Board the Rovos, the world’s most elegant train, for a scenic trip north to Cape Town. Recapture the romantic atmosphere of a bygone era as you enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury and gaze upon breathtaking scenery. The Rovos trains – which may be hauled by steam, diesel or electric locomotives at various stages of the journey. Chug further north arriving in Kimberly where lunch is taken off board at historic Kimberly Club. Kimberley is the home of the world’s premier diamond mining company – De Beers. After lunch you take the tram from the city center to the Big Hole (the world’s largest manmade excavation) and museum. Re-board the train for overnight. Rovos Rail. Embark on your nostalgic and deluxe train journey inland to Worcester and on to the historical town village of Matjiesfontein. You have time to explore this charming village. Return to the train for overnight before arriving in Cape Town the day after.Day 1: Transfer to Train Station in Pretoria (30-40 mins). 11:00 hour Rovos Rail to Kimberley (6-7 hours). Big Hole Tour Day 2: 19:00 hours Rovos Rail to Matjiesfontein (18-19 hours). Village Visits. 18:00 hours Rovos Rail to Cape Town. Day 3: Arrive at Pretoria at 12:00 hours by Rovos Rail.


  • Adventure
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  • Kaleidoscopic Landscape
  • Rolling Grasslands
  • Stunning Table Mountain View

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Exterior view of Rovos Rail: Pretoria – Cape Town, South Africa
Rovos Rail: Pretoria - Cape Town

Style: Train

Rovos Rail offers accommodation of an unmatched standard combining the opulence of pre-war travel with subtle modern innovations. Each of the individually air-conditioned suites accommodates two people offering the option of twin or double beds.

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