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Overview

The three-day Durban Safari features amazing destinations, excursions and thrilling activities. The train will pass the Drakensberg Mountains, travelling to the Nambiti Private Game Reserve and the Spioenkop Game Reserve. At both game reserves, you’ll enjoy thrilling game drives. The train will then traverse the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands before arriving in Durban. (Available in reverse.)

  • Pretoria – Jacaranda City.
  • Nambiti Conservancy Game Reserve.
  • Battlefields tour at Spionkop.
  • Spionkop Game Reserve.
  • Valley of a Thousand Hills.
  • Ardmore Ceramics and equestrian display.
  • Zululand.
  • Durban.

Itinerary (3 Days)

A highlight on the journey is the fascinating cultural experience at the Ardmore Ceramics Gallery. Set in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains, this renowned gallery is home to a world-famous collection of ceramics – pieces of art that tell the story of the local Zulu people.

  • 1

    Day 1: Departure

    ► Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. Lunch is served as the Drakensberg Mountains come into view. ► In the afternoon the train climbs to Majuba Hill (2146m/7040ft). ► Dinner is served en route to Elandslaagte for overnight stop. ► (Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

  • 2

    Day 2: Nambiti Game Drive

    ► Wake-up call. Tea, coffee, juices and pastries in the dining car/s before embarking on a game drive in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve. ► Return to the train for brunch and head for Estcourt. ► Disembark for a 40-minute drive to Spionkop Lodge where a choice of two excursions is available: an escorted tour of the battlefields or a game drive in the Spionkop Game Reserve. ► Return to the train for dinner.

  • 3

    Day 3: End of Journey

    ► Breakfast is served as the train descends the escarpment en route to Lions River Station. ► Visit the famous Ardmore Ceramics Gallery including an equestrian display and tea. ► Depart for Durban. The train traverses the spectacular Valley of a Thousand Hills. ► Arrive at journey’s end in Durban.

Inclusions

  • 24-hour Full room service and bar facilities.
  • Entrance fees to places of interest.
  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide.
  • All meals and beverages.
  • Golf activities inclusive of green fees, golf carts, halfway house and beverages.
  • Government tax.
  • Limited laundry service.

Exclusions

  • International flights.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Items of a personal nature.

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