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3 Nights:
Rovos Rail

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Embark on a magnificent journey from Cape Town to Pretoria (or in reverse) by train..

 

This 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.  Highlights of the north and southbound routes include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, an authentically preserved Victorian Village founded as a refreshment stop in 1890, which also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. Another stop is made in Kimberley to visit the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Experience the romance of slow travel by train

Enjoy gourmet food and wine

Relax and watch the incredible scenery pass you by

INCLUSIONS

  • Three nights accommodation on Rovos Rail train

  • Meals and Beverages as indicated

  • Room service

  • Limited laundry

  • Guided excursions  (where applicable)

  • Entrance fees as per itinerary

Price from AUD $2,925 per person, twin share.

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