ROVOS RAIL, AFRICAN GOLF COLLAGE
9/10 Days Luxury Train Safari
This panoramic nine-day** sojourn winds its way from Pretoria to Cape Town and includes a golfing and non-golfing itinerary. After a game drive in the famous Kruger Park*, guests head to Zululand (through Swaziland) for game viewing at Hluhluwe – the oldest reserve in Africa. The train then travels the coast along St Lucia Wetland Park to Durban* for a city tour and through the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Ardmore Ceramics. Enjoy a tour of Bloemfontein then continue overnight along the imposing Drakensberg Mountains to Port Elizabeth* for Addo Elephant Park. Then it’s on to Oudtshoorn for an ostrich-farm visit followed by an impressive rail descent through the Outeniqua Mountains to George*. After visiting the natural paradise of Knysna*, the train traverses the spectacular Garden Route to the winelands for a brandy distillery visit and across the Cape Fold Mountains before this magnificent expedition ends in Cape Town. *Golfers play Leopard Creek at Kruger (dependent), Durban Country Club/Beachwood/Zimbali, Humewood in Port Elizabeth, Fancourt in Knysna & Ernie Els Oubaai in George.
Available in reverse.
** AS OF 2017, THE AFRICAN GOLF COLLAGE WILL BE A 10-DAY JOURNEY.
10h00 Check-in at Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria for departure at 10h00.
Lunch and dinner are served as the train traverses the Highveld to the Drakensberg Mountains..
(Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30
Golfers: Morning tee off at Leopard Creek (dependent) near Kruger with lunch.
Non-golfers: 06h00 Game drive in the Kruger Park with lunch.
17h00 Rejoin the train at Malelane. Depart for Swaziland.
06h00 Game drive at Mkhaya Reserve in Swaziland with tea.
10h30 Travel alongside the St Lucia Wetland Park to Durban.
Golfers: Morning tee off at Durban Country Club/Beachwood/Zimbali.
16h00 Rejoin the train and travel the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Ladysmith.
Non-golfers: Disembark for a city tour of Durban with lunch.
16h00 Travel the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Ladysmith.
Golfers: Transfer to Champagne Sports Resort for a morning tee off.
Non-golfers: 10h00 Spionkop battlefields tour, game drive and lunch.
17h00 Travel to Kroonstad across the Drakensberg Mountains..
Day at leisure as the train travel towards the coast.
Golfers: Morning tee off at Humewood Course.
After lunch, join the train in Port Elizabeth and travel to Oudtshoorn via Willowmore.
Non-golfers: 07h30 Game drive at Addo Elephant Park.
12h00 Travel to Port Elizabeth en route to Willowmore..
Golfers: Transfer to Fancourt along the Montagu Pass for a morning tee off.
18h30 Meet the non-golfers for dinner at the estate.
Non-golfers: 09h00 Enjoy an ostrich-farm visit. Travel to George.
18h30 Disembark for dinner at Fancourt Estate.
Golfers: Morning tee off at Ernie Els Oubaai.
Non-golfers: 08h00 Morning at leisure in Knysna/ferry ride to Featherbed.
13h30 Depart George. Travel the Garden Route to Riversdale.
Day at leisure traversing the Cape Fold Mountains.
17h00 Arrive at Platform 23 at Cape Town Station.
PRICE OCT 17 to SEPT 18 – From ZAR 70,000.00 per person sharing
Pretoria / Cape Town – 16 to 25 MAY 18 & 31 OCT to 09 NOV 18
Cape Town / Pretoria – 12 to 21 NOV 18