Discover the best of southern Africa’s golf courses on this nine-day meander. The journey begins in Pretoria and heads East. Guests are treated to game viewing in the Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe game reserve, St Lucia wetland park and Addo Elephant park, a cultural experience with Ardmore Ceramics and an unusual ostrich encounter in Oudsthoorn. Take in the picturesque landscape of the Drakensburg, Outeniqua mountains, the garden as you make your way to cape town route to Cape Town.
Golfers are invited to play at exquisite golf courses en route including Leopard Creek at Kruger (dependent), Durban Country Club/Beachwood/Zimbali, Humewood in Port Elizabeth, Fancourt in Knysna & Ernie Els Oubaai in George.
|09h00||Check-in at Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria for departure at 10h00.|
|13h00||Lunch is served as the train travels east towards Mpumalanga.|
|16h30||Tea in the lounge and observation cars.|
|19h30||Dinner is served en route to Mpumalanga.|
|08h00||Non-golfers: 08h00 Game drive in the Kruger Park with lunch.|
|09h00||Golfers: 09h00 Tee off at Leopard Creek near Kruger with lunch.|
|17h00||Rejoin the train at Komatipoort and depart for Zululand.|
|09h30||Game drive in the Hluhluwe Reserve in Zululand.|
|13h00||Lunch is served as the train travels south alongside the St Lucia Wetland Park to Durban for the overnight stop.|
Golfers: 08h00 Tee off at Durban Country Club.
After lunch, enjoy a one-hour scenic drive along the Midlands Meander to join the train at Lions River.
Non-golfers: 08h00 Disembark for a short city tour of Durban.
|10h00||Traverse the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Ardmore Ceramics for a two-hour afternoon visit.|
|16h00||Return to the train for dinner and overnight. Traverse the Drakensberg.|
|09h00||Disembark for a city tour of Bloemfontein.|
|13h00||Travel to Coerney/Alicedale across the Drakensberg Mountains.|
Golfers: 07h00 One-hour transfer from Alicedale to Humewood Course.
Enjoy a game and lunch before joining the train in Port Elizabeth.
|08h00||Non-golfers: 08h00 Game drive at Addo Elephant Park.|
|11h30||Rejoin the train and depart for Port Elizabeth.|
|14h15||Experience the train being turned around then depart for Oudtshoorn via Willowmore.|
Golfers: Arrive Oudtshoorn. Transfer to George along Montagu Pass.
10h30 Tee off at Fancourt followed by dinner at the estate.
|9h00||Non-golfers: Two-hour ostrich-farm visit in Oudtshoorn. Traverse the Montagu Pass to George.|
|18h30||Disembark for dinner at Fancourt Estate.|
|07h00||Golfers: Transfer to Ernie Els Oubaai for tee off at 08h00.|
|08h00||Non-golfers: Morning at leisure in Knysna or ferry ride to Featherbed.|
|13h00||Depart George and travel along the Garden Route via the Outeniqua Mountains to the coast for Riversdale.|
|11h00||Two-hour tour of the KWV Brandy Distillery, Worcester.|
|17h00||Arrive at Platform 23 at Cape Town Station.|
|09h20||Depart from Platform 23 at Cape Town Station.|
|13h00||Lunch is served as the train travels along the spectacular Garden Route towards George.|
|16h00||Arrive in Ashton for a wine tasting at Zandvliet Estate.|
|19h30||Dinner is served.|
Golfers: Arrive in George. Transfer to Fancourt for tee off at 11h00.
Non-golfers: Morning at leisure in Knysna or ferry ride to Featherbed. Return to train at 16h00.
|18h30||Disembark for dinner at Fancourt Estate.|
Golfers: Tee off at Ernie Els Oubaai Golf Club.
13h00 Transfer to Oudtshoorn. Enjoy lunch on board as the train travels the Outeniqua Mountains to Port Elizabeth.
Non-golfers: 08h00 Depart George and travel to Oudtshoorn.
11h00 Enjoy a visit to an ostrich farm. Traverse the Outeniqua Mountains to Port Elizabeth.
|07h30||Golfers: Tee off at Humewood Golf Course in Port Elizabeth. 13h00 Transfer to Coerney to join train.|
Non-golfers: Game drive in the Addo Elephant Park.
13h00 Depart for Rosmead and traverse the Fish River Valley through the Drakensberg Mountains.
|14h00||Travel the Drakensberg to Bloemfontein for a city tour.|
|17h30||Travel the border of Lesotho’s mountain kingdom and descend the escarpment via Bethlehem to Ladysmith.|
|07h00||Golfers: Traverse the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Lions River. 10h45 Transfer to Durban Country Club for tee off at 12h00. Join train in Durban at 17h00.|
|08h30||Non-golfers: Travel the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Lions River.|
|15h00||Disembark in Durban for an afternoon city tour.|
|19h30||Enjoy dinner as the train travels to Swaziland.|
|15h00||Game drive at Mkhaya Reserve in Swaziland.|
|18h00||Travel north to Komatipoort, South Africa.|
|06h00||Non-golfers: Game drive in the Kruger Park with brunch.|
|07h00||Golfers: Transfer to Leopard Creek for tee off at 07h30.|
|13h00||Enjoy lunch as the train travels across the Drakensberg Mountains to Waterval Onder for the overnight stop.|
|07h00||The train descends the escarpment to the farming and coal-mining areas of the Highveld.|
|15h00||Arrive at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria.|
Accommodation, meals and excursions as well as all beverages, including alcohol, while on board.
Single supplement +50% on all suites.
|PRETORIA - CAPE TOWN||CAPE TOWN - PRETORIA|
|November 2015||5 - 13||16 - 24|
|November 2016||3-11||14 - 22|