9-Day Exclusive South Africa with Rovos Train

Trip Overview


Trip Details

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  • This tour starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town, South Africa
  • We can book your international flights
  • Fly to O.R. Tambo Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg
  • Fly back from Cape Town Airport (CPT)
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included
  • We can arrange additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour for an extra cost


Day 1

Arrival to Johannesburg

Upon your arrival in Johannesburg, our driver will meet you for the transfer to a hotel in Pretoria. If time allows, we can organize a city tour around Johannesburg & Pretoria. (Optional – not included). A road transfer will not take long, depending on traffic, between 30–50 minutes. Once you arrive at the hotel, it's all your time for a good rest!

Day 2

Rovos adventure starts

Today we begin exciting trip by luxury Rovos Rail to Cape Town! Driver will pick you up from hotel & transfer to railway station where you complete the check in & board the Pullman suite (cabin can be upgraded on request).

11:00 Depart Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Travel across the goldfields of the Witwatersrand. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the lounge car and observation car.

13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.

16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.

19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Kingswood (Dress: Formal).

Day 3

Safari in train

07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.
Enjoy a tour of Kimberley’s Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole. Capital of the Northern Cape, Kimberley is well known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its establishment in 1871.

13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. Travel through the Karoo, a vast semi-desert region that was once an enormous inland sea. Over millions of years, volcanic matter was ground down and deposited as silt upon the seabed to form what geologists call the Karoo system.

16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.

19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Gemsbok (Dress: Formal).

Day 4

Adventure continues

07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. During breakfast, there is a chance for guests to disembark the train at Whitehill Siding and walk the 5km into Matjiesfontein. A member of staff will accompany the group.

Disembark at Matjiesfontein for an opportunity to stroll through the historic village. Of special interest is the museum on the platform and a collection of historic cars and railway carriages to the right of the Lord Milner Hotel. About an hour after Matjiesfontein, the train arrives at the first of four tunnels on the pass. The first tunnel is 13.5km long so guests are to be careful when walking through the train and may wish to turn on necessary lights.

13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train climbs ±750m down the escarpment through the Hex River Valley.

16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.

18:00 The train arrives at journey’s end at Cape Town Station. Transfer to Cape Grace Hotel.

Day 5

Exploring Cape Town

Half Day Private City Tour + Table Mountain

Join us for a morning or afternoon orientation tour of the Mother City as we venture through the streets crowded with history. This tour includes an optional visit to Table Mountain or in the event of inclement weather, Table View.


• South African Museum
• Company Gardens
• Malay Quarter/ Bo-Kaap
• Green Market Square
• Table Mountain Cable Car – optional (weather permitting)

Day 6

Full Day Private Cape Peninsula Tour

Travel along the spectacular coastline of the Peninsula through charming historical villages. Visit the mythical meeting place of two great oceans and experience the “fairest Cape of all”.


• Clifton & Camps Bay
• Twelve Apostles
• Llandudno
• Hout Bay
• Chapmans Peak Drive (if open)
• Noordhoek
• Ostrich viewing (drive by)
• Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
• Cape Point
• Cape of Good Hope
• Penguin Colony
• Simons Town
• Muizenberg
• Constantia
• Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Day 7

Full Day private wine tour

Allow us to take you through a breath-taking journey to wine-lands of the Cape. Witness the wine making process from the vineyard to the bottle & visit the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek & Paarl.


• Walkabout in Stellenbosch historical town centre
• Cellar Tour
• Minimum of 3 Wine tastings and 12 wines tasted
• Cheese Tasting
• View Nelson Mandela’s former prison, V ictor Verster
• Franschhoek historical village
• Tram ride with glass of wine
• Huguenot memorial (optional)
• Opportunity to buy wine

Day 8

Day in leisure

This day is all yours!

We give you a chance just to enjoy this romantic place with your beloved. Explore the city of Stellenbosch and it's unbelievable gourmet restaurants, do some wine shopping, or just simply chill at your luxurious hotel stress-free!

Day 9

Back to Cape Town

Accordingly to your flight, we will arrange our driver to come & pick you up from hotel for the transfer to airport in Cape Town. Or if you wish, and time permits, we can stop in Cape for the lunch before your onward travels.

End of Service.

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights (From/ home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Increase in taxes and/or fees for parks set by the government
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

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