Four nights of elegance, adventure and romance. Join us for a full review of our time travelling with Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Victoria Falls.
If you are off on the trip of a lifetime, catching the Rovos Rail train, you going to be full of questions. We have put together our own Rovos Rail FAQs as a quick reference guide for your amazing trip. Read on for our top Rovos Rail train tips.
Join us as we fly with reasonably new airline Fastjet from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg.
Clambering up onto the jeep, bedecked in multiple shades of khaki, the anticipation was running high. We had done our reading, we had listened to everyone’s advice, and finally, here we were. South Africa is famous for its abundance of wildlife and we had travelled from the first chills of winter, across the equator, to… Continue reading A South African Safari Sojourn – Our Garonga Safari Camp Adventure
Booking your first safari is so exciting! Anticipation runs high as you start to imagine the animal encounters that await you, but then you have to consider the practicalities. What should you pack for a safari in South Africa? Do you really need a £1000 lens to capture the photos? Why does all that safari… Continue reading What to Pack for a Safari in South Africa
South Africa is a country full of amazing adventures. Bucket list experiences can be had from the safaris of Kruger to the penguins of the Western Cape, and everything in between. For us, it was spending two amazing days on South Africa’s luxury train, The Blue Train known as a window to the soul of… Continue reading How to Plan a Trip on The Blue Train, South Africa
In August 2019, we were lucky enough to spend two magical nights on the Blue Train. We rode the rails between Cape Town and Pretoria in pure luxury. As part of this epic trip across the African landscape, all the passengers are treated to a side trip to The Big Hole, Kimberley. We thought about… Continue reading A Visit to The Big Hole and Kimberley Diamond Mine, South Africa
Cape Town is the heart of cool in South Africa. Some of the country’s most innovative restaurants, cleverest cocktail bars and trendy hotels are here. It is no surprise then that it is home to The Grand Daddy Hotel, a fun and interesting boutique hotel. We were thrilled to stay here for our visit in… Continue reading A Bed in Cape Town – The Grand Daddy Hotel Review
The Blue Train, known as a window to the soul of Africa, is one of the world’s most luxurious trains. It covers almost a thousand miles between Cape Town and Pretoria, and does so whilst providing its passengers with the kind of five-star service you would expect in a high-end hotel. We have been dreaming… Continue reading Riding the Rails – Two Magical Nights on the Blue Train, South Africa
Having never been on a safari before, and never stayed in a game lodge, we had no idea what to expect. We couldn’t have been more blown away by Little Garonga. In this Little Garonga Safari Camp review, I am going to endeavour to explain just why it was so special, and why it would… Continue reading A Bed in Hoedspruit – Little Garonga Safari Camp Review
SOWETO is Johannesburg’s most infamous suburb. it was once a township out on its own. Its name is abbreviated from South Western Townships. During apartheid, it was a place to keep the black community away from central Johannesburg. However, once apartheid ended, urban sprawl invaded the borders between the Joburg and Soweto. There was a… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Visit Soweto on a Township Tour
Johannesburg, South Africa is a city with a reputation. It’s troubled past seems to cloud its dynamic and encouraging present. People whispered “be careful” with serious expressions when we told them our plans, but we were determined to go and see it for ourselves. Our hotel, The Michelangelo Hotel, also has a reputation, be it… Continue reading A Bed in Johannesburg – The Michelangelo Hotel Review