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3 Nights

Rovos Rail Journey

Tour Highlights 

DAY 1

CAPE TOWN


This morning you will be picked up from your Cape Town hotel and transferred to the Cape Town Train Station to board the Rovos Rail train and begin your journey.

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. 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. 

Accommodation:  Pullman Cabin on Rovos Rail

Meals:  Dinner & all beverages on board

Activities:  N/A

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. 

Accommodation:  Pullman Cabin on Rovos Rail

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, all beverages on board

Activities:  Village tour in Matjiesfontein

DAY 2