Rovos Rail, Cape Town-Johannesburg

  • days: 3
  • from: $2,720


On this amazing tour extension, recapture the romance of a bygone era as you step aboard the wood-panelled coaches of Rovos Rail and enjoy the fine cuisine in five-star luxury. This 1600-kilometre meander gives the perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Travel the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld, the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo Desert and trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic vineyards of the Western Cape.

Package begins on selected Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays. For departure dates and availability, please contact Bunnik Tours.

Itinerary also operates in the reverse direction from Pretoria to Cape Town on selected Wednesdays & Fridays.


Day 1 Cape Town

Welcome to Cape Town! This morning, you will be met and transferred to the Rovos Rail departure point. Your journey begins as you gaze at the magnificent views of the Cape Winelands from your carriage. After a delicious lunch you visit the historical village of Matjiesfontein, a perfectly preserved Victorian village. Return to the train in time for a formal dinner, then retire to the wood-panelled lounge car for after-dinner drinks. [L,D]

Day 2 Rovos Rail

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning, as the train makes its way towards the diamond town of Kimberley. Arriving after lunch, you will have the opportunity to explore Kimberley including the Diamond Mine Museum and Big Hole. Here you will be able to see authentically restored houses and shops from the 1860s/70s 'New Rush'. On returning to the train, the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. [B,L,D]

Day 3 Johannesburg

After another amazing night on board the Rovos Rail, your journey continues to Pretoria through the towns of Krugersdorp and Johannesburg. On arrival in Pretoria, you will be met and transferred to Johannesburg in time for your onward arrangements. This marks the end of your incredible rail journey across southern Africa. [B]



  • Meet & greet on arrival and private airport transfers
  • 3 days travelling on board the luxury Rovos Rail train

Accommodation & Meals

  • 2 nights on board the Rovos Rail, Pullman Suite
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners


  • Visit the historical village of Matjiesfontein.
  • Tour the Kimberley Diamond Mine Museum and The Big Hole.

Please Note: The dress code on board the train is smart casual. For dinner, men are requested to wear a jacket/waistcoat and ladies elegant evening wear.

The Small Print: Prices are per person based on twin share with a minimum of 2 people. Seasonal surcharges apply. Alternative itineraries are also available. Please contact our office for details.