Cape Town Journey 3 days 1st Class with Rovos RailCAPE TOWN JOURNEY
Discover infinite variety from the mountains, bushveld and grassland plains to the bustling urban heart of South Africa's cities
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Cape Town Journey
For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the popular 51-hour weekly journeys between Pretoria and Cape Town. 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 spectacular mountain ranges into the scenic wineland valleys of the Cape.
Cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil's Peak and Lion's Head is the Mother City, Cape Town, internationally known for its majestic beauty offering a blend of cosmopolitan city life and outdoor adventure, while the twin cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg form the economic heartland of South Africa and the ideal departure point for Mpumalanga's world-famous game reserves.
Highlights of the north- and southbound routes include a visit to the quaint and historic village of Matjiesfontein; this authentic perfectly preserved Victorian Village - which was founded by Mr Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890 - also boasts an impressive museum on the platform and a collection of vintage cars and classic railway carriages. 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.
PRETORIA | KIMBERLEY | MATJIESFONTEIN | CAPE TOWN
Highlights of the Cape Town Journey Luxury Rail Tour:
11h00, arriving Pretoria 12h00.
Optional journey combinations:
Cape Town and Durban
(both directions); Cape Town to Victoria Falls