Welcome aboard the African Pride!
With Rovos Rail you travel in style and luxury and the romantic atmosphere of traveling in the distant past comes up again. The time in which privileged travelers explored the continent of Africa in a very elegant way. Add to that the play on six beautiful golf courses and your choice is determined, this is your dream trip!
Rovos Rail has two classic 20-compartment trains, called the ‘Prides of Africa’, each of which seats 72 passengers. There is also a third Edwardian train, which can accommodate 42 passengers and can be used throughout the year as a special charter.
The excellent Dining Coupés are the showpiece of Rovos Rail. Every Dining coupé has its own proud history and has been renovated in detail. Dining Coupé No 195 Shangani, for example, was found in 1986 on the side of an alternating track in Alberton near Johannesburg.
Each train has two 42-person Dining Coupes, where a total of 72 people can comfortably sit. At the end of the trains there is a smoke-free Observation Coupé, with a small smoking lounge attached to it. Special details in the Observation Coupé are the enlarged windows and the open-air balconies. Here you can enjoy the fantastic view of the landscape through which you travel.
The renovated coupes are spacious and offer all necessary conveniences and comfort. The luxury two-person suites have beautiful wooden panels and details dating from the Edwardian period of 1900 and are air-conditioned.
The Deluxe Suites (+/- 11 square meters) is also a double suite with twin beds or double bed, living room, bathroom with shower.
The price on our website is based on a stay in the Pullman Suite. At an additional cost you can also stay in a Deluxe Suite or a Royal Suite. Ask us about the possibilities.
An authentic team of chefs is responsible for the important task of creating and planning the menus that will meet all your expectations. The emphasis is on fresh local ingredients, and traditional dishes such as game are the specialty.
The dishes are complimented by an excellent selection of South African wines. All meals are served during one joint session in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the Dining Cars.
7:00 am – 10:00 am breakfast
4:30 pm tea
7:30 pm dinner
In the train, clothing wear during the day is smart casual. However, in the evenings during dinner, you are requested to wear formal clothes. Men must at least wear a jacket and tie and for ladies a cocktail / evening dress or suit is proposed.
Golfers must wear appropriate golf clothing (no t-shirts, jeans, training pants etc) Golf shoes with soft spikes are preferred at most clubs. If ladies want to wear shorts while playing golf, they must be at least knee-long.
11 November 2019
Get in the mood
|From€ 4539/ per person|
Eswatini (Swaziland), South Africa
Oudtshoorn, Cape Town, Pretoria, George, Durban
train, minibus with driver, Transfers
Full board including activities
|Not recommended for children under 13 years. There are no facilities for children on board the train|
|-In the train the dress code during the day is 'Smart Casual'. However, in the evenings during dinner, you are requested to wear formal clothes. Men must at least wear a jacket and tie and for ladies a cocktail / evening dress or suit is proposed. Golfers must wear appropriate golf clothing (no t-shirts, jeans, training pants, etc.). At most clubs, golf shoes with soft spikes are preferred. If ladies want to wear shorts while playing golf, they must be at least knee-long. -Note: the above schedule may deviate due to unforeseen circumstances.|
All Aboard! At 9.30 am your train departs from platform 23 in Cape Town. The moment you step aboard this luxurious ‘Pride of Africa’ you imagine yourself in a different time! The train winds slowly through the breathtaking Cape wine region, through the Tulbagh valley and the Matroos mountains. We recommend that you definitely visit the observation wagon during your trip. From this wagon you can enjoy a panoramic view!
After breakfast, at 9 a.m., golfers can hit a ball at Ernie Els Oubaai golf course, followed by lunch.
A fun activity is also planned for non-golfers. After a peaceful start to the day, you will leave for Knysna at 10 a.m. You can explore this coastal town yourself. For example, visit the cozy Waterfront with its many restaurants and shops. A ferry crossing to the Featherbed Nature Reserve is also on the program. Here you can take a walk through the forest and past caves. From various places you have a beautiful view of the Knysna Lagoon, the Knysna Heads and the ocean.
Another early start to the day for golfers! At 7 a.m. you will be taken to the Humewood golf course for a full day of golf. Lunch is included and you will be brought back to the train at 4 p.m.
Even the non-golfers do not get bored! You start the day at 10.15 am with a city tour through Port Elizabeth, also known as the ‘Friendly City’. You return to the train for lunch. At 14.30 you will leave for Addo Elephant National Park for a nice game drive. Addo Elephant National Park is the third largest national park in South Africa. The park was set up in 1931, a time when only 16 elephants were living in the area. Today the area offers a home to more than 550 elephants, but lions, buffalo, black rhinos, hyenas, leopards and various antelope species also feel at home here. You will certainly see elephants today, but you also have a good chance of spotting one of these other animals.
At 5.30 pm the train leaves via the Fish River Valley to Noupoort.
A quiet day on board today as you drive along the border of the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho to Ladysmith. For example, from the observation wagon you have a beautiful view of the beautiful landscape that is characterized by the Drakensberg. Don’t forget your camera!
Golfers leave for the Champagne Sports Resort at 7 am for a round of golf. You will be taken from the golf course to Escourt, from where your train leaves for Durban.
The train leaves for Durban at 5 pm.
In the morning there is the possibility for golfers to play golf at the famous Durban Club / Zimbali. You can also enjoy lunch here.
The non-golfers set off for a game drive in the world-famous Kruger National Park at 7 a.m. With an area of almost 20,000 km², this is the largest game reserve in South Africa. It is for the most part in the province of Limpopo, but also covers part of the province of Mpumalanga. This is the habitat of the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard). You make a lunch stop en route.
The last day of this journey is a quiet day aboard the train. See how the landscape changes while you drive to Pretoria.
Prices per person based on 2 travellers
Contact us for a proposal in case you are travelling with more or less travellers and/or kids.
All prices subject to availability and changes.