Package Tour - Pretoria to Cape Town by Rovos Rail
Categories: Luxury / Rail / Sightseeing
Enjoy an unforgettable 3 day / 2 night train journey from Pretoria to Cape Town with sightseeing stops along the way. Explore the Diamond Mine Museum in Kimberley with the famous 'Big Hole' and stoll through the quaint village of Matjiesfontein.
At a Glance
Day 1: Pretoria to Cape Town
The Pride of Africa departs Rovos Rail’s Station in Capital Park.
Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the
midway Lounge car or Observation carriage at the rear of the train.
Dinner is served in the dining car/s.
Overnight: Rovos Rail
Day 2: Pretoria to Cape Town
Breakfast is served in the dining car/s until 09h45.
Ten minutes before arriving in Kimberley there is a shallow lake on the right
hand side facing forward. On most occasions there are spectacular flocks of Flamingos (approx. 23 000).
Arrive in Kimberley. Guests disembark and proceed by coach/combi for a tour
of the city, the “ Big Hole “ and the Mine Museum.
Lunch is served in the dining car/s.
Dinner will be served in the dining car/s.
Overnight: Rovos Rail
Day 3: Pretoria to Cape Town
There is an opportunity to disembark the Train at Whitehill siding and walk or
jog the 5 kilometres into Matjisefontein. The Train Manager or a member of
staff will accompany you. Comfortable walking or running shoes are essential.
The train arrives at Matjiesfontein where you will have a chance to stroll
through this historic settlement. Of special interest is the museum on the
platform and a collection of historic cars and railway carriages to the right of
the Hotel. Breakfast will be served in the dining car/s between 07h00 and
We depart Matjiesfontein passing through Tweedside and Touws River. At
12h00 we reach the first of four tunnels which take us through the Hex River
Pass. The second tunnel is 13.5kms long so please be careful if you are walking through the train. If you are in your suite you may wish to turn on a
Lunch will be served as we pass through the Hex River Valley and the town of Worcester.
Arrival at Platform 24 Cape Town Station where our journey ends.