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The legendary Rovos Rail takes you from Pretoria to Cape Town.
The wonderful landscape passes you by like something out of a children's book.
Passing beautiful highlights of the South African country, the Pride of Africa meanders.
You can relax, chat and/or enjoy an afternoon tea in the lounge.
Traveling aboard the Rovos Rail is a fabulous and stylish trip to bygone eras.
The Rovos Rail combines railroad romance and luxury with the natural beauty of South Africa.
The service at Rovos Rail is among the best of its kind.
Glamorous flair - treat yourself to a comfortable journey in one of the most beautiful luxury trains in the world.
You will stay in the Pullman Suite, which offers every comfort.
The culinary delights...
...are served in the dining car.
Before boarding, you can relax and wait for your train in the waiting room.
This 3-day-long trip is a wonderful ride through the interior of South Africa from Pretoria to Cape Town (or vice versa).
There's always something going on in the observation car. Make new friends as jaw-opening backdrops pass you by.
It is not uncommon for wild animals to walk next to the railroad tracks.
You will travel past wonderful landscapes. Feel the wind on your skin!
The highlight of the trip is the arrival in the "mother city" - the gorgeous Cape Town.
The pride of Africa - luxurious restored train with every comfort
Experience Africa's natural beauty & unique wildlife
Air-conditioned suites & 24-hour room service
Exquisite food & fine regional wines available on board
Stopover at nearby attractions
Take part in this incredible train journey through the interior of South Africa. Travel in comfort from Pretoria to Cape Town and have your dreams come true. Enjoy the comfort and luxury of the legendary Rovos Rail combined with unique game viewing and authentic experiences.
Travel by train through half of South Africa - a unique experience for all railroad fans and nature lovers. Experience South Africa's natural beauty up close and personal with a touch of flair from times gone by aboard the Rovos Rail.
At noon, your great train journey aboard the Rovos Rail through South Africa's interior begins at the platform in Pretoria. Make yourself at home in your comfortable suite as the train slowly winds through the country's graceful and lush green landscape.
The Pride of Africa is the nickname of this restored luxury train from the 1920s and 1930s. The interior is unique: elaborate paneling, fine leather chairs, heavy curtains at the windows, exquisite food, champagne and waiters in tails and bow ties - a touch of a bygone era traveling with you. Sit back during this unforgettable ride and get to know the secrets and magic of Souh Africa during a comfortable and elegant ride.
You will travel about 800 kilometers south, at approximately 60 km/h, through the suburbs of Johannesburg and the world's largest goldfield in Witwatersrand. More than 40,000 tons of gold have been excavated here so far, more than in any other mine in history.
In accordance with the old English custom, afternoon tea is served around 4:30 p.m. in the comfortable observation car. It quickly becomes clear why this compartment has become a popular meeting place - and not just because drinks are served here at all times. Get to know your fellow passengers here and strike up a conversation with them. It is the ideal place to relax and listen to exciting conversations over a cup of tea.
The evening meal is a real treat for your senses: lobster, Karoo lamb, sago pudding, fine cheese and the best wines - a gourmet experience.
With a delicious glass of wine from the region, you can end the day in the cozy lounge car or in the observation car.
1 night stay with full board South Africa
Greet the new day in the luxurious and historic Rovos Rail with a sumptuous breakfast buffet in the dining car.
Just before arriving in the South African town of Kimberley, enjoy spectacular views. See tens of thousands of pink flamingos gathered in the Kamfers Dam - don’t forget your camera!
Around 10 a.m., you will arrive in the diamond town of Kimberley and visit the impressive Big Hole. Feel transported back in time to the days of the Diamonds Rush and get exclusive insights into the world of mining. From the overhanging viewing platform you can see the largest hole ever dug by man, an open pit of the former Kimberley mine from which diamonds were transported decades ago - just indescribable. In the adjacent mine museum, you can walk through the old vaults decorated with diamonds and learn what the living conditions of the miners were like through a short film.
Around noon, your journey continues to Matjiesfontein. Relax with a refreshing drink in the observation car and take in the beauty of the country.
After afternoon tea, you will enjoy a delicious dinner in the dining car. Donning elegant attire and enjoying the various fine wines on offer, you will experience a wonderful evening in your luxurious train.
Overnight stay with full board, South Africa
Today you arrive in Cape Town, the long-awaited destination of your trip.
After a fortifying breakfast, you will explore the historic core of Matjiesfontein. One of the most famous sights is the luxury hotel said to be haunted at night. But don't worry - they say it’s a jolly ghost.
Via Worcester. you will continue your journey towards South Africa's second largest city. Now only a few kilometers separate you from your destination. Enjoy the last hours on your train and relax with a hot cup of tea.
You will arrive in Cape Town around 6 p.m. The city is one of the most beautiful in the world. We recommend an extension to your trip in Cape Town! Feel free to contact us about it. Actually, we believe an extension is a necessity… Or did you want to miss Table Mountain or the view of all of Cape Town from Lion's Head? Stroll along the cobblestones and past the colorful cottages of Bo-Kaap. At lunchtime, enjoy a delicious lunch at the Waterfront. A specialty you can't miss is the South African boerewors (a spiced sausage). Afterwards, you can work off all the calories with extensive shopping. Also, head to the Cape Town hinterland - the Winelands. Lush valleys with grapevines contrast with the historic houses of the small towns in this area. Enjoy a wine tasting here in one of the many wine growing areas. We are sure that after this trip you will be professing your love for Cape Town.
If you wish, you can experience this trip in reverse order, from Cape Town to Pretoria.
All suites are air-conditioned and have a safe, minibar, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities and 24-hour room service.
Pullman Suite - about 7 m², with sofa bed, bathroom with shower and a small table.
Other suites available upon request.
Duration of the trip: 3 days / 2 nights
Date of the trip: Departure every Wednesday or Saturday
Pretoria - Cape Town