This meander is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. 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. Journey’s end is Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. Highlights of the north- and southbound routes include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, an authentically preserved Victorian Village founded as a refreshment stop in 1890, which also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. Another stop is made in Kimberley to visit the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole. Available in reverse.

Day 1: Rovos Rail

1100 AM // Depart Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Travel across the goldfields of the Witwatersrand. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the lounge car and observation car.

100 PM // Lunch is served in the dining cars.

430 PM // Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.

730 PM // Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Kingswood.

Overnight on board.

Day 2: Rovos Rail

700 AM // Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. Enjoy a tour of Kimberley’s Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole. Capital of the Northern Cape, Kimberley is well known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its establishment in 1871.

100 PM // Lunch is served in the dining cars. 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.

430 PM // Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.

730 PM // Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Gemsbok.

Overnight on board.

Departure Day

700 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 is 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.

100 PM // Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train climbs ±750m down the escarpment through the Hex River Valley.

430 PM // Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.

600 PM // The train arrives at journey’s end at Cape Town Station.

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29 Jun 202201 Jul 2022 R26500 R13250
01 Jul 202203 Jul 2022 R26500 R13250
08 Jul 202210 Jul 2022 R26500 R13250
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22 Jul 202224 Jul 2022 R26500 R13250
29 Jul 202231 Jul 2022 R26500 R13250
05 Aug 202207 Aug 2022 R26500 R13250
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26 Aug 202228 Aug 2022 R26500 R13250
02 Sep 202204 Sep 2022 R26500 R13250
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16 Sep 202218 Sep 2022 R26500 R13250
21 Sep 202223 Sep 2022 R26500 R13250
30 Sep 202202 Oct 2022 R26500 R13250

Rates are based on Pullman Cabin, contact us for rates on Deluxe or Emerald Cabins.

Price Includes:

Accommodation, all meals, all alcoholic and other beverages, 24 hour full room service and bar facilities, limited laundry service, guided excursions (where applicable), entrance fees as per itinerary.

Price Excludes:

Transfers, gratuities, French Champagne, souvenirs, insurance & items of a personal nature.

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