Durban Safari

Luxury Train Tour To Durban 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.

DURBAN SAFARI
Available in reverse
Pullman Suites Deluxe Suites Royal Suites
1 Oct 2017–30 Sep 2018
R18 950 R28 650 R38 150
1 Oct 2018–30 Sep 2019 R20 600 R31 100 R41 400
PRICE PER PERSON
SHARING
 includes:
accommodation, meals
and excursions as well
as all beverages, incl.
alcohol, while on board.
Single supplement
+50% on all suites


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SHORT JOURNEYS  :  1 OCTOBER 2017 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2018
Dates are specific. Please reconfirm with reservations@rovos.co.za. See Downloads below for other dates and details.
JOURNEY PRY-CPT CPT-PRY PRY-VFA VFA-PRY PRY-DUR DUR-PRY
OCT 2017 6,13,18,20,25,27 2,9,16,21,23,28,30 5,12,19 8,15,22 27 2,30
NOV 2017 3,8,10,17,22,24 1,6,11,13,20,25,27 2,9,16,30 5,12,19 24 27
DEC 2017 1,8,15,22,27,29 4,11,18,25,30 21 3,24 n/a n/a
JAN 2018 5,10,12,19,26 1,8,15,22,29 4,11,18,25 7,14,21,28 12 15
FEB 2018 2,7,9,14,16,21,23 5,10,12,14,17,19,26 1,8,15,22 4,11,18,25 9 12
MAR 2018 2,7,9,14,16,21,23,30 5,10,12,17,19,24,26,28 1,8,15,22,29 4,11,18,25 9 12
APR 2018 6,13,20,27 2,9,16,23,30 5,12,19,26 1,8,15,22,29 6 9
MAY 2018 4,11,18,25 7,14,21,28 3,10,17,24 6,13,20,27 n/a n/a
JUN 2018 1,8,15,22,27,29 4,11,18,25 7,21 10,24 n/a n/a
JUL 2018 6,13,20,27 2,9,16,23,30 5,12,19,26 8,15,22,29 n/a n/a
AUG 2018 10,15,17,24,29,31 8,13,20,27 2,9,16,23,30 5,12,19,26 17 20
SEP 2018 7,12,14,21,26,28 1,3,10,15,17,19,24 6,13,20,27 2,9,16,23,30 28 n/a
LONG JOURNEYS 2018
Dates are specific. Please confirm with reservations@rovos.co.za. See downloads below for details.
CPT-DAR DAR-CPT COLLAGE
PRY-CPT
COLLAGE
CPT-PRY
NAMIBIA
PRY-WVB
NAMIBIA
WVB-PRY
GOLF SAFARI
PRY-PRY
13-27 Jan 30 Jan-13 Feb 16-25 May 22-31 Jan 5-13 Apr 15-23 Apr 22 Feb-2 Mar
24 Feb-10 Mar 17-31 Jul 31 Oct-9 Nov 28 May-6 Jun 26 Apr-4 May 6-14 May 29 Mar-6 Apr
30 Jun-14 Jul 4-18 Sep 12-21 Nov 17-25 May 27 May-4 Jun 4-12 Oct
29 Sep-13 Oct 16-30 Oct 15-23 Nov