The Cape Town Journey : Rovos Rail (Northbound)


For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the
popular 48-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.
Travel the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the
Great Karoo; trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands
of the Cape. Journey’s end is Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by
the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head.


Highlights of the north- and southbound routes include a visit to the historic village of
Matjiesfontein; this authentic perfectly preserved Victorian Village, which was founded
by Mr Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890, also boasts an impressive museum on the
platform. Another stop is made in Kimberley providing an opportunity to enjoy a city
tour and a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made
excavation, the Big Hole.

Itinerary


Cities Covered Cape Town ,  Matjiesfontein

Depart from Platform 23 at Cape Town Station and proceed inland to Worcester. Upon arrival in Matjiesfontein guests may visit this quaint historical village.

Cities Covered Kimberley

Upon arrival in Kimberley board the bus for a tour of the Big Hole and the Diamond Mine Museum. Depart Kimberley.

Cities Covered Pretoria

Arrive at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station in Capital Park, Pretoria.


Departure Dates and Rates

Departures
Dec 201817, 24, 29, 31Jan 20197, 14, 21, 26, 28Feb 20194, 9, 11, 16, 18, 25
Mar 20194, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 27Apr 20191, 8, 15, 22, 29May 20196, 13, 20, 25, 27
Jun 20193, 10, 17, 24Jul 20191, 8, 15, 22, 29, 31Aug 20195, 12, 19, 26, 31
Sep 20192, 9, 14, 16, 23, 30

All Rates in US$ per person including ALL taxes and surcharges

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Deluxe Suite
For departures December 17,2018 through September 30,2019 US$ 4,093 US$ 2,729 CALL US
Pullman suite
For departures December 17,2018 through September 30,2019 US$ 2,711 US$ 1,808 CALL US
Royal Suite
For departures December 17,2018 through September 30,2019 US$ 4,093 US$ 2,729 CALL US

PLEASE NOTE: The above rates are calculated based on the local currency (ZAR) and are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations. Your balance payment will be due and payable based on the exchange rate at that time. An option to pay in full and lock in today's exchange rate is also available; please contact us for details.

 

The following is included in your tour cost:

  • Three superb meals daily on board the train, all beverages including alcohol
  • Sightseeing excursions as per itinerary accompanied by a qualified English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to places of interest as specified in the itinerary
  • 24-hour room service and bar facilities
  • Government taxes
  • Limited on-board laundry service
  • Accommodation on board the train or at game reserves/hotels as specifically mentioned in the itinerary
    Meals taken at game reserves/hotels as specified in the itinerary

 
The following is excluded from your tour cost:

  • Off-train beverages
  • Off-train laundry services
  • Telephone calls
  • Memorabilia purchases/souvenirs
  • Gratuities or items of a personal nature
  • Domestic or international airfare
  • Transfers to/from the train station
  • Any other items not specifically mentioned as "included"

 
Tariff is subject to revision without notice. Please call to inquire about our child policy/rates.

 

Terms and Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS:

(i) 30% at the time of booking

(ii) 70% or balance no later than 65 days prior to date of the first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

 

CANCELLATION FEES:

(i) 25% of the total tour value if cancelled more than 90 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

(ii) 35% of the total tour value if cancelled 89-65 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

(iii) 55% of the total tour value if cancelled 64-35 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

(iv) 100% of the total tour value if cancelled 34-0 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS

 

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit www.palacetours.com/insurance.






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