Journey Name: Durban Safari (Pretoria - Durban or vice versa)  |  Journey Duration: Upto 3 days
 
Overview:
Rovos’s Rail journey between Pretoria and Durban brings to you incredible scenery, diverse wildlife, a battlefield tour with a world-class historian and unusual African ceramic. Explore all this in sheer luxury onboard the Rovos Rail. During your journey experience the malaria-free Nambiti Conservancy – a Big Five private Reserve, set on some 20 000 acres in the province of KwaZulu-Natal which has abundant bio-diversity, lush greenery, gushing waterfalls and ravines. You also explore the Spoinkop Logde next to the reserve, and the Admore Ceramics Centre which talk about the history and culture of the Zulu people who are making an impression world- wide. Pay a morning visit to this delightful center in the undulating hills of the Midlands before the train makes its way to Durban.
 
Train Departure Schedule :
2015
October - December
2016
January - March
April - June
July - September
October - December
2017
January - March
April - June
July - September
 
 
Journey Dates :

Journey

Pretoria-Durban

Durban-Pretoria

Journey

Pretoria-Durban

Durban-Pretoria

Oct 2015

2,16,30

5,19

Oct 2016

14,28

3,17,31

Nov 2015

13,27

2,16,30

Nov 2016

11

14

Dec 2015

n/a

n/a

Dec 2016

n/a

n/a

Jan 2016

15,29

18

Jan 2017

13

16

Feb 2016

12

1,15

Feb 2017

10

13

Mar 2016

11,25

14,28

Mar 2017

10

13

Apr 2016

8,22

11,25

Apr 2017

7

10

May 2016

n/a

n/a

May 2017

n/a

n/a

Jun 2016

n/a

n/a

Jun 2017

n/a

n/a

Jul 2016

n/a

n/a

Jul 2017

n/a

n/a

Aug 2016

n/a

n/a

Aug 2017

n/a

n/a

Sep 2016

2,16,30

5,19

Sep 2017

1,29

4

 
Places Covered:
Pretoria, Nambiti Private Game Reserve, Durban
 
Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1   Departure Pretoria – Rovos Rail
10h00  The Pride of Africa departs Rovos Rail’s Station in Capital Park. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the midway Lounge car or Observation carriage at the rear of the train.

13h00 Lunch is served as the train passes through Heidelberg (1 903ms).

18h15 The train departs Vooruitsig and climbs to 2 146ms as we traverse Majuba Hill.

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

22h30 The train arrives at Elandslaagte for the overnight stop

Full Board, Activities and Overnight on the Rovos Rail


Day 2   Rovos Rail

06h00 An early wake up call for a game drive in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve.

Tea, coffee, juices and pastries will be served in the dining car/s. Please ensure you are warmly dressed.
(As the morning drive progresses the weather can warm up considerably, so please also ensure you have hats and sun protection. Rain capes will be available if required.)

08h00 The game rangers will stop for a short tea, coffee and bathroom break.
11h00 - 13h00 Brunch will be served in the dining car/s as we travel towards Estcourt.
14h00 Disembark for the 40min drive to Spionkop Lodge. A choice of two excursions
are available :
1. An escorted tour of the battlefields or
2. Game drive in the Spionkop Game Reserve.
(The weather can be very warm, so please ensure you have hats & sun protection. As the evening progresses the weather can cool down considerably, so please also ensure that you take warm clothing.)

18h30  Enjoy sundowners while overlooking the magnificent Spionkop dam. A traditional South African dinner will be served at Spionkop Lodge.

22h00 Overnight onboard the train.

Full Board, Overnight and Activities on the Rovos Rail


Day 3   Rovos Rail Luxury trip ends in Durban
07h00  Breakfast is served as the train departs Estcourt and descends the escarpment en route to Lions River station.

10h00  Disembark the train for a visit to the famous Ardmore ceramics gallery including an equestrian display and tea overlooking the river.

12h00   The train departs for Pietermaritzburg.

13h00 Lunch is served as the train traverses the spectacular Valley of a Thousand Hills.

16h00 Arrive in Durban.


This journey is also available in reverse, departing Durban at 1000 hours on Friday, arriving into Pretoria at 1600 hours on Monday afternoon. 

 

 
Price:

1 Oct 2015 –
30 Sep 2016
PULLMAN SUITES DELUXE SUITES ROYAL SUITES
Pretoria  – Durban
Available in reverse
R 16230
R 24460
R32570
1 Oct 2016 – 
30 Sep 2017
PULLMAN SUITES DELUXE SUITES ROYAL SUITES
Pretoria  – Durban
Available in reverse
R 17495
R 26395
R35150

Note: PRICE PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING BASIS
Single supplement: +50% on all suites
 
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on board the train
  • All meals and excursions including alcoholic beverages whilst on the train
 
Exclusions:

 
Notes – Remarks:

 
Terms and Conditions:

 
Route Map
 
  • Enjoy the splendour of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Experience the Nambiti Conservancy – a Big Five private bush retreat with its incredible bio diversity 
  • Visit the Battlefields tour at Spionkop
  • Valley of a Thousand Hills
  • Ardmore Ceramics and equestrian display