Cape Town Holidays - view from Table Mountain cable car

Nostalgic Rovos Rail Train: Pretoria to Cape Town


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7 NIGHTS
FROM £1,795
International flights quoted separately
Enjoy luxury train travel from a bygone era, as you journey aboard the nostalgic Rovos Rail from Pretoria to beautiful Cape Town - travelling over 1,000 miles through some of South Africa's most spectacular scenery. Disembark at the diamond mining town of Kimberley. Journey available in both directions in Pullman, Deluxe or Royal suite.
Rovos Rail Cape Town Luxury Train Journeys South Africa
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Capital Park Station
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Luxury Train
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Pretoria
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All Inclusive
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Kimberley
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Big Hole Tour
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Flamingos
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Du Toits Kloof Tunnel
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Paarl
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Cape Town
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Capital Park Station
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Luxury Train
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Pretoria
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All Inclusive
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Kimberley
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Big Hole Tour
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Flamingos
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Du Toits Kloof Tunnel
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Paarl
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Cape Town
Day 1
You will be met at Johannesburg Airport and transferred to your Pretoria hotel.
  
Check in and relax in this beautiful city under warm blue South African skies.
Day 2
Transfer from your hotel to Capital Park Station to arrive by 14.00 to board the luxury Rovos Rail Pride of Africa departing 15.00 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 as you travel over 1,000 miles through some of South Africa’s most spectacular scenery.
 
Continue 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 3
We travel past a lake that is home to a spectacular flock of flamingos and arrive in the diamond town of Kimberley around 10h00, where 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 4
After breakfast we arrive in Matjiesfontein around 08h15, where we can disembark and walk to this quaint authentically preserved Victorian village.
 
We depart from Matjiesfontein and continue 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 18h00 and transfer to your hotel.
Day 5
Today is free for independent sightseeing in Cape Town.
 
We recommend you purchase a day pass onboard the convenient Hop-Off Bus, which stops at all Cape Town’s key sights and beaches. The "Red Route" bus stops at the Table Mountain base station, where you can buy a ticket to ascend by cable car and enjoy one of the world’s most famous views. Continue to Camps Bay beach and the many attractions of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Day 6
Today we recommend an optional full day 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 7
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 visit world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens or simply relax on golden Camps Bay beach – the choice is yours.
Day 8
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight home.
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