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South African Rail - 3 days

This 1 600-kilometre meander is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Travel the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo; trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Cape. Journey’s end is Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. Highlights of the north and southbound routes include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein; this authentic perfectly preserved Victorian Village – founded by Mr Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890 – also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. Another stop is made in Kimberley providing an opportunity to enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole.

Day 1

15h00 Depart from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria aboard the Pride of Africa and travel south via Johannesburg through the goldfields of the Witwatersrand.

16h30 Tea in the lounge and observation cars.

19h30 Dinner is served in the dining car/s.

Overnight on the train.

Day 2

07h00 Breakfast is served until 10h00.

10h00 Arrive in Kimberley. Passengers visit the Big Hole and the Diamond Mine Museum.

12h30 The train departs for Matjiesfontein via De Aar.

16h30 Lunch is served in the dining car/s. Tea in the lounge and observation cars.

19h30 Dinner is served in the dining car/s.

Overnight on the train.

Day 3

07h00 Breakfast is served until 10h00.

08h15 Visit the historical village of Matjiesfontein.

10h30 The train departs for Cape Town via Worcester.

13h00 Lunch is served in the dining car/s.

16h30 Tea in the lounge and observation cars.

18h00 Arrive at Cape Town Station, Platform 24

This itinerary is also available in reverse, and can easily be combined with some further sightseeing and other itineraries.

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