4.9 /5
Feefo Widget starFeefo Widget starFeefo Widget starFeefo Widget starFeefo Widget star

Based on over 1000 Verified Reviews.


  • Step back in time and enjoy an opulent rail journey
  • Play at the renowned Leopard Creek Country Club
  • Visit the world-famous Kruger National Park for a game drive
  • Tee off at the Royal Swazi Country Club in Swaziland
  • Enjoy a game drive in the Mkhaya Game Reserve
  • Play at the Durban Country Club


Rovos Rail combines the luxury of superior train travel with a wonderful 9-day golf journey packed with memorable highlights.

Experience some of South Africa’s best golf courses – including Leopard Creek, the Champagne Sports Resort, Durban Country Club and the Lost City Golf Course at Sun City – as you travel through the country aboard a luxury train. Enjoy a short stay across the border in Swaziland and a round at the superb Royal Swazi Country Club.

A range of activities are available for those guests who do not wish to play golf. These include an informative tour through the historic Battlefields of kwaZulu-Natal, and exciting game drives in Mkhaya Game Reserve and the magnificent Kruger National Park, a world-renowned Big 5 destination.


  • Tour Duration: 10 Days

  • Start: Pretoria
  • End: Pretoria

Accommodations Visited

Rovos Rail

9 Nights
Day to day


Detailed breakdown

Day 1: Depart for Rustenburg | 9 Nights

Up arrow

Depart the classic 1940’s-style Capital Park Railway Station just north of Pretoria as you head east towards Nelspruit and the picturesque Lowveld region. Enjoy the views from the large windows of the Observation Car, catch up with your reading in the Lounge Car, and take advantage of the delicious fine dining in the beautifully restored dining car.

Day 2: Tee off at Lost City/Garry Player Golf Course

Up arrow

After breakfast, you will head to Sun City and tee off at the Lost City Golf Course. This 18-hole, desert-style course boasts spectacular views across the bush, wide fairways and a series of beautiful lakes. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Crocodile Lounge.

If you are not a golfer, depart at 9am, after breakfast, for an exciting game drive in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. This is followed by lunch en route, before returning in time to meet up with the golfers and continue your journey to the central Drakensberg region of kwaZulu-Natal.

Day 3: Day at leisure

Up arrow

Depart Heidelberg early in the morning and spend the day at leisure aboard the luxurious Rovos train. Watch the dramatic landscapes pass by as you meander through the Drakensberg Mountains to Estcourt.

Day 4: Tee off at Champagne Sports Resort

Up arrow

Take in the majestic mountain scenery as they play the course at Champagne Sports Resort in the beautiful Drakensberg region.

For the non-golfers, today offers a professional and informative tour of the Battlefields near Ladysmith, guided by Raymond Heron, 'storyteller extraordinaire'. Enjoy light refreshments at Spion Kop Lodge, set against the backdrop of the breath-taking Drakensberg Mountains. Head to the top of the renowned hill to conclude the historic story, then return to the lodge for lunch. Your afternoon can be spent relaxing at the lodge or going on a game drive. Meet up with the golfers, and rejoin the Rovos luxury train to continue your journey towards Durban.

Day 5: Tee off at Durban Country Club

Up arrow

Today the golfers will tee off at Durban Country Club after breakfast. Those not playing golf can go on a city tour of Durban, followed by lunch at the Durban Country Club, before returning to the train for tea and dinner.


Day 6: Explore the Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Up arrow

Get an early start this morning as you set off at 6am on an early morning game drive in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve - a beautiful wilderness reserve in kwaZulu-Natal. After a tea break at Hilltop Camp, you will make your way back to the Rovos luxury train for a delicious brunch in the dining car as the train departs for Golela to cross the border into Swaziland. Dinner will be served in the dining car as you arrive in Mpaka for an overnight stop.

Day 7: Play on the Royal Swazi Sun Golf Course

Up arrow

Today sees you playing a round at the magnificent Royal Swazi Country Club in Swaziland. Enjoy a lunch at the clubhouse, followed by a short prize-giving.

Those not playing golf will be transferred to Mkhaya Game Reserve for a thrilling morning game drive. Then you will head to the Ngwenya Glass Factory and witness first-hand the magical art of glass-blowing. This is followed by lunch and an opportunity to shop for local crafts and souvenirs. Meet up with the golfers at Royal Swazi for a transfer back to the train and depart for the border crossing into South Africa.

Day 8: Kruger Park

Up arrow

Be challenged today as you tee off at the Leopard Creek Country Club at 7am. Hazards take on a whole new dimension at this course, as much of the water is home to crocodiles. You might also spot hippo, antelope, buffalo and elephant on the course or in the neighbouring Kruger National Park.

After breakfast, non-golfers will board an open vehicle for a game drive in the world-renowned Kruger National Park, home to Africa's iconic Big 5. Enjoy a mid-morning tea break and an opportunity to shop for souvenirs. After lunch, you will return to the Rovos train for tea and dinner, after which you will depart for Witbank.

Day 9: Tee off at Highlands Gate

Up arrow

Travel back to Pretoria today as you make the short journey back to Capital Park Station.

Day 10: Travel back to Pretoria

Up arrow
Inclusions tick icon


  • 24-hour full room service while on board the train
  • Activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Government tax
  • Green fees, carts, halfway house and beverages
  • Limited laundry service while on board the train
Exclusions tick icon


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


Select your preferred currency below and view rates over specific seasons.
Country flag for USA USD Up arrow
  • Country flag for USA USD
  • Country flag for Canada CAD
  • Country flag for Australia AUD
  • Country flag for UK GBP
  • Country flag for South Africa ZAR
  • Country flag for Europe EUR
Dates Price
2022-01-01 — 2022-12-31 $6,880
2023-01-01 — 2023-12-31 $7,435
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Departure Dates

  • 2023 Departures
    Start date End date
    2023-02-15 2023-02-23
    2023-02-15 2023-02-24
    Start date End date
    2023-09-13 2023-09-21
    2023-09-13 2023-09-22
    Start date End date
    2023-10-23 2023-10-31
    2023-10-23 2023-11-01
Listing icon

Traveller Reviews

Rovos Rail 9 Day Golf Safari

Robina Bamforth

The trip was wonderful - Paul said that it was his best holiday ever. All the arrangements bookings, transfers etc were all perfect, the train trip with Rovos was outstanding - we had first class service throughout the tour - Paul of course enjoyed t he golf games - and the Gary Player course was the stand-out. Although I don't think you could match the hippos on the Hans Merensky course!
Show more down arrow