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    South Africa

    In the Footsteps of Sir Winston Churchill

    Henrietta Loyd, Founder and Director of cazenove+loyd, has hand-designed a one-off journey with Rovos Rail, which, for the very first time, will take one of the world’s most luxurious trains deep into the heartlands of the Boer War.

    This unique journey will trace Winston Churchill’s footsteps during the war, from his dramatic capture by the Boers and subsequent escape via freight train. Joining you on this journey will be Winston Churchill’s grandson, Sir Nicholas Soames MP: a fantastic storyteller, who will regale you with tales from his grandfather and bring the Boer battlefields to life.

    This once-in-a-lifetime trip promises to be fascinating, entertaining and full of learning, with the luxury of returning to one of the world’s most stunning trains each evening.

    “I feel very strongly that much of my grandfather’s life was shaped by his time in South Africa, in particular when he was captured by the Boers, and subsequently made his escape. So much of who he was and who he was to become came through at this moment of great danger and personal desperation. It will be a privilege to lead this trip next September, travelling by train to visit many of the most important battlefields of the Boer War (And we will also take in the main battlefields of the Zulu Wars). I believe that much of Churchill’s audacity and courage (and his drive and ambition) comes to light in his experiences as a young man in Africa. These characteristics are what made him into the national hero which he later became.” – Sir Nicholas Soames MP

     

    20 September 2018
    to
    26 September 2018
    Sir Nicholas Soames
    38
    from £3999*
    per person based on two sharing
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    WHY GO ON THIS TRIP

    The Highlights

    Unparalleled private access

    This journey will provide a brand-new insight into the fascinating Boer War, taking in unexplored corners of battlefields, which will be put into exhilarating context by Sir Nicholas Soames and Rovos Rail’s historical consultant, Nicholas Schofield. 

    Enjoy colonial-style luxury with this one-Off routing

    Step back in time on board the glamorous Rovos Rail train – exclusively chartered for guests of cazenove+loyd. Enjoy elegant décor and exquisite on-board dining whilst journeying through the rolling hills. 

    Travel throughout with Sir Nicholas Soames

    "It will be a privilege to lead this trip next September, travelling by train to visit many of the most important battlefields of the Boer War. I believe that much of my grandfather's audacity and courage comes to light in his experiences as a young man in Africa.

    Itinerary

    The journey you will take

    Start by exploring modern-day Johannesburg. From here you will journey to Pretoria to board the luxurious Rovos Rail train, which will take you deep into the heartlands of the Boer War. The journey will end in Durban, after which we are very happy to arrange extensions in South Africa or beyond.

    The Details

    PRICING INFORMATION

    + Royal Suite: £5499 / $7369 per person based on two sharing

    + Deluxe Suite: £3999 / $5359 per person based on two sharing

    + Four nights in a Rovos Rail suite

    + One night at The Southern Sun Hotel Hyde Park including breakfast

    + All food and drink while on the train

    + Luggage handling

    + All private guiding

    + All experiences as per itinerary

    + Return airport transfers

    + Travel Insurance

    + Vaccinations

    + Tips Any other extras 

    + International Flights - Please speak to one of our experts who can help you arrange your international flights. 

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