9-day Rovos Rail Golf Safari is a 9 day / 8 night package tour by Rovos Rail

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Package Tour - 9-day Rovos Rail Golf Safari

Categories: City / Golfing / Luxury / Rail

This magnificent Rovos Rail Golf Safari encompasses world-renowned golf facilities such as the Hans Merensky Golf Course in the Kruger National Park, Royal Swazi, Champagne Sports and the Gary Player/ Lost City courses at the Sun City Resort.

This delightful nine-day Golf Safari with Rovos Rail will entertain the most discerning player. At all venues, there are optional excursions for the entertainment of non-playing guests.

This special journey commences in Pretoria and travels east towards the spectacular Drakensberg escarpment en route to Nelspruit. Play at Hans Merensky Golf Estate or enjoy a game drive in the world famous Kruger Park followed by lunch. Tee off at the Royal Swazi Golf Club, near Manzini in Swaziland, while non-golfers visit the Ngwenya Glass Factory, lunch at Guava Galleries followed by a game drive in the Mkhaya Game Reserve. Then it’s on to Zululand for game viewing in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

Play one of South Africa’s finest courses, the Durban Beachwood Country Club, while non-playing guests enjoy a city tour of Durban followed by lunch at the Golf Club. In the foothills of the imposing Drakensberg Mountains 18-holes await at the Champagne Sports Resort, with a guided tour of the Battlefields a further highlight for non-golfers.

Relax as the train travels north towards the magnificent resort of Sun City in the Pilanesberg Mountains. A full day is spent at this world-famous facility before departing for Pretoria where this memorable journey ends.

At a Glance

Tour duration
9 days / 8 nights
Tour departs from
Pretoria
Price
No price range submitted

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Pretoria to Phalaborwa
10:00AM Depart Rovos Rail Station, Capital Park in Pretoria.
Guests may unpack and freshen up in their suites before meeting fellow passengers in the Lounge or Observation Cars.
Lunch is served in the dining car/s.
The train stops for 15 minutes.
Thereafter we travel the spectacular 14km descent through the Drakensberg Escarpment arriving in Waterval Onder.
Depart from Nelspruit. Dinner is served in the dining car/s. The train arrives in Phalaborwa where we overnight.

Overnight: Phalaborwa

Day 2: Phalaborwa to Swaziland
GOLFERS
A continental breakfast is served in the dining car/s until 06h30. Transfer to the Hans Merensky Golf Course for a 07h36 tee off (carts available). Depart for Phalaborwa Station and rejoin the train.
Depart Phalaborwa whilst lunch is being served.
Dinner is served in the dining car/s.
Depart Komatipoort after border formalities.
Arrive at Mpaka in Swaziland where we overnight.

NON GOLFERS
A continental breakfast is served in the dining car/s until 06h30.
Board the open safari vehicles for a game drive in the Kruger National Park.
Please ensure that you are warmly dressed. As the morning drive progresses the weather can warm up considerably,
so please also ensure you have hats and sun protection. Rain capes will be provided if required.
Tea and bathroom break mid morning at Letaba with an opportunity for craft and curio shopping.
Depart for Hans Merensky where we join the golfers.
Depart for Phalaborwa Station and rejoin the train.
Depart Phalaborwa whilst lunch is being served.
Dinner is served in the dining car/s.
Depart Komatipoort after border formalities.
Arrive at Mpaka in Swaziland where we overnight.

Overnight: Onboard the Luxury Rovos Rail

Day 3: Swaziland to Hluhluwe
GOLFERS
Breakfast is served in the dining car/s until 08h30.
Board the coach and depart Mpaka for Royal Swazi Sun Hotel & Golf Course (carts available).
The coach arrives at the Royal Swazi Golf Course.
Tee-off at Royal Swazi Golf Club.
After-golf snacks are served at the Indzaba room.
The coach departs for Phuzamoya Station arriving at 18h10 where we board the train.
The train departs for the Golela border post and Hluhluwe.
Dinner is served in the dining car/s.
The train arrives at Hluhluwe Station where we overnight.

NON GOLFERS
Breakfast is served in the dining car/s until 08h30.
Board the coach and depart Mpaka for Royal Swazi Sun Hotel & Golf Course.
After the coach arrives at the Royal Swazi Golf Course we depart for the scenic drive to the Ngwenya Glass Factory.
Lunch at Guava Galleries where there is an opportunity for craft and curio shopping.
Depart for Phuzamoya to meet the vehicles from Mkhaya Game Reserve.
Game drive in Mkhaya Game reserve.
Return to the train.
The train departs for the Golela border post and Hluhluwe.
Dinner is served in the dining car/s.
The train arrives at Hluhluwe Station where we overnight.

Overnight: Onboard the Luxury Rovos Rail

Day 4: Hluhluwe to Durban
GOLFERS & NON GOLFERS
An early morning wake up call for a game drive in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve.
Tea, Coffee, Juices, Fruit, and Pastries will be served in the dining car/s.
Board the game drive vehicles parked outside the train.
The Game Rangers will stop for a short bathroom break at Hilltop Camp where tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.
Please ensure that you are warmly dressed. As the morning drive progresses the weather can warm up considerably,
so please also ensure you have hats and sun protection. Rain capes will be provided if required.
Return to the train.
Brunch will be served in the dining car/s en route to Durban.
High Tea is served in the Lounge and Observation Cars.
Arrive in Durban.
Dinner is served in the dining car/s.

Overnight: Onboard the Luxury Rovos Rail

Day 5: Durban to Estcourt
GOLFERS
Breakfast is served in the dining car/s until 08h00.
The coach departs for Durban Country Club Beachwood Course (walking course).
Tee- off at Beachwood.
Lunch is served in the Club House.
Board the coach and return to the train.
The train departs from Durban.
Dinner is served in the dining car/s.
The train arrives in Estcourt where we overnight.

NON-GOLFERS
Breakfast is served in the dining car/s until 08h30.
The vehicle departs for a Durban City tour.
Join the golfers at the Beachwood Golf Club for lunch.
Board the coach and return to the train.
The train departs from Durban.
Dinner is served in the dining car/s.
The train arrives in Estcourt where we overnight.

Overnight: Onboard the Luxury Rovos Rail

Day 6: Estcourt to Koster
GOLFERS
Breakfast is served in the dining car/s.
The coach departs from Estcourt Station for Champagne Sports Resort (carts available).
Golfers tee-off.
After golf snacks are served at the Club.
The coach departs to rejoin the train at Estcourt.
Dinner is served in the dining car/s.
The train departs for Koster.

NON-GOLFERS
Breakfast is served in the dining car/s until 08h30.
The vehicles will depart from Estcourt Station for the Battlefields tour.
Raymond Heron, our “storyteller extraordinaire “will start his tale at Mt Alice which was the headquarters of General
Buller.
We stop at Spionkop Lodge for refreshments and then onto the top of Spionkop to finish this historic story.
We return to Spionkop Lodge for lunch. Thereafter we board the vehicles for shopping visits (time permitting) to
Ardmore Ceramics, Thokiziwa and the Rug factory.
Rejoin the train at Estcourt.
The train departs for Koster.

Overnight: Onboard the Luxury Rovos Rail

Day 7: Koster
GOLFERS & NON GOLFERS
Day at leisure on the train.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.

Overnight: Onboard the Luxury Rovos Rail

Day 8: Sun City to Krugersdorp
GOLFERS:
Breakfast is served in the dining car/s until 09h30.
Board the coach for the Gary Player (walking course)/Lost City CC (carts only).
Golfers tee-off on the Gary Player/Lost CityCC
Lunch at the Club.
Depart from the Golf Club for a game drive in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
On our return from the game drive we board the coach and return to the train.
Dinner is served in the dining car/s.
The train departs for Krugersdorp.
We arrive in Krugersdorp where we overnight.

NON GOLFERS
Breakfast is served in the dining car/s until 09h30.
Depart on the coach for a morning at leisure in Sun City.
Pre-arranged Palace Tour starts from the Welcome Centre.
Lunch at the Golf Club.
Depart from the Golf Club for a Game Drive in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
On our return from the Game Drive we board the coach and return to the train.
Dinner is served in the dining car/s.
The train departs for Krugersdorp.
We arrive in Krugersdorp where we overnight.

Overnight: Onboard the Luxury Rovos Rail

Day 9: Krugersdorp to Pretoria
Breakfast is served in the dining car/s as the train departs from Krugersdorp.
10h00 The train arrives at Rovos Rail’s Station, Capital Park in Pretoria.

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