Stay 2 nights at Irene Country Country Lodge in Pretoria before embarking on an unforgettable 9-night journey on board Rovos Rail, the most luxurious train in the world. Play rounds of golf at Leopard Creek, Durban Beachwood, Champagne Sports Resort, Humewood, Fancourt Montagu, and Oubaai Golf Course.
Arrive at at O.R. Tambo International, Johannesburg. Collect your luggage and meet your driver in the arrivals hall. You’ll be transferred in comfort to Irene Country Lodge. Unwind and enjoy dinner at Irene Country Lodge.
With all the rooms, restaurant and deck facing the lake, this unmatched environment creates and ambience where one finds oneself surrounded by nature in utmost comfort. Sundowners at the gazebo, bathed in gentle sunlight, lend a tranquil touch to the already magical surroundings.
Spend the day relaxing at Irene Country Lodge and treat yourself to a massage at the Camdeboo Spa.
Amidst the tranquil surroundings of the lodge you will find the beautiful Camdeboo Day Spa and Restaurant, where the main focus is to relax and revive the senses. Camdeboo (named after the White Stinkwood trees that populate the area) is an oasis of tranquillity that will relax you so thoroughly that you’re likely to forget the world exists outside of its walls.
Check out after breakfast and meet your driver at reception. You’ll be transferred in comfort to Rovos Rail Station.
Enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres before boarding the Pride of Africa. The train departs at 10:00.
Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era, when privileged travellers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion. All your meals, drinks, safaris and excursions are included during your Rovos Journey.
Dress code is smart casual during the day and formal attire (tie and jacket) is requested only during dinner.
This panoramic 10-day sojourn winds its way from Cape Town to Pretoria and includes a golfing and non-golfing itinerary.
After a game drive in Kruger Park, guests travel through Swaziland to Hluhluwe for a game drive and along the coast to Durban for a city tour. Traverse the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Spionkop Lodge, an expansive game farm that adjoins an 11 000-acre nature reserve.
Continue to Port Elizabeth for game viewing at Addo Elephant Park, then on to Oudtshoorn for an ostrich-farm visit followed by a spectacular descent through the Outeniqua Mountains to George. After visiting the natural paradise of Knysna, the train traverses the spectacular Garden Route to the winelands and Cape mountains before this magnificent expedition ends in Cape Town.
Courses dependent on availability: Leopard Creek/White River/Nelspruit in Kruger, Durban Country Club/Beachwood/Zimbali, Champagne Sports Resort in Ladysmith, Humewood in Port Elizabeth, Fancourt and Ernie Els Oubaai in George.
The train arrives at Cape Town Station at 17:00. You’ll be welcomed at the Rovos Lounge by a Golf 2 Africa Guide, who will assist with your luggage and transfer you in comfort to the Oude Werf Hotel, located in the heart of historic Stellenbosch town centre.
Explore the surrounding shops and arts and crafts markets at your own pace and return to the hotel after dinner.
Once you’ve enjoyed breakfast you’ll be transferred to De Zalze Golf Course. The De Zalze Golf Course was designed by Peter Matkovich (course architect for both Leopard Rock and Arabella) who has made the most of this stunning setting and created a course that places a premium on accuracy. Return to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Meet your guide at reception after breakfast. Today you’ll embark on a full day wine tasting tour.
The Cape Winelands are surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and fertile green valleys. The region has a Mediterranean climate and the winter rainfall of the south-western Cape helps producing some of the best wines in the world. Towns and villages in the Cape Winelands have many historic homesteads, museums and monuments to discover.
Visit famous wine estates such as Boschendal and La Motte before returning to the hotel.
Enjoy breakfast and a relax at the hotel before checking out. You’ll be transferred to Cape Town International, where you can do some last minute duty free shopping before boarding your flight back home.
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