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Great Karoo region rail track
Table Mountain, Cape Town
Rovos Rail Lounge Car
Rovos Rail Dining Room
Rovos Rail Pullman Cabin
Matjiesfontein Rovos Rail excursion
Big Hole, Kimberley

Rovos Rail – Cape Town to Pretoria

4 day Luxury Rail Journey – from £1395

Experience the golden era of travel on the beautifully restored and all inclusive Rovos Rail as you travel between Cape Town and Pretoria.

Highlights:
  • Explore the captivating beauty of the Great Karoo
  • Immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of the Cape Winelands
  • Begin or end your journey in the vibrant cityscape of Cape Town
  • Delve into history at the Big Hole and Mine Museum in Kimberley
  • Embark on a charming tour of quaint Matjiesfontein

Your Itinerary

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You can customise this itinerary by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Table Mountain, Cape Town

Day 1 – Cape Town

Your 1,600 kilometre journey commences this afternoon from Cape Town, a city cradled by the iconic…

Your 1,600 kilometre journey commences this afternoon from Cape Town, a city cradled by the iconic Table Mountain. The journey continues through spectacular mountain ranges and lush vineyards of the Western Cape. Passing through Worcester in the Hex River Valley, the train climbs over 750 metres up the face of the escarpment, before passing through a series of tunnels on the pass, the last being an impressive 13 kilometres long.

Table Mountain, Cape Town
Matjiesfontein Rovos Rail excursion

Day 2 – Matjiesfontein

After breakfast, arrive in the historic village of Matjiesfontein where there is an opportunity to take…

After breakfast, arrive in the historic village of Matjiesfontein where there is an opportunity to take a stroll through the quaint village with historic buildings including the Lord Milner Hotel. There is also a museum on the platform with a collection of historic cars and railway carriages.

Continue through the stark and barren beauty of the Great Karoo, a semi-desert region that was once an enormous inland sea.  Enjoy the company of your fellow guests amidst the elegant surrounding of your Rovos Rail train.

Matjiesfontein Rovos Rail excursion
Big Hole, Kimberley

Day 3 – Karoo & Kimberley

This morning, arrive at Kimberley where you will enjoy a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum…

This morning, arrive at Kimberley where you will enjoy a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole. Capital of the Northern Cape, the town is well known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its establishment in 1871. The Big Hole to this day remains as one of the world’s largest man-made excavations.

Lunch is served as the train continues north-east towards klerksdorp and the broad grassland plains of the Highveld that were once the centre of South Africa’s goldrush.

Big Hole, Kimberley
Great Karoo region rail track

Day 4 – Pretoria

Your journey comes to an end this morning in Pretoria at Rovos Rails’ own station. The…

Your journey comes to an end this morning in Pretoria at Rovos Rails’ own station. The city of Pretoria is one of the country’s three capital cities and affectionately known as the Jacaranda City after its colourful trees.

Due to ongoing work on on the railway line into Pretoria, passengers will disembark the train at Kookrus and then transfer by bus to the Rovos station in Pretoria.  

Great Karoo region rail track

Your Itinerary

You can customise this itinerary by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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Cape Town

Your 1,600 kilometre journey commences this afternoon from Cape Town, a city cradled by the iconic Table Mountain. The journey continues through spectacular mountain ranges and lush vineyards of the Western Cape. Passing through Worcester in the Hex River Valley, the train climbs over 750 metres up the face of the escarpment, before passing through a series of tunnels on the pass, the last being an impressive 13 kilometres long.

Table Mountain, Cape Town

Day 2

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Matjiesfontein

After breakfast, arrive in the historic village of Matjiesfontein where there is an opportunity to take a stroll through the quaint village with historic buildings including the Lord Milner Hotel. There is also a museum on the platform with a collection of historic cars and railway carriages.

Continue through the stark and barren beauty of the Great Karoo, a semi-desert region that was once an enormous inland sea.  Enjoy the company of your fellow guests amidst the elegant surrounding of your Rovos Rail train.

Matjiesfontein Rovos Rail excursion

Day 3

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Karoo & Kimberley

This morning, arrive at Kimberley where you will enjoy a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole. Capital of the Northern Cape, the town is well known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its establishment in 1871. The Big Hole to this day remains as one of the world’s largest man-made excavations.

Lunch is served as the train continues north-east towards klerksdorp and the broad grassland plains of the Highveld that were once the centre of South Africa’s goldrush.

Big Hole, Kimberley

Day 4

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Pretoria

Your journey comes to an end this morning in Pretoria at Rovos Rails’ own station. The city of Pretoria is one of the country’s three capital cities and affectionately known as the Jacaranda City after its colourful trees.

Due to ongoing work on on the railway line into Pretoria, passengers will disembark the train at Kookrus and then transfer by bus to the Rovos station in Pretoria.  

Great Karoo region rail track

This Rail Experience Includes

3 nights on board in your choice of Pullman, Deluxe or Royal Suite
All meals on board the train
Off train excursions

Flights & More

With FREEDOM, you can book your Rovos Rail – Cape Town to Pretoria luxury rail journey and flights together, as an ATOL protected package. Our Travel Experts can find the best priced Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for you.

Next Step

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Rovos Rail – Cape Town to Pretoria

4 day Luxury Rail Journey – from £1395

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin. Depending on rail traffic, this journey may need to re-route.

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Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria

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