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Durban Safari: Durban to Pretoria

Duration

3 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Durban

Available

September 2021 / September 2022

Cities to visit: , Spion Kop Lodge, 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
10:00 Depart Durban Station. A number of museums and cultural sights, the beautiful botanical gardens and the superb shark-protected beaches are but a few of the city’s many charms. The train traverses the spectacular Valley of a Thousand Hills. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the lounge car and observation car.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. Visit the famous Ardmore Ceramics Gallery. Here, artists are encouraged to express their imagination based on nature and Zulu folklore and tradition.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining carsen route to Ladysmith. Dress: Formal

Shortly after Frere, on the leftof 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.
06:30 Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure. Transfer (±30 min) to Spionkop Lodgefor the morning. A choice of two excursions is available:1. Hear the historic taleof the Battle of Spionkop OR2. Enjoy a game drivein the 11 000-acre reserve.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. The Drakensberg Mountainswere 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 Drakensbergin Afrikaans. Enjoy a game drivein the Nambiti Reserve, a private Big Five bush retreat set on 20 000 acres of malaria-free bushveld with incredible biodiversity including savannah, grasslands, thornveld and tall acacia trees.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining carsen route to Vooruitsig. Dress: Formal

Pass Glencoe –site of the first battle of the Anglo Boer War and now the centre of the province’s coalfields –then Newcastle, which has what is reputed to be the largest cella-dome Hindu temple in the southern hemisphere. From here the train descends from Majuba Hill, site of the decisive battle that ended the First Anglo Boer War.
07:00 Breakfast is serveduntil 10:00. Travel northwest across and the goldfields of the Witwatersrand and the Highveld towards Balfour, a small mining town in Mpumalanga, and Heidelberg, site of the first Rand gold strike.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars.
16:00 Arrive at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria.

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From USD 1,944.58 ZAR 27,613.00