Rovos Rail African Golf Safari


9-Day Escorted Tour

Luxury

The Tour

Rovos Rail has designed a delightful nine-day Golf Safari to entertain the most discerning player with optional excursions for non-playing guests at all venues.

Relax as the train travels northwest towards Sun City in the hills of Pilanesberg for a day at this renowned facility. In the foothills of the imposing Drakensberg Mountains, 18 holes await at the Champagne Sports Resort with a guided tour of the battlefields a further highlight for our non-golfers.

Next the golfers play at the Durban Country Club while non-playing guests enjoy a city tour followed by lunch at the club. Then on to Zululand for game-viewing in the Hluhluwe Reserve before the train heads towards Swaziland. Tee off at the Royal Swazi Golf Club or enjoy a morning game drive in Mkhaya Game Reserve, followed by a visit to Ngwenya Glass with lunch at Guava Galleries.

The train then travels west towards Nelspruit, where golfers play the challenging Leopard Creek course or enjoy a game drive in the world-famous Kruger Park, followed by lunch at Buhala Lodge. Depart for Pretoria where this memorable journey ends.

Latest News: Click here to enjoy IRT’s “just-back-from-Africa” report and photos about safaris that mesh perfectly with a Rovos Rail cruise.

Latest Photos: Click here to see a photo essay of our Cape Town – Dar es Salaam Rovos Rail adventure.

Inside Track: We dined with Rovos Rail’s Alicia Taljaard recently. Her favorite trip? It’s not what you might think. Click here.

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“We loved, loved, loved our trip. It was marvelous…we loved your accommodations, we loved the food, we loved the poeple. It was just plain great…very exciting and very wonderful.”

— M. Platt, The African Collage, 2013

The Itinerary

Day 1:
Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. Arrive in Koster.

Day 2:
Golfers: Tee off at Lost City or Gary Player Country Club at Sun City followed by lunch at the club. Non-golfers: Game drive in Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Explore the Lost City followed by lunch at the club.

Day 3:
Day at leisure on the train. After an overnight stop in Heidelberg the train travels to Estcourt via the historic Ladysmith.

Day 4:
Golfers: Tee off in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains at Champagne Sports Resort. Enjoy lunch and an afternoon at leisure before departing for Durban. Non-golfers: Battlefields tour with lunch at Spionkop Lodge followed by shopping OR enjoy a walk at Champagne Resort before departing for Durban.

Day 5:
Golfers: Tee off at Durban Country Club followed by lunch. Travel to Hluhluwe for the overnight stop. Non-Golfers: Durban city tour followed by lunch with the golfers at Durban Country Club. Depart for Hluhluwe.

Day 6:
Game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Brunch as the train departs for Mpaka in Swaziland.

Day 7:
Golfers: Tee off at Royal Swazi Golf Club near Manzini. The train departs for Malelane in South Africa. Non-Golfers: Game drive in Mkhaya Reserve. Visit Ngwenya Glass Factory with lunch at Guava Galleries.

Day 8:
Golfers: Tee off at Leopard Creek on the Crocodile River. The train travels to Witbank for the overnight stop. Non-Golfers: Game drive in the Kruger Park with lunch at Buhala Lodge and curio shopping. Depart late afternoon.

Day 9:
Enjoy breakfast as the train departs for Pretoria. Arrive at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station.

2017 Dates:

October 5-13
November 16-24

2018 Dates:

February 22-March 2
March 29-April 6
October 4-12
November 15-23

2019 Dates:

January 30-February 7
February 21-March 1
March 28-April 5
October 3-11
November 14-22

The Prices

2017 Price Deposit
Accommodations Double Single
Pullman R48,750 R68,250 25%
Deluxe R72,850 R101,990 25%
Royal Suite R96,950 R135,730 25%

 

2018 Price Deposit
Accommodations Double Single
Pullman R52,900 R74,060 25%
Deluxe R79,000 R110,600 25%
Royal Suite R106,000 R148,400 25%

 

2019 Provisional Prices Deposit
Accommodations Double Single
Pullman R59,900 R83,860 25%
Deluxe R88,200 R123,480 25%
Royal Suite R117,500 R164,500 25%

Please note: 2019 prices are provisional and are subject to change.

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Tour priced in South African Rand. For approximate exchange rates, visit http://www.xe.com

Latest News: Click here to enjoy IRT’s “just-back-from-Africa” report and photos about safaris that mesh perfectly with a Rovos Rail cruise.

Latest Photos: Click here to see a photo essay of our July, 2011 Cape Town – Dar es Salaam Rovos Rail adventure.

Inside Track: We dined with Rovos Rail’s Alicia Taljaard recently. Her favorite trip? It’s not what you might think. Click here.

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The Highlights

  • Best of both worlds – world-class golf courses and great non-golf activities
  • Incredible aarray of challenging courses, including Lost City, Player Country Club at Sun City
  • Game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve
  • Royal Swazi Golf Club or Game drive in Mkhaya Reserve, plus glass factory visit
  • Leopard Creek course on the Crocodile River
  • Kruger Park game drive for non-golfers
  • Incredible food, service, luxuriating aboard one of the world’s top trains
Durban Country Club, the featured course on day five of the Rovos Golf Safari.
Durban Country Club, the featured course on day five of the Rovos Golf Safari.
IRT traveler Gary Ellman enjoys a photo op on the open-air section of the rear lounge car. IRT photo by Owen Hardy
IRT traveler Gary Ellman enjoys a photo op on the open-air section of the rear lounge car. IRT photo by Owen Hardy
Lions are one of Africa's
Lions are one of Africa's
Golfers tee off at the Royal Swazi Golf Club in Swaziland on day seven of the Rovos Golf Safari.
Golfers tee off at the Royal Swazi Golf Club in Swaziland on day seven of the Rovos Golf Safari.