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Rovos Rail: African Golf Collage from Pretoria to Cape Town

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 7,797

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$ 7,797

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Day 1

Depart Cape Town

09:30am Depart Cape Town Station, Platform 23. Travel the Tulbagh Valley through the Matroosberg Mountains.
(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

Knysna

Golfers: Transfer to Fancourt for tee off and lunch.
Leisure Guests: Enjoy a ferry ride on the Knysna lagoon. Enjoy sightseeing and shopping in Knysna or a guided walk (60 min) on Leisure Island. Enjoy lunch at Salinas Restaurant on the beachfront.
06:30pm Dinner at Fancourt Estate.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Oudtshoorn

Golfers: Transfer to Ernie Els Oubaai for tee off.
Leisure Guests: Enjoy an ostrich-farm visit in Oudtshoorn.
02:30pm Travel to Port Elizabeth.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Addo

Golfers: Transfer to Humewood for tee off with lunch.
Leisure Guests: Enjoy a city tour of Port Elizabeth and an afternoon game drive at Addo Elephant Park.
05:30 Traverse the Fish River Valley to Noupoort.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Bloemfontein and Bethlehem

Day at leisure as the train travels the Highveld and the Drakensberg Mountains to Ladysmith.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Spionkop

Golfers: Transfer to Champagne Sports Resort for tee off and lunch.
Leisure Guests: Spionkop battlefields tour, game drive and lunch.
05:00pm Traverse the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Durban.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Durban

Golfers: Transfer to Durban Country Club/Beachwood/Zimbali for tee off and lunch.
Leisure Guests: Enjoy a tour of Durban and the botanical gardens.
03:00pm Travel the coast and St Lucia Wetland Park to Hluhluwe.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Swaziland to Malelane

06:00am Game drive at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.
11:00am Enjoy brunch on board as the train travels north through Swaziland to Malelane, Kruger.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Kruger Park

Golfers: Transfer to Leopard Creek or White River Country Club or Nelspruit for tee off and lunch.
Leisure Guests: Game drive in the Kruger Park with tea and lunch.
04:30pm Travel across the Drakensberg to Waterval Onder.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Arrive Pretoria

Day at leisure as the train travels across the Highveld.
05:00pm Arrive at journey's end at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria.

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

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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