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This 15-day golfing spectacular journey offers golfers and a non-golfers an itinerary with an amazing insight into virtually every well-known destination in South Africa.
After departing from Pretoria, this magnificent vacation takes the train passengers through historical towns and wonderous sites to the Kruger National Park, Kingdom of Swaziland and the St Lucia Wetlands Park, a world-heritage site. This can all be enjoyed, before moving to rhythm of Africa at the PheZulu Safari Village in Durban.
After historical tours of Bloemfontein, Kimberley’s Diamond Mine, and Graaff Rinet, arrive in Oudtshoorn to experience an ostrich farm and the incredible Cango Caves before winding to Hermanus and humouring with the frolicking whales. This can all be enjoyed the day before arrival in Cape Town for a tour of the Mother City.
Departure City Arrival City Start Date End Date__
Pretoria Cape Town 04 Oct 2018 18 Oct 2018
Pretoria Cape Town 31 Jan 2019 14 Feb 2019
Cape Town Pretoria 19 Mar 2019 02 Apr 2019
Pretoria Cape Town 03 Oct 2019 17 Oct 2019
Cape Town Pretoria 19 Nov 2019 03 Dec 2019
Pretoria Cape Town 30 Jan 2020 13 Feb 2020
Cape Town Pretoria 17 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020
Pretoria Cape Town 01 Oct 2020 15 Oct 2020
Cape Town Pretoria 17 Nov 2020 1 Dec 2020
DEPART ROVOS RAIL STATION08h30Check-in at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Full-day tour of Pretoria and Soweto. Transfer to Rovos Rail Station. 16h00The train departs for Nelspruit for our overnight stop.
NEXT MORNING09h00NON-GOLFERS: Full-day panorama tour of historical areas Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window. 09h00GOLFERS: Tee off at Leopard Creek, Nelspruit or White River. 17h00 Rejoin train in Nelspruit and depart for Malelane for the overnight stop.
NEXT MORNING06h30NON-GOLFERS: Full-day game viewing in the Kruger Park. Rejoin train in Malelane. 09h00GOLFERS: Tee off at Leopard Creek, Nelspruit or White River. Rejoin train in Malelane. 18h00 Depart for Swaziland. Overnight at Mpaka.
NEXT MORNING09h00NON-GOLFERS: Depart in vehicles from Mpaka, Swaziland. Visit Ngwenya Glass, Mbabane and Manzini. 09h00GOLFERS: One-hour transfer to Nkonyeni Golf Estate in Swaziland for tee off. 18h45After border formalities at Mpaka, board the train and depart for Hluhluwe, South Africa, for the overnight stop.
NEXT MORNING06h30Early morning and afternoon game drives Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Board train at 18h00 and depart for Empangeni.
NEXT MORNING09h00Tour of the world-heritage site, St Lucia (iSimangaliso) Wetland Park. 15h30Board train and depart for Durban. Optional: Golfers can play at Zimbali (128km).
NEXT MORNING09h00NON-GOLFERS: Disembark in Durban for a cultural visit to PheZulu Safari Village and uShaka Marine World. 07h30GOLFERS: Tee off at Durban Country Club. 16h00Return to train and depart for Ladysmith for the overnight stop.
NEXT MORNING09h00NON-GOLFERS: Enjoy a battlefields tour taking in the Siege Museum and Wagon Hill. 07h00GOLFERS: One-hour transfer from Ladysmith Station to Champagne Sports Resort for tee off. 13h00Return to train for lunch and depart for Bloemfontein.
NEXT MORNING12h00Bloemfontein tour including Women’s Memorial, Anglo Boer Museum and Oliewenhuis Art Museum. 18h00Return to the train. Depart for Kimberley.
NEXT MORNING09h00NON-GOLFERS: Visit to the Big Hole and Diamond Museum. Afternoon visit to the William Humphreys Art Gallery and McGregor Museum. 09h00GOLFERS: Tee off at Kimberley Golf Club. 17h00Return to train and depart for Graaff Reinet. Overnight stop at Noupoort.
NEXT MORNING13h00Enjoy lunch on board followed by a guided walking tour of Graaff Reinet. Return to train at 17h00 and depart for Oudtshoorn.
NEXT MORNING09h00NON-GOLFERS: Visit the Cango Caves and an ostrich farm. Drive the Outeniqua Pass to rejoin train in George. 07h00GOLFERS: Drive the Outeniqua Pass to Fancourt Golf Estate for tee off. 18h30Dinner at Fancourt Golf Estate.
NEXT MORNING08h00NON-GOLFERS: Morning drive to Knysna with a lagoon ferry ride to Featherbed Reserve OR shopping. Return to train for lunch. Depart for Ashton. 07h00GOLFERS: Transfer to Ernie Els Oubaai Golf Club for tee off. Rejoin the train in Voorbaai. Overnight stop at Buffeljagsrivier.
NEXT MORNING09h00Drive the scenic route to Hermanus (160km). Optional: Golfers can play at Arabella (140km).17h00 Return to train at Worcester for the overnight stop and farewell dinner.
NEXT MORNING10h00Arrive Cape Town Station. Check out of train. Luggage will be stored in the Rovos Rail Lounge. Full-day tour in Cape Town of the Company Gardens, Bo-Kaap, Waterfront, Diamond Works, District Six and Castle of Good Hope. 18h00Return to Cape Town Station. Tour ends. Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved. Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed. *Golf Courses (optional): Nelspruit/Leopard Creek/White River, Nkonyeni Swaziland, Zimbali, Durban Country Club, Champagne Sports Resort, Kimberley Golf Club, Fancourt, Ernie Els Oubaai, Arabella Golf Estate. Available in reverse. PRE- AND POST-TRAIN TOURS: Individually tailored packages available upon request.
- All meals
- All alcoholic and other beverages
- 24-hour butler service
- Limited on-board laundry & valet service
- Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide (where applicable)
- Pre/post accommodation
- International, Regional and Domestic Flights
- External telephone calls
- Staff gratuities
- French Champagne
- Memorabilia purchases