VINTAGE SOUTH-AFRICAN RAIL JOURNEY *3 DAYS
The Most Luxurious Train in the World. 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. The beautifully rebuilt trains, which may be hauled by diesel or electric locomotives, carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites and are also available for charter, while the Events Train caters for up to 250 guests and is suitable for daytime journeys.
Best Time to VisitJune to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
ALL JOURNEYS ARE SAMPLE ITINERARIES WHICH WILL BE CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR NEEDS AND PREFERENCES. PRICES ARE INDICATION PRICES FOR AN ADULT ON SHARING BASIS. ACTIVITIES, EXTENSIONS OR SPECIAL EXPERIENCES CAN BE ALL ARRANGED ACCORDINGLY.
PRICING BASED ON ACCOMMODATION LEVELS:
PER PERSON TWO SHARING FROM
BRONZE ON REQUEST
SILVER ON REQUEST
GOLD ON REQUEST
PLATINUM ON REQUEST
R86 EMERALD VIP CLUB
PRICING ON REQUEST
*All journey prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. Prices according to low season. Optional activities are at an additional cost. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
CITY, NATURE & ANIMAL WILDLIFE
MIN AGE 12+
SUITABILITY - ALL INTENSITIES
PRIVAT OR BUBBLE JOURNEY
DEPARTURE ANY DATE
BEST TRAVEL SEASON: JUNE - SEPT
HIGH SEASON: 23 JAN - 29 MARCH
JOURNEY TYPE: RAIL JOURNEY
JOURNEY THEME: CULTURAL IMPRESSION
11am: Depart Rovos Rail’s private Capital Park Station, Pretoria aboard the luxury train, the 'Pride of Africa'.Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the midway Lounge car or Observation carriage at the rear of the train.1pm - Lunch is served in the dining cars.4.30pm - Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.7.30pm - Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Kingswood. Overnight on board. Dress: Formal
ENROUTE TO CAPE TOWN
7 am: Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. 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 are 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.1pm: Lunch will be served as we pass through the Hex River Valley and the town of Worcester.
6 pm: Arrival at Platform 24 Cape Town Station where our journey ends.
7am: Breakfast is served in the dining car/s until 9.45am.9.30am: Just before arriving in Kimberley there is a shallow lake on the right hand side facing forward. On most occasions there are spectacular flocks of Flamingos (approx. 23 000).9.45am: Arrive in Kimberley. Guests disembark and proceed by coach/combi for a tour of the city, the “Big Hole“ and the Mine Museum. Capital of the Northern Cape, Kimberley is well known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its establishment in 1871.1pm: Lunch is served in the dining car/s. Travel 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.4.30pm: Tea is served in the lounge car and observation car at the rear of the train.7.30pm: Dinner will be served in the dining car/s en route to Gemsbok.
All relevant Government taxes
Services of qualified English-speaking personnel.
Meals as showed in the itinerary
Accommodation as shown in the itinerary
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Flight Ticket Fare
Tips while on the safari
Language guide service (Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Spanish, German)
- Add ons activities
- Add ons services
- Add ons extensions
- add on domestic flights
Others not mentioned in the safari Itinerary
mandatory flying doctors insurance