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Rovos Rail: African Golf Collage from Pretoria to Cape Town

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 10,516

DELUXE | RAIL: Journey across the picturesque landscapes of South Africa with Rovos Rail, enjoying luxury train travel and old-world atmosphere during your journey. As you head from Pretoria to Cape Town, you’ll stop off at premium golf courses to tee off in the gorgeous South African countryside.


This 10-day African rail journey takes you to golf courses across South Africa, from the capital Pretoria to picturesque Cape Town.

Your South African rail journey begins in Pretoria, South Africa's capital. Here, you'll board one of Rovos Rail's luxury trains, which transport globetrotters back to the golden age of train travel. Rovos Rail's trains have classically-designed sleeping cars, attentive staff, and gourmet restaurants that offer all the comforts of a 5-star hotel along with the romance of the golden age of steam locomotives. As each train only holds up to 72 passengers, you'll know that you'll get the intimate and attentive service that befits a luxury journey across South Africa.

As you travel east to west across South Africa, you’ll stop at premium golf courses which let you tee off amidst a gorgeous landscape of African bushland and mountains. Your first stop is Kruger National Park, where you’ll head on a game drive to see the Big Five and other incredible African wildlife. Continue on to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park for another game drive before reaching Durban, where you’ll tee off for your first round of golf at the Durban Country Club or Durban Beachwood. Cross the Drakensberg Mountains and reach Spionkop for 18 holes at Champagne Sports Resort. Continue southwestward, spending a day travelling towards the coast. The next day, enjoy 18 holes at Humewood near Addo Elephant Park. As you make your way west towards Cape Town, you’ll tee off for your final games at Ernie Els Oubaai and Fancourt. When you reach Cape Town, you’ll disembark, content with the knowledge that you’ve played a beloved game in some of the best golf courses on the continent.

This South African rail journey makes for a great addition to a longer trip to Africa or a city stopover in Cape Town.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 10,516

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Day 1

Depart Pretoria

Depart from Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the lounge car and observation car. Please ensure the Train Manager or Administration Deputy is in possession of your passport. It will be returned to you before the end of the trip.
Lunch is served in the dining cars.
Tea in the lounge car and observation car. The train descends the spectacular escarpment. The Drakensberg Mountains were first named by the Voortrekkers who thought the unbroken chain of heavily weathered peaks reminded them of the spines on a dragon's back, hence the name 'Dragon Mountain' or Drakensberg in Afrikaans.
Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Malelane. Dress: Formal
(Breakfast 07:00am - 10:00am, Lunch 01:00pm, Tea 04:30pm, Dinner 07:30pm)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration9 Nights
Accommodation

Rovos Rail

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    Rovos Rail



    The golden age of luxury train travel has been renewed in the heart of the African bush. These beautifully restored trains consist of up to 20 coaches that can be drawn by steam, diesel or electric locomotives operating at various stages of the journey. The …

    The golden age of luxury train travel has been renewed in the heart of the African bush. These beautifully restored trains consist of up to 20 coaches that can be drawn by steam, diesel or electric locomotives operating at various stages of the journey. The sleeping cars as well as the observation and dining cars have been splendidly refurbished in the style of the period but with an eye for modern comfort. The train carries a maximum of 72 passengers who are attended by highly motivated members of staff, and provides a cuisine of superb standard. Rovos Rail offers unique rail safaris through some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa.

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Day 2

Kruger Park

Breakfast is served in the dining cars. Game drive in the Kruger National Park with tea, lunch and an opportunity for curio shopping. Return to the train.
Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
Dinner is served en route to Mpaka. Dress: Formal

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Day 3

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. Travel across the mountainous Kingdom of eSwatini. Lunch is served in the dining cars. Border formalities take place. Transfer (+-30 min) to Hluhluwe for a game drive. As the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa, Hluhluwe consists 960 square kilometer of hilly topography in central Zululand and is known for its rich wildlife and conservation efforts. It is the only state-run park in KwaZulu-Natal with all the Big Five game animals and is also a prime birding destination. Return to the train.
Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal

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Day 4

Durban

Breakfast is served in the dining cars. Enjoy a Durban city tour, a visit to the botanical gardens and lunch at Umhlanga's beachfront. Durban is the third largest city in South Africa and enjoys great importance due to its industry and very large port. The train traverses the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. Dinner is served. Dress: "Africa" Theme or Smart Casual

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Day 5

Spionkop

Breakfast is served in the dining cars. Transfer (+-30 min) to Spionkop Lodge to hear the historic tale of the Battle of Spionkop and walk in the footsteps of Churchill and Gandhi. Enjoy lunch.
Afternoon game drive OR relax at the lodge. Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

At Leisure On Board

Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. The observation car will be at the front of the train until Port Elizabeth - a different aspect that our rail enthusiasts enjoy.
Lunch is served in the dining cars. Traverse the Karoo, a vast and beautiful semi-desert stretching across the great South African plateau inland from the Cape coast with scattered towns and villages. Cross the dry southeastern region with its variety of grasses, hardy shrubs, tumbleweeds and succulents and descend the Great Escarpment towards the coast.
Tea is served in the lounge car and observation car (at the front of the train).
Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Coerney Siding. Dress: Formal

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Addo

Breakfast is served in the dining cars. Game drive at Addo Elephant Park, South Africa's third largest national reserve stretching from the semi-arid Karoo, over the Zuurberg Mountains and down through the Sundays River valley to the coast. The park is home to one of the densest African Elephant populations on earth - roughly 600. Depart for Port Elizabeth.
Lunch is served in the dining cars.
Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Oudtshoorn

Breakfast is served in the dining cars. Enjoy a visit to an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn. Return to the train.
Lunch is served in the dining cars. Arrive George. Shuttle to mall or railway museum.
Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
Transfer to Fancourt for dinner. Dress: Smart Casual

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Day 9

Knysna

Breakfast is served in the dining cars. Disembark in George for the scenic drive (+-60 min) to Knysna. Enjoy a ferry ride on the lagoon. Return to the train.
Lunch is served in the dining cars.
Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
Dinner is served. Dress: "1920s" Theme or Smart Casual

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Arrive at Cape Town Station

Please ensure your luggage is ready for collection at 16:45 and that you have your passport.
Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. Trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Western Cape towards the coast.
Lunch is served in the dining cars.
Arrive at journey's end at Cape Town Station.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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DEPARTURES:

2021:
Pretoria to Cape Town: 27 Oct
Cape Town to Pretoria: 8 Nov*
* Cape Town to Pretoria Itinerary is 11 days, please enquire for detailed itinerary

2022:
Pretoria to Cape Town: 20 May; 26 Oct
Cape Town to Pretoria: 7 Nov

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 9 nights in deluxe accommodations aboard Rovos Rail
  • For non-golfers:
    • Shared game drive in the Kruger National Park
    • Shared game drive in Hlulhuwe-Imfolozi Park
    • Guided shared Durban City Tour
    • Guided shared tour of Battle of Spionkop
    • Shared game drive in Spionkop Reserve
    • Shared game drive in Addo National Park
    • Shared visit to an Ostrich Farm
    • Shared ferry ride in Knysna lagoon
  • For golfers: golf activities (green fees, carts, halfway house)
  • Entrance fees
  • South Africa VAT
  • Limited laundry
  • Room service
  • All beverages (excluding International/French champagne) while aboard Rovos Rail
  • 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees, if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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