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: IRT’s Angela Walker and Rachel Hardy just returned from South Africa, where they were inspecting Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa, among other luxury travel partners. Click here for part one of their report on the trainhere for part two.

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.

2018 Dates:

November 15-23 (Sold-Out)

2019 Dates:

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

2020 Dates:

January 29-February 6
February 20-28
March 26-April 3
October 1-9
November 20-28

2021 Dates:

January 27-February 4
February 18-26
March 25-April 2
September 30-October 8
November 19-27

The Prices

2018 Pricing Double Single Deposit
Pullman Cabin ZAR
55,400
ZAR
77,560
25%
Deluxe Cabin ZAR
81,500
ZAR
114,100
25%
Royal Suite ZAR
108,500
ZAR
151,900
25%

 

2019 Pricing Double Single  Deposit
Pullman Cabin ZAR
59,900
ZAR
83,860
25%
Deluxe Cabin ZAR
88,200
ZAR
123,480
25%
Royal Suite ZAR
117,500
ZAR
164,500
25%

 

2020 Pricing Double Single  Deposit
Pullman Cabin ZAR
65,000
ZAR
91,000
25%
Deluxe Cabin ZAR
96,000
ZAR
134,400
25%
Royal Suite ZAR
127,000
ZAR
177,800
25%


Prices for 2021 departures are TBA.

Other

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

Latest News: IRT’s Angela Walker and Rachel Hardy just returned from South Africa, where they were inspecting Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa, among other luxury travel partners. Click here for part one of their report on the trainhere for part two.

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.