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Rovos Rail: Cape Town to Pretoria (or v.v)

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,464

Departing from Cape Town or Pretoria, stopping en-route to view Kimberley's 'Big Hole' and the Mine and Diamond museums, while enjoying the stark beauty of the Northern Cape.


Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. Step aboard the wood-panelled coaches - classics remodelled and refurbished to mint condition - and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a by-gone era, when privileged travellers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion.

For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the popular 48-hour weekly journeys between Cape Town and Pretoria. This 1600-kilometre journey is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Depart Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil's Peak and Lions Head. Trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic wine lands. Travel the grasslands of the gold rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo and onto Pretoria.  

Highlights include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein. This authentic perfectly preserved Victorian Village, which was founded by Mr Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890, also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. A stop is also made in Kimberley providing an opportunity to enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Mine Museum and the world's largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,464

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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
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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.

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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:

2019

Pretoria to Cape Town

Fridays and Select Wednesdays

Month

Day

Month

Day

January 2, 11, 18, 23, 25 July 5, 12, 19, 26
February 1, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 August 2, 9, 14, 16, 23, 28, 30
March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 29 September 6, 11, 13, 20, 25, 27
April 5, 12, 19, 26 October 4, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 7, 14, 21, 26, 28 December 6, 13, 20, 25, 27

 

Cape Town to Pretoria

 Mondays and select Saturdays

Month

Day

Month

Day

January 14, 21, 26, 28 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
February 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 25 August 5, 12, 19, 26, 31
March 4, 9, 11, 18, 16, 18, 23, 25, 27 September 2, 4, 9, 14, 16, 23, 30
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 October 7, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, 30
May 6, 13, 20, 25, 27 November 4, 11, 18, 25
June 3, 10, 17, 24 December 2, 7, 9, 16, 23, 28, 30

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights aboard the train
  • All meals and beverages onboard thge train
  • 24 hour full room service
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated in the itinerary
  • Visa fees if applicable 
  • Gratuities 
  • Items of a personal nature

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 enquire.

     

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11 Nov 2019
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