Durban Safari

An Unforgettable Journey between Pretoria and Durban or Durban to Pretoria

R1000 Discount
Oct 2016 - Sept 2017
Pullman Suite R17 495 per person sharing
Deluxe Suite R26 395 per person sharing
Royal Suite R35 150 per person sharing
R1200 Discount
Oct 2017 - Sept 2018
Pullman Suite R18 950 per person sharing
Deluxe Suite R28 650 per person sharing
Royal Suite R38 150 per person sharing

Rate per person sharing includes accommodation, meals and excursions during the train journey, as well as alcoholic beverages whilst on board the train. Supplement +50% on all suites.Departure dates are specific and excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved.

Visas are to be purchased and paid for prior to departure for Africa. Please check with the relevant embassies for visa requirements.Passengers are advised to take anti-malarial precautions as might be prescribed Trip insurance is compulsory.
Rovos Rail offers 3 day safari on the most luxurious train in the world and experience the splendour of KwaZulu Natal.Take in the Big Five, a battlefields tour with a world class historian and unusual African ceramics.
Experience the diversity of the Nambiti Conservancy, a Big Five private bush retreat set on 20 000 acres of malaria-free bushveld inKwaZulu Natal. It has an incredible biodiversity including savannah, grasslands, thornveld and tall acacia trees.The Sundays River flows through the reserve and has two 40 metre waterfalls with magnificent ravine bush, home to several rare bird species.
Situated on an expansive game farm, Spionkop Lodge, which adjoins an 11 000 acre nature reserve, is the perfect base for exploring the berg, bush, birds and battlefields of the region.The turn of the century farmhouse has been beautifully restored in Natal colonial style and the converted barn now forms a magnificent dining room that boasts spectacular views.Ardmore Ceramic Art is a story about the Zulu people whose sense of rhythm, colour, dance and song, as well as the spirit of the African imagination, is exerting its influence on the other continents of the world.
Word of Ardmore has spread far and wide and those who believe they have the talent arrive at the Ardmore studios in the rolling hills of Caversham in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.Many have little knowledge of sculpture and painting and mostly no experience of ceramic art.They learn quickly however and within a short time develop their own particular style of sculpting and painting.

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Pretoria to Durban

Day 1 10h00 Depart from Rovos Rail’s station in Pretoria 13h00 Lunch is served in the dining car/s as the Drakensberg comes into view. In the afternoon the train climbs to Majuba Hill at 7040 foot (2146m). 19h30 Dinner is served en route to Elandslaagte near Ladysmith for the overnight stop.

Day 2 05h00 Wake up call for early morning game drive in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve. Tea, coffee, juice and pastries in the dining car before departure. 11h00 Return to the Rovos train for brunch in the dining car with the train heading for Estcourt. 14h00 Disembark at Estcourt for a choice of excursions : Option 1 – Game drive in Spionkop Game Reserve. Option 2 – Spionkop battlefields escorted tour. 18h30 Sundowners overlooking the dam and dinner at Spionkop Lodge. Return to Rovos Rail dining car for Dinner.

Day 307h00 Breakfast is served as the train descends the escarpment en route to Lions River station. 10h00 Visit to the famous Ardmore Ceramics gallery including an equestrian display and tea. 12h00 The train departs for Durban traversing the valley of a Thousand Hills. 16h00 Arrive at journey’s end in Durban.

                                    

Durban to Pretoria

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Day1 10h00 The train departs Durban station. 13h00 Lunch is served en route to Lions River station. 15h00 Excursion to the famous Ardmore Ceramics gallery including an equestrian display and tea. 19h30 Dinner is served as we climb the escarpment for an overnight stop at Ladysmith.

Day2 05h00 Wake up call for a choice of excursions : Option 1 – Game drive in Spionkop Game Reserve. Option 2 – Spionkop battlefields escorted tour. 11h00 Brunch is served in the dining car/s. 15h00 Disembark at Elandslaagte for a game drive in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve. 19h30 Dinner is served in the dining car/s.

Day 3 07h00 Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board as the train traverses the Highveld. 13h00 Lunch is served in the dining car/s. 16h00 Arrive at Rovos Rail’s Capital Park Station, Pretoria.