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Rovos Rail - Capetown to Pretoria or v.v.

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
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  • Itinerary Includes: All meals, drinks, sightseeing excursions, 24 hour room service, limited laundry service.

The Rovos Rail recaptures the romantic atmosphere of a bygone era and the mystery of Africa in a relaxed, elegant fashion.  The exquisite dining cars are the signature of these trains, known to serve fine cuisine in ultimate Victorian luxury while the picturesque scenery of Southern Africa unfolds beyond the windows. Traditional furnishings and period décor ensure an atmosphere of elegance and grandeur in the lounge and observation cars.
  
The two lovingly restored ‘Pride of Africa’ trains can accommodate 72 guests in 36 superbly appointed suites. The suites are among the most spacious luxury train suites available, featuring Edwardian finishes coupled with modern conveniences. All the suites are air-conditioned and have personal safes, bar fridges and hairdryers. The twin or double configurations of the suites accommodate two people and the Royal and Deluxe Suites even have space for boast private lounge areas. The Pullman and Deluxe Suites have en-suite bathrooms with showers, while the Royal Suites boast full en-suite bathrooms with Victorian baths and separate showers.
  
Notice the impeccable attention to detail as you step aboard the wood-paneled coaches, which combine the opulence of pre-war travel with subtle modern innovations. The trains travel slower than usual, taking time to make interesting stops for walks, game drives and tours, all professionally operated to ensure an excellent and most memorable experience. Regular routings are between Pretoria and Cape Town, Cape Town and George, Pretoria and Durban, Pretoria and Sun City and Pretoria and Victoria Falls.  Other less frequent routings include a Golf Safari, taking in some of the courses via Limpopo, Swaziland, Durban, the Drakensburg and Sun City. There is also a Namibia Safari between Pretoria and Swakopmund and the highlights of the year are the annual trips between Cape Town and Dar es Salaam and also Cape Town to Cairo.

ITINERARY:

DAY 1
Relax in the comfortable pre-departure lounge in preparation to step on board the “Pride of Africa” for its scheduled 11h00 departure from Cape Town. Socialize in the observation car as the train winds through the scenic areas of Touws River, De Doorns and Worcester through the four tunnels of the Hex River Pass. The train makes a stop in the historic village of Matjiesfontein. Enjoy excellent company and cuisine before retiring to your luxury accommodation for the night.
  
DAY 2
This afternoon the train makes an interesting stop in Kimberley, allowing plenty of time for you to visit the “Big Hole” and the Diamond Museum. Dinner is served as the train continues its journey through Bloemhof, Leeudoringstad and Klerksdorp.

DAY 3
The train forges on at a relaxing pace, passing through Krugersdorp, Johannesburg and Germiston, arriving at Centurion where the Rovos locomotive takes over and steams the train into Capital Park, Pretoria at around 12h00 noon.

ACCOMMODATION:

Child Policy
Rates for Children:
•  0 - 2 yrs: No charge
•  2 – 10 years: 75% of fare
•  Over 10 years: Full Fare
Pullman Suite only recommended for 3 children sharing, not 2 adults + 1 child. 
Deluxe & Royal suite recommended for 2 adults + 1 child 
  
Cancellation Policy
Different condition apply for Namibia /Dar Es Salaam & Cape to Cairo 
Please Note: Cancellation fees will not be waived. We strongly advise that trip cancellation insurance be purchased.
Cancellations received more than 8 weeks prior to departure are subject to a cancellation fee of 5% of the per person tour price.
Cancellations received between 8 and 4 weeks prior to departure are subject to a fee of 25% of the per person tour price.
Cancellations received within the 4-week period are subject to forfeiture of the entire tour price.

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