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Cape Town to Pretoria - 3 Day Luxury Train Journey - Rovos Rail


Pretoria - Johannesburg - Gauteng - Kimberley - Beaufort West - Matjiesfontein - Worcester - Hex River Valley - Paarl - Cape Town - City

For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the popular 48-hour weekly journeys between Pretoria and Cape Town. 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, which was 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.

For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the popular 48-hour weekly journeys between Pretoria and Cape Town.

Pretoria – Jacaranda City
Kimberley’s Big Hole and Diamond Museum
Great and Klein Karoo
Cape Winelands
Cape Town



Day 1: Depart from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria at 15h00.
Dinner and overnight on the train. (Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • High Tea 16h00 • Dinner 19h30)

Day 2: The train arrives in Kimberley at 09h45.
Passengers visit the Big Hole and the Diamond Mine Museum. Depart Kimberley at 12h30 and proceed overnight via De Aar and Beaufort West to Matjiesfontein.

Day 3: Enjoy a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein at 08h15.
The train departs at 10h30 and proceeds via Touws River and Worcester to Cape Town. Arrive at Cape Town Station’s Platform 24 at 18h00.

Inclusions & Exclusions

RACK RATE ONE WAY per person sharing includes:
•excursions during the train journey
•alcoholic beverages whilst on board the train


Extra information

Travel to South Africa and take a trip on the most luxurious train in the world. Your romantic vacation through the heart of Southern Africa will begin or end at the headquarters of this private railway company, Capital Park Station and Locomotive Yard situated outside Pretoria. Rovos Rail offers two beautifully rebuilt Classic trains, each carrying a maximum of 72 passengers who are accommodated in the most spacious and luxurious train suites in the world. The use of traditional furnishings and period décor ensure an atmosphere of elegance and grandeur in the Dining, Lounge and Observation cars.

Trip cancellation insurance is strongly advised Vaccinations: Several vaccinations are required for Africa, and on some trips malaria prophylactics are advised.
Visit and seek advice from your doctor or local travel clinic at least six weeks prior to departure.
Visa requirements: Visas to be purchased and paid for prior to departure for Africa. These vary between nationalities and the individual countries through which we travel.

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Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed