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3 day Cape Town to Pretoria Luxury Train Journey

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Summary of this 3 day Cape Town to Pretoria Safari Tour :

  • Accommodation : Locomotive
  • Activities : Visits to the village of Matjiesfontein, tour of The Big Hole in Kimberley
  • Destination : Cape Town, Worcester, Matjiesfontein, Kimberley, Pretoria (South Africa)

What you can expect from this 3 day Cape Town to Pretoria Safari Tour:

For many visitors to South Africa, there's no finer way to see the country than on the popular weekly journeys between Pretoria and Cape Town. One of the world's top destinations, Cape Town offers a blend of cosmopolitan city life, Table Mountain splendour and scenic Cape Winelands. The twin cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg in Gauteng form South Africa's economic heartland and the ideal departure point for the Lowveld's world-famous game reserves.

From the coast, the 1 600-kilometre route follows an old pioneering trail carved out of the African bushveld, passing through the Cape Winelands and climbing up to the interior through the Hex River Valley. Highlights of the north and southbound routes include visits to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, a 100-year-old refreshment stop in the arid Karoo and Kimberley (city of De Beers), the diamond boom-town that's home to the Big Hole, the world's largest man-made excavation.

Opposite direction possible:

This Rovos Rail safari tour is also available in the opposite direction from Pretoria to Cape Town (please enquire about specific departure dates or itinerary).

Day 1: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

You depart from platform 23 at the Cape Town station at 11h00 and proceed inland via Worcester. At 18h00 you will arrive at Matjiesfontein, where guests can enjoy a tour of this quaint village. The train departs from Matjiesfontein approximately at 19h00. Guests can enjoy dinner in the Rovos Rail dining cars.

Day 2: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa

At 14h30 upon arrival in Kimberley, the capital of Northern Province in South Africa, board the buses in the city centre for a Big Hole and museum tour. Gain more info about the world’s largest man-made excavation.

Day 3: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

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

Please note:

Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved. Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed.