ROVOS RAIL FROM CAPE TOWN TO PRETORIA (3 DAYS)

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From $1645 P.P

A luxury rail meander from South Africa’s Mother City to the Capital City

This five-star train journey over 1,600 kilometres paints a picture of a thousand colours, showing South Africa’s diversity of landscapes and the people who inhabit them. Starting at the teal-blue sea in Cape Town, framed by the rugged gray of the surrounding mountains, the route winds up to the plateau, through the splashes of fynbos and the deep orange of the barren Karoo. As the route reaches its destination, the orange turns into the golden yellow of the Highveld to match the area’s gold mines. The luxurious journey ends in Pretoria, also known as the Jacaranda city, a tree which drenches the capital in purple in early spring every year.

A visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, an authentically perfectly preserved Victorian Village
A city tour of Kimberly and a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum
Seeing the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole
The scenic Winelands surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Cape

Day 1 : Monday

Begin your journey at Platform 23 at Cape Town Station and board the sophisticated five-star Rovos rail train, which will take you inland through the winelands. Enjoy a lunch served in the dining car as you take in the breathtaking surrounds. Stretch your legs on a visit to the historical village of Matjiesfontein, taking you back to a bygone era, aptly fitting to your mode of transport.

Day 2 : Tuesday

Wake up at your leisure and enjoy a breakfast banquet before you arrive in Kimberly, famous for the Big Hole (the world’s largest man-made excavation) and admiring all that glitters in the Diamond Mine Museum.

Day 3 : Wednesday

The train travels from South Africa’s desert-like interior into the Highveld, through the goldfields of the Witwatersrand towards Pretoria. Make use of the 24-hour full room service, as well as the train’s laundry facility before it’s time to continue your African adventure via more contemporary means of transport. The journey comes to an end in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, at the Rovos Rail platform.

 

 

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