Shongololo Express, Southern Cross Adventure

Day 1 : Fly to Johannesburg
 
Day 2 : Johannesburg • Pretoria
Early morning arrival in Johannesburg and transfer to Pretoria. Overnight at the charming AM Milner in the suburb of Waterkloof. Afternoon tour of Constitution Hill and the downtown area for an insight into South Africa’s turbulent history and Johannesburg’s bustling district of Braamfontein. Cross the Nelson Mandela Bridge and enjoy a spectacular view of Johannesburg’s skyline.
 
Day 3 : Pretoria
Check-in at Rovos Rail station before taking a tour of Pretoria. Discover the city’s main highlights and visit Soweto township, transformed from the apartheid era into a vibrant, energetic hub. In the afternoon join the Shongololo Express train in a Gold cabin* for an 11-night journey through some of Africa’s most picturesque landscapes. (B, D)
 
Day 4 : Panorama Route
Full-day panoramic tour of Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck potholes, and God’s Window for sweeping views of the lowveld. Rejoin the train in Nelspruit and continue on to Malelane. (B, D)
 
Day 5 : Kruger National Park
Full-day wildlife viewing in the world-renowned Kruger National Park, home to the Big Five as well as cheetahs, hippos and wild dogs. In the afternoon, depart for Mozambique. (B, D)
 
Day 6 : Maputo
Wake up in Mozambique and take a tour of the colourful capital city of Maputo, an architectural blend of African, Portuguese and early colonial traditions. Return to the train for afternoon tea and head for Mpaka in Swaziland. (B, D)
 
Day 7 : Swaziland
This morning depart in vehicles from Mpaka to discover the beauty of the tiny kingdom of Swaziland. Take in the spectacular views of the Ezulwini valley and the Komati river and visit the Swazi market, a hive of activity showcasing colourful textiles and woodcarvings. Rejoin the train in Kaapmuiden and depart for Hoedspruit in Limpopo. (B, D)
 
Day 8 : Kapama Game Reserve
Morning wildlife drive in Kapama Game Reserve, South Africa, followed by a visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. The centre focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals with particular emphasis on cheetahs. Return to the train for lunch as it departs for Tzaneen with an overnight stop at Louis Trichardt. (B, L, D)
 
Day 9 : On board the train
A day on board the train as you travel north to Oreti in Zimbabwe. Relax in the air-conditioned bar, restaurant or observation cars and watch the spectacular scenery pass by. (B, L, D)
 
Day 10 : Great Zimbabwe Monument
Drive to the Great Zimbabwe Monument, a Unesco world heritage site. This is the largest ancient structure south of the Sahara and second only to the Pyramids of Egypt in size and grandeur. (B, D)
 
Day 11 : Antelope Park
Full-day at Antelope Park. Optional extras include canoeing, wildlife drives, horseback wildlife viewing and a birdwatching cruise. Upon return to the train, depart for Bulawayo. (B, D)
 
Day 12 : Matobo National Park
Full-day tour of Matobo National Park with its dramatic hills and rock formations. Visit the grave of Cecil John Rhodes as well as bushmen caves hidden among the hills. Continue on to Kennedy. (B, D)
 
Day 13 : Hwange National Park
Full-day wildlife viewing in Hwange National Park, the largest wildlife reserve in Zimbabwe and known for its prolific elephant, lion and wild dog population. (B, D)
 
Day 14 : Victoria Falls
Disembark this morning at the Victoria Falls station. Stay 2 nights at the landmark Victoria Falls Hotel (Standard room†) known for its colonial atmosphere. Morning walking tour of the falls. Evening sunset cruise on the Zambezi. (B)
 
Day 15 : Victoria Falls
Day at leisure. Optional activities include a scenic helicopter flight over the falls for a bird’s-eye view. Enjoy high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel. (B)
 
Days 16 : Departure via Johannesburg
Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination via Johannesburg. (B).
 
As per itinerary :- B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
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 Signature Experiences
  • Insight into the history of Pretoria & Soweto township
  • Wildlife drives in Kruger National Park, Kapama Game Reserve & Hwange National Park
  • Evening cruise on the Zambezi river
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
 
 What's included
  • A selection of boutique & character hotels
  • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour guides
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
 
Note : Hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking.
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 Payments
  • 80 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 79 - 40 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 39 - 20 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 20 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.
 
 Cancellation
If you Cancel your Holiday
You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:
 
Cancellation charges per person
  • 80 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 79 - 60 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 59 - 20 days before date of departure: 75% of total cost
  • 19 - 1 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday
  • We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.
  • Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date.
  • We also reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
  • If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. bad weather):We shall first try to offer alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced.
  • If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged to you on a pro-rata basis depending on the portion of the tour utilized by you.
  • In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited to refunding to you the price we charged as tour fees.
If you want to change your holiday plan
After confirmation of services, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way (e.g. your chosen departure date or accommodation), we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by you.
 
If you have a complaint
If you face any problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier, transporter etc.) and/or our representative immediately who will endeavour to set things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to us, with your booking reference and all other relevant information. However, please be advised that while we are happy to assist you in the redressal of your complaint, if any, we will be able to extend only our best efforts in managing/coordinating your complaint with the respective service provider. All third party service providers are independent contractors who are at no time under our control or supervision.
 
All booking vouchers and tickets will be provided 3 days before departure.
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And why do we offer this?
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 Women Special :
 
Our specially trained tour guides and drivers take care of your comfort and safety during the whole trip. Mostly we organise private tours to India and do not club our clients to other groups. We make sure that our solo women travelers, experience Authentic India in a comfortable, safe environment, where each day of travel provide you memorable experience and you would like to travel again with HolidaysAt. Safety measurements we take on specially for women travelers.

  • HolidaysAt provide fully escorted tour packages specially for womens.
  • We consider special care about our women / traveler security during your tour package.
  • All the tours are specifically designed keeping your security in mind.
  • We planned tours that include a balance of activities and leisure time along with carefully selected destinations.
  • Still you feel uncomfortable at any place, contact your dedicated manager and he will take care of everything, so that you can enjoy your trip.
 Disabled / Senior Citizen Persons :
 
Established in 2009, HolidaysAt is a prominent travel company based in New Delhi, India. We know the challenges to provide best travel experience for our valuable guest. Who need special take care during the trip with all comforts. Mostly we organise private tours to India and do not club our clients to other group.

  • We consider special care about Disabled / Senior Citizen traveler security during the tour.
  • All the tours are specifically designed keeping your challenges in mind.
  • We planned tours that include a balance of activities and leisure time along with carefully selected destinations.
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