Overview

This 15-day journey features both a golfing and non-golfing itinerary. The trip begins in Cape Town with a city tour, after which the train will travel along the winelands. The train will then travel to Hermanus, explore the Garden Route and arrive in Oudtshoorn. Other destinations on the trip include Graaff-Reinet, Kimberley, Bloemfontein and Ladysmith. The train will take you to St Lucia Wetland Park and Hluhluwe Game Reserve before arriving at Kruger National Park. On the golfing itinerary, you’ll tee off at superb golf estates, including Ernie Els Oubaai Golf and Leopard Creek. The journey ends in Pretoria, where you’ll enjoy a tour of the city and Soweto, a township in Johannesburg.

This journey is available in reverse as the Good Hope Southbound journey.

Itinerary (15 Days)

Highlights on the journey include game viewing at Kruger National Park, a lagoon ferry ride in Knysna, and the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn. You’ll get the opportunity to play golf at first-rate golf estates, including Fancourt Golf Estate and Leopard Creek.

  • 1

    Journey Begins

    ► Tour of soweto and pretoria and train departure.

  • 2

    Day 2

    ► Panorama route / play at Leopard Creek, Nelspruit or white river. ► Full-day tour of historical areas Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window. ► Tee off at Leopard Creek, Nelspruit or White River.

  • 3

    Day 3

    ► Kruger park game drive / plat at leopard creek, nelspruit or white river. ► Full-day game viewing in the Kruger Park. ► Tee off at Leopard Creek, Nelspruit or White River.

  • 4

    Day 4

    ► Swaziland tour / play at nkonyeni golf estate. ► Depart in vehicles from Mpaka, Swaziland. Visit Ngwenya Glass, Mbabane and Manzini. ► One-hour transfer to Nkonyeni Golf Estate for tee off.

  • 5

    Day 5

    ► Hluhluwe game drives. ► Early morning and afternoon game drives in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.

  • 6

    Day 6

    ► St lucia wetland park visit. ► Tour of the world-heritage site, St Lucia (iSimangaliso) Wetland Park.

  • 7

    Day 7

    ► Durban tour / play at Durban golf course. ► Disembark in Durban for a cultural visit to PheZulu Safari Village and uShaka Marine World. ►Tee off at Durban Country Club.

  • 8

    Day 8

    ► Battlefields tour / play at Champagne sports resort. ► Battlefields tour taking in the Siege Museum and Wagon Hill. ► One-hour transfer from Ladysmith Station to Champagne Sports Resort for tee off.

  • 9

    Day 9

    ► Bloemfontein tour. ► Afternoon tour of Bloemfontein including the Women’s Memorial, Anglo Boer Museum and Oliewenhuis Art Museum.

  • 10

    Day 10

    ► Kimberley tour / play at Kimberley golf club. ► Visit to the Big Hole and Diamond Museum. ► Afternoon visit to the William Humphreys Art Gallery and McGregor Museum. ► Tee off at Kimberley Golf Club.

  • 11

    Day 11

    ► Graaff reinet walking tour. ► Enjoy a guided walking tour of Graaff Reinet.

  • 12

    Day 12

    ► Cango caves and ostrich farm visit / play at fancourt golf estate. ► Visit the Cango Caves and an ostrich farm. Drive the Outeniqua Pass to rejoin the train in George. ► Dinner at Fancourt Golf Estate. ► Drive the Outeniqua Pass to Fancourt Golf Estate for tee off. ► Dinner at Fancourt Golf Estate.

  • 13

    Day 13

    ► Knysna visit and fancourt dinner / play at ernie els oubaai. ► Morning drive to Knysna with a lagoon ferry ride to Featherbed Nature Reserve OR enjoy shopping. ► Transfer to Ernie Els Oubaai Golf Club for tee off.

  • 14

    Day 14

    ► Drive to Hermanus over scenic mountain passes. ►Drive the scenic route to Hermanus (160km.) ► Optional: Golfers can play at Arabella (140km.)

  • 15

    Journey Ends

    ► Train arrival and cape town tour. ► Arrive Cape Town Station. Check out of train. Luggage will be stored in the Rovos Rail Lounge. ► Tour of Cape Town •Return to Cape Town Station. Tour ends.

Inclusions

    • Accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
    • Entrance fees to places of interest.
    • Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide.
    • Meals at lodges/hotels/clubs/resorts.
    • Government tax.
    • Limited laundry service.

Exclusions

    • Lunches off the train.
    • All beverages.
    • Laundry.
    • Gratuities.
    • Personal Expenses

Rates & Schedule

DEPARTURE ARRIVAL START DATE END DATE EMERALD GOLD
Pretoria Cape Town 30 Jan 2020 13 Feb 2020 R121 250 R95 400
Cape Town Pretoria 17 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 R121 250 R95 400
Pretoria Cape Town 1 Oct 2020 15 Oct 2020 R121 250 R95 400
Cape Town Pretoria 17 Nov 2020 1 Dec 2020 R121 250 R95 400
Pretoria Cape Town 28 Jan 2021 11 Feb 2021 R132 000 R104 000
Cape Town Pretoria 16 Mar 2021 30 Mar 2021 R132 000 R104 000
Pretoria Cape Town 30 Sep 2021 14 Oct 2021 R132 000 R104 000
Cape Town Pretoria 16 Nov 2021 30 Nov 2021 R132 000 R104 000

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