Rovos Rail / Cape Town to George
Rovos Rail - Cape Town to George

LUXURY TRAIN SAFARIS - CAPE TOWN TO GEORGE WITH ROVOS RAIL

This picturesque 550 kilometre 24-hour Rovos Rail journey runs between Cape Town and George during the summer months and is rated one of the most beautiful in the world.

From the Mother City the train travels through the Du Toits Kloof tunnel towards Worcester. Grapes are grown in vast quantities in this area, and apart from several co-operative wine cellars, there are a number of brandy distilleries. The KWV Brandy Distillery is visited on the George to Cape Town leg. The train continues along the Breê River Valley towards Robertson and then onto Ashton.

On the Cape Town to George leg a stop is made here to sample the wines of a local wine estate. Then it is on towards the coast passing through stations such as Swellendam, South Africa's third oldest town. Leaving the coast behind the train passes near Mossel Bay, a commercial seaport that enjoyed a boom in the 1990's due to the discovery of offshore oil. George is a quiet inland town, founded in 1811 and named after King George 111.

Please Note:

The Cape Town to George journey is no longer available unless on a private charter basis.


CAPE TOWN TO GEORGE ITINERARY
Cape Town · Worcester · Ashton · Pretoria
  Friday
09h20 Depart from Cape Town Station, Platform 23.
13h00 Lunch is served in the dining car/s as we head towards Worcester.
15h30 Arrive in Ashton for a wine tasting excursion.
19h30 Dinner is served in the dining car/s as we travel towards Voorbaai.
  Saturday
07h00 Breakfast is served as we pass through the quaintly named towns of Kleinbrakrivier and Grootbrakrivier.
09h00 The Pride of Africa arrives in George.
Please Note:
  • Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved

  • Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed

GEORGE TO CAPE TOWN ITINERARY
George · Worcester ·Cape Town
  Saturday
13h30 Depart George on Rovos Rail. Lunch is served in the dining car/s as we pass through the quaintly named towns of Grootbrakrivier and Kleinbrakrivier.
19h30 Dinner is served in the dining car/s.
  Sunday
11h00 Arrive Worcester where guests enjoy a guided tour of KWV Brandy Distillers.
13h00 Lunch is served in the dining car/s as we depart from Worcester.
17h00 The Pride of Africa arrives on Platform 24 Cape Town Station.
Please Note:
  • Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved

  • Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed


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