Rovos Rail Journey: Cape Town to Pretoria

Starting fromUSD 1250 per person sharing

Enjoy a 3 day luxury train journey between Cape Town and Pretoria with Safari365, and experience a unique holiday in South Africa as you meander through diverse and spectacular African landscapes. There is no finer way to see the country than on the popular 51-hour weekly journeys between Pretoria and Cape Town. This 1 600-kilometre meander is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - 2: Cape Town, South Africa

The famous silhouette of Table Mountain welcomes you to Cape Town, for the start of Your luxurious Rovos Rail journey. Step aboard the elegant ‘Pride of Africa' at Cape Town Station (adjacent to the Safari365 offices) and settle into your luxurious wood-panelled cabin. Your memorable journey begins as the train meanders slowly through the scenic Cape Winelands, through sprawling vineyards and mountain passes. The train will stop at the quaint Karoo town of Matjiesfontein, where you'll disembark for a leisurely stroll through this historic settlement and visit the museum - a collection of historic cars and railway carriages. Once you've departed from Matjiesfontein, a delicious dinner of traditional dishes will be served in the dining cars.

Day 2 - 3: Kimberley

Start the day with a hearty cooked breakfast or a tempting breakfast buffet. After lunch the train arrives in Kimberley, famed for its diamond mine, you will disembark and proceed by mini-van for a tour of Kimberley's ‘Big Hole' and the Diamond Mine Museum. Then It's back on board to continue northbound. Dinner will be served as the train pass through Bloemhof and Leeudoringstad, en-route to Klerksdorp.

Day 3: Capital Park, Pretoria

On the final day of Your luxurious rail journey, the train will pass through Krugersdorp, Johannesburg and Germiston, en-route to Pretoria. Your journey ends at the historic Rovos Rail Station in Capital Park, Pretoria.


What kind of traveller are you?

Our itineraries all follow the best possible routing, yet the quoted price can vary greatly based on the level of accommodation chosen. What kind of a traveller are you?


USD 1,250 per person sharing
  • Value focussed hotels and safari lodges
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  • Typical 3-star level, clean and comfortable

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