Day 1 : Rovos Rail
Depart Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Travel across the goldfields of the Witwatersrand. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the lounge car or observation car at the rear of the train. Dinner is served in the dining cars. Overnight on board.
Day 2 : Rovos Rail
Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09:45. A shallow lake appears on the right-hand side of the train where, on most occasions, there are spectacular flocks of Lesser Flamingos (approximately 23 000). Arrive Kimberley. Disembark for a tour of the city, Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole.
Depart Kimberley. Travel through the Karoo. Lunch is served in the dining cars. Tea is served in the lounge car and observation car at the rear of the train.
Dinner is served in the dining cars. Overnight on board
Day 3 : End of Itinerary
Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.
There is a chance for guests to disembark the train at Whitehill Siding and walk the five kilometres into Matjiesfontein. A member of staff will accompany the group. Comfortable walking shoes are essential.
Disembark at Matjiesfontein for an opportunity to stroll through the historic village. Of special interest is the museum on the platform and a collection of historic cars and railway carriages to the right of the Lord Milner Hotel.
Depart Matjiesfontein. The train arrives at the first of four tunnels on the pass. The second tunnel is 13.5 kilometres long so guests are to be careful when walking through the train and may wish to turn on necessary lights.
Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train climbs ±750m down the escarpment through the Hex River Valley. Tea is served in the lounge car and observation car at the rear of the train.
The train arrives at journey’s end: Platform 24 at Cape Town Station