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Rovos Rail Golf Train, South Africa: Kruger + Durban + Cape Town

Rovos Golf Train: Grand South Africa (Pretoria to Cape)
9YP15J
15 NIGHTS
FROM £5,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Rovos Rail Golf Train South Africa Kruger Durban Garden Route Cape Town

The luxury Rovos Rail Golf Train travels the length of South Africa, combining train travel with golf at Leopard Creek or White River in Kruger, Zimbali or Durban CC in KwaZulu Natal, Champagne Sports in the Drakensberg, Humewood in Port Elizabeth, Oubaai & famous Fancourt on the Garden Route, before ending in Cape Town. 2 departure per year (May & Oct/Nov). Pullman, Deluxe or Royal cabin.

Rovos Rail Golf Train South Africa Kruger Durban Garden Route Cape Town
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Rovos Rail Golf Train, South Africa
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Kruger, Leopard Creek Golf
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Swaziland
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Hluhluwe Game Drive
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Durban / Zimbali Golf
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Champagne Sports, Drakensberg
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Humewood Golf, Port Elizabeth
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Garden Route
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Oubaai & Fancourt Golf
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Cape Town Golf
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Rovos Rail Golf Train, South Africa
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Kruger, Leopard Creek Golf
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Swaziland
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Hluhluwe Game Drive
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Durban / Zimbali Golf
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Champagne Sports, Drakensberg
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Humewood Golf, Port Elizabeth
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Garden Route
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Oubaai & Fancourt Golf
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Cape Town Golf
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. Check into your hotel and relax under warm blue African skies.
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 09.00, in good time to board the luxury Rovos Rail Pride of Africa departing 10.00 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 9-day rail journey to Cape Town, enjoying fine cuisine outstanding personal service as you travel over 2,000 miles through some of South Africa’s most spectacular scenery.
 
Arrive at Waterval Onder after descending the spectacular Drakensberg escarpment at sunset.
 
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).
 
Note: Golf course selection is dependent on availability.
Day 4
Golfers disembark today and transfer to play at either 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".
 
Afterwards rejoin the train at Malelane, as the train continue southwards into the small mountain kingdom of Swaziland.
Day 5
Disembark early this morning for game drive in the famous Hluhluwe Game Reserve, one of South Africa’s most beautiful game parks and home to Africa’s largest population of endangered white and black rhino.
 
Afterwards the train continues through the St Lucia Wetlands towards Durban.
Day 6
Golfers disembark at Durban today and transfer to either Durban Country Club or Zimbali Country Club, to play on a course with wonderful views of the Indian Ocean.
 
Afterwards the train travels through the Valley of a Thousand Hills and the rolling hills of the Natal Midlands towards Ladysmith.
 
Non-golfers: Durban City tour, with lunch.
Day 7
Golfers disembark today at Ladysmith to play championship golf at Champagne Sports Resort in the foothills of the mighty Drakensberg Mountains.
 
Afterwards the train continues across the Drakensberg Mountains.
 
Non-golfers: Spioenkop Boer War Battlefield tour, including a game drive and lunch.
Day 8
Enjoy a leisurely day of luxury train travel today, as we travel through the Free State and Great Karoo.
 
Enjoy breakfast as usual on the train, with distant views of the scenic Drakensberg Mountains, as we leave Ladysmith. The Drakensberg Mountains were first named by the Voortrekkers who thought the unbroken chain of heavily weathered peaks reminded them of the spines on a dragon’s back, hence the name ‘Dragon Mountain’ or Drakensberg in Afrikaans.
 
Lunch is served as we traverse the Karoo, a vast and beautiful semi-desert stretching across the great South African plateau inland to the Cape coast, with scattered towns and villages. We cross the dry southeastern region with its variety of grasses, hardy shrubs, tumbleweeds and succulents, and descend the Great Escarpment towards Port Elizabeth.
Day 9
Golfers disembark today and transfer to play at Humewood Golf Club in the holiday town of Port Elizabeth on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean.
 
Afterwards rejoin the train and travel through the Great Karoo towards Oudtshoorn.
 
Non-golfers: Early morning game drive in Addo Elephant Park.
Day 10
Arrive in Oudtshoorn, where we disembark and travel across the spectacular Outenique Pass to play championship golf at the famous Fancourt Golf Club.
 
In the evening we all enjoy dinner together at Fancourt.
 
Non-golfers: Visit to an Ostrich Farm and travel to George.
Day 11
Today golfers disembark and travel to Oubaai on the beautiful Garden Route, to play championship golf at the Ernie Els Golf Club.
 
Afterwards the train departs from George and travels through Mossel Bay towards historic Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa.
 
Non-golfers: Visit Knysna, including ferry across the lagoon to Featherbed Nature Reserve.
Day 12
Enjoy breakfast whilst travelling along the scenic Breede River Valley.
 
The train travels through Worcester and the Du Toits Kloof tunnel, with views of the mountains and vineyards of the beautiful Cape Winelands.
 
View imposing Table Mountain as you arrive in Cape Town Station around 17.00. Here you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 13
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 14
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 15
Golfers transfer today to Stellenbosch to play 18-holes at Erinvale Country Club a renowned Gary Player designed championship course that was home to the 1996 Golf World Cup and has hosted many South African PGA events. This challenging course is surrounded by the beautiful mountains and vineyards of the Cape Winelands.
 
Return hotel transfers, tee time and shared cart will be arranged for you.
Day 16
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight home.