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to the hotel where you can enjoy an evening at leisure.

The Cape Milner is an oasis in Cape Town where you can enjoy modern comforts away from home. Situated in the trendy central suburb of Tamboerskloof at the foot of Table Mountain, The Cape Milner Hotel is close to the V&A Waterfront as well as the pristine white beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. The hotel is a short 5-10 minute drive/taxi to the pristine white beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton and 5-8 minute drive/taxi from the V&A Waterfront.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 13 Cape Town Free Day

Enjoy a free day at leisure to experience the vibrant city of Cape Town. Alternatively, you can take part in an optional activity (not included).

Optional Activity: Cape Town Half Day City Tour: $110 per person
Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage, grand splendour and an assurance of activity & excitement. This optional tour is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling, modern city it is today. The tour commences with a visit to Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). Enjoy panoramic views over the Mother City and Robben Island in the distance lying sleepily in Table Bay harbour. In the heart of the city enjoy a short walk through the Company Gardens. From squirrels to a variety of plant life, it’s just a happy place to soak up some ‘Cape Town vibes’ and enjoy the aviaries and fishponds.

On the Wale Street end of the garden you will find a monument which was created to commemorate the life and work of Desmond Tutu – lovingly referred to by South Africans as “The Arch” and a tribute to the values of the South African Constitution. Arch for Arch was installed beside historic St. Georges Cathedral aka “People’s Cathedral” for its role in the resistance against apartheid. Step inside the Slave Lodge which explores the history of these unwilling immigrants and how they have contributed to the richness and diversity of South African history. As you drive through the city you shall get a feel for the cultural melting pot that it is. End the tour with a stop at Truth Café, a ‘steampunk inspired’ artisan coffee shop serving all hand-roasted coffees in a vintage cast-iron drum (any meals for own account). Return to your hotel upon completion of the tour where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Cape Town - Full Day Peninsula Tour

This awe-inspiring tour (approximately 9 hours) to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world's most scenic areas and stretches from the city centre all the way to Cape Point. In Simon’s Town you will stop for the chance to see penguins and enjoy some lunch (not included). On the way back you will also visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Note: The drive via Chapman's Peak is subject to the road being open. Ou Kaapse Weg (mountain pass in Cape Town) will be used as an alternative route when necessary.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 Cape Town Free Day

Take this day at your own leisure with the opportunity to explore all that Cape Town has to offer or choose to embark on an optional excursion.

Optional Activity: Full Day Cape Winelands Tour - $160 per person
This morning after breakfast depart on a full day Cape Winelands Tour. This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Head to the heart of South Africa’s wine industry, Stellenbosch. Beautiful and culturally rich, the region is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Enjoy the first wine tasting of the day at the Waterford Estate or similar.

Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town in a most picturesque valley retains a French Huguenot style. Enjoy a wine tasting before enjoying the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (lunch is not included). Onward to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. The last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route. Return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotel early evening.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16 Cape Town - Stellenbosch

This morning transfer to the nearby town of Stellenbosch where you will spend the next two nights in your quality guesthouse accommodation. Check in will be available from 14:00 onwards and luggage storage will be available until check-in. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.

Stellenbosch is a university town in South Africa's Western Cape province. It's surrounded by the vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the mountainous nature reserves of Jonkershoek and Simonsberg. The town's oak-shaded streets are lined with cafes, boutiques and art galleries. Cape Dutch architecture gives a sense of South Africa's Dutch colonial history, as do the Village Museum's period houses and gardens.

If there's one thing that Stellenbosch is renowned for, it’s wine. There are hundreds of estates scattered around the outskirts of the town, many of which produce world-class wines.

Overnight: Bonne Esperance, Stellenbosch or Similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17 Stellenbosch Free Day

Today is free at leisure or alternatively take part in an optional wine tour offered by your hosts (not included). This can be booked through the hotel accommodation upon arrival.

Overnight: Bonne Esperance, Stellenbosch or Similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 18 Stellenbosch - Cape Town - Australia (or New Zealand)

Today you will be transferred to Cape Town Airport for your return flight back home.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 19 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 day later.

Important Info

Booking information 

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase.
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
CANCELLATION POLICY 
Qantas Tours packages are non-refundable. If your Qantas Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other Qantas Tour or package available via the TripADeal website.
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with.
We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
Offer essentials
 
This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until 18th September 2025.
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement   
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies. 
 
Standard Package: 
• Pullman Suite: $3,800
• Deluxe Suite: $4,200  
 
Extension Package:
• Pullman Suite: $4,600
• Deluxe Suite: $5,000  
Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package, may be in a single room, depending on availability. 
 
Departure Dates 
2025
January: 09
February: 13
March: 06, 27
April: 10, 24
June: 19, 22
July: 03, 17, 31
August: 14
September: 11
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability. 
 
Flights

Departure Cities 
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, *Perth or *Auckland 
 
Departure City Surcharges 
Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth or Auckland: $200 per person  
 
Full-Service Airline(s) Used  
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Airlines: Qantas Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Ethiopian Airlines and partners (subject to availability). 
 
Additional flight  
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Route: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Johannesburg, South Africa 
Please note: TripADeal cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.
 
Arrive Early Options 
• Johannesburg - $300 per person.
• Victoria Falls - $300 per person (only available for purchases over the phone).
High season dates range up to $800 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• Please note that if you select an Arrive Early in Johannesburg we will still provide the ongoing flight to Victoria Falls.
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• High season arrive early can be purchased for up to $800.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
14/09/2023 - 14/10/2023
01/12/2023 - 09/02/2024
18/03/2024 - 30/04/2024
01/06/2024 - 14/08/2024
23/09/2024 - 20/10/2024
06/12/2024 - 31/01/2025
28/03/2025 - 27/04/2025
16/06/2025 - 20/07/2025
15/09/2025 - 12/10/2025
01/12/2025 - 31/01/2026 
 
Stay Behind Options 
• Cape Town - $300 per person.
High season dates: up to $800 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• High season stay behind can be purchased for up to $800 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
14/09/2023 - 14/10/2023
01/12/2023 - 09/02/2024
18/03/2024 - 30/04/2024
01/06/2024 - 14/08/2024
23/09/2024 - 20/10/2024
06/12/2024 - 31/01/2025
28/03/2025 - 27/04/2025
16/06/2025 - 20/07/2025
15/09/2025 - 12/10/2025
01/12/2025 - 31/01/2026
 
Preferred Airline Option (Economy Class): 
Qatar Airways - $300 per person 
Singapore Airlines - $300 per person
Emirates - $300 per person
  
Please note:  
 
• Preferred airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded. 
 • On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration. 
 • In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased preferred airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the preferred airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai. 
 • Preferred airline refers to the marketing carrier and could include codeshare partners. 
 
Stopover Packages  
• Doha 
Twin Share: $1,000 per person/one way 
Solo Traveller: $1,500 one way 
• Singapore 
Twin Share: $1,200per person/one way 
Solo Traveller: $1,800 one way 
• Dubai 
Twin Share: $1,000 per person/one way 
Solo Traveller: $1,500 one way 
 
Includes: 
• 2 nights in 4-star accommodation 
• Daily breakfast 
• Return airport transfers  
Please note:  
• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must be chosen each way, due to the airline used 
• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind 
• Stopover packages are subject to availability. 
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased guaranteed airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the guaranteed airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai. 
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges: 
1st March - 10 March 2024 
Singapore Grand Prix: September 2024 
Doha Grand Prix: October 2024 
Doha MotoGP: November 2024 
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (for Dubai): November 2024
 
Flight Class Upgrades 
Business Class/Premium Economy: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout. 
Please note: 
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed; subject to aircraft configuration.
Accommodation

Accommodation Used: 
4-5 Star Properties:
Standard 17-Day Package:  



  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: 5-star accommodation at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar
  • Johannesburg, South Africa: premium accommodation at Protea Hotel O.R Tambo Airport or similar
  • Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa: 5-star accommodation at Ivory Tree Game Lodge
  • Luxury rail experience on board Rovos Rail’s ‘Pride of Africa’
  • Cape Town, South Africa: premium accommodation at Cape Milner Hotel or similar 


 
Extension 19-Day Package:   
All of the above plus:



  • Stellenbosch, South Africa: premium accommodation at Bonne Esperance or similar 


Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel. 
 
Extra Nights  
Not available. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity 
2 people. 
 
Child Policy  
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for Children 12 years old and over. 
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed. 
 
Triple Share  
Not available. 
 
Bedding Configuration  
Double or twin (subject to availability). 
 

General information
 
Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 14 per vehicle. 
 
Optional Tours/Activities  
Day 4 - Alternative Activity: Full Day Chobe Tour - $350 per person
Day 13 - Optional Activity: Cape Town Half Day City Tour: $110 per person
Day 15 - Optional Activity: Full Day Cape Winelands Tour - $160 per person 
Please note: 
• The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone before submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability). 
• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate. 
 
Exclusions
 
• Visa fees and requirements 
• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer
• Recommended gratuities/tipping 
• Optional activities/tours 
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance 
 
Other important information

ACCOMMODATION TERMINOLOGY USE 
Premium: 
A Premium property is comfortable, well-appointed and provides a good quality of service and level of comfort. Restaurants, luggage handling, fitness and recreation facilities are available. Guest rooms are more stylishly decorated than standard accommodation and include a range of enhanced amenities. Properties in the premium category will likely be central to the main shopping and entertainment area. However, they may still require public transport, taxi or rideshare to the centre at your expense. 
 
5-star: 
5-star properties offer a higher level of service and comfort, fine dining establishments, room service and well-designed public areas. There is a greater focus on individual services such as concierge, porters, and spa facilities. Guest rooms are well-appointed and have quality bedding, bath products and a range of in-room amenities. They generally have easy access to various dining, entertainment and shopping options. 
 
Lodge: 
Unique properties include tented camps, heritage properties, rural or village homestays, floating hotels, or tree-top accommodation. Generally independent properties with a selection of amenities and individual character and charm. 
 
Rovos Rail: 
Pullman Suites 
The Pullman suites accommodate one or two passengers and have an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. During the day, the suites have a comfortable sofa-seat with a conversion to double or twin beds for the evening. A dedicated host/ess is available at all times and services the suites daily. 
 
Amenities:
• En-suite with shower, toilet and basin 
• Fold-up writing desk 
• Luggage shelf 
• Cupboards 
• Safe 
• Air conditioning 
• Tea facilities 
• Bespoke amenities 
• Robes and slippers 
• Hairdryer (fixed or plug-in) 
• USB ports 
• Internal telephone system 
• Room service
 
Deluxe Suites -
The Deluxe Suites accommodate one or two passengers in double or twin beds and have their own lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. A dedicated host/ess is available at all times and services the suites daily. A bar fridge is filled with the on-board beverages of the passengers’ choice.
 
Amenities:
• En-suite with shower, toilet and basin
• Small lounge area
• Writing desk
• Luggage shelf
• Cupboards
• Safe
• Air conditioning
• Fridge
• Tea facilities
• Bespoke amenities
• Robes and slippers
• Hairdryer (fixed or plug-in)
• Shaver plugs (2-pin)
• USB ports
• Internal telephone system
• Room service
 
Please note:
There is a dress code for Rovos Rail journey. Days on board are smart casual: neat, conventional yet relatively informal in style combining casual and formal clothing pieces whilst evening attire is more formal: for gentlemen, a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement while for ladies, a cocktail/evening dress is suggested.
Cabins may be double, twin or bunk.
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Johannesburg Area:
Johannesburg is situated on the highveld plateau, and has a subtropical highland climate. The city enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months (October to April) characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months (May to September) by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights. Temperatures in Johannesburg are usually fairly mild due to the city's high elevation, with an average maximum daytime temperature in January of 25.6°C, dropping to an average maximum of around 16°C in June. The UV index for Johannesburg in summers is extreme, often reaching 14-16 due to the high elevation and proximity to the equator.
 
Cape Town: 
Cape Town has a Mediterranean-style climate: wet and cool winters, dry and warm summers. The annual average temperature in Cape Town is a delightful 17°C. Cape Town lies on the 34th latitude South, together with Casablanca, Los Angeles and Sydney.
 
Victoria Falls:
In the area of Victoria Falls, the climate is sub-tropical, with a mild and dry winter from mid-May to mid-August (during which, however, nights are cold), and a hot, muggy and rainy summer from mid-November to mid-March. The rains occur in the form of downpours or thunderstorms. Between September and November, before the rainy season, there is a hot period, which is in fact the hottest of the year, with temperatures easily reaching 35°C, and sometimes up to 40°C, even though the humidity is not as high as in summer. October is the hottest month of the year. On the contrary, in winter, when during the day the weather is nice, the temperature at night may approach freezing (0°C).
Please note: The amount of water at Victoria Falls (waterfall) will depend on the seasonality.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At Qantas Tours, we do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
27 meals in total are included in the standard 17-Day package and 29 in the Extension 19-Day package. For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify Qantas Tours of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and offloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
ROVOS RAIL
Luggage:
It is possible to store luggage in your suite under the bed or above the door on a luggage rack, which provides ample space for storage.
 
Internal Flight: 
1 x Piece of luggage per person with a maximum of 23 kilograms
 
Johannesburg or Tambo Airport New Baggage Restrictions
The following new rules will apply to checked baggage:
- Only regular-shaped bags may be checked in. This means that the bags must have at least one flat surface to be accepted.
- Round or irregular-shaped bags will not be allowed.
- Bags with longs straps will not be allowed.
 
OTHER
Mobility:
If you would love to travel with Qantas Tours and require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required:
A moderate level of fitness will be required. 
Moderate is described as: may involve more physical activity, including biking, longer day hikes or extended walking and standing, low-altitude treks, and water-based activities such as canoeing or low-grade kayaking. Guests using any walking aid other than a walking stick would be advised to reconsider as surfaces may be uneven.
Please note: If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate upon arrival.
You must check with your doctor well before leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is $6 USD (approximately $8.50 AUD) per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected on tour. 
 
Please note: tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: If entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping: 
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.
 
Visas

South Africa
A tourist visa for South Africa is not required for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian or New Zealand Passport.
 
Zimbabwe/Zambia
Passengers travelling on an Australian or New Zealand passport entering Zimbabwe & Zambia for tourism purposes are required to pay for a double entry, 30-day KAZA visa on point of entry into Victoria Falls or Livingstone and costs $50 USD (approximately $70 AUD - subject to change). This visa will cover both Zimbabwe and Zambia and can be paid on arrival. Please bring the exact amount in USD cash.
 
Important:
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
Please note:
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.

Schedule of fees

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
• Changes - $100.00 per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100.00 per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
Supplier Fees
In the event the Qantas Tour you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Qantas Tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Travel More in 2024 Offer - Terms and Conditions

During the promotional period of 12:01am Saturday 1 June 2024 to 11:59pm Thursday 20 June 2024 (AEST), customers will receive $250 off tour, cruise, exclusive hotel package or experience deals listed on tours.qantas.com with departure dates between 1 August and 31 December 2024. Adding an ‘arrive early’ option to a January 2025 departure date will not qualify for the offer. The Offer will not apply where a deal departs in January 2025 and where an ‘arrive early’ option is selected to move the departure date into 2024. The $250 off will be automatically applied at the check-out page on tours.qantas.com when offer requirements are met. The $250 off Offer applies to new bookings only with minimum cash spend of $4,999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Offer is valid once per order.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the offer is based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Customers will continue to earn the standard 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent on the total cash booking value. You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points.

The offer does not apply to non-Exclusive Hotel Packages, associated travel services, concierge flight tickets, travel visas, or travel insurance. The offer can be used in conjunction with Tours Gift Certificates and vouchers. The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the Qantas Tours offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice.