Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria luxury train journey
Jan - Dec
$ 1,626 (Pps)
Experience the elegance of rail travel on one of the most luxurious trains in the world. Rovos Rail offers a unique 2 day safari through the heart of South Africa. 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.
This journey combines some of the most dramatic scenery in Africa with the glamour and excitement of the golden age of rail. Rovos Rail combines the opulence of pre-war travel with subtle modern innovations. Formal evening attire is required for dinner. For gentlemen a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement. While for the ladies cocktail/evening dresses or suits will complete the feel of a ‘once in a lifetime experience’.
The Observation car allows you to watch the unfolding scenery of the great interior of South Africa from a fascinating perspective. The comfortable non-smoking lounge cars are placed in the middle of the trains usually ahead of the dining cars. Deep sofas and wing back chairs offers a comfortable space in which guests can read or nod off for an afternoon snooze. As with all the service cars the lounges are air-conditioned. The windows can be opened allowing in the sights, sounds and scents of Africa.
Your accommodation is in air-conditioned suites with exquisite wood paneling and period Edwardian features. All the suites are equipped with a writing desk, a personal safe and a bar fridge filled with the drinks of your choice. 24 hour room service is available. The bathrooms combine original fittings with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs.
This two night Cape to Pretoria itinerary offers just the right mix of relaxation, especially if its in the middle of a busy itinerary, and exploration. You can combine the Rovos Rail Journey with a few nights in Botswana, Victoria Falls or a great safari in the South Africa in one of the many private concessions.
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- Relaxing interlude within a busy sight-seeing and safari schedule
- Very high standard of en suite accommodation with superb cuisine
- Choice of three suites of varying sizes to suit all tastes
- Frequent departures between Pretoria and Cape Town . The train journey is also available in reverse starting in Pretoria
- Charming off-train excursions to Majiesfontein and Kimberly
- Great way to see part of the country without wasting time waiting around in airports
Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria luxury train journey at a glance
The train meanders through the pictureque Cape Winelands during the day. In the evening of the first day you take a tour of the Little Karoo town of Matjiesfontein.
The next day at Kimberley, you take a tour of the famous Big Hole – the world’s largest man-made excavation – and the diamond mine museum.
The following day you arrive in Pretoria under steam at approximately 12 noon.
An idea of price
All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.
It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.
Three meals daily, all alcoholic and other beverages, sightseeing excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide, entrance fees, 24 hour full room service and bar facilities plus a limited laundry service
Pre/post-tour accommodation, flights and transfers; visas; gratuities; international/French Champagne; souvenirs