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African Collage: Cape Town to Pretoria (11 days)

Duration

11 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Cape Town

Available

November 2021 / November 2022

Cities to visit: Cape Town, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Addo Elephant National Park, Spion Kop Lodge, , Parque Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, , Kruger National Park , Pretoria

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.

Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.

TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Owner or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage)..

Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.

Day
ALL GUESTS

09:30 Depart from Cape Town Station. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the lounge car and observation car. Please ensure the Train Manager or Administration Deputy is in possession of your passport. It will be returned to you before the end of the trip.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. Trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Western Cape.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Voorbaai. Dress: Formal
LEISURE GUESTS
06:30 Breakfast is served in the dining cars.
08:30 Disembark in George for the scenic drive (±60 min) to Knysna. Enjoy a ferryride on the lagoon with lunch before returning to the train.
15:30 Optional shuttle to mall OR railway museum.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
18:15 Transfer to Fancourt for dinner. Dress: Smart Casual

GOLFERS
Please pack clothes for dinner at Fancourt.
06:30 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure. Transfer to Fancourt Golf Estate (±15 min) OR Ernie Els Oubaai (±30 min) for tee off and lunch. Time at leisure to freshen up.
18:30 Join the leisure guests for dinner at Fancourt. Dress: Smart Casual

In the morning, the train travels the GardenRoute, a narrow coastal terrace lying between the deep-set coastal cliffs rising sheer out of the sea and the mountains a short distance inland – a topology that facilitates for heavy rainfall, hence the name as it is always lush and green. George and Knysna sit between the majestic Outeniqua Mountains to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south. The Knysna Heads – two sandstone cliffs guarding the mouth of the lagoon connecting the estuary with the sea – is a dramatic viewpoint.
LEISURE GUESTS
06:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.
10:00 Enjoy a visit to an ostrichfarm in Oudtshoorn.
12:00 Return to the train.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Port Elizabeth. Dress: Formal

GOLFERS
06:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure. Transfer to Ernie Els Oubaai (±30 min) OR Fancourt Estate (±15 min) for tee off and lunch. Enjoy the scenic drive (60 min) to Oudtshoorn. Late lunch is served in the dining cars.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal

This semi-desert region is situated at the foot of the majestic Swartberg mountain range where many rivers, streams and falls have their origins. Oudtshoorn is regarded as the centre of the Klein Karoo and is famous for feathering the world in the time of the boa and grand hats. The ostrich boom of the early 20th century turned out many millionaires who, in turn, created elaborate lifestyles in this remote part of Africa.
LEISURE GUESTS
06:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars.
10:00 Enjoy a tour of Port Elizabeth.
13:00 Depart for Coerney. Lunch is served.
14:30 Game drive at Addo Elephant Park, South Africa’s third largest national reserve stretching from the semi-arid Karoo, over the Zuurberg Mountains and down through the Sundays River valley to the coast. The park is home to one of the densest African Elephant populations on earth – roughly 600.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal

GOLFERS
06:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure.
15:30 Transfer (±15 min) to Humewood Golf Course for tee off and lunch. Enjoy the scenic drive (±75 min) over the Zuurberg Mountains to Coerney to rejoin the train. The observation car will be at the front of the train until tomorrow afternoon – a different aspect that our rail enthusiasts enjoy.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.
13:00 Lunch is served. Traverse the Karoo, a vast and beautiful semi-desert stretching across the great South African plateau inland from the Cape coast with scattered towns and villages. Ascend theGreatEscarpmentand cross the dry southeastern region with its variety of grasses, hardy shrubs, tumbleweeds and succulents.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. The train is turned in Kroonstad.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Ladysmith. Dress: “Africa” Theme or Smart Casual

The Drakensberg Mountains were first named by the Voortrekkers who thought the unbroken chain of heavily weathered peaks reminded them of the spines on a dragon’s back, hence the name ‘Dragon Mountain’ or Drakensberg in Afrikaans.
LEISURE GUESTS
06:00 Breakfast is served until departure.
09:00 Transfer (±30 min) to SpionkopLodge to hear the historic tale of the Battle of Spionkop and walk in the footsteps of Churchill and Gandhi.
12:45 Enjoy lunch at the lodge.
14:00 Afternoon gamedrive in the 11 000-acre reserve OR relax at the lodge.
16:00 Return to the train. Depart for Estcourt.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal

GOLFERS
06:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure. Transfer (±75 min) to Champagne Sports Resort for tee off and lunch.
16:15 Return (±45 min) to the train at Estcourt. Shortly after Chieveley, on the right of the track, stands a memorial to Winston Churchill who was captured here in November 1899 while trying to free an armoured train trapped by a Boer ambush.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Pietermaritzburg. Dress: Formal
LEISURE GUESTS
06:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars. Traverse the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
09:00 Enjoy a Durban city tour, a visit to the botanical gardens and lunch at Umhlanga’s beachfront with an afternoon at leisure. Durban is the third largest city in South Africa and enjoys great importance due to its industry and very large port.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. Travel north along the Indian Ocean coastline.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal

GOLFERS
05:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure. Enjoy the scenic drive through the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Durban Country Club (±75 min) OR Beachwood (±75 min) OR Zimbali (±90 min) for tee off and lunch. Durban is the third largest city in South Africa and enjoys great importance due to its industry and very large port.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. Travel north along the Indian Ocean coastline.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal
BORDER: GOLELA, SOUTH AFRICA / MPAKA, ESWATINI

ALL GUESTS
05:00 Continental breakfast is served until departure.
06:00 Transfer (±30 min) to Hluhluwe for a game drive. As the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa, Hluhluwe consists 960km² of hilly topography in central Zululand and is known for its rich wildlife and conservation efforts. It is the only state-run park in KwaZulu-Natal with all the Big Five game animals and is also a prime birding destination. 12:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train travels towards eSwatini. Border formalities take place.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Mpaka. Dress: Formal
LEISURE GUESTS
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars.
08:30 Transfer (±90 min) to Swazi Candles and Mantenga Cultural Village for a visit with lunch.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal Border formalities with South Africa.

GOLFERS
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure. Transfer to Nkonyeni for tee off and lunch.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars. Dress: Formal Border formalities with South Africa.

The tiny Kingdom of eSwatini (Swaziland) covers only 17 000km2, most of which is mountainous. For such a small country, it is surprising that it sustains two capital cities: Mbabane is the administrative capital and Lobamba is the royal and legislative capital. In April 2018, Swaziland changed its name to the Kingdom of eSwatini (meaning “place of the Swazi”) and is an absolute monarchy. It is landlocked and borders South Africa and Mozambique. At Swazi Candles, guests are invited to interact with the artisans as they make a variety of candles. Woodcarvings, colourful textiles and superb basketwork are also on display. Mantenga Lodge is nestled in the mountains overlooking ‘Execution Rock’. The village is a living museum of old traditions that represents a classic Swazi lifestyle during the 1850s.
LEISURE GUESTS
05:30 Breakfast is served in the dining cars.
06:30 Game drive in the Kruger National Park with tea, lunch and an opportunity for curio shopping.
15:00 Return to the train.
16:30 Tea in the lounge and observation cars. The train travels west across the Drakensberg Mountains.
19:30 Dinner is served. Dress: “1920s” Theme or Smart Casual

GOLFERS
05:30 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure. Transfer to Leopard Creek (±15 min) OR White River Country Club (±75 min) OR Nelspruit (±60 min) for tee off and lunch.
15:00 Return to the train.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.
19:30 Dinner is served. Dress: “1920s” Theme or Smart Casual

The famous Kruger Park (2-million hectares) is a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and home to an impressive number of species, e.g. 336 species of trees, 49 species of fish, 34 species of amphibians, 114 species of reptiles, 507 species of birds and 147 species of mammals including the Big Five.
Please ensure your luggage is ready for collection at 16:45 and that you have your passport.
07:00 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00 as the train climbs the spectacular escarpment.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
17:00 Arrive at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria.

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