South African Air Safari

South African Air Safari from Molo Africa

By: Molo Africa  08-12-2009
Keywords: Accommodation, africa, Bed and Breakfast


Tour Southern Africa in a magnificent classic Aircraft

Rovos Air invites you to join an exclusive five star tour of Southern Africa. A magnificent classic aircraft and dedicated crew will accompany you on this superb adventure which includes two nights at six outstanding venues. An optional pre-air tour starting has been designed to include two nights in Stellenbosch and two nights on Rovos Rail between Cape Town and Pretoria. The twelve-night air tour departs from Johannesburg Lanseria Airport with two nights at Phinda Game Reserve followed by two nights at Hunters Country House in Plettenberg Bay and includes a visit to the Knysna Waterfront and a full days touring in Garden Route area. Then it’s on to Cape Town with a tour of the Cape Peninsula and Table Mountain Cableway. We fly on to Lüderitz in Namibia, followed by a two night stay in a private concession in the Namib Desert, Wolwedans. We continue on to the Okavango Delta for two nights in this exquisite wilderness. A short flight takes us on to the Royal Livingstone Hotel at the Victoria Falls for a two-night stay after which your unique 13-day journey ends with a flight to Lanseria Airport.


The most luxurious train in the world


Departure: Scheduled departure dates.
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights.
Accommodation: Train Suites.
Group Size: Minimum 2.
Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris.



Visas may be required for Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa,and should be acquired prior to arrival.
Passengers are advised to take anti-malarial precautions as might be prescribed before commencing the journey.
Please note terms and conditions for Rovos Rail and Rovos Air enclosed.
Trip cancellation insurance is strongly advised.

» 12h00     Guests meet at Rovos Rail's Capital Park station for introduction and a short tour of the railway depot.
» 12h30     Light lunch is served on the station platform after which guests are transferred to Wonderboom Airport.
» 13h30     Board aircraft for flight to Phinda Private Game Reserve in Zululand.
» 15h30     Transfer to Forest or Mountain Lodge with 16h00 game drive followed by dinner and overnight.

Day 2
» 06h00     Early morning game drive followed by breakfast and lunch.
» 16h00     Afternoon game drive followed by dinner at 20h00.

Day 3            

» 09h00     After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Plettenberg Bay.
» 12h00     Arrive in Plettenberg Bay. Transfer to Hunters Country House. Lunch and afternoon at leisure. Dinner at Hunters Country House.

Day 4
» 09h00     Scenic drive and tour of Tsitsikamma National Park & Storms River. Return to Hunters after lunch in order to freshen up and change for a sundowner lagoon cruise in Knysna. Dinner on the boat.

Day 5
» 09h00     Depart Plettenberg Bay airport for flight to Cape Town.
» 10h00     Arrive Cape Town and transfer to the Cape Grace at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Tour of City and Table Mountain Cable Way (weather permitting). Dinner at the hotel.     

Day 6
» 09h00     After breakfast depart for a guided tour of Cape Peninsula/Winelands/ Robben Island.
» 13h00     Lunch in Constantia Valley or Winelands with late afternoon and hotel dinner at leisure.

Day 7

» 08h00     After breakfast, depart hotel for airport. Take-off for flight to Lüderitz in Namibia.
» 11h00     Arrive in Lüderitz. After lunch a 20-minute transfer by coach for a visit to the mining ghost town of Kolmanskop.
» 15h00     Depart from Lüderitz after lunch for scenic flight over Sossusvlei to Wolwedans.
» 17h30     Scenic drive to Dunes Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 8
» 08h00     After breakfast, depart for scenic drive in desert or nature walk. Hot air ballooning available at extra cost.
» 16h00     Sundowners in the bush, followed by dinner.

Day 9
» 08h00     After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight via Skeleton Coast to Maun in Botswana.
» 12h00     Arrive in Maun. Flight in light aircraft to the Khwai & Eagles Island Camps in the Okavango Delta.

» 13h00     After lunch there is time for a siesta before the late afternoon wilderness experience. Dinner at the camp.

Day 10
» 06h00     After breakfast - guest activities e.g. guided walk, game drive or mokoro canoe trip.
» 12h00     After brunch there is time for a siesta before the late afternoon outing.
Dinner at the camp.

Day 11
» 10h30     After guest activities and brunch, light aircraft transfer to Maun airport.
» 11h30     Depart Maun for flight to Livingstone in Zambia.
» 13h00     Arrive Livingstone. Transfer to the Royal Livingstone Hotel at the Victoria Falls.
» 16h00     Sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 12
»       Day at leisure. An activities desk is provided in the foyer of the hotel.
Farewell dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 13
» 08h00     After breakfast, transfer to Livingstone airport for flight to Lanseria Airport in northern suburbs of Johannesburg.
» 12h30     Arrive Lanseria International Airport.

Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved. Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed.

Add-on suggestions:

Included in this safari;
- Accommodation
- Meals and excursions during the train journey
- Alcoholic beverages whilst on board the train

Excluded from this safari;
- Visas
- Items of a personal nature
- Flights (domestic and international)
- All guests must be covered by a fully comprehensive travel insurance policy valid from the date that they confirm the itinerary with Molo Africa

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