Rovos Rail / Cape Town to Pretoria
Rovos Rail - Cape Town to Pretoria

LUXURY TRAIN SAFARIS - CAPE TOWN TO PRETORIA WITH ROVOS RAIL

For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the popular 48-hour weekly journeys between Cape Town and Pretoria. This 1600-kilometre journey 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 wine lands of the Cape. Journey's start (or end when doing the vice versa route) is Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil's Peak and Lions Head.

Highlights of the north and southbound routes include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein. This authentic perfectly preserved Victorian Village, which was founded by Mr Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890, also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. A stop is also made in Kimberley providing an opportunity to enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Mine Museum and the world's largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole.

CAPE TOWN TO PRETORIA ITINERARY
Cape Town · Matjiesfontein · Kimberley · Pretoria
  Monday/Saturday/Tuesday
11h00 Depart from Platform 23 at Cape Town Station and proceed inland to Worcester.
18h00 Upon arrival at Matjiesfontein guests may visit this quaint, historical village.
19h00 Depart Matjiesfontein.
19h30 Dinner is served in the dining car/s.
  Tuesday/Sunday/Wednesday
14h30 Upon arrival in Kimberley board the bus for a tour of the Big Hole and museum.
  Wednesday/Monday/Thursday
12h00 Arrive at Rovos Rail's Capital Park Station, Pretoria.
Please Note:
  • Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved
  • Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed


PRETORIA TO CAPE TOWN ITINERARY
Pretoria · Kimberley · Matjiesfontein · Cape Town
  Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday
15h00 Depart Rovos Rail's private Capital Park Station aboard the Pride of Africa.
  Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday
10h00 Arrive in Kimberley. Passengers visit the Big Hole, the Diamond Museum.
12h30 Depart from Kimberley and proceed overnight via De Aar and Beaufort West for Matjiesfontein.
  Thursday/Friday/Sunday
08h15 Visit the historic village of Matjiesfontein.
10h30 Depart Matjiesfontein and proceed via Touws River, De Doorns and Worcester to Cape Town.
18h00 Arrive Cape Town Station, Platform 24.
Please Note:
  • Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved
  • Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed


PRICE PER PERSON SHARING
Dates Pullman Deluxe Royal Single
01/10/2012 - 30/09/2013 ZAR 13 600 ZAR 20 500 ZAR 27 200 +50%
01/10/2013 - 30/09/2014 ZAR 14 300 ZAR 21 600 ZAR 28 600 +50%
* Inclusive of accommodation, meals and excursions during the train journey, as well as alcoholic beverages whilst on board the train.


Departure Dates Pretoria to Cape Town Cape to Pretoria
February 2013 1, 8, 15, 27 4, 11, 18, 25
March 2013 1, 8, 15, 22, 27 4, 11, 18, 25, 30
April 2013 5, 12, 19, 26 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 2013 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 6, 13, 20, 25, 27
June 2013 7, 14, 21, 26, 28 3, 10, 17, 24
July 2013 5, 12, 19 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 2013 2, 7, 9, 16, 23, 30 5, 12, 19, 24, 26
September 2013 4, 13, 20, 25, 27 2, 7, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 2013 4, 11, 18, 23 5, 7, 14, 21, 26, 28
November 2013 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4, 11, 18, 25
December 2013 6, 13, 20, 25, 27 2, 9, 16, 23, 28, 30
January 2014 3, 10, 15, 17, 24, 31 6, 13, 20, 27
February 2014 7, 12, 21, 26, 28 3, 10, 15, 17, 24
March 2014 7, 14, 21, 26 3, 10, 17, 24, 29, 31
April 2014 4, 11, 18, 25 7, 14, 21, 28
June 2014 6, 13, 20, 25, 27 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 2014 4, 11, 18 7, 14, 18, 25
August 2014 1, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27 4, 11, 18, 25
September 2014 5, 10, 29, 24, 26 1, 8, 13, 15, 22, 29


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