Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria luxury train journey

Experience the elegance of rail travel on one of the most luxurious trains in the world. Rovos Rail's unique 2-night safari between Pretoria and Cape Town combines some of the most dramatic scenery in Africa with the glamour & excitement of the golden age of rail.
WHEN

Jan - Dec

PRICING FROM

$ 1,584 (Pps)

Overview

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 Train

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.

Optional Extension

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.

Why don't you contact us for some tailor-made ideas!

Tour Highlights

  • 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

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AVG PRICE FROM $ 1,584 (PPS)
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Mari Jacobs

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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.

Pared Back
if you need to save
Average Of
$ 1,584
/PPS
This price is based on a Pullman Suite
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
$ 2,384
/PPS
This price is based on a Deluxe Suite
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
$ 3,194
/PPS
This price is based on a Royal Suite
Pared Back
if you need to save
Average Of
$ 1,731
/PPS
This price is based on a Pullman Suite
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
$ 2,580
/PPS
This price is based on a Deluxe Suite
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
$ 3,495
/PPS
This price is based on a Royal Suite