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Rovos - Pretoria to Cape Town

South Africa, Cape Town, Cape Town Central

This 1 600-kilometre meander is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Travel the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo; trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Cape. Journey’s end is Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. Highlights of the north- and southbound routes include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein; this authentic perfectly preserved Victorian Village – founded by Mr Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890 – also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. Another stop is made in Kimberley providing an opportunity to enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole.

This tour is also available in reverse - starting in Cape Town.

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Today you embark on a railway journey of years gone past. Make sure you get to Capital or Cape Town Station in time to relax, enjoy a cup of tea and some light music to set the tone. Generally Mr Rowan Vos himself or his daughter, Brenda, will welcome all guests on bard the train. Your luggage will be taken to your room whilst you enjoy the ambiance surrounding the station building and departure lounge. Depart from Rovos Rail Station aboard the Pride of Africa and travel south via Johannesburg through the goldfields of the Witwatersrand. Afternoon tea will be served in the lounge and observation cars. Dress up for dinner served in the dining car. Overnight on the train on a fully inclusive basis.

  • Day 2

    During the night, the train might stop at a siding on route to make for a good night rest. Awake in the morning to the beautifull scenery South Africa has to offer. Breakfast is served until 10h00 and you are welcome to enjoy breakfast at leisure. Later this morning we arrive in Kimberley where passengers have the opportunity to visit the Big Hole and the Diamond Mine Museum. This is a guided off train excursion at no extra cost. After the tour, the train departs for Matjiesfontein via De Aar. On route through the karoo, lunch is served in the dining car/s. Tea in the lounge and observation cars. Dinner is served in the dining car/s.

  • Day 3

    Wake up in the middle of the Great Karoo - something special to experience! Breakfast is served until 10h00. We visit the historical village of Matjiesfontein. The train departs for Cape Town via Worcester. Lunch is served in the dining car/s and tea in the lounge and observation cars. We plan to arrive in Cape Town in the afternoon on Platform 24.

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights 3 Days on board the train
  • Three meals daily and all alcoholic and other beverages
  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide
  • Entrance fees to places of interest
  • 24-hour full room service and bar facilities
  • Limited laundry service

Exclusions

  • Flights (domestic & international) not specified
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Rates

Dates Suite type Per person sharing Single
01 Oct 2018 - 30 Sep 2019  Pullman Suite R 20 600 R 30 900