Cape Town to Pretoria by Rovos Rail is a 3 day / 2 night package tour by Rovos Rail

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Package Tour - Cape Town to Pretoria by Rovos Rail

Categories: Luxury / Rail / Sightseeing

For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the popular 48-hour weekly journeys between Pretoria and Cape Town. Cape Town offers a blend of cosmopolitan city life, magnificent mountains and superlative wine lands, while the twin cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg form the economic heartland of South Africa and the ideal departure point for Mpumalanga’s world-famous Game Reserves.

This 1600-kilometre journey is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Travel the windswept grasslands of the gold rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo, the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic wine lands of the Cape to the Mother City of South Africa, Cape Town, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devils’ Peak and Lions Head.

At a Glance

Tour duration
3 days / 2 nights
Tour departs from
Cape Town
No price range submitted

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town to Matjiesfontein
The train departs from Platform 23 Cape Town Station. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining other guests in the midway Lounge car or the Observation carriage at the rear of the train. Lunch will be served in the dining car/s.
We pass through Worcester on the way to the village of Matjiesfontein. At 15h30 we reach the first of four tunnels which take us through the Hex River Pass. The third 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 light. Guests may disembark at Matjiesfontein for a stroll through this quaint and historic little village. Of special interest is the museum on the platform and a collection of historic cars and railway carriages to the right of the Hotel. (For refreshments we recommend the pub in
the Lord Milner Hotel).

We depart Matjiesfontein.
Dinner will be served in the dining car/s.

Overnight: Onboard the Luxury Rovos Rail

Day 2: Matjiesfontein to Kimberley
Breakfast will be served in the dining car until 10h00. Lunch is served in the dining car/s.
The train arrives in Kimberley. Here we disembark and proceed by coach/combi for a tour of the city, the “ Big Hole ” and the Mine Museum.

Rejoin the train at Kimberley station. Ten minutes after departing Kimberley there is a shallow lake on the
left hand side facing forward. On most occasions there are spectacular flocks of Flamingos (approx. 23 000). Dinner will be served in the dining car/s as we pass through Bloemhof and Leeudoringstad en route to Klerksdorp.

Overnight: Onboard the Luxury Rovos Rail

Day 3: Kimberley to Pretoria
Breakfast will be served in the dining car/s until 10h00.
The train continues the journey towards Pretoria passing through Krugersdorp, Johannesburg and Germiston. We arrive at Centurion where one or two of our Rovos locomotives will collect us for the final leg of our journey.

Arrive Rovos Rail Station in Capital Park, Pretoria

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