Rovos Rail Luxury Golf Tour & Safari

Capital Park • Rustenburg • Heidelberg • Ladysmith & Estcourt • Durban • Hluhluwe • Malelane • Witbank

South Africa

  • Nights 8
  • Days 9
  • Round of Golf 4

Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences.

Join the nine-day Golf Safari travelling the northeastern reaches of South Africa that will entertain the most discerning golfers with a delightful itinerary for non-playing guests. Travel from Pretoria to Sun City in the hills of the Pilanesberg for game viewing. Cross the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains to Spionkop, the perfect base for exploring the mountains, bush, birds and battlefields of the region.

Traverse the scenic Valley of a Thousand Hills to Durban for a tour of the city and botanical gardens. The game viewing continues at Hluhluwe in Zululand (one of the oldest reserves in the country), Mkhaya (Swaziland’s refuge for endangered species) and the world-famous Kruger Park in Malelane, after which this memorable journey ends in Pretoria.

Itinerary

Day1
Day 1
  • 12:00 – Depart Rovos rail Station in Capital Park, Pretoria
    • Guests may freshen up in their suites before meeting fellow passengers in the lounge car or rear observation car.
  • 1:00 – Lunch is served in the dining cars.
  • 4:30 – Tea in the lounge and observation cars.
  • 7:30 – Dinner en route to Rustenburg.
  • Dress: Formal
Day2
Day 2
  • 6:00 – Breakfast is served until departure.
    • Transfer to Sun City’s Gary Player / Lost City golf course for tee off and lunch.
    • Enjoy an afternoon of golfing and leisure.
  • 5:30 – Return to the train.
  • 8:00 – Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Heidelberg.
  • Dress: Formal
Day3
Day 3
  • Day at leisure on the train. All meals enjoyed on board en route to Ladysmith and Estcourt.
  • Dress: “African” Theme or Smart Casual
Day4
Day 4
  • 6:00 – Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure.
    • Transfer (45 minutes) to Champagne Sports Resort for tee off and lunch.
  • 5:00 – Return to the train.
  • 7:30 – Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Durban.
  • Dress: Formal
Day5
Day 5
  • Please give your passports to the Train Manager or Gift Shop Hostess. They will be returned to you before the end of the trip.
  • 5:00 – Breakfast is served until departure.
    • Transfer to Durban Country Club, Durban Beachwood or Zimbali Country Club for tee off and lunch.
  • 3:30 – Return to the train.
  • 4:00 – The train departs Durban.
  • 4:30 – Tea in the lounge and observation cars.
  • 7:30 – Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Hluhluwe.
  • Dress: Formal
Day6
Day 6
  • 5:00 – Continental breakfast is served until departure.
  • 6:00 – Transfer to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi.
  • 6:45 – Board game vehicles for a game drive.
  • 9:00 – Tea break at Hilltop Camp.
  • 10:30 – Return to the train.
  • 12:00 – Lunch is served in the dining cars en route to Golela for border formalities with Swaziland.
  • 4:30 – Tea is served in the lounge car and observation car at the rear of the train.
  • 7:30 – Dinner is served en route to Mpaka.
  • Dress: Formal
Day7
Day 7
  • 6:00 – Breakfast is served until departure.
    • Transfer (90 minutes) to Royal Swazi Spa for tee off and lunch.
  • 4:00 – Return to the train.
  • 6:00 – Depart for Komatipoort, South Africa.
  • 7:30 – Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Malelane.
  • Dress: Formal
Day8
Day 8
  • 6:00 – Breakfast is served until departure.
    • Transfer to Leopard Creek (15 minutes), White River Country Club (75 minutes) or Nelspruit Golf Club for tee off and lunch.
  • 3:30 – Return to the train.
  • 4:30 – Tea in the lounge and observation cars.
  • 7:30 – Dinner is served en route to Witbank. Enjoy the final prize-giving by the on-board golf pro.
  • Dress: “1920s” Theme / Smart Casual
Day9
Day 9
  • Please ensure you have obtained your passports from the Train Manager or Gift Shop Hostess before departing the train.
  • 7:00 – Breakfast is served in the dining cars.
  • 10:00 – The train arrives at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria.

Golf Courses

Sun City’s Gary Player / Lost City Course

Designed by golfing legend Gary Player, this 18-hole, par 72 walking course is located in front of the Soho Hotel and Cascades Hotel. Home to the annual Nedbank Golf... More

Champagne Sports Resort

Nestled in the picturesque Central Drakensberg, Champagne Sports Resort is the ultimate destination for work & play. Discover the perfect place for conferencing, leisure, timeshare, wellness & golfing –... More

Durban Country Club – Beachwood Course

A stone’s throw from Durban Country Club, the Durban Country Club Beachwood course is a hidden gem offering a superb challenge for the golfer that enjoys a typical Links... More

Durban Country Club – Country Club course

A course steeped in history and tradition, Durban Country Club boasts the unique claim of being the only course on the African continent to be rated in the Top... More

Leopard Creek Country Club

Innovative architectural and landscaping techniques ensure that the Leopard Creek golf course and living areas are naturally protected from animals, while lakes and small streams have been diverted through... More

White River Country Club

White River Country Club is set amongst picturesque plantations on the banks of the White River. In addition to an 18 hole Championship parkland golf course the club boasts... More

Sun City’s Gary Player / Lost City Course

Champagne Sports Resort

Durban Country Club – Beachwood Course

Durban Country Club – Country Club course

Leopard Creek Country Club

White River Country Club

Included

  • 8 nights aboard the Rovos Rail Locomotive
  • 4 Rounds of Golf:
    • Sun City’s Gary Player / Lost City Golf Course
    • Champagne Sports Resort
    • Durban Country Club / Durban Country Club, Beachwood Course / Zimbali Country Club
    • Leopard Creek Country Club, White River Country Club, OR Nelspruit Golf Club
  • All meals and alcoholic beverages
  • 24-hour full room service and bar facilities
  • Limited laundry service
  • Guided excursions
  • All local taxes and service fees
  • Services of your Distincte representative

Not Included

  • All flights both local and international
  • All portage and tips for drivers & guides
  • All caddies and carts not indicated in itinerary
  • All meals, drinks not mentioned in itinerary
  • International / French champagne
  • All items of a personal nature

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