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Rovos Rail Golf Train: Sun City + Durban + Kruger, South Africa


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9 NIGHTS
FROM £3,595
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Four times a year golfers can enjoy a spectacular journey aboard the luxurious Rovos Rail Golf Train in South Africa, stopping to play golf at championship at Sun City, the scenic Drakensberg Mountains, Durban, Swaziland & Kruger Park. Also enjoy an included safari in Hluhuwe Game Reserve. All transfers & golf included, with full programme of activities for non-golfers (Pullman, Deluxe or Royal).
Rovos Rail Golf Train South Africa Sun City Durban Kruger Safari
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South Africa
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Rovos Rail Golf Train
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Sun City
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Ladysmith
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Champagne Sports Resort
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Durban Country Club
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Hluhluwe Safari
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Royal Swazi Golf Club
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Kruger National Park
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Leopard Creek
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South Africa
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Rovos Rail Golf Train
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Sun City
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Ladysmith
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Champagne Sports Resort
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Durban Country Club
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Hluhluwe Safari
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Royal Swazi Golf Club
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Kruger National Park
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Leopard Creek
Day 1
You will be met at Johannesburg Airport and transferred 1-hour to Pretoria (now called Tshwane).
 
This city is the administrative capital of South Africa and is renowned for its jacaranda trees that flower from September to November.
Day 2
Transfer from your hotel to Capital Park Station by 10.30 to board the luxury Rovos Rail Golf Train departing 11.30 towards Sun City.
 
Relax and enjoy the elegance of luxury 5-star train travel of a bygone age, as you settle in to your wood-panelled coach for 9-days of splendid championship golf combined with a memorable train journey.
 
Enjoy superb golf and fine cuisine, as you travel in style over 1,500 miles and visit some of South Africa’s finest championship golf courses in magnificent surroundings. Arrive at Rustenberg for overnight.
 
Dress code on the train during the day is smart casual, with comfortable walking shoes for the off-train excursion. Evenings are generally more formal, with most guests enjoying the opportunity to dress up in cocktail or evening wear including black tie (although collar & tie is acceptable).
 
Please note that golf course selecion is dependent on availability.
Day 3
Disembark to play 18-holes of golf at the Lost City or Gary Player Country Club at Sun City – home of the Million-Dollar Golf Challenge and a magnificent championship setting.
 
After play enjoy lunch at the golf club, before re-joining the train and travelling towards Heidelberg.
 
Non-golfers: Enjoy a morning game drive in Pilanesberg Game Reserve, before joining the golfers for lunch at Sun City.
 
Golf Dress Code: Shirts with collars & sleeves (must be tucked in); long trousers with short white socks or short trousers with knee-length stockings; knee length ladies skirts or culottes; golf hats or peaks, with peaks worn forward ; golf shoes with soft spikes. No T-shirts, sleeveless shirts, denims, sweatpants, drawstring shorts, shoes without socks or trainers.
Day 4
At leisure to enjoy the elegancy of your luxury Golf Train today.
 
Enjoy the splendidly diverse scenery of the Free State and KwaZulu Natal provinces, as we travel towards Estcourt.
Day 5
Today golfers disembark and travel to Champagne Sports Resort, nestled in the foothills of the imposing Drakensberg Mountains for 18-holes of championship golf.
 
Afterwards the train continues towards Durban.
 
Non-golfers: Spioenkop Boer War Battlefield tour with lunch, or relax at your lodge.
Day 6
Golfers disembark today to play 18-holes of championship golf at either Durban Country Club, Beachwood or Zimbali, to play on a course with wonderful views of the Indian Ocean.
 
After returning to the train, we journey towards Hluhluwe.
 
Non-golfers: Durban City tour, including a vist to the Botanical Gardens, followed by a coastal lunch.
Day 7
Disembark early this morning for a game drive in the famous Hluhluwe Game Reserve, one of South Africa’s most beautiful game parks and home to all the Big Five – Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard – as well as many other interesting species. It is home to Africa’s largest population of endangered white and black rhino.
 
Enjoy brunch on the train as we travel towards Mpaka in the kingdom of Swaziland.
Day 8
Golfers disembark this morning to play championship golf at the Royal Swazi Golf Club, a superb course encircled by the beautiful mountains of this small African kingdom.
 
Afterwards the train re-enters South Africa and continues towards Malelane.
 
Non-golfers: Enjoy a morning game drive in Mkhaya Game Reserve, followed by a visit to Swazi Candles and Mantenga Ciltural Village.
Day 9
Today golfers disembark to play 18-holes of championship golf at Leopard Creek, White River or Nelspruit.
 
These courses have been built in harmony with the bushveld environment, making this a special playing experience. But beware, some of the lakes and small streams may be home to hippo or crocodiles, giving new meaning to the term "water hazard".
 
After lunch at the golf club, re-join the train as it continues towards Witbank.
 
Non-golfers: Game drive into the famous Kruger National Park, followed by lunch.
Day 10
After breakfast on the train, we arrive around 10.00 at Capital Park Station in Pretoria.
 
You will be met at the station and taken on a short city tour of Pretoria, including historic Church Square and the magnificent Union Buildings - the official residence of the President, designed by Sir Herbert Baker.
 
Time permitting also visit the impressive Voortrekker Monument, before your 30-minute transfer to Johannesburg Airport for your flight home.
 
NOTE: Arrival in Pretoria can be significantly delayed due to commuter rail traffic, so you must not book your flight before 19.00.
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