Rovos Rail – Cape Town to Pretoria

Embark on a luxurious journey from Cape Town to Pretoria onboard Rovos Rail, known as the “most luxurious train in the world” This two-night experience is filled with gourmet food, royal treatment by friendly staff and historic visits en-route.

Ideal for a mini holiday on its own, or a great alternative for a flight between these provinces in combination with packaged tours. This trip can also be booked in reverse (Scheduled departure, dates available on request).

  • Cabin accommodation as per your booking option (please ask our team for more information)
  • All meals & selected drinks
  • Visits and excursions mentioned in the program

 

Destination: South Africa

1

Day 1

Cape Town

16:00 – Depart from Cape Town Station. Trundle through the winelands of the Western Cape towards Worcester.

16:30 – Tea in the lounge and observation cars.

19:30 – Dinner is served in the dining cars as the train climbs ±750m up the face of the escarpment. Dress: Formal Around midnight, the train arrives at the first of four tunnels on the pass. The last tunnel is 13.5km long so guests are to be careful when walking through the train.

2

Day 2

Matjiesfontein

07:00 – Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.

08:00 – Disembark at Matjiesfontein for an opportunity to stroll through the historic village. Of special interest is the museum on the platform and a collection of historic cars and railway carriages to the right of the Lord Milner Hotel.

10:00 – The train travels through the Karoo, a vast semi-desert region that was once an enormous inland sea. Over millions of years, volcanic matter was ground down and deposited as silt upon the seabed to form what geologists call the Karoo system.

13:00 – Lunch is served in the dining cars.

16:30 – Tea in the lounge and observation cars.

19:30 – Dinner is served in the dining cars. Overnight on board. Dress: Formal

3

Day 3

Kimberley

06:00 – Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 08:30.

08:30 – Enjoy a tour of Kimberley’s Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole. Capital of the Northern Cape, Kimberley is well known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its establishment in 1871.

12:00 – Lunch is served as the train travels northeast towards Klerksdorp and the broad grassland plains of the Highveld.

16:30 – Tea in the lounge and observation cars.

19:30 – Dinner is served in the dining cars. Overnight on board. Dress: Formal

4

Day 4

Pretoria

07:00 – Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09:30.

10:00 – Arrive at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria.

Tour Location

CAPE TOWN | MATJIESFONTEIN | KIMBERLEY | PRETORIA

ROVOS RAIL - PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS
ROVOS RAIL - PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS
ROVOS RAIL - PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS
ROVOS RAIL - PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS
ROVOS RAIL - PRETORIA TO VICTORIA FALLS