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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

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Itineraries

Day 1

DEPART ROVOS RAIL STATION

08h30
Check-in at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Full-day tour of Pretoria and Soweto. Transfer to Rovos Rail Station.

16h00
The train departs for Nelspruit for our overnight stop.

Day 2

NEXT MORNING

09h00
NON-GOLFERS: Full-day panorama tour of historical areas Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window.

09h00
GOLFERS: Tee off at Leopard Creek, Nelspruit or White River. 17h00 Rejoin train in Nelspruit and depart for Malelane for the overnight stop.

Day 3

NEXT MORNING

06h30
NON-GOLFERS: Full-day game viewing in the Kruger Park. Rejoin train in Malelane.

09h00
GOLFERS: Tee off at Leopard Creek, Nelspruit or White River. Rejoin train in Malelane. 18h00 Depart for Swaziland. Overnight at Mpaka.

Day 4

NEXT MORNING

09h00
NON-GOLFERS: Depart in vehicles from Mpaka, Swaziland. Visit Ngwenya Glass, Mbabane and Manzini.

09h00
GOLFERS: One-hour transfer to Nkonyeni Golf Estate in Swaziland for tee off.

18h45
After border formalities at Mpaka, board the train and depart for Hluhluwe, South Africa, for the overnight stop.

Day 5

NEXT MORNING

06h30
Early morning and afternoon game drives Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.

Board train at 18h00 and depart for Empangeni.

Day 6

NEXT MORNING

09h00
Tour of the world-heritage site, St Lucia (iSimangaliso) Wetland Park.

15h30
Board train and depart for Durban. Optional: Golfers can play at Zimbali (128km).

Day 7

NEXT MORNING

09h00
NON-GOLFERS: Disembark in Durban for a cultural visit to PheZulu Safari Village and uShaka Marine World.

07h30
GOLFERS: Tee off at Durban Country Club.

16h00
Return to train and depart for Ladysmith for the overnight stop.

Day 8

NEXT MORNING

09h00
NON-GOLFERS: Enjoy a battlefields tour taking in the Siege Museum and Wagon Hill.

07h00
GOLFERS: One-hour transfer from Ladysmith Station to Champagne Sports Resort for tee off.

13h00
Return to train for lunch and depart for Bloemfontein.

Day 9

NEXT MORNING

12h00
Bloemfontein tour including Women’s Memorial, Anglo Boer Museum and Oliewenhuis Art Museum.
18h00
Return to the train. Depart for Kimberley.

Day 10

NEXT MORNING

09h00
NON-GOLFERS: Visit to the Big Hole and Diamond Museum. Afternoon visit to the William Humphreys Art Gallery and McGregor Museum.

09h00
GOLFERS: Tee off at Kimberley Golf Club.

17h00
Return to train and depart for Graaff Reinet. Overnight stop at Noupoort.

Day 11

NEXT MORNING

13h00
Enjoy lunch on board followed by a guided walking tour of Graaff Reinet. Return to train at 17h00 and depart for Oudtshoorn.

Day 12

NEXT MORNING

09h00
NON-GOLFERS: Visit the Cango Caves and an ostrich farm. Drive the Outeniqua Pass to rejoin train in George.

07h00
GOLFERS: Drive the Outeniqua Pass to Fancourt Golf Estate for tee off.

18h30
Dinner at Fancourt Golf Estate.

Day 13

NEXT MORNING

08h00
NON-GOLFERS: Morning drive to Knysna with a lagoon ferry ride to Featherbed Reserve OR shopping. Return to train for lunch. Depart for Ashton.

07h00
GOLFERS: Transfer to Ernie Els Oubaai Golf Club for tee off. Rejoin the train in Voorbaai. Overnight stop at Buffeljagsrivier.

Day 14

NEXT MORNING

09h00
Drive 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.

Day 15

NEXT MORNING

10h00
Arrive 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.

18h00
Return 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.

  • Accommodation
  • 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-tours
  • Pre/post accommodation
  • International, Regional and Domestic Flights
  • External telephone calls
  • Transfers
  • Visas
  • Staff gratuities
  • French Champagne
  • Caviar
  • Memorabilia purchases

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