Durban Safari

This three-day safari between Pretoria and Durban departs during the summer months and includes game drives, a battlefields tour with a world-class historian and a look at unusual African ceramics. Experience the Nambiti Conservancy – a Big Five private retreat set on 20 000 acres of malaria-free bushveld in KwaZulu-Natal. It has an incredible biodiversity including savannah, grasslands, thornveld and tall acacia trees. Situated on an expansive game farm, Spionkop Lodge – which adjoins an 11 000-acre nature reserve – is the perfect base for exploring the mountains, bush, birds and battlefields of the region. Ardmore Ceramics is a story about the Zulu people whose sense of rhythm, colour, dance and song, as well as the spirit of the African imagination, is exerting its influence on the other continents of the world. Visit this charming centre in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands before travelling the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Durban. Available in reverse.

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

Pretoria – Durban

Day1

10h00 Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. Lunch is served as the Drakensberg Mountains come into view. In the afternoon the train climbs to Majuba Hill (2146m/7040ft). Dinner is served en route to Elandslaagte for overnight stop.
(Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Day2

06h00 Wake-up call. Tea, coffee, juices and pastries in the dining car/s before embarking on a game drive in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve. Return to the train for brunch at 11h00 and head for Estcourt.
14h00 Disembark for a 40-minute drive to Spionkop Lodge where a choice of two excursions is available: an escorted tour of the battlefields or a game drive in the Spionkop Game Reserve. Return to the train for dinner.

Day3

Breakfast is served as the train descends the escarpment en route to Lions River Station.
10h00 Visit the famous Ardmore Ceramics Gallery including an equestrian display and tea.
12h00 Depart for Durban. The train traverses the spectacular Valley of a Thousand Hills.
16h00 Arrive at journey’s end in Durban.

RATES: 1 Oct 2013
to 30 Sept 2014
Pullman Suites Deluxe Suites Royal Suites
PTA – DURBAN
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