Rovos Rail - Cape Town Journey

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy luxury train travel
  • Delicious cuisine
  • A chance to see the vast landscape of South Africa’s Karoo trail
  • Visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein
  • Kimberley City tour
  • Kimberley Diamond Mine Museum
  • Kimberley's Big Hole

Cape Town Journey (Southbound) - Also available in reverse
Departs at least 4 times each month

An opportunity to travel through Southern Africa on one of the most luxurious trains in the world. Rovos Rail offers 8 different journeys, ranging in length from 3 to 15 days. There are three types of accommodation on board the train, all have an en-suite bathrooms: Royal Suites, 16sqm with ready-made king bed, private lounge area, bath as well as separate shower: Deluxe Suites, 11sqm with twin or double beds, lounge area and shower: Pullman Suites, 7sqm with sofa-seat during the day which is converted into single, double or bunk bed in the evenings, en-suite bathroom with shower

Experience the opulence on a short 3-day Cape Town tour which rediscovers the old pioneering trail of the Karoo on a journey from Pretoria to Cape Town.

NB: You have the option of including this special rail journey as part of a Tailored Rail tour. Ffestiniog Travel can make the additional arrangements to allow you to join any of this luxury train journey, at the beginning, during or end of a bespoke itinerary. We will organise rail and flight tickets where necessary and hotel accommodation. Please contact us direct at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or click the Request a Quote button.


Day 1 – Pretoria

Board the train for a mid-afternoon departure from the Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. You will be greeted by a smartly dressed steward who will take care of your luggage and escort you to one of the train’s saloons for welcome refreshments. You will have time to settle into your suite before enjoying dinner on board.

Day 2 – Kimberley

Morning arrival into Kimberley Station where guests disembark for a morning tour of the town’s interesting and historic sites, including the Big Hole and the Diamond Mine Museum. Lunchtime departure from Kimberley, proceeding overnight via De Aar and Beaufort West to Matjiesfontein. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included today.

Day 3 – Cape Town

Morning visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, an attractive town with a main street lined with white-washed Victorian houses and the colonial Lord Milner hotel is a notable building. The town used to serve as something of an oasis in the 1880s when James Douglas Logan built the historic buildings as a country health resort for the rich and famous. Mid-morning departure for Cape Town via Touws River and Worcester. Arrive into Cape Town at 1800. Breakfast and lunch included today.

Price Includes

  • Journey in a Pullman Suite (upgrades to Deluxe and Royal available)
  • Accommodation with meals as specified
  • All beverages, including alcohol, while on board
  • Excursions

Price per person

Quotes available upon request

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Why Choose Ffestiniog Travel?

  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
  • Created for people who love rail holidays and exploring the world’s heritage railways
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