Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria (2 nights)

Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria Journey

Travel by luxury train on Rovos Rail between Pretoria and Cape Town (or vice versa). There is no finer way to see South Africa than onboard one of the most luxurious trains in the world.

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. Begin or end your journey in 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.

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Travel through the Hex River Valley on the luxurious Rovos Rail

Cape Town offers a blend of cosmopolitan city life, magnificent mountains, and superlative wine lands, while the twin cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg form the economic heartland of South Africa and the ideal departure point for Mpumalanga’s world-famous Game Reserves including Kruger National Park.

The Rovos Cape Town to Pretoria / Pretoria to Cape Town luxury train journey operates on a regular basis; we will be able to work your itinerary out for you; so you can fit everything in.

Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria Journey

Cape Town to Pretoria Daily Itinerary

Day 1:

11 am: Depart from Cape Town Station. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travelers in the lounge car and observation car.

1 pm: Lunch available in the dining cars. The train reaches Worcester in the Hex River Valley before climbing ±750m up the face of the escarpment. The train arrives at the first of four tunnels on the pass. The last tunnel is 13.5km long; so guests are to be careful when walking through the train and may wish to turn on necessary lights.

4.30 pm: Enjoy High Tea in the lounge and observation cars. 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.

7.30 pm: Dinner.
Overnight on board. Dress: Formal

Day 2:

7 am: Breakfast is in the dining cars until 10 am. Travel through the Karoo, a vast semi-desert region that was once an enormous inland sea. Over millions of years, the volcanic matter was ground down and deposited as silt; upon the seabed to form what geologists call the Karoo system.

12.30 pm: Lunch available in the dining cars. 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.

4.30 pm: Enjoy High Tea in the lounge and observation cars.

7.30 pm: Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Klerksdorp.
Overnight on board.Dress: Formal

Day 3:

7 am: Breakfast is in the dining cars until 10 am.

1 pm: Lunch available in the dining cars.

5 pm: The train arrives at the journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria.

Rovos Rail Pretoria to Cape Town Journey

Pretoria to Cape Town Daily Itinerary

Day 1:

11 am: Depart Rovos Rail’s private Capital Park Station, Pretoria aboard the luxury train, the ‘Pride of Africa’.
Guests may freshen up in their suites; before joining fellow travelers in the midway Lounge car or Observation carriage at the rear of the train.

1 pm: Lunch available in the dining cars.

4.30 pm: Enjoy High Tea in the lounge and observation cars.

7.30 pm: Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Kingswood.
Overnight on board. Dress: Formal

Day 2:

7 am: Breakfast is in the dining car/s until 10 am.
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.

1 pm: Lunch available in the dining cars. Travel through the Karoo, a vast semi-desert region that was once an enormous inland sea. Over millions of years, the volcanic matter was ground down and deposited as silt upon the seabed; to form what geologists call the Karoo system.

4.30 pm: Enjoy High Tea in the lounge car and observation car at the rear of the train.

7.30 pm: Dinner will be served in the dining car/s en route to Gemsbok.
Overnight on board. Dress: Formal

Day 3:

7 am: Breakfast is in the dining cars until 10 am.
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.
Alternatively; 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.

1 pm: Lunch available as we pass through the Hex River Valley and the town of Worcester.

4.30 pm: Enjoy High Tea in the lounge car and observation car at the rear of the train.

6 pm: Arrival at Platform 24 Cape Town Station where our journey ends.

Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria or Vice Versa Price:

Rates per person sharing: 1st October 2021 until 30th September 2022:
Pullman Suite: R26 500
Deluxe Suite: R39 500
Royal Suite: R53 500

Single Supplement: +50% on all suites

Please note:

Prices are for One way journey per person sharing and include accommodation, meals, and excursions during the train journey; as well as alcoholic beverages while onboard the luxury train, Rovos Rail.
Excursions may be changed according to the schedule achieved. Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed.
Departure dates are specific.

To see full information on Rovos Rail and its accommodation options, visit Rovos Rail.

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