September 2021 / September 2022
Detailed day by day description
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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.
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.
16:30 Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. The train climbs to Majuba Hill–site of the decisive battle that ended the First Anglo Boer War –then passes Newcastle, which has what is reputed to be the largest cella-dome Hindu temple in the southern hemisphere.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining carsen route to Elandslaagte. Dress: Formal.
Pass Glencoe, site of the first battle of the Anglo Boer War and now the centre of the province’s coalfields.
11:00 Brunch is served in the dining cars. Transfer (±30 min) to Spionkop Lodge for the afternoon. A choice of two excursions is available: 1. Hear the historic taleof the Battle of Spionkop OR 2. Enjoy a game drive in the 11 000-acre reserve.
19:30 Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Estcourt. Dress: Formal.
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.
13:00 Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train traverses the spectacular Valley of a Thousand Hills.
16:00 Arrive at journey’s end atDurbanStation.Anumber 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.