Experience the extravagant elegance of traveling on one of the most luxurious trains in the world, the famous Rovos Rail. The only steam train safari across Africa that overlooks one of the most magnificent natural scenarios. This wonderful restored train offers luxurious accommodation, combining old trips with modern facilities.
With a discreet and friendly service, five star cuisine and a selection of the best wines from South Africa, Rovos Rail goes back to a simpler, more elegant era that encompasses the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration – carrying a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly elegant suites.
CAPE TOWN a DURBAN
This trip starts in Cape Town and ends in Durban. Travel through spectacular mountain ranges and vineyards. Visit the historic village of Matjiesfontein. The next stop is Kimberley. Enjoy a visit to the largest man made excavation in the world, the Big Hole and its Diamond Museum.
Arrival in Pretoria and transfer to your hotel for two nights. Enjoy a stroll to Johannesburg’s Soweto neighborhood, the headquarters of the Constitution Hill of South Africa (Constitution Hill) and the Apartheid Museum.
The train continues on Durban Safari. Discover the Nambiti Safari Reserve, which has an amazing biodiversity, including savanna, grassland, fields and tall acacia trees. Situated on a large safari farm, Spionkop Lodge is the perfect base for exploring the region’s mountains, shrubs, birds and fields. Ardmore Ceramics is a handicrafts store, which portrays the history of the Zulu people, whose sense of rhythm, color, dance and music, as well as the spirit of the African imagination, exerts its influence on the other continents of the world. Visit this charming center, in Kwa Zulu-Natal Midlands, before traveling to Durban’s Valley of a Thousand Hills.
Rovos Rail, Cape Town – 01 day
Rescue the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era, when you are aboard our renovated wooden wagons, and enjoy the journey between the Cape and Durban. All meals on board are served in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars and are complemented by a selection of fine South African wines. For days on the train, the outfit is informal but elegant. Evening attire is more formal – for gentlemen, a jacket or blazer and tie is a minimum requirement, while for ladies, we suggest dresses or suits.