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Luxurious Steam Train Trip South Africa


Luxurious steam train trip South Africa
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Step aboard the most luxurious classic steam train in Africa

When in South Africa take a journey on the most luxurious steam train in the world. This is a great way to enjoy a romantic vacation through the heart of Southern Africa or Africa.

Rovos Rail offers 2 beautifully rebuilt Classic trains, each carrying a maximum of 72 passengers who are accommodated in the most spacious and luxurious train suites in the world. The use of traditional furnishings and period dťcor ensure an atmosphere of elegance and grandeur in the Dining, Lounge and Observation cars. Your journey begins or end at the headquarters of this private railway company, Capital Park Station and Locomotive Yard located outside Pretoria. Luxurious steam train trips in South Africa or across Africa.

They offer day trips from Cape Town to George(24 hrs) and Cape Town to Pretoria lasting 27 hours, 5 day trips from Cape Town to Victoria Falls and longer trips through Africa from Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam 14 days and Cape Town to Cairo lasting up to 34 days. See some sample itineraries below.

PRETORIA TO CAPE TOWN departing on ( Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday)

15h30 Depart Rovos Rail's private Capital Park Station aboard the Pride of Africa.

Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday

10h00 Arrive in Kimberley.Passengers visit the Big Hole, the Diamond Museum and take a tram ride.

12h30 Depart from Kimberley and proceed overnight via De Aar and Beaufort West for Matjiesfontein.

Thursday, Friday/ and Sunday

08h15 Visit the historic village of Matjiesfontein.

10h30 Depart Matjiesfontein and proceed via Touws River, De Doorns and Worcester to Cape Town.

18h00 Arrive Cape Town Station at Platform 24.

CAPE TOWN TO PRETORIA departing on (Monday/Saturday/Tuesday)

27-hour journey of 1 600 km

11h00 Depart from Platform 23 at Cape Town Station and proceed inland to Worcester.

18h00 Upon arrival at Matjiesfontein

guests may visit this quaint, historical village.

19h00 Depart Matjiesfontein.

Tuesday/Sunday/Wednesday

14h30 Upon arrival in Kimberley take the electric tram from the City

centre for a tour of the Big Hole

and museum.

Wednesday/Monday/Thursday

12h00 Arrive at Rovos Rail's Capital Park Station, Pretoria.

CAPE TOWN TO VICTORIA FALLS

This relaxing six-day journey commences in Cape Town and ends at the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Between the two destinations is an adventure which includes 4 nights of luxurious accommodation on the train and one nightís accommodation off the train in a deluxe Pretoria hotel, with transfers to and from Rovos Railís private station in Capital Park. Off-train excursions during the journey include a stop in the quaint Victorian village of Matjiesfontein, a tour of the historical mining town of Kimberley, an overnight stay in a Pretoria hotel and a game drive in Hwange National Park before journey's end at the Victoria Falls.

CAPE TOWN TO VICTORIA FALLS departs on Monday.

11h00 Depart from Platform 23 at Cape Town Station and proceed inland to Worcester.

18h00 Upon arrival at Matjiesfontein guests may visit this quaint, historical village

19h00 Depart Matjiesfontein.

Tuesday

14h30 Upon arrival in Kimberley take the electric tram from the City centre for a tour of the Big Hole and museum.

12h00 Wednesday

12h00 Arrive at Rovos Railís Capital Park Station, Pretoria.

Transfer to hotel for overnight. Tours of Pretoria and environs can be arranged on request.

Thursday

10h00 The Pride Of Africa departs from Rovos Railís private station in Capital Park.

13h00 Lunch is served in the Dining Car/s en route to Bela Bela.

20h00 After traversing the Soutpansberg Mountains dinner is served as the trains heads towards Musina for border formalities.

Friday

07h00 Breakfast served in the dining car/s.

13h00 Lunch is served in the dining car/s.

20h00 Dinner is served in the dining car/s.

Saturday

05h15 Tea, coffee, juices, fruit & pastries served in the Dining Car/s.

06h00 Game drive in Hwange National Park.

11h00 Brunch is served in the Dining Car/s

17h00Arrive at the Victoria Falls where your Rovos Rail journey ends.

CAPE TOWN TO CAIRO

Rovos Rail has 2 distinct itineraries for this exclusive Cape - Cairo or Cairo - Cape journey. Travel by luxury train and plane from Cape Town - Cairo or Cairo - Cape Town.

Cecil John Rhodes dreamt of traveling between Cape Town and Cairo by train; a Trans Africa safari by rail. Rovos Rail invites you on a journey of discovery and adventure through some of the most historic and scenic areas of Africa. This luxurious steam train trip can last for 27 or 34 days, the luxury train and comfortable aircraft will carry you in world-class style and comfort from Cape Town to Cairo uniting by rail and air the republics of South Africa and Egypt. An African expedition which will carry an exclusive band of intrepid adventurers through the heartlands of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan and finally Egypt.

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