Train Travel to 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 – 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.
Available in reverse.

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

Pretoria - Cape Town

Day1

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

Day2

10h00 The train arrives in Kimberley. Passengers visit the Big Hole and the Diamond Mine Museum.
12h30 Depart Kimberley and proceed overnight via De Aar and Beaufort West to Matjiesfontein.

Day3

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

RATES: 1 Oct 2013
to 30 Sept 2014
Pullman Suites Deluxe Suites Royal Suites
PTA – CAPE TOWN
Available in reverse 
R14 300 R21 600 R28 600
Single supplement
+50% on all suites
Tour price per person
sharing includes: 
accommodation, meals
and excursions as well
as all beverages, incl.
alcohol, while on board.

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Pullman Suites
Pullman Suites
Deluxe Suites
Deluxe Suites
Royal Suites
Royal Suites
DATES REGULAR TRIPS  :  1 OCTOBER 2013 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2014
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 2013 4,11,18,23 5,7,14,21,26,28 3,17,31 6,20 11,25 14,28
NOV 2013 1,8,15,22,29 4,11,18,25 14,28 3,17 8,22 11,25
DEC 2013 6,13,20,25,27 2,9,16,23,28,30 26 1,29 n/a n/a
JAN 2014 3,10,15,17,24,31 6,13,20,27 9,23 12,26 17,31 20
FEB 2014 7,12,21,26,28 3,10,15,17,24 6,20 9,23 14,28 3,17
MAR 2014 7,14,21,26 3,10,17,24,29,31 6,20 9,23 14,28 3,17,31
APR 2014 4,11,18,25 7,14,21,28 3,17 6,20 11,25 14,28
MAY 2014 2,9,16,23,30 5,12,19,26,31 1,15,29 4,18 n/a n/a
JUN 2014 6,13,20,25,27 2,9,16,23,30 n/a 1 n/a n/a
JUL 2014 4,11,18 7,14,21,28 24 27 n/a n/a
AUG 2014 1,8,13,15,22,27 4,11,18,25 7,21 10,24 29 n/a
SEP 2014 5,10,19,24,26 1,8,15,20,22,29 4,18 7,21 12,26 1,15,29
                                                      DATES ANNUAL TRIPS 2014             *VF increases to 3 nights from July 2014
Dates are specific. Please reconfirm with reservations@rovos.co.za. See Downloads below for other dates and details.
CT-DAR ES
SALAAM
DAR ES
SALAAM-CT
GOLF 
SAFARI
NAMIBIA 
PTA-SWA
NAMIBIA 
SWA-PTA
COLLAGE 
PTA-CT
COLLAGE
CT-PTA
18-31 Jan 3-16 Feb 21 Feb-1 Mar 8-16 Apr 17-25 Apr 22-30 May 17-25 Nov
28 Jun-11 Jul 17-30 Mar 10-18 Apr 1-9 May 11-19 May 6-14 Nov  
27 Sep-10 Oct 14-27 Jul 9-17 Oct        
  13-26 Oct 28 Nov-6 Dec