ROMANTIC SOUTHERN AFRICAN HOLIDAY

For 15 days, indulge in romance, luxury, and thrilling discovery on the Romantic Southern Africa tour. The journey weaves opulence in Sun City, timeless charm on Rovos Rail, the grandeur of Victoria Falls, and the serene Lower Zambezi landscapes. Tee off on extraordinary golf courses: Gary Player, Lost City, Elephant Hills, and Bonanza, each a unique challenge amid breathtaking vistas. Unforgettable safaris, guided walks by Victoria Falls, and a romantic dinner cruise under the African stars await. From Sun City’s vibrancy to Lower Zambezi’s tranquility, the Romantic Southern Africa tour stirs hearts and kindles romance. Be it safaris, lavish stays, or nature’s wonders, this odyssey etches enduring moments into your memory.

Trip Profile

Duration
15 Days
rounds of golf
4
stops
5

Trip Highlights

  • Evening game drive into the Pilanesburg Game Reserve
  • Afternoon game drive in Hwange National Park
  • Walking tour of the Victoria Falls
  • Dinner cruise on the Zambezi River 90 minute full body massage at the Ciela Spa
  • Morning and evening game drives at Mfuwe Lodge

Trip Overview

Day 1
Welcome to the enchanting world of Sun City, South Africa. As you step off the plane and make your way to The Palace of the Lost City, the captivating essence of this luxurious destination envelops you. You’ll be greeted by the warm and attentive staff who will guide you through the check-in process, ensuring a seamless start to your journey. Afterward, retreat to the opulence of your deluxe room and prepare for an unforgettable stay. Tonight, indulge in the delights of a Bed & Breakfast meal plan.

Day 2
The sun rises over the lush landscapes of Sun City, casting a golden glow upon The Palace of the Lost City. After a restful night’s sleep, you’ll savor a delectable breakfast at the hotel, fueling your energy for an exciting day ahead. Your destination today is The Lost City Golf Course, a golfer’s paradise nestled within the African wilderness. You’ll spend the day perfecting your swing and embracing the mesmerizing beauty of the course.

In the afternoon, take a game drive through Pilanesberg National Park, one of the largest Big 5 reserves in South Africa!

Day 3
The enchantment of Sun City continues as you awaken to another splendid morning at The Palace of the Lost City. Following a delightful breakfast, you’ll venture to the world-renowned Gary Player Country Club. The golf course beckons, promising a day of thrilling challenges and picturesque surroundings as you hone your skills on the greens.

Day 4
Upon awakening in the lavish confines of The Palace of the Lost City, you’ll be greeted by the gentle African sun’s embrace, casting a golden hue on your day. The anticipation in the air is palpable as you prepare for the next leg of your journey. After bidding adieu to the palace, you’ll be transferred to the train station, where the magnificent Rovos Rail awaits.

Morning: Check-out from The Palace of the Lost City and head to the train station.
Mid-morning: A warm and gracious welcome from the Rovos Rail staff marks the beginning of your elegant rail adventure. You’ll step aboard this timeless masterpiece of luxury, replete with exquisite carriages, polished woodwork, and plush furnishings.
Lunch: The dining car beckons, and you’re treated to a delightful lunch featuring gourmet creations prepared by the skilled onboard chefs.
Afternoon: Spend the afternoon at your leisure, relaxing in your Deluxe Suite and watching the ever-changing South African landscape pass by.
Evening: The dining car once again sets the stage for an evening of culinary delights and camaraderie with fellow passengers.

Day 5
Awakening on the Rovos Rail, you’ll find yourself in a new locale, poised for another day of discovery and indulgence.

Morning: Greet the day with a lavish breakfast, enjoying the ever-evolving scenery beyond your window.
Mid-morning: The train will make a scheduled stop, offering you the opportunity to disembark and partake in an excursion tailored to immerse you in local culture and attractions.
Lunch: Your return to the train is met with another delightful meal, showcasing the finest ingredients and complemented by a selection of South African wines.
Afternoon: The afternoon is yours to savor as you see fit, whether that involves relaxing in your suite, mingling in the lounge car, or admiring the vistas from the open-air observation car.
Evening: The elegant ambiance of the dining car sets the stage for a memorable dinner, where the culinary mastery of the onboard chefs takes center stage.

Day 6
Your final full day aboard the Rovos Rail is filled with the promise of more enchantment and adventure as you near your destination.

Morning: Breakfast is a splendid affair, with freshly brewed coffee and an array of breakfast options.
Mid-morning: Disembark for your final guided excursion, a chance to immerse yourself in the unique charms of the region.
Lunch: Return to the train for your last onboard meal, a moment to reflect on the incredible experiences of your Rovos Rail journey.
Afternoon: As the train continues its journey towards the final destination, you can relax, savor the company of your fellow travelers, and take in the scenery.
Evening: The grand finale is an unforgettable farewell dinner, a celebratory feast of your time aboard the Rovos Rail. Amidst delicious fare and heartfelt farewells, you’ll carry the memories of this extraordinary train journey with you.

Your three nights on the Rovos Rail represent a unique exploration of luxury and the diverse landscapes of South Africa, offering a distinctive perspective of the country’s natural beauty and charm.

Day 7
After three magical nights aboard the Rovos Rail, your journey culminates as you reach your final destination. The train will make its way to the designated station, and with a mixture of nostalgia and gratitude, you’ll disembark. The memories of this incredible journey, steeped in elegance and enriched with adventures, will be etched into your heart.

Morning: Disembark from the Rovos Rail, marking the conclusion of your luxurious train journey.
Transfer: You’ll be transferred to your next destination, the Victoria Falls Hotel.
Arrival: Your arrival at the Victoria Falls Hotel sets the stage for the next leg of your African adventure. Check in to your Stable Signature wing room, where tranquility and comfort await. You’ll be greeted by the charming ambiance of this historic hotel.

Day 8
Morning: The day starts with a leisurely breakfast at the Victoria Falls Hotel. The hotel’s colonial charm and impeccable service create an ambiance of sheer relaxation, setting the tone for the day ahead.

Golf at Elephant Hills Golf Club: The morning brings you to the picturesque Elephant Hills Golf Club. As you tee off, you’ll be surrounded by lush fairways and stunning views of the African landscape. This golfing experience is not just a game but a journey through nature.

Lunch: After your golfing adventure, return to the Victoria Falls Hotel for a delectable lunch. The hotel’s dining options offer a mix of local and international cuisine to satisfy your palate.

Afternoon: The highlight of the day is the Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River aboard the Zambezi Royal. As you set sail, you’ll be immersed in the serene beauty of the Zambezi River. The African sun gently dips below the horizon, casting a mesmerizing golden glow over the landscape, making it a truly magical experience.

Day 9
Morning: A sumptuous breakfast at the Victoria Falls Hotel sets the stage for a day of awe and wonder.

Tour of the Falls: Today, you’ll explore the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls up close with a guided Tour of the Falls. Walk along the paths and viewpoints that offer spectacular views of the falls. The roaring sound and misty veil of the falls create an unforgettable sensory experience.

Lunch: You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, sampling traditional African dishes or international cuisine, depending on your preference.

Afternoon: The afternoon is yours to explore at your own pace. You might visit local markets, enjoy a spa treatment, or simply relax at the hotel, taking in the tranquil surroundings.

Evening: Dinner at the hotel provides a perfect way to unwind and reflect on the day’s adventures. The hotel’s culinary offerings cater to various tastes, ensuring a delightful dining experience.

Day 10
Morning: After breakfast at the Victoria Falls Hotel, it’s time to check out and continue your journey to Ciela Resort & Spa.

Arrival at Ciela Resort & Spa: Upon arrival at Ciela Resort & Spa, you’ll check in to your comfortable standard room. The resort’s serene ambiance and lush surroundings create an ideal backdrop for relaxation.

Lunch: A delightful lunch at the resort is the perfect way to refuel before your afternoon activities. The resort’s restaurant offers a diverse menu to cater to your culinary preferences.

Golf at Bonanza Golf Course: The afternoon is dedicated to golf at Bonanza Golf Course. This challenging course is set amidst natural beauty, providing both a test of skill and a scenic escape.

Evening: After golf, you can enjoy a leisurely evening at the resort, perhaps with a soothing spa treatment or a relaxed dinner at the resort’s restaurant.

Day 11
Morning: Begin the day with a hearty breakfast at Ciela Resort & Spa, savoring the flavors of your favorite morning dishes.

Golf at Bonanza Golf Course: The morning is reserved for another round of golf at Bonanza Golf Course, allowing you to refine your skills and immerse yourself in the beauty of the African landscape.

Afternoon: Following your round of golf, the afternoon offers opportunities for relaxation. You can lounge by the pool, explore the resort’s amenities, or enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment.

Evening: The evening unfolds at a leisurely pace. You can dine at the resort’s restaurant, enjoying a delicious dinner, or choose to explore the local culinary scene.

Day 12
Morning: Bid farewell to Ciela Resort & Spa after breakfast, as you prepare for the next leg of your journey.

All-Inclusive Stay: Your stay at Mfuwe Lodge is All-Inclusive, which means that all your meals and thrilling game drives are included. This lodge is a gateway to experiencing the incredible wildlife and landscapes of the South Luangwa National Park.

Upon arrival at Mfuwe Airport, a warm welcome awaits you from the lodge’s attentive staff. After a short transfer to Mfuwe Lodge, you’ll have the chance to freshen up and enjoy a light breakfast to start your day. The journey commences with an afternoon game drive in South Luangwa National Park, providing an excellent introduction to the abundant wildlife of the region. This drive may offer glimpses of iconic African animals like elephants, zebras, and giraffes.

As the sun starts to descend, you’ll return to Mfuwe Lodge, where you’ll be treated to a delectable dinner in the lodge’s inviting dining area, or outdoors with the sounds of the African bush serenading you.

Day 13
A Full Day of Wildlife Exploration
Rise early to the sounds of the African wilderness and enjoy a light breakfast. Your day kicks off with a sunrise game drive, a prime time to spot predators in action, such as lions and leopards. Following this exhilarating experience, brunch is served back at the lodge.

The midday hours offer a chance to relax and unwind. Whether you choose to rest in your comfortable chalet, explore the lodge’s library, or simply soak in the tranquil surroundings, it’s your time to recharge.

In the afternoon, your second game drive awaits, with your expert guide leading you to different areas of South Luangwa National Park. This drive offers additional opportunities to encounter the park’s diverse wildlife.

Evenings at Mfuwe Lodge are special. You’ll return from your game drive for sundowners, enjoying refreshments as you share stories of the day’s discoveries with fellow travelers. Dinner, a feast of flavors and exquisite dishes, is served under the vast African sky, accompanied by the unique sounds of the bush.

Day 14
Guided Walking Safari and Nocturnal Adventure
The day begins with a satisfying breakfast, setting the stage for a unique adventure. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the African wilderness on foot with a guided walking safari. This experience allows you to appreciate the park’s diverse flora, understand tracking techniques, and observe wildlife from a closer perspective.

Returning to the lodge for brunch, you’ll have time to relax and reflect on the morning’s walking safari.

The afternoon offers a chance for rest and rejuvenation. Take a siesta, enjoy the lodge’s amenities, or simply bask in the tranquil surroundings.

As the day transitions into night, prepare for a thrilling nocturnal game drive. This excursion provides a glimpse into the elusive world of night-active animals, offering opportunities to spot creatures like leopards, hyenas, and other nocturnal species.

Dinner awaits your return to Mfuwe Lodge, ensuring another evening of culinary delights and enchanting bush ambiance.

Day 15
our final day at Mfuwe Lodge commences with a leisurely breakfast. Take this time to soak in the serene surroundings and reflect on the unforgettable experiences you’ve had during your stay.

After breakfast, you’ll check out from the lodge. A transfer will be arranged to take you to Mfuwe Airport for your onward journey, marking the end of your memorable safari adventure at Mfuwe Lodge.

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