Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for exceptional train safaris aboard an authentically refurbished Edwardian-style train, accommodating up to 72 guests in the most spacious train suites in the world, each with their own en-suite bathroom and subtle modern conveniences. The eight scheduled journeys begin or end at Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria.
Whale Watching, Hermanus
Hermanus, particularly Walker Bay, has been recognized as one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world. It is the mating and breeding grounds of the Southern Right Whale during the winter and spring months (from June to November). Visitors are almost guaranteed to see whales in September, October and November.
Cango Caves Tour, Oudtshoorn
Located in the Swartberg Mountains, near the town of Oudtshoorn, the 20 million year old Cango Cave system consists of large underground caverns with fascinating limestone formations including stalactites and stalagmites, in a wide variety of colors. Cleopatra’s needle which stand nearly 9 meters high is one of the main attractions.
Knysna Lagoon Cruises & Adventures
With five rivers flowing in and meeting with the Indian Ocean, Knsyna Lagoon is one of the most popular locations on the Garden Route. Visitors can enjoy several activities in the area including sunset cruises, private boat charters, kayak tours, oyster tours, nature trails, and scooter tours of the forests surrounding the lagoon.
Apartheid Museum & Constitution Hill – Day Tour
Visit two of the most important sites in South African history, the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill, to learn about life under Apartheid, and South Africa’s path to democracy. Explore the prison which housed Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, and tour the Constitution Court of South Africa on this day tour.
Soweto – Half Day Tour
Explore the township of Soweto on this half day tour. Visit Vilakazi street, the only street in the world on which two Nobel laureates lived and take a tour of Mandela House, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1961. Also visit the Hector Pieterson memorial and museum and the iconic painted Orlando towers.
The Cradle of Humankind – Half Day Tour
Learn about the evolution of human beings by visiting the Cradle of Humankind, where fossils of our ancestors dating back over 3 million years have been found. Explore the Sterkfontein caves to see how fossils are discovered, excavated and dated, and the Maropeng Visitor Center which has several interactive exhibits on human evolution.
Cape Peninsula Tour
Visit the breathtaking Cape Peninsula, on this day tour. Drive through Chapman’s Peak on to Hout Bay, and take a boat ride to Seal Island. Then continue further to Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope, Boulder’s Beach Penguin Colony to see a colony of African Penguins, and finally, end the day with a leisurely stroll through the ecological wonderland that is Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.
Cape Winelands Tour
Spend a day exploring the Cape Winelands, one of the most famous wine growing regions in the world, located just an hour east of Cape Town. Visit the beautiful and historical towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, popularly known as the “Food & Wine” capital of South Africa. Take the Franschhoek Wine Tram and stop at some of the famous wineries in the region for wine tasting. On the way back, see the spot where Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison at Drakenstein.
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Enjoy breathtaking views of Cape Town on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, with a five minute cable car ride up to the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway has a unique design with each car rotating 360 degrees while moving, enabling each passenger to get spectacular views from all sides.1 2 Next »