Rovos Rail Cape Town Journey & St James Guesthouse

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Rovos Rail Cape Town Journey & St James Guesthouse


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From $2519 per person twin share         5 days/4 nights

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An enthusiastic team of chefs use fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes, such as game, are a specialty. All meals are served in one sitting in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars. The Observation Car with spacious open-air balcony, is positioned at the rear of the train. The epitome of luxury, three grades of suites feature handsome wood panelling, period Edwardian features and facilities of the highest standard.

On this 1,600 kilometre journey, travel the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo. Enjoy a tour of Kimberley, including the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole. Meander through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Cape and visit the perfectly preserved Victorian village of Matjiesfontein. The journey ends in Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head.

After this amazing rail journey transfer to your St James Guesthouse for a 2-night stay. There are three St James Guesthouses and these stately, elegant seaside retreats overlook the vibrant fishing village of Kalk Bay and St James with majestic views across Cape Town’s False Bay. Explore in and around Cape Town at your leisure.

What's Included?

  • 2 NIGHTS accommodation on board Rovos Rail in a Deluxe Suite
  • All meals on board: breakfast, 4-course set menu lunch and dinner
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with meals on board
  • Afternoon tea daily
  • 24 hour room service on board
  • Tour of Kimberley’s Big Hole and Diamond Mine
  • Tour to the historic village of Matjiesfontein
  • Entrance fees
  • One way tramsfer from Rovos Rail Lounge at Cape Town Station to St James Guesthouse
  • 2 NIGHTS accommodation at St James Guesthouse in a Deluxe Room
  • Full breakfast daily
  • All alcoholic and other beverages
  • In-room tea tray and snacks

Prices from $2,519* per person twin share.

Travel Dates: Selected dates 1 May - 30 Sep 19.

Tour Plan


Day 1

Depart Pretoria aboard the Pride of Africa. Dinner and overnight on the train.


Day 2

Arrive in Kimberley. Visit the Big Hole and the Diamond Mine Museum. Depart Kimberley and proceed overnight via De Aar and Beaufort West to Matjiesfontein.


Day 3

Visit the historic village of Matjiesfontein. Depart Matjiesfontein and proceed via Touws River and Worcester to Cape Town. Arrive at Cape Town Station and transfer to St James Guesthouse


Day 4

Breakfast at St James Guesthouse before day at leisure


Day 5

Breakfast at St James Guesthouse before another day at leisure

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