09:00 Check-in at Rail Station in Pretoria for departure at 10:00. Lunch and dinner are served as the train travels east towards Mpumalanga. (Breakfast 07:00-10:00 • Lunch 13:00 • Tea 16:30 • Dinner 19:30)
Golfers: Morning tee off at Leopard Creek (dependent) near Kruger with lunch. Non-golfers: 08:00 Game drive in the Kruger Park with lunch. 17:00 Rejoin the train at Komatipoort and depart for Zululand.
10:30 Game drive in the Hluhluwe Reserve in Zululand (Swaziland). 13:00 Lunch is served as the train travels south alongside the St Lucia Wetland Park to Durban for the overnight stop.
Golfers: Morning tee off at Durban Country Club/Beachwood. After lunch, enjoy a one-hour scenic drive along the Midlands Meander to join the train at Lions River. Non-golfers: 08:00 Disembark for a short city tour of Durban. 10:00 Traverse the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Ardmore Ceramics for a two-hour afternoon visit. 16:00 Return to the train for dinner and overnight. Traverse the Drakensberg.
09:00 Disembark for a city tour of Bloemfontein. 13:00 Travel to Coerney/Alicedale across the Drakensberg Mountains.
Golfers: Morning tee at Humewood Course. Enjoy a game and lunch before joining the train in Port Elizabeth. Non-golfers: 08:30 Game drive at Addo Elephant Park. 11:30 Rejoin the train and depart for Port Elizabeth. 14:15 Experience the train being turned around then depart for Oudtshoorn via Willowmore.
Golfers: Arrive Oudtshoorn. Transfer to George along Montagu Pass. Morning tee off at Fancourt followed by dinner at the estate. Non-golfers: 09:00 Two-hour ostrich-farm visit in Oudtshoorn. Traverse the Montagu Pass to George. 18:30 Disembark for dinner at Fancourt Estate.
Golfers: Transfer to Ernie Els Oubaai for a morning tee off. Non-golfers: 08:00 Morning at leisure in Knysna or ferry ride to Featherbed. 13:30 Depart George and travel along the Garden Route via the Outeniqua Mountains to the coast for Riversdale.
12:45 Two-hour tour of the KWV Brandy Distillery, Paarl. 17:00 Arrive at Platform 23 at Cape Town Station.
This panoramic nine-day sojourn winds its way from Pretoria to Cape Town and includes a golfing and non-golfing itinerary. The train traverses the majestic Drakensberg escarpment en route to Mpumalanga where guests enjoy a game drive in the famous Kruger Park and golfers play at Leopard Creek. The train then travels through Swaziland to Mkhaya Reserve and Hluhluwe Reserve where a wide variety of game can be seen on morning and afternoon game drives. Then it’s on to Durban for a city tour or a game at Durban Country Club before the train traverses the Valley of a Thousand Hills en route to the famous Ardmore Ceramics Gallery. The route to Bethlehem takes the train past the Kingdom of Lesotho and the highest mountains in the Drakensberg range at 3,482 metres. After a tour of Bloemfontein, guests travel south to Port Elizabeth for a visit to the Addo Elephant Park or a game at Humewood before continuing on to Highgate Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn. What follows is a spectacular rail descent down the Montagu Pass into George and a visit to the natural paradise of Kynsna. Golfers play at Fancourt and Oubaai, Ernie Els’s only signature course in South Africa. The train then sets off along the scenic Garden Route, stopping at the KWV Brandy Distillery before this splendid Collage ends in Cape Town.
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