Travel the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo; trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Cape. Journey’s end is Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. Highlights of the north- and southbound routes include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein; this authentic perfectly preserved Victorian Village – founded by Mr Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890 – also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. Another stop is made in Kimberley providing an opportunity to enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole.
Afternoon Depart from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria.
Arrives in Kimberley, visit the Big Hole and the Diamond Mine Museum.
Depart Kimberley and proceed overnight via De Aar and Beaufort West to Matjiesfontein.
Enjoy a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein. The train departs for Cape Town via Touws River and Worcester. Arrive at Cape Town Station’s Platform 24 in the evening.
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Pretoria to Cape Town
- June 3,10,17,24,29
- July 1,8,15,22,29
- August 5,10,12,17,19,26,31
- September 2,9,16,21,23,28,30
Cape Town to Pretoria
- June 6,13,20,27
- July 4,11,18,25
- August 1,3,8,15,20,22,29
- September 3,5,12,14,19,26