Luxury Rovos Rail Tour of South Africa
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Luxury Rovos Rail Tour of South Africa
Small group tour
2 travelers
10 days
9 cities
1day
Pretoria, South Africa
Also known as Jacaranda City, because of the blooming Jacaranda trees, the city of Pretoria is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the South Africa itinerary. The city boasts a number of historically significant monuments, such as the Freedom Park and Museum, and landmarks to explore, including the Union Buildings, the Church Square and the Fort Klapperkop. For those interested in local flora, the Pretoria National Botanical Garden is also a must-visit....
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    Day 1 - Departure

    This morning you board your hotel on wheels at Rovos Station in Pretoria. This is when your adventure of a lifetime begins! Morning is saved for you to unpack your suitcases and get to know your fellow travelers from all around the world.  

    Today you will be crossing the spectacular Drakensberg Mountain escarpment, enjoying tea served in the observation car.

    Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Malelane.


    Please note: alternatively, you may extend your stay in Pretoria. Please, contact your Destination Specialist for the details.

    Please note: transfer to Rovos Railway Station is not included in program package. 

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13 Jun
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Connection | Pretoria - Melalane
Rovos Train
Pretoria Rovos Rail Station
Pretoria, South Africa
16 h
Melalane Station
Malelane, South Africa
1day
Malelane, South Africa
Don't miss the chance to include the authentic town of Malelane to the South Africa itinerary. Producing local specialties, such as sugarcane and fruit, the farming town is also renowned as a gateway to the Kruger National Park. Covering a vast area in northeastern South Africa, the park provides an exceptional wildlife experience and some truly unforgettable moments guaranteed to become the highlight of your trip....
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    Day 2 - Kruger Park

    After breakfast on board, you depart for Kruger National Park, world-renowned as one of the largest game reserves in Africa. 

    Enjoy a traditional safari experience in a company of expertly trained rangers, with binoculars in hand while the guided game drive whisks you away over the rolling hills and untamed bush in the pursuit of the Big Five.  

    Due to the seemingly endless stretches of unspoiled wilderness and unique atmosphere, the park is considered to be one of the top game viewing destinations in the world and a wildlife sanctuary like no other. 

    Once you rejoin the train and depart for your next destination, you share the unforgettable impressions with your co-travelers. 

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14 Jun
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Connection | Melalane - Hluhluwe
Rovos Train
Malelane Station
Malelane, South Africa
19 h
Hluhluwe Station
Hluhluwe, South Africa
1day
Hluhluwe, South Africa
Located in eastern South Africa, in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, the town of Hluhluwe boasts plenty of opportunities to admire the wildlife and scenic landscapes. As a matter of fact, Hluhluwe houses the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, which is actually the oldest proclaimed game reserve in entire Africa and a must-visit on any South Africa tour....
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    Day 3 - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

    The first part of the day is free for you to enjoy the spectacular views outside your window, as the train goes towards the oldest game reserve in Africa - Hluhluwe Game Reserve, located in the heart of Zululand. 

    After lunch on board the train, you are taken for an outstanding experience among the rolling hills and diverse fauna and flora of this famous park. 

    After the tour you return on board to enjoy your dinner, while Rovos Train takes you to Durban.


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15 Jun
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Connection | Hluhluwe - Durban
Rovos Train
Hluhluwe Station
Hluhluwe, South Africa
14 h
Durban Station
Durban, South Africa
1day
Durban, South Africa
Don't miss the chance to visit the coastal city of Durban while on South Africa travel. The largest city of the KwaZulu-Natal province boasts a charming waterfront promenade to stroll along to, as well as numerous points of interest to discover, such as the Temple of Understanding, the Vasco da Gama Clock and the Wilson’s Wharf. Durban Botanic Gardens is also a must-visit on the Durban itinerary, housing several rare species of local flora....
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    Day 4 - Durban Botanical Gardens

    Start this day with exploring the charming coastal city of Durban. Named after Sir Benjamin dUrban, modern Durban is the bustling civic and business center of the residential region. The buzzing city sprawls along the rugged coastline before reaching across the Umgeni River and concluding in the resort town of Umhlanga Rocks.

    During the tour, you explore the famous harbor, busy wharf and port, as well as Durban Botanical Gardens to see the great collections of sub-tropical trees, palms and orchids.  

    Once the train departs from Durban, get ready for a Theme Dinner in the African style. 

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16 Jun
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Connection | Durban - Ladysmith
Rovos Train
Durban Station
Durban, South Africa
19 h
Ladysmith Station
Ladysmith, South Africa
1day
Ladysmith, South Africa
Situated in the northwestern province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, the city of Ladysmith is one of rich history and cultural heritage to discover. Boasting numerous monuments and sites to get acquainted with the events of the past, such as the Ladysmith Fort and Siege Museum, the city also the location of the renowned Spion Kop Battlefield....
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    Day 5 - Spionkop Battlefield Tale

    After a delicious breakfast onboard, you take a short ride from Ladysmith station to Spionkop Lodge. Here you learn about one of the most dramatic battles during the South African War of 1899-1902. Your local host accompanies you to many historic sights and helps to revive the memories of the past. 

    After lunch, you participate in another game drive on the way back to the train. 

    Day 6 - Day at Leasure

    Today you have a great opportunity to rest and enjoy the beautiful scenery, chat with other travelers, and take the best of this slow-pace day.  


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17 Jun
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Connection | Ladysmith - Coerney
Rovos Train
Ladysmith Station
Ladysmith, South Africa
1 d 16 h
Coerney Station
Coerney, South Africa
1day
Coerney, South Africa
Don't miss the chance to stop at Coerney while exploring South Africa. Traversed by the Coerney River, the area also houses the Addo Elephant National Park, the third-largest national park in South Africa. The territory of the park includes the Darlington Lake and the Alexandria Forest and is home to numerous species of local flora and fauna....
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    Day 7 - Addo Elephant Park

    Today early in the morning you make your way to Addo Elephant Park, nestled between the sinuous Sundays River and the glittering Indian Ocean. The park protects over 350 African elephants, 280 Cape buffalo, and a range of Antelope species. As the third-largest conservation area in the country with a rich history, the park creates a perfect setting for your African adventure.

    During the game drive, you explore the history and archeology of the famous nature reserve that envelopes all visitors within its enchantment.  

    After a busy tour, you rejoin the train at Coerney and continue your exploration of Africa on board of Rovos Train. 

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19 Jun
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Connection | Coerney - Oudtshoorn
Rovos Train
Coerney Station
Coerney, South Africa
21 h
Oudtshoorn Station
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
1day
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Visit the town of Oudtshoorn in the region of Klein Karoo for some scenic landscapes and a meeting with the biggest birds in the world! Renowned as the city of Ostriches, Oudtshoorn houses the Cango Ostrich Farm, where you can embark on a tour around the property and see the charming birds from up close. ...
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    Day 8 - Ostrich Farm Visit

    Even more wildlife awaits you this morning! You are invited to visit a famous Ostrich Farm to interact with the species whose ancestors have been around since the age of dinosaurs! During the tour, you learn about this charming creature, experience a real working farm, and take as many pictures of the biggest bird in the world as you wish. 

    Upon return to the train, you enjoy a delicious lunch, as the train departs to George, your next destination for today. 

    In the town of George, you take a tour of the local Railway Museum to see a variety of 13 steam locomotives, including a narrow gauge, the Emil Kessler- Johannesburg’s first steam locomotive, the impressive GL Garrett together with carriages from a bygone era, such as a coach from the Royal Train of 1947, Paul Kruger’s coach and private saloons, just to name a few.


      


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20 Jun
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Connection | Oudtshoorn - George
Rovos Train
Oudtshoorn Station
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
12 h
George Station
George, South Africa
1day
George, South Africa
Explore the city of George while traveling around South Africa’s Western Cape. The city is part of the scenic Garden Route providing picture-perfect sceneries along its coastline, as well as numerous museums, and an abundance of golf courses for sports enthusiasts to enjoy. Make sure to include the George Museum and the Outeniqua Transport Museum to your itinerary....
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    Day 9 - Knysna Lagoon Ride

    Today you are taken to the coastal town of Knysna, a part of the 300 km stretch called the "Garden Route". The lagoon ferry ride is a special surprise for you! Enjoy a cruise along the coastline and keep your eyes open to experience the full wonder of this beautiful unspoiled environment.

    Those who wish to shop at the mall - take your time to buy local souvenirs OR join a guided walk on Leisure Island with your group. 

    Once the train disembarks the station in George, you enjoy the ride along the famous "Garden Route".    

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21 Jun
Connection | George - Cape Town
George
 
Cape Town
2days
Cape Town, South Africa
Situated by the Table Mountain on the southwestern coast of South Africa, Cape Town should undoubtedly be on the bucket list of everyone traveling in the region. Boasting a beautiful amalgam of man-made wonders and awe-inspiring nature, the city provides scenic landscapes on every step of the Cape Town itinerary. Some of the highlights include the Table Mountain National Park and the District Six Museum....
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    Day 10 - Arrival in Cape Town

    You spend the last day of your adventure in the observation car enjoying the picturesque views outside the windows. After lunch you arrive at the final destination of your amazing tour! 

    After getting to Cape Town, you are transferred to the airport, railway station or port, depending on your further travel plans.


    Please note: alternatively, you may extend your stay in Cape Town. Please, contact your Destination Specialist for the details.

    Please note: transfer from Rovos Railway Station is not included in program package. 

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What’s included:
  • 9 nights on board Rovos Train at suite of your choice;
  • Full board (Breakfast 07:00-10:00 • Lunch 13:00 • Tea 16:30 • Dinner 19:30); all alcoholic and other beverages;
  • 24-hour full room service and bar facilities;
  • Transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking guided tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary; 
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, gratuities, international/French Champagne, souvenirs.

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1. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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