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February 14, 2011

Rovas Rail great offers!!

Cape Town to Pretoria or Pretoria to Cape Town

1 October 2010 to 30 September 2011

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. Cape Town offers a blend of cosmopolitan city life, magnificent mountains and superlative wine lands, while the twin cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg form the economic heartland of South Africa and the ideal departure point for Mpumalanga’s world-famous Game Reserves.

This 1600-kilometre journey is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Travel the windswept grasslands of the gold rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo, the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic wine lands of the Cape to the Mother City of South Africa, Cape Town, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devils’ Peak and Lions 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 Station platform. A stop is also made in Kimberley with an opportunity to enjoy a city tour, the Mine Museum and visit the world’s largest man-made excavation, the ‘Big Hole’.

Pretoria to Capetown


15h00 – Depart Rovos Rail’s private Capital Park Station aboard the Pride of Africa. Lunch, dinner and overnight on the train.


10h00 – Arrive in Kimberley. Passengers visit the Big and the Mine and Diamond Museum.

12h30 – Depart from Kimberley and proceed overnight via De Aar and Beaufort West to Matjiesfontein.


08h15 – Visit the historic village of Matjiesfontein.

10h30 – Depart Matjiesfontein and proceed via Touws River and Worcester to Cape Town.

18h00 – Arrive in Cape Town Station, Platform 24.

Cape Town to Pretoria


11h00 – Depart from Platform 23 at Cape Town Station and proceed inland to Worcester.

18h00 – Upon arrival in Matjiesfontein guests may visit this quaint historical village.


14h30 – Upon arrival in Kimberley board the bus for a tour of the Big Hole and the Diamond and Mine Museum.

16h00 – Depart Kimberley.


12h00 – Arrive at Rovos Rail’s Capital Park Station, Pretoria.

RACK RATE ONE WAY per person sharing includes accommodation, meals and excursions during the train journey, as well as alcoholic beverages whilst on board the train.

Pullman Suite R12 000

Deluxe Suite R18 000

Royal Suite R24 000

Single Supplement +50% on all suites

Departure dates are specific and excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved.

Please email us at if you would like to know more.

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