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 battlefield lecture 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: a lecture about the Spionkop battlefield 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.
12h00 Depart for Durban. The train traverses the spectacular Valley of a Thousand Hills.
16h00 Arrive at journey’s end in Durban.

DURBAN SAFARI
PRY-DUR or reverse
Pullman Suites Deluxe Suites Royal Suites
1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2020
R22 350 R33 750 R45 000
1 Oct 2020-30 Sep 2021 R24 250 R36 500 R48 900
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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Pullman Suites
Pullman Suites
Deluxe Suites
Deluxe Suites
Royal Suites
Royal Suites
SHORT JOURNEYS: 1 OCTOBER 2019 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2020
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 2019 4,11,16,18,23,25 7,14,19,21,26,28,30 3,10,17,24,31 6,13,20,27 25 28
NOV 2019 1,7,8,15,22,29 4,11,18,25 7,14,21,28 3,10,17,24 22 25
DEC 2019 6,13,20,25,27 2,7,9,16,23,28,30 19,26 1,8,22,29 n/a n/a
JAN 2020 3,8,10,17,22,24,31 6,13,20,25,27 2,9,16,23,30 5,12,19,26 10 13
FEB 2020 7,14,19,21,26,28 3,10,12,17,22,24 6,13,20,27 2,9,16,23 7 10
MAR 2020 4,6,11,13,18,20,27 2,7,9,14,16,21,23,30 5,12,19,26 1,8,15,22,29 20 23
APR 2020 3,10,17,24 1,6,13,20,27 2,9,16,23,30 5,12,19,26 10 13
MAY 2020 1,8,15,22,29 4,11,18,25,30 7,14,21,28 3,10,17,24,31 n/a n/a
JUN 2020 5,12,19,24,26 1,8,15,22,29 11,25 14,28 n/a n/a
JUL 2020 3,10,17,24,31 6,13,20,27 2,9,16,23,30 5,12,19,26 n/a n/a
AUG 2020 7,14,19,21,28 3,10,17,22,24,31 6,13,20,27 2,9,16,23,30 14 17
SEP 2020 4,9,11,16,18,23,25 2,7,14,19,21,28 3,10,17,24 6,13,20,27 25 28
LONG JOURNEYS: 1 JANUARY – 31 DECEMBER 2020
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
27 Jun-11 Jul 28 Jan-11 Feb 20-29 May 4-13 Feb 9-17 Apr 19-27 Apr 29 Jan-6 Feb
26 Sep-10 Oct 17-31 Mar 28 Oct-6 Nov 9-18 Nov 30 Apr-8 May 10-18 May 20-28 Feb
29 Sep-13 Oct 7-15 May 17-25 May 26 Mar-3 Apr
13-27 Oct 1-9 Oct
19-27 Nov
DAR-LOBITO LOBITO-DAR
14-28 Jul 31 Jul-14 Aug