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Rovos Rail Pretoria to Cape Town

Inspirational holiday to South Africa

Step back in time to a bygone era and journey through South Africa on the Rovos Rail, a luxury train offering excellent service, gourmet cuisine and lavish suites. In addition, you will also tag on nights in Cape Town. This panoramic sojourn winds its way from Pretoria to Cape Town. After a game drive in Kruger Park, you will travel through eSwatini to Hluhluwe for game viewing and along the coast to Durban for a city tour. Traverse the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Spionkop Lodge, the perfect base for exploring the mountains, bush, birds and battlefields of the region. Continue to Port Elizabeth for a game drive at Addo Elephant Park then on to Oudtshoorn for an ostrich-farm visit followed by an impressive descent through the Outeniqua Mountains to George. After visiting the natural paradise of Knysna, the train traverses the spectacular Garden Route to the winelands and Cape mountains before this magnificent expedition ends in Cape Town. Following the train journey, you will have 3 nights at leisure in Cape Town, staying at the elegant Cape Grace Hotel on the V&A Waterfront.

Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 1 night - Castello di Monte, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 9 nights - Rovos Rail, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 3 nights - Cape Grace, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ends - Transfer to Johannesburg OR Tambo International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa
  • Nights Icon 13 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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  • Be transported to a bygone era on the elegant Rovos Rail
  • See South Africas exquisite landscapes
  • Enjoy gourmet cuisine in the elegant, wood-paneled dining cars
  • Safari in the Kruger Park - some of the best Big 5 game viewing on earth
  • Explore Cape Town, one of the worlds most beautiful cities
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International

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Day 1

Arrive Johannesburg Airport where you will be met and driven to your guest house in Pretoria.

  • 1 night

Castello Di Monte
Bed & Breakfast | Classic Room
South Africa

A guest suite with a balcony
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Day 2 - 11

Today your driver will take you to the Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. You will then depart on the 9 night African Collage journey through South Africa.

  • 9 nights

Rovos Rail
All Inclusive | Pullman Suite
South Africa

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Cape Grace Suite
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Day 11 - 14

Your Rovos Rail journey ends in Cape Town Station. Here you will be collected and taken to your hotel at the V&A Waterfront.

  • 3 nights
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Cape Grace, A Fairmont Managed Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | Fairmont Harbour View
South Africa

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Day 14

Today you will be met by your private driver who will drive you to Cape Town Airport where you will board your international flight home.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Scheduled activities
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
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  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
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  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
Enriching encounters


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  • Orca
  • Humpback Whale
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  • Great White Shark
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  • Cape Fur Seal
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  • Baboon
  • African penguin
    African Penguin
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
Sample Itineraries


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