The African Collage
Nine days in a rich tapestry of landscape
Trip Highlights & Features
Simple Elegance of cuisine and services
Exquisite pillared dining cars & most meals
Game drives in Kruger, Mkhaya, & Hluhluwe Game Reserves
Tours of Ostrich Farm, Elephant Park, and KWV Brandy distillery
Personal room service and air conditioning available onboard in every suite
Rovos Rail will once again run this annual journey . This panoramic nine-day sojourn commences at the Rovos Rail Station at Capital Park in Pretoria. The first leg of the journey takes the train through Witbank and Middleburg and then traverses the majestic Drakensberg escarpment en route to the lowveld of Mpumalanga. The following morning you will receive an early wake up call to join a game drive through the famous Kruger Park. Brunch will be served in the Dining Car while the train winds its way southwards to Swaziland in time for an afternoon game drive in the Mkhaya Reserve. During the night the train will continue south to the village of Hluhluwe in Zululand. Starting early once again, a wide variety of game can be seen on a morning game drive through the scenic Hluhluwe Game Reserve. The Pride of Africa departs mid morning and makes its way south through the lush cane fields and rolling hills of Kwazulu Natal, arriving in Durban late afternoon.
After an evening in Durban the train steadily ascends the scenic escarpment through Pietermaritzburg and The Valley of a Thousand Hills en route to Ladysmith and Bethlehem. This route takes the train past Lesotho and the highest mountains in the Drakensberg range at 3,482 metres (11 425 feet). During the night we continue onto Bloemfontein, the Free State capital, with a morning tour of the city. The journey continues southwards overnight to the coastal capital of the Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth, where we will enjoy a morning visit to the Addo Elephant Park.
An early morning departure from Willowmore takes the Pride of Africa into Oudtshoorn for a visit to the Highgate Ostrich farm followed by another spectacular rail descent down the Montagu pass into George. A morning visit to Knysna and the surrounding attractions will complete the visit to this natural paradise. The train sets off at midday from George travelling along the scenic Garden Route through Mossel Bay and Riversdale. The next morning, after a short visit to the KWV Brandy distillery in Worcester,
the Pride of Africa ends its magnificent collage in the Mother City of Cape Town.
Pretoria to Swakopmund
Pretoria • Kimberley • Fish River Canyon • Windhoek • Etosha Pan • Swakopmund
May 16 - May 24 / October 31 - November 8
Day 1 - Thursday
10 am Depart Rovos Rail’s private station in Capital Park, Pretoria.
Day 2 - Friday
5 am Wake up call for game drive in the Kruger Park in open vehicles.
11 am Brunch is served in the dining car while we travel through Komatipoort to the Swaziland border.
3:30 pm Arrive Mkhaya reserve for afternoon game drive.
8 pm The train departs for overnight journey to Hluhluwe in Zululand.
Day 3- Saturday
5 am Wake up call for a game drive in the Hluhluwe Reserve.
3:30 am The train departs Hluhluwe for Durban.
6 pm Arrive Durban for an evening in the City.
Day 4 - Sunday
6 am Depart Durban enroute to Bloemfontein. Day at leisure on board.
Day 5 - Monday
10 am Tour of Bloemfontein.
1 pm Depart Bloemfontein enroute to Port Elizabeth.
Day 6 - Tuesday
9 am Tour of Addo Elephant Park near Port Elizabeth. At noon the train departs Port Elizabeth for Oudtshoorn..
Day 7 - Wednesday
10 am Arrive Oudtshoorn for Ostrich Farm visit.
3:30 pm Arrive George for afternoon at leisure.
5:30 pm Depart for dinner at Fancourt Golf Estate.
Day 8 - Thursday
9 am Depart for morning tour of Knysna.
1:30 pm Depart George.
Note: Prices are per person in African Rand and include all taxes and fees. Prices are subject to change without notice. per person sharing includes accommodation, meals and excursions
during the train journey, as well as alcoholic beverages whilst on board the train:
Visas to be purchased and paid for prior to departure for Africa. Please check with the relevant embassies for visa requirements. Passengers are advised to take anti-malarial precautions as might be prescribed. Trip cancellation insurance is strongly advised.
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