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Discover an unforgettable train journey along the Valley of a Thousand Hills, while exploring the bushveld and the battlefields of KwaZulu Natal. The three day world class train journey allows the commuters to encapsulate the historic significance of KwaZulu Natal, while bringing into reverence the art and culture.

 

PRETORIA  |  LADYSMITH  |  NAMBITI  |  SPIONKOP BATTLEFIELDS  ESTCOURT  |  MIDLANDS  |  LIONS RIVER  |  ARDMORE  |  DURBAN

Months                                                Pretoria – Durban                            Durban – Pretoria

OCT 2018                                             26                                                           1, 29

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NOV 2018                                             23                                                           26

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DEC 2018                                              n/a                                                         n/a

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JAN 2019                                              11                                                           14

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FEB 2019                                              8                                                             11

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MAR 2019                                             8                                                             11          

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APR 2019                                             5                                                              8

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MAY 2019                                            n/a                                                         n/a

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JUN 2019                                             n/a                                                         n/a

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JUL 2019                                              n/a                                                         n/a

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AUG 2019                                            16                                                           19

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SEP 2019                                              27                                                          30

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Itineraries

Day 1

DEPART ROVOS RAIL STATION

10h00
Depart Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Travel southeast over the gold-rich mining areas of Gauteng.

13h00
Lunch is served as the Drakensberg Mountains come into view.

16h30
Tea is served as the train climbs to Majuba Hill, site of the decisive battle that ended the First Anglo Boer War.

19h30
Dinner is served in the dining cars. Overnight on board at Elandslaagte.

Day 2

NEXT MORNING

06h00
Wake-up call for a game drive in the Nambiti Conservancy.

11h00
Brunch is served en route to Ladysmith.

14h00
Disembark for a choice of excursions:
1. Spionkop battlefields tour
OR
2. 2. Spionkop Reserve game drive.

17h45
Return to the train.

19h30
Dinner is served as the train heads for Estcourt. Overnight on board.

Day 3

NEXT MORNING

07h00
Breakfast is served as the train descends the escarpment to Lions River.

10h00
Disembark for a visit to the famous Ardmore Ceramics Gallery.

13h00
Lunch is served as the train traverses the Valley of a Thousand Hills.

16h00
Arrive at journey’s end in Durban.

Available in reverse departing Durban 10h00, arriving Pretoria 16h00.

Please dress accordingly for game drives/excursions: mornings can be cool then warm up considerably; afternoons can be warm then cool down considerably. Warm clothing, hats and sun protection are advised (season dependent). Rain capes are available.

Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved. Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed.

Optional journey combinations: Durban and Cape Town (both directions); Durban to Victoria Falls.

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All alcoholic and other beverages
  • 24-hour full room service and bar facilities
  • Limited laundry service
  • Guided excursions (where applicable)
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Government tax.
  • Pre/post-tour
  • Pre/post accommodation
  • International, Regional and Domestic Flights
  • Transfers
  • Visas
  • Staff gratuities
  • French Champagne
  •  Memorabilia purchases

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