A spectacular cross-country journey from the capital city to Cape Town
Experience the diversity South Africa’s landscapes have to offer in 3 days of luxury aboard a five-star Rovos rail train. Embark in the capital city, Pretoria, and traverse in comfort though the grasslands of the Highveld, rich in gold and the foundation of the country’s economy. Stop in the towns of Kimberly and Matjiesfontein, both steeped in history. A respite from the vast expanses of the Great Karoo desert, the pristine winelands and majestic mountains of the Cape are your next visual treat. Here, you will end your journey in Cape Town, a cosmopolitan city bordered by both mountain and sea.
A visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, an authentically perfectly preserved Victorian hamlet
A city tour of Kimberly and a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum
Seeing the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole
Taking in a myriad of landscapes as you travel from corner to corner of South Africa
Depart from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and travel south via Johannesburg through the goldfields of the Witwatersrand. Enjoy a five-star dinner made with fresh, local ingredients in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars before you retire to your comfortable suite.
Today you will arrive in Kimberley, where you can look forward to an expertly guided visit to the Big Hole, the largest man-made excavation, as well as admire all that glitters in the Diamond Mine Museum, another of South Africa’s economic treasures.
After a leisurely breakfast, the next stop to stretch your legs and absorb South Africa’s past is in historical village of Matjiesfontein, a village that takes to back to the bygone Victorian era in authentic, preserved fashion. After an afternoon tea in the lounge and observation cars, you will arrive at Cape Town station, South Africa’s “Mother City”.