Destinations
Trip Types
  • Travel Style
  • Interests and Activities
  • Tour Ideas by Month
  • Continents and Regions

South AfricaTrain safari for honeymooners

  • Boutique travel
For those craving a pinch of spice in their relationship we propose a delightful combination of cozy accommodations, fantastic amenities, revitalizing spa sessions, cellar tours & tastings, garden walks and a 2-night scenic rail journey aboard a luxury steam train through South Africa. Beginning in Cape Town and ending in Johannesburg, the journey can be reversed as well. Many optional activities ...

For those craving a pinch of spice in their relationship we propose a delightful combination of cozy accommodations, fantastic amenities, revitalizing spa sessions, cellar tours & tastingsgarden walks and a 2-night scenic rail journey aboard a luxury steam train through South Africa. Beginning in Cape Town and ending in Johannesburg, the journey can be reversed as well. Many optional activities are available for those desiring a one of a kind or a more active getaway. If you'd prefer a longer, more adventurous experience, combine this itinerary with our 'bush and beach safari' for a truly unforgettable journey. 

See more
Trip highlights
  • Train
    Train
  • Safari
    Safari
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Yoga
    Yoga
  • Relax
    Relax

Personalize this trip with the local agent

How does it work?

● Select a trip that inspires you
● Get matched with an expert local agent
Customize your travels and book with confidence

Day 1: Welcome to South Africa!

Arrival in Cape Town...

• Start with a meet-and-greet and a transfer from the airport to the hotel for a 3-night stay

• Away from the city, this river-side hotel is set in a 7-acre garden facing the slopes of the mountain!

• We recommend a cozy night in, to recharge after your journey

Visited:
Cape Town
Accommodation
Vineyard hotel (Cape Town)

Day 2: Discover your surroundings

• An excellent spa, delectable dining, a roaming giant tortoise and Fair Trade Tourism certification makes this one of the best hotels in Cape Town

• Join a guided garden walk, a jewelry workshop, relax in the spa, take a dip in the pool or pop into a yoga session (all optional)

Visited:
Cape Town
Accommodation
Vineyard hotel (Cape Town)

Day 3: The world is your oyster

• Complimentary shuttles provide access to nearby shopping

Relaxing by the pool or going for a run along our well kept running paths could be a good call too

• We can also arrange optional guided trips to Cape Point, Table Mountain and the Winelands

Visited:
Cape Town
Accommodation
Vineyard hotel (Cape Town)

Day 4: The famous ​Rovos Rail

• Transfer from the hotel to the private lounge at the Cape Town station

• Board a renovated luxury steam train for a 1,600 km journey to Pretoria

• All meals, most drinks and two off-board activities are included while onboard the train

• Enjoy a tour of the historical Karoo town of Matjiesfontein and car museum

• Includes private cabin accommodation for 2 nights with double or twin beds and en-suite bathroom with shower only

Accommodation
Night in Rovos Rail (Karoo)

Day 5: The journey continues

Enjoy the observation deck and watch the countryside glide by as you sip a glass of wine or indulge your partner in a game of chess

Stop in Kimberley for a tour of the diamond mining museum and the site of the world’s largest man-made excavation

Tea will be served after the excursion

• Tonight's supper is a multi-course formal affair

Visited:
Kimberley
Accommodation
Night in Rovos Rail (Karoo)

Day 6: Pretoria, the "Jacaranda City"

Arrive in "Jacaranda City" around noon

• In Pretoria, you will be met and transfer to a boutique eco-hotel in the leafy upmarket suburb of Melrose in Johannesburg

• Make the most of the one-acre garden, outdoor pool, on-site restaurant and gym

• In the evening, head to the walk-in wine cellar for a wine tasting

Accommodation
Night at The Peech Hotel (Johannesburg)

Day 7: Departure day

• After breakfast, transfer to the Or Tambo international airport

• From here you can extend your stay to join the 6-day beach-and-bush safari or board your onwards flight

Safe travels!

Visited:
Johannesburg

Cape TownPretoriaKarooKimberleyJohannesburg

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent
  • Train journey with Rovos Rail

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not idicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
Book your flights to South Africa
International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
Check out the many benefits:
  • Competitive rates
  • All-inclusive prices with no hidden fees
  • Your local agent Lilly, in South Africa, will inform you of any changes to your flights
For more information or to book your flights directly, head to our partner site.

Itinerary not quite right for you?

Other tour ideas

Tour ideas by activity, interest, or seasonality