Package Tour - Pretoria to Durban by Rovos Rail
Join this three-day safari on the most luxurious train in the world and experience the splendour of KwaZulu Natal. Take in the Big Five, a
battlefields tour with a world class historian and unusual African ceramics.
Experience the diversity of the Nambiti Conservancy, a Big Five private bush retreat set on 20 000 acres of malaria-free bushveld in KwaZulu Natal. It has an incredible biodiversity including savannah, grasslands, thornveld and tall acacia trees. The Sundays River flows through the reserve and has two 40 metre waterfalls with magnificent ravine bush, home to several rare bird species.
Situated on an expansive game farm, Spionkop Lodge, which adjoins an 11 000 acre nature reserve, is the perfect base for exploring the berg, bush, birds and battlefields of the region. The turn of the century farmhouse has been beautifully restored in Natal colonial style and the converted barn now forms a magnificent dining room that boasts spectacular views.
Ardmore Ceramic Art is a story about the Zulu people whose sense of rhythm, colour, dance and song, as well as the spirit of the African imagination, is exerting its influence on the other continents of the world. Word of Ardmore has spread far and wide and those who believe they have the talent arrive at the Ardmore studios in the rolling hills of Caversham in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Many have little knowledge of sculpture and painting and mostly no experience of ceramic art. They learn quickly however and within a short time develop their own particular style of sculpting and painting.
At a Glance
Day 1: Pretoria to Durban
Depart from Rovos Rail’s station in Capital Park.
Lunch is served in the dining car/s.
Dinner is served en route to Elandslaagte, near Ladysmith.
Overnight: Rovos Rail
Day 2: Pretoria to Durban
Wake up call for early morning game drive in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve.
Brunch is served in the dining car/s.
Disembark at Estcourt for a choice of excursions :
Option 1 – Game drive in Spionkop Game Reserve.
Option 2 – Spionkop battlefields escorted tour.
Sundowners overlooking the dam and dinner at Spionkop Lodge.
Overnight: Rovos Rail
Day 3: Pretoria to Durban
Breakfast is served as the train descends the escarpment en route to Lions River station.
Visit to the famous Ardmore Ceramics gallery including an equestrian display and tea.
The train departs for Pietermaritzburg.
Arrive in Durban.