World Journeys | Rovos Rail: Pretoria to Cape Town | South Africa

This rail journey aboard Rovos Rail 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. Your 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 include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein; this authentic and perfectly preserved Victorian Village also boasts an impressive museum. Another stop is made in Kimberley, providing an opportunity to enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum and the world's largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole.


Day 1: Pretoria: Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and head east across the goldfields of the Witwatersrand. Join fellow travellers in the lounge or observation cars at the rear of the train.


Day 2: Kimberley: After breakfast, keep an eye out on the right-hand side of the train where, on many occasions, there are spectacular flocks of approximately 23,000 Lesser Flamingos. Arrive in Kimberley and disembark for a tour of the city, Diamond Mine Museum, and the Big Hole. Around midday, depart Kimberley to travel through the Great Karoo towards Matjiesfontein.


Day 3: Matjiesfontein > Cape Town: This morning, there is an option for guests to disembark the train at Whitehill Siding and walk the five kilometres into Matjiesfontein, accompanied by a member of staff. Disembark in Matjiesfontein for an opportunity to stroll through the historic village. Perhaps visit the museum on the platform or the collection of historic cars and railway carriages to the right of the Lord Milner Hotel. At lunch time, the train makes its way down the escarpment through the Hex River Valley. This evening, the train arrives at journey's end in Cape Town.


Journey also available in reverse, contact us for more information


SPECIAL:

Save 30% on this 2-night Rovos Rail Cape Town journey, on departures 01 May - 31 Dec 2019 (subject to availability) in a Deluxe or Royal Suite. In conjunction with this offer, you may also save 30% on a 2-night stay in a Deluxe room at the seaside St James Guesthouse in Cape Town. Contact us for availability and further terms and conditions.


INCLUDES:

• Luxury accommodation on board

• All meals

• Excursions as per the itinerary

• Specified beverages


HIGHLIGHTS:

• Kimberley city tour, including the Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole

• Travel through the Great Karoo

• Passing by spectacular flocks of approximately 23,000 Lesser Flamingos

• Optional walk from Whitehill Siding to Matjiesfontein

• Historic village of Matjiesfontein


DEPARTS:

2019

Sep 6, 11, 13, 20, 25, 27
Oct 4, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
Nov 1, 7, 8, 15, 22, 29
Dec 6, 13, 20, 25, 27

2020

Jan 3, 8, 10, 17, 22, 24, 31
Feb 7, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
Mar 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 27
Apr 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Jun 5, 12, 19, 24, 26
Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Aug 7, 14, 21, 26, 28
Sep 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25


2019: Pullman Suite, per person, twin (sep) fr $2,289* Enquire
2019: Pullman Suite, per person, twin (Oct-Dec) fr $2,483* Enquire
2020: Pullman Suite, per person, twin (Jan-Sep) fr $2,483* Enquire
2019: Pullman Suite, per person, single (sep) fr $3,433* Enquire
2019: Deluxe Suite, per person, twin (sep) fr $3,456* Enquire
2019:Pullman Suite, per person, single (Oct-Dec) fr $3,725* Enquire
2020: Pullman Suite, per person, single (Jan-Sep) fr $3,725* Enquire
2020: Pullman Suite, per person, twin (Jan-Sep) fr $3,750* Enquire
2019: Deluxe Suite, per person, twin (Oct-Dec) fr $3,750* Enquire
2019: Royal Suite, per person, twin (sep) fr $4,600* Enquire
2019: Royal Suite, per person, twin (Oct-Dec) fr $5,000* Enquire
2020: Royal Suite, per person, twin (Jan-Sep) fr $5,000* Enquire
2019: Deluxe Suite, per person, single (sep) fr $5,183* Enquire
2019: Deluxe Suite, per person, single (Oct-Dec) fr $5,625* Enquire
2020: Pullman Suite, per person, single (Jan-Sep) fr $5,625* Enquire
2019: Royal Suite, per person, single (sep) fr $6,900* Enquire
2019: Royal Suite, per person, Single (Oct-Dec) fr $7,500* Enquire
2020: Royal Suite, per person, single (Jan-Sep) fr $7,500* Enquire
*Terms and Conditions
*T&Cs apply. Prices are pp twin share in NZD unless stated otherwise, and vary depending on month of travel. Prices exclude international flights. Prices are correct as of 16 August 2019 and are subject to change without notification due to fluctuations in charges & currency. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of printing, but is dependent on availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Further terms & conditions apply, please ask your local helloworld agent for details.
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