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Tracks of Africa

Resort:Tracks of Africa
Operator: Titan Travel
Destination: Africa, South Africa
Price From: £5495.00


With breathtaking natural wonders, beautiful coastal towns and cities, and abundant wildlife, Southern Africa is bountiful in its treasures. On this 17-day adventure, well photograph spectacular scenery along the Garden Route, take high tea in Cape Town (with Table Mountain as a backdrop), and travel in sumptuous style on board a restored vintage train, taking in views of winelands, mountains and plateaux along the way. Journeying north, well spot hippos wallowing in Botswanas Chobe River and feel natures full force at Victoria Falls.

Whats Included

  • – 12 nights in hotels, 2 nights aboard Rovos Rail and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)

  • – International and regional flights as detailed. Prices are based on return flights with South African Airways or British Airways from London Heathrow via Johannesburg. Supplements may apply from other airports

  • – Rovos Rails Pride of Africa (2 nights) from Cape Town to Pretoria

  • – 24 meals: 14 breakfasts (days 3-16) 4 lunches (days 3, 5 and 9-10) 5 dinners (days 5, 9-10 and 12-13) 1 high tea (day 7) 2020 departures also include dinner on days 3-4

11 excursions and visits

  • – Visits to Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River; Cape Agulhas; Matjiesfontein; Kimberley (including Diamond Mining Museum and the Big Hole); Victoria Falls National Park

  • – Visit to Featherbed Nature Reserve

  • – City tour of Cape Town including Table Mountain cable car (weather permitting)

  • – Game drive in Chobe National Park

  • – Sunset cruises along the Chobe River and the Zambezi River

  • – Talk on David Livingstone by local expert


  • – Titans VIP door-to-door travel service

  • – Local Titan tour manager and guide

  • – Travel in destination by coach

  • – Porterage



Day 1 – UK – In flight

Titans VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Johannesburg.

UK – In flight

Day 2 – Johannesburg – Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

We arrive into Johannesburg and connect with our onward flight to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth). Located next to the Nelson Mandela Bay beachfront, our hotel is the perfect place to relax before embarking on this incredible journey.

Boardwalk Hotel, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) (5-star)

Day 3 – Knysna

We head west to Tsitsikamma National Park, a protected area and coastal reserve known for its indigenous forests. Well take a lunch break at Storms River and we recommend taking a stroll to experience the drama of the rugged coastline. Later, we continue to pretty Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route and famous for its stunning blue lagoon.

Excursions & visits:

Visit to Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River (morning)

Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays (4-star)

Day 4 – Knysna

Sail across the Knysna Lagoon and journey into the Featherbed Nature Reserve. We stop at magnificent viewpoints and our specialist guide highlights the areas history, flora and fauna. Therell be time for an optional guided walk through the coastal forest and fynbos. We return to Knysna later, where the remainder of the day is free.

Excursions & visits:

Visit to Featherbed Nature Reserve (afternoon)

Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays (4-star)

Day 5 – Arniston

We drive west to Arniston, a pretty fishing and holiday village close to Cape Aghulas. This little pocket of tranquillity, characterised by its lime-washed, thatched houses, remains unspoilt. You can look forward to wonderful views of the Indian Ocean from our hotel.

The Arniston Hotel (4-star)

Day 6 – Cape Town

This morning, we continue to Cape Aghulas; the southernmost point of Africa and the official dividing point between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Be sure to stop and take a photo in front of the sign showing where the oceans meet. We then move on to Hermanus, where we have free time. Theres plenty to see and do here; perhaps wander along the shore and you may be lucky enough to spot whales from July to November. This afternoon, we drive along the dramatically rugged coastal road to Cape Town.

Excursions & visits:

Visit to Cape Agulhas (morning)

Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town (5-star)

Day 7 – Cape Town

Today we set out for a tour of this exceptionally picturesque city, with its backdrop of Table Mountain, Lions Head, Signal Hill and Devils Peak. We take an exhilarating trip by cable car to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting), followed by a wonderful high tea at the prestigious Mount Nelson hotel – an oasis of calm in the heart of Cape Town.

Excursions & visits:

City tour of Cape Town, including Table Mountain cable car (morning)

Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town (5-star)

Day 8 – Cape Town

We have the whole day free to enjoy Cape Town and the surrounding area. You could take an optional excursion to view dramatic Cape Point. Or, take a relaxing stroll around the famous botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch nestled at the foot of Table Mountain. Enjoy a refreshing drink here, on the lush green lawn and discover some of its 7,000 species of plants.

Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town (5-star)

Day 9 – Rovos Rail

After free time today, well head to the station and board Rovos Rails Pride of Africa. Rediscover the golden age of travel as we begin our spectacular three-night journey north. Delicious food and wine is a key part of South African holidays and you’ll enjoy fine cuisine with wine pairings in the elegant dining car.

Rovos Rail (4-star)

Days 10-11 – Rovos Rail (Matjiesfontein – Kimberley)

We spend the next two days making our way to Pretoria, travelling through scenic winelands, rugged mountain ranges and the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld plateau. On day 10, we’ll stop at the well-preserved Victorian village of Matjiesfontein, founded as a refreshment stop in 1890. You can stroll through the village, around the museum and peek at the collection of historic cars and railway carriages. On day 11, we continue through stunning scenery to Kimberley for a tour of this famous diamond mining city, visiting the museum and the extraordinary Big Hole – a 214m-deep, man-made crater.

Excursions & visits:

Visit to Matjiesfontein (morning, day 10)
Visit to Kimberley (morning, day 11)

Rovos Rail (4-star)