Cape Town Journey : Rovos Rail (Southbound)


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 Pretoria

Depart Rovos Rail’s private Capital Park Station this afternoon aboard the Pride of Africa, one of the most luxurious trains in the world. Dinner and overnight is spent on the train. (Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • High Tea 16h00 • Dinner 19h30)

Cities Covered Kimberley

Arrive in Kimberley this morning. Leave the train for a tour of the Diamond Museum and visit the world’s largest man-made excavation, the ‘Big Hole’. Depart from Kimberley around lunchtime and proceed overnight via De Aar and Beaufort West for Matjiesfontein.

Cities Covered Cape Town ,  Matjiesfontein

Your morning is spent at te historic village of Matjiesfontein. The train will depart and proceeds via Touws River and Worcester to Cape Town. Arrive at Cape Town Station’s Platform 24 at 18h00.


Departure Dates and Rates

Departures
Dec 201821, 26, 28Jan 20192, 4, 11, 18, 23, 25Feb 20191, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22
Mar 20191, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 29Apr 20195, 12, 19, 26May 20193, 10, 17, 24, 31
Jun 20197, 14, 21, 26, 28Jul 20195, 12, 19, 26Aug 20192, 9, 14, 16, 23, 28, 30
Sep 20196, 11, 13, 20, 25, 27

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

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Deluxe Suite
For departures December 21,2018 through September 27,2019 US$ 4,093 US$ 2,729 CALL US
Pullman Suite
For departures December 21,2018 through September 27,2019 US$ 2,711 US$ 1,808 CALL US
Royal Suite
For departures December 21,2018 through September 27,2019 US$ 5,448 US$ 3,632 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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