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Luxury golf-train trip from Pretoria: Heuvels and Bunkers

From 4539/ per person
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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 to the fore again. The time when privileged travelers explored the continent of Africa in a very elegant way.

A train journey where you will play on six beautiful golf courses, for the golf enthusiast this is a true dream journey! South Africa passes by … but there are also numerous excursions where game drive and wildlife are not forgotten. There is an adapted program for the non-golfer.

The train
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.

All the coupes of the different trains, from kitchen coupé to suite coupé, have their own story. A number of coupes were built in Europe in 1911 and shipped to South Africa. Some coupes have transported royal ones, others have been converted into roadside restaurants or have been found neglected on the side of a switch track. The coupes have been collected throughout the country and are now part of the 75 beloved coupes from Rovos Rail. The compartments have been restored to perfection, with the wooden panels, the traditional furniture and the decor from the past having restored the atmosphere of splendor and elegance.

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 coupés
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.

All suites have a choice of twin beds or a spacious double bed and are equipped with writing furniture and a safe for your valuables.

There is also a minibar stocked with drinks of your choice. Room service is available 24 hours a day. In the en-suite bathroom, the original fittings are combined with the modern technology of a hot shower, hairdryer and electrical shaver sockets.

The Royal Suite (+/- 16 square meters) is half a coupe in size and is spacious and elegant. The Royal Suites have their own private living room, bathroom with a Victorian bath and a separate shower.

The Deluxe Suites (+/- 11 square meters) is also a double suite with twin beds or double bed, living room, bathroom with shower.

The Pullman Suite (+/- 7 square meters) has a bathroom that is identical to that of the Deluxe Suite, but the size of the bedroom is smaller. There is a choice of bunk beds for the separate sleeping arrangement or a double bed. During the day, the bed can be folded into a comfortable seating furniture.

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.

Cuisine and Service
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.

A full English breakfast of your choice is served every morning. A selection of cold meats, croissants, pasta, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals and jams are part of the tempting breakfast buffet.
During lunch and dinner, a starter and main course is reserved where you can choose from fish, meat or vegetarian, followed by a tempting dessert
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.
Meals on board are served according to the following times (depending on activities / excursions):
7:00 am – 10:00 am breakfast
13:00 lunch
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.

Departure dates:
15 May 2019 and 30 October 2019.


From€ 4539/ per person
Eswatini (Swaziland), South Africa
Oudtshoorn, Cape Town, George, Durban
Cape Town
  • 9 nights on the Rovos Rail train in a Pullman Suite based on bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner (room type upgrade possible)
  • (Alcoholic) drink aboard the train
  • 24 hour room service
  • Excursions under the guidance of a qualified guide
  • Limited laundry service
  • Transport per per train , excursions per bus
  • Mentioned activities
  • Green fees at Leopard Creek, Durban Golf Club / Beachwood / Zimbali
  • Entrance fees to the indicated excurions
  • Flights and possible visas
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses and fees
  • Champagne aboard
  • Drinks during the excursions/activities
  • Supplement possibly upgrade room type
train, minibus with driver, Transfers
Full board including activities
train cabin
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.
Day 1: depart Pretoria -

All Aboard! You depart at 10.00 am from the beautiful Victorian Capital Park Spoortweg station in Pretoria, a private train station and also a museum. The train winds through the Highveld to the Drakensberg. From the observation wagon you have a beautiful panoramic view through the large windows and in the lounge you can relax while enjoying a drink.

Day 2: Eswatini -
Day 3: Durban -
Day 4: Ladysmith -
Day 5: Drakensberg -
Day 6: on board the train -
Day 7: Oudtshoorn and Willowmore -
Day 8: George -
Day 9: Garden Route -
Day 10: Cape Town -


p.o.a. = Price on request

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.