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  • Enjoy timeless elegance aboard Rovos Rail
  • Indulge in pre-departure champagne & canapés
  • Watch the South Africa scenery as it goes by
  • Experience a tour of Kimberley & Matjiesfontein
  • Feast on a 3-course dinner in the formal dining car
  • Marvel at the jaw-dropping Kimberley Hole


Experience this fantastic 3-day luxury train journey from Pretoria to the vibrant coastal city of Cape Town.

This 1600km Rovos Rail luxury train tour wends through the diverse South African landscape: through the grasslands of the Highveld, the more arid Great Karoo, and ending in the Mother City of Cape Town.

Enjoy the opportunities to explore the small communities of Kimberley and Matjiesfontein along way.


  • Tour Duration: 3 Days

  • Start: Pretoria
  • End: Cape Town

Accommodations Visited

Rovos Rail

2 Nights

Top Reasons to Visit

  • Scenery
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  • Food and wine
Day to day


Detailed breakdown

Day 1: Set off from Pretoria | 2 Nights

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Upon arrival at Rovos Rail's private Capital Park Station, enjoy a refreshing pre-departure glass of champagne. Depart in the afternoon and spend the evening at leisure aboard the luxury South African steam train - the Pride of Africa. Enjoy the passing scenery as you relax in the lounge car or your private suite.

Day 2: Visit Kimberley

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Shortly after breakfast you arrive in the mining town of Kimberley where the train will stop briefly for the morning, giving you the time to visit the Big Hole and the Diamond Museum. Explore part of this quaint mining town which includes a trip on an old-fashioned tram. Return to the train to enjoy a delicious lunch as the steam train commences the last part of your South African train journey.

Day 3: Explore Cape Town

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You’ll arrive in the historic town of Matjiesfontein where you’ll stop for a brief visit. Continue your journey through the picturesque Cape Winelands as you enjoy a delectable lunch in the dining car. The Pride of Africa train will reach South Africa's most beautiful city - Cape Town - in the early evening.

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  • 24-hour full room service while on board the train
  • Government tax
  • Limited laundry service while on board the train
  • Scheduled activities
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  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


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Dates Price
2021-10-01 — 2022-09-30 $1,700
2022-10-01 — 2023-09-30 $1,840
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Departure Dates

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    2023-01-06 2023-01-08
    2023-01-11 2023-01-13
    2023-01-13 2023-01-15
    2023-01-20 2023-01-22
    2023-01-27 2023-01-29
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    2023-02-03 2023-02-05
    2023-02-10 2023-02-12
    2023-02-17 2023-02-19
    2023-02-22 2023-02-24
    2023-02-24 2023-02-26
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    2023-03-03 2023-03-05
    2023-03-10 2023-03-12
    2023-03-17 2023-03-19
    2023-03-24 2023-03-26
    2023-03-31 2023-04-02
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    2023-04-07 2023-04-09
    2023-04-14 2023-04-16
    2023-04-21 2023-04-23
    2023-04-28 2023-04-30
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    2023-05-05 2023-05-07
    2023-05-12 2023-05-14
    2023-05-19 2023-05-21
    2023-05-26 2023-05-28
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    2023-06-02 2023-06-04
    2023-06-09 2023-06-11
    2023-06-16 2023-06-18
    2023-06-23 2023-06-25
    2023-06-28 2023-06-30
    2023-06-30 2023-07-02
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    2023-07-07 2023-07-09
    2023-07-14 2023-07-16
    2023-07-21 2023-07-23
    2023-07-28 2023-07-30
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    2023-08-04 2023-08-06
    2023-08-11 2023-08-13
    2023-08-18 2023-08-20
    2023-08-25 2023-08-27
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    2023-09-01 2023-09-03
    2023-09-13 2023-09-15
    2023-09-15 2023-09-17
    2023-09-22 2023-09-24
    2023-09-29 2023-10-01