African Golf Collage

This panoramic nine-day sojourn winds its way from Pretoria to Cape Town and includes a golfing and non-golfing itinerary. After a game drive in the famous Kruger Park*, guests head to Zululand for game viewing at Hluhluwe – the oldest reserve in Africa. The train then travels the coast along St Lucia Wetland Park to Durban* for a city tour and through the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Ardmore Ceramics. Enjoy a tour of Bloemfontein then continue overnight along the imposing Drakensberg Mountains to Port Elizabeth* for Addo Elephant Park. Then it’s on to Oudtshoorn for an ostrich-farm visit followed by an impressive rail descent through the Outeniqua Mountains to George*. After visiting the natural paradise of Knysna*, the train traverses the spectacular Garden Route to the winelands for a brandy distillery visit and across the Cape Fold Mountains before this magnificent expedition ends in Cape Town. *Golfers play Leopard Creek at Kruger, Durban Country Club, Humewood in Port Elizabeth, Fancourt in Knysna & Ernie Els Oubaai in George. Available in reverse.

*See Golf Safari

This journey is available in reverse. See next tab and Downloads below for details.

Pretoria to Cape Town

Day1

09h00 Check-in at Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria for departure at 10h00.
Lunch and dinner are served as the train travels east towards Mpumalanga.
(Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Day2

Golfers: 09h00 Tee off at Leopard Creek near Kruger with lunch.
Non-golfers: 08h00 Game drive in the Kruger Park with lunch.
17h00 Rejoin the train at Komatipoort and depart for Zululand.

Day3

09h30 Game drive in the Hluhluwe Reserve in Zululand.
13h00 Lunch is served as the train travels south alongside the St Lucia Wetland Park to Durban for the overnight stop.

Day4

Golfers: 08h00 Tee off at Durban Country Club.
After lunch, enjoy a one-hour scenic drive along the Midlands Meander to join the train at Lions River.
Non-golfers: 08h00 Disembark for a short city tour of Durban.
10h00 Traverse the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Ardmore Ceramics for a two-hour afternoon visit.
16h00 Return to the train for dinner and overnight. Traverse the Drakensberg.

Day5

09h00 Disembark for a city tour of Bloemfontein.
13h00 Travel to Coerney/Alicedale across the Drakensberg Mountains.

Day6

Golfers: 07h00 One-hour transfer from Alicedale to Humewood Course.
Enjoy a game and lunch before joining the train in Port Elizabeth.
Non-golfers: 08h00 Game drive at Addo Elephant Park.
11h30 Rejoin the train and depart for Port Elizabeth.
14h15 Experience the train being turned around then depart for Oudtshoorn via Willowmore.

Day7

Golfers: 07h00 Arrive Oudtshoorn. Transfer to George along Montagu Pass.
10h30 Tee off at Fancourt followed by dinner at the estate.
Non-golfers: 09h00 Two-hour ostrich-farm visit in Oudtshoorn. Traverse the Montagu Pass to George.
18h30 Disembark for dinner at Fancourt Estate.

Day8

Golfers: 07h00 Transfer to Ernie Els Oubaai for tee off at 08h00.
Non-golfers: 08h00 Morning at leisure in Knysna or ferry ride to Featherbed.
13h00 Depart George and travel along the Garden Route via the Outeniqua Mountains to the coast for Riversdale.

Day9

11h00 Two-hour tour of the KWV Brandy Distillery, Worcester.
17h00 Arrive at Platform 23 at Cape Town Station.

This journey is available in reverse. See previous tab and Downloads below for details.

Cape Town to Pretoria

Day1

09h20 Depart from Platform 23 at Cape Town Station.
16h00 Arrive in Ashton for a wine tasting at Zandvliet Estate.
Travel the spectacular Garden Route towards George.
(Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Day2

Golfers: 10h00 Arrive in George. Transfer to Fancourt for tee off at 11h00.
18h30 Disembark for dinner at Fancourt Estate.
Non-golfers: 10h00 Morning at leisure in Knysna or ferry ride to Featherbed. Return to train at 16h00.
18h30 Disembark for dinner at Fancourt Estate.

Day3

Golfers: 07h30 Tee off at Ernie Els Oubaai Golf Club.
13h00 Transfer to Oudtshoorn. Enjoy lunch on board as the train travels the Outeniqua Mountains to Port Elizabeth.
Non-golfers: 08h00 Depart George and travel to Oudtshoorn.
11h00 Enjoy a visit to an ostrich farm. Traverse the Outeniqua Mountains to Port Elizabeth.

Day4

Golfers: 07h30 Tee off at Humewood Golf Course in Port Elizabeth.
13h00 Transfer to Coerney to join train.
Non-golfers: 08h30 Game drive in the Addo Elephant Park.
13h00 Depart for Rosmead and traverse the Fish River Valley through the Drakensberg Mountains.

Day5

14h00 Travel the Drakensberg to Bloemfontein for a city tour.
17h30 Travel the border of Lesotho’s mountain kingdom and descend the escarpment via Bethlehem to Ladysmith.

Day6

Golfers: 07h00 Traverse the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Lions River.
10h45 Transfer to Durban Country Club for tee off at 12h00. Join train in Durban at 17h00.
Non-golfers: 08h30 Travel the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Lions River.
15h00 Disembark in Durban for an afternoon city tour.
19h30 Enjoy dinner as the train travels to Swaziland.

Day7

15h00 Game drive at Mkhaya Reserve in Swaziland.
18h00 Travel north to Komatipoort, South Africa.

Day8

Golfers: 07h00 Transfer to Leopard Creek for tee off at 07h30.
Non-golfers: 06h00 Game drive in the Kruger Park with brunch.
13h00 Enjoy lunch as the train travels across the Drakensberg Mountains to Waterval Onder for the overnight stop.

Day9

07h00 The train descends the escarpment to the farming and coal-mining areas of the Highveld.
15h00 Arrive at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria.

Pretoria – Cape Town
Available in reverse
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2015 R50 400 R75 600 R99 800
2016 R53 950 R81 000 R107 000
PRICE PER PERSON 
SHARING
 includes:
accommodation, meals
and excursions as well 
as all beverages, incl. 
alcohol, while on board. 
Golf activities incl. green 
fees, carts, halfway 
house and beverages.
Single supplement
+50% on all suites

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DATES REGULAR JOURNEYS  :  1 OCTOBER 2014 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2015
Dates are specific. Please reconfirm with reservations@rovos.co.za. See Downloads below for other dates and details.
JOURNEY PTA-CT CT-PTA PTA-VF VF-PTA PTA-DBN DBN-PTA
OCT 2014 3,10,17,22,31 6,13,20,25,27 2,16,30 5,19 10,24 13,27
NOV 2014 7,14,21,28 3,10,17,24 13,27 2,16,30 7,21 10,24
DEC 2014 5,12,19,26,31 1,8,15,22,29 25 28 n/a n/a
JAN 2015 2,9,14,16,23,30 3,5,12,19,26 8,22 11,25 16,30 19
FEB 2015 4,6,11,13,20,25,27 2,7,9,14,16,18,23 5,19 8,22 13,27 2,16
MAR 2015 4,6,11,13,20,25 2,7,9,14,16,23,28,30 5,19 8,22 13,27 2,16,30
APR 2015 3,10,17,24 6,13,20,27 2,16,30 5,19 10,24 13,27
MAY 2015 1,8,15,29 4,11,18,25 14,28 3,17,31 n/a n/a
JUN 2015 5,12,19,26 1,8,15,22,29 n/a n/a n/a n/a
JUL 2015 1,3,10,17,24,31 6,13,20,27 16,30 19 n/a n/a
AUG 2015 7,12,14,19,21,28 3,5,10,17,22,24,31 13,27 2,16,30 n/a n/a
SEP 2015 2,4,11,16,18,23,25,30 7,14,16,19,21,28 10,24 13,27 4,18 7,21
DATES ANNUAL JOURNEYS 2015
Dates are specific. Please reconfirm with reservations@rovos.co.za. See Downloads below for other dates and details.
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SAFARI
NAMIBIA 
PTA-SWA
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4-18 Jul 3-17 Feb 19-27 Feb 9-17 Apr 19-27 Apr 21-29 May 1-9 June
26 Sep-10 Oct 21 Jul-4 Aug 2-10 Apr 30 Apr-8 May 10-18 May 5-13 Nov 16-24 Nov
  13-27 Oct 8-16 Oct        
    19-27 Nov