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Rovos Rail across South Africa


from £1,550 pp

(ex international flights)


5 days

Begin a journey with Rovos Rail on the most luxurious train in the world and experience the extravagance of rail travel to South Africa’s most spectacular destinations. Rest, relaxation and indulgence awaits as you step aboard our reconditioned wood-panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. This 1 600-kilometre meander is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Travel the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo; trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Cape. Journey’s end is Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. Highlights of the north- and southbound routes include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein; this authentic perfectly preserved Victorian Village – founded by Mr Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890 – also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. Another stop is made in Kimberley providing an opportunity to enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole. There is no self driving routes on this tour and transfers between the airport and your hotels are included in this package. Sit back and relax while you enjoy the countryside roll past in ultimate luxury and style.

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Day 1 - Pretoria

  • Transfer from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport to Pretoria Hotel

Day 2 - Pretoria

  • Shuttle to Rovos Rail Station
  • Rovos Rail Capital Station in Pretoria
  • Rovos Rail Day 1 Southern Route
Kimberley, Pretoria

Day 3 - Kimberley, Pretoria

  • Rovos Rail Day 2 Southern Route
  • Visit the Big Hole and the Diamond Mine Museum.
Matjiesfontein, Cape Town

Day 4 - Matjiesfontein, Cape Town

  • Rovos Rail Day 3 Southern Route
  • Visit Matjiesfontein
  • Transfer from Cape town Station to your hotel
Cape Town

Day 5 - Cape Town

  • Enjoy your morning at leisure in Cape Town
  • Transfer from Cape Town Hotel to Cape Town International Airport