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Rovos Rail – Pretoria – Cape Town

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PRETORIA TO CAPE TOWN JOURNEY (3 Nights)
Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. In a series of bespoke train journeys lasting from 48 hours to 15 nights, Rovos Rail links some of the continent’s greatest destinations with a variety of off-train excursions. Step aboard the vintage wood-panelled coaches and sit back as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. With discreet and friendly service, top cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail harks back to a simpler, more elegant era encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration.

Travel and Price

December 2023 (ZAR 33 810 per person Sharing the Pullman Suite)
1,2,3
22,23,24

Day 1: PRETORIA
Departure from Rovos Rail station in Pretoria in a luxury coach to Meyerton Station to board the train.
Lunch is served in the dining cars.
Travel the broad grassland plains of the Highveld.
Tea in the lounge and observation cars.
Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Klerksdorp.
Overnight on board. 

DAY 2: KIMBERLEY
Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00 en route to Kimberley.
Lunch is served in the dining cars.
Enjoy a tour of Kimberley’s Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole. Capital of the Northern Cape,
Dinner is served in the dining cars.
Overnight on board.

DAY 3: MATJIESFONTEIN
Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 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.
Lunch is served in the dining cars. 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.
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. Dress: Formal

DAY 4: CAPE TOWN
Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09:30.
The train travels through the Hex River Valley.
Arrive at journey’s end at Cape Town Station.

Package Includes
One-way per person sharing
Accommodation
All meals
All beverages on board
Room service
Limited laundry service
Guided excursions
Entrance fees as per itinerary
Government tax. 

Package Excludes
Off-train beverages
International sparkling wine
Gratuities
Personal expenses
Visas
Travel insurance
Pre- and post-tour accommodation
Flights and transfers

SUITE FACILITIES
Double or twin beds
En-suite with bath, shower, toilet and basin
Small lounge area
Writing desk
Luggage shelf
Cupboards
Safe
Air conditioning
Fridge
Tea facilities
Bespoke amenities
Robes and slippers
Hairdryer (fixed or plug-in)
Shaver plugs (2-pin)
USB ports
Safety glasses
Emergency torch
Fire extinguisher
Laundry bag
Shoe bag
Internal telephone system
Room service

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