Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Rovos Station, Pretoria

Accommodation: Rovos Rail

After checking in at Rovos Rail's Station in Pretoria, you depart on your train journey at 11h00am. Travel across the goldfields of the Witwatersrand. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the lounge car and observation car.

(Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Day 2: Kimberley

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. Dinner is served in the dining cars Gemsbok.

(Breakfast 07h00 (served until 10h00am)• Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Day 3: Matjiesfontein

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. After lunch, there is a chance for guests to disembark the train at Whitehill Siding and walk the 5km into Matjiesfontein. A member of staff will accompany the group. 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. Enjoy tea in the lounge and observation cars. About an hour after Matjiesfontein, the train arrives at the first of four tunnels on the pass. The first tunnel is 13.5km long so guests are to be careful when walking through the train and may wish to turn on necessary lights. Dinner is served as the train climbs ±750m down the escarpment towards Worcester. (Breakfast 07h00 (served until 10h00am)• Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Day 4: Arrive Cape Town

During breakfast, there is a chance for guests to disembark the train at Whitehill Siding and walk the 5km into Matjiesfontein. A member of staff will accompany the group. 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. About an hour after Matjiesfontein, the train arrives at the first of four tunnels on the pass. The first tunnel is 13.5km long so guests are to be careful when walking through the train and may wish to turn on necessary lights. The train climbs ±750m down the escarpment through the Hex River Valley. Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.The train arrives at journey’s end at Cape Town Station.

(Breakfast 07h00 (served until 10h00am)• Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30)

Rates

SA Resident 50% Off special - Pullman Suite

  • Special
  • Unit sleeps: 2

Journey Dates: Pretoria to Cape Town route

10-13 June 2022

28 Jun - 1 July 2022

19-22 Aug 2022

16-19 Sep 2022

Journey Dates: Cape Town to Pretoria route

13-16 June 2022

27-30 June 2022

22-25 August 2022

INCLUDES Accommodation; all meals and beverages on board; off-train excursions; room service; limited laundry and government tax. EXCLUDES Pre- and post-tour accommodation, flights and transfers; travel insurance; visas; gratuities; international / French Champagne; personal expenses.

Subject to availability. T&C apply. Countries available to: South Africa, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Booking requires presentation of SA ID/passport. Short-term residency, diplomatic residency or work permits will not be accepted. LIMITED AVAILABILITY

SA Resident 50% Off special - Deluxe Suite

  • Special
  • Unit sleeps: 2

Journey Dates: Pretoria to Cape Town route

10-13 June 2022

28 Jun - 1 July 2022

19-22 Aug 2022

16-19 Sep 2022

Journey Dates: Cape Town to Pretoria route

13-16 June 2022

27-30 June 2022

22-25 August 2022

INCLUDES Accommodation; all meals and beverages on board; off-train excursions; room service; limited laundry and government tax. EXCLUDES Pre- and post-tour accommodation, flights and transfers; travel insurance; visas; gratuities; international / French Champagne; personal expenses.

Subject to availability. T&C apply. Countries available to: South Africa, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Booking requires presentation of SA ID/passport. Short-term residency, diplomatic residency or work permits will not be accepted. LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Pullman Suites

  • Unit sleeps: 2

Includes: Accommodation, all meals, all alcoholic and other beverages, 24-hour full room service and bar facilities, limited laundry service, guided excursions and entrance fees.

Deluxe Suites

  • Unit sleeps: 2

Includes: Accommodation, all meals, all alcoholic and other beverages, 24-hour full room service and bar facilities, limited laundry service, guided excursions and entrance fees.

Royal Suites

  • Unit sleeps: 2

Includes: Accommodation, all meals, all alcoholic and other beverages, 24-hour full room service and bar facilities, limited laundry service, guided excursions and entrance fees.

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