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Rovos Rail, Cape Town: Luxury Train, South Africa (best price, deals, offers)

Rovos Rail Train: Pretoria to Cape Town + Winelands
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10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,197
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Rovos Rail Cape Town Luxury Train South Africa Best Price Deals Offers

Journey on the Rovos Rail to Cape Town, enjoying this luxury train in South Africa, as you travel over 1,000 miles through some of the country's most spectacular scenery. Ascend Table Mountain & visit Cape Point, before completing your holiday relaxing in the Stellenbosch Winelands. Journey available in both directions (Pullman, Deluxe or Royal cabin). Best  prices. Enquire about our special deals & offers.

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Pretoria
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Rovos Rail to Cape Town
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Kimberley & Big Hole
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Great Karoo
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Du Toits Kloof Tunnel
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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Luxury Train, South Africa
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Pretoria
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Kimberley & Big Hole
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Great Karoo
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Du Toits Kloof Tunnel
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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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
Today enjoy a private tour of the highlights of Pretoria.
 
We start with a visit to the impressive Voortrekker Monument and continue to historic Church Square with its statue of Paul Kruger and the beautiful Union Buildings - the official residence of the President, designed by Sir Herbert Baker.
 
In the afternoon your guide will be happy to visit any other attractions of your choice (pay entrance fees locally).
Day 3
Transfer from your hotel to Capital Park Station arriving by 10.00, in good time to board the luxury Rovos Rail Pride of Africa departing 11.00 for Cape Town.
 
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 your 48-hour rail journey to Cape Town, enjoying fine cuisine and outstanding personal service. Travel over 1,000 miles through some of South Africa’s most spectacular scenery, continuing southwards through the farmlands of the Free State towards Kimberley.
 
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).
Day 4
We travel past a lake that is home to a spectacular flock of flamingos and arrive in the diamond town of Kimberley around 10.00.
 
Here we disembark for a tour of the famous Big Hole and Open Mine Museum. With a surface area of over 40 acres and a perimeter of over 1 mile, this open-pit area was mined to a depth of over 3,000 feet at the height of the diamond rush – the largest hand-dug excavation in the world. At the Village Museum you can also view Eureka, the first recorded diamond discovered in South Africa.
 
We depart from Kimberley and continue through the northern Cape towards De Aar and Beauford West in the Great Karoo.
Day 5
After an early breakfast, we arrive in Matjiesfontein around 08.30. Guests interested in a brisk 3 mile (5 km) walk can disembark here and walk to this quaint preserved Victorian village, founded in 1884 by an energetic Scottish railwayman called James Logan. Once a fashionable Victorian spa, this town played a key role in the Anglo Boer War of 1899, as it was situated on the main railway line between Cape Town and Johannesburg. It was also the home of the famous author and anti-war campaigner, Olive Schreiner, who wrote 'The Story of an African Farm'. Comfortable walking shoes are essential for this excursion.
 
We depart from Matjiesfontein at 10.30 and proceed through Touws River, De Doorns and Worcester to the beautiful mountains and vineyards of the Cape Winelands.
 
After passing through the Du Toits Kloof tunnel, view imposing Table Mountain as you arrive at Cape Town Station around 18.00. Here you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 6
Today is free for independent sightseeing in Cape Town.
 
To orientate yourself, we suggest you purchase a pass onboard the convenient Red Route Hop-Off Bus, which stops at all Cape Town’s key sights and attractions, including the Table Mountain cable car (discounted tickets are sold on the bus). Here you can ascend and enjoy one of the world's most famous views.
 
Continue to trendy Camps Bay beach and the many attractions of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (pay all entrance fees locally).
 
Note: Don't let the colour of the bus confuse you. All buses are red, but they run two different routes - the Red City Route and the Blue Kirstenbosch Route.
Day 7
Today we recommend an optional full day shared tour to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where you may see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July/November).
  
Your tour travels through Hout Bay and along spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape Point peninsula, returning via Simons Town, Fish Hoek, Constantia and Kirstenbosch Gardens. This is a scenic tour of the whole Cape Peninsula, with the optional opportunity of visiting the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
Day 8
At leisure to relax and explore the "Mother City" of Cape Town.
 
Many optional activities are available in this beautiful city. You can visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned (advance booking essential in season) and explore the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
 
You can also take the Hop Off bus (Blue Route) to visit world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens, enjoy a city tour or simply relax on golden Camps Bay Beach.
Day 9
Transfer 45-minutes from Cape Town to the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands.
  
Check into your hotel in this famous wine producing area, relax under the giant oak trees and savour the fine food and wines of this region.
Day 10
We recommend an optional full day shared tour through the renowned Stellenbosch Winelands today, travelling through the scenic Franschhoek Valley where a handful of French Huguenot refugees started South Africa’s now famous wine industry.
 
Explore the historic university town of Stellenbosch and several wine estates on this famous wine route, which stretched from Paarl through to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Enjoy a cellar tour and some wine tasting, before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon.
 
Alternatively use the Vine Hopper hop-off bus to explore the Winelands by yourself.
 
Note: The Vine Hopper does not operate on Sundays.
Day 11
Transfer 30-minutes to Cape Town Airport for your flight home.