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Luxury Rovos Rail Experience and Spirit of South Africa Voyage

Silversea

16 February 2025

From

£7899 pp

Silver Spirit

22 Nights

3 Night Ultra Luxury Rovos Rail Journey from Pretoria to Cape Town

Stop off in Kimberley and visit the Diamond Mine Museum & The Big Hole

Stop off in Matjiesfontein, an authentically preserved Victorian Village

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1     Fly from the UK to Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 2     Johannesburg Hotel Stay

Day 3     Rovos Rail - Pretoria

After a welcome reception, *transfer (±90min) in a luxury coach to Kookrus Station to board the train.

Lunch is served in the dining cars. Travel the broad grassland plains of the Highveld. 

Tea in the lounge and observation cars.

Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Klerksdorp. Overnight on board. Dress: Formal

Day 4     Rovos Rail - Kimberley

Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00 en route to Kimberley.

Lunch is served in the dining cars. 

Enjoy a tour of Kimberley’s Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole. Capital of the Northern Cape, Kimberley is well known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its establishment in 1871. 

Dinner is served in the dining cars. Overnight on board. Dress: Formal

Day 5     Rovos Rail - Matjiesfontein

Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. The train travels through the Karoo, a vast semi-desert region that was once an enormous inland sea. Over millions of years, volcanic matter was ground down and deposited as silt upon the seabed to form what geologists call the Karoo system.

Lunch is served in the dining cars. After lunch, there is a chance for guests to disembark the train at Whitehill Siding and walk the 5km into Matjiesfontein. A member of staff will accompany the group. 

Disembark at Matjiesfontein for an opportunity to stroll through the historic village. Of special interest is the museum on the platform and a collection of historic cars and railway carriages to the right of the Lord Milner Hotel.

Tea in the lounge and observation cars.

About an hour after Matjiesfontein, the train arrives at the first of four tunnels on the pass. The first tunnel is 13.5km long so guests are to be careful when walking through the train and may wish to turn on necessary lights.

Dinner is served as the train climbs ±750m down the escarpment towards Worcester. Dress: Formal

Day 6     Rovos Rail - Cape Town

Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09:30. The train travels through the Hex River Valley.

Arrive at journey’s end at Cape Town Station at 10am.  Transfer to your Cape Town hotel and enjoy a day at leisure.

Day 7     Cape Town, South Africa - Embark Silver Spirit

Day 8     Cruising

Day 9     Luderitz, Namibia

Day 10   Walvis Bay, Namibia

Day 11   Walvis Bay, Namibia

Day 12   Cruising

Day 13   Cruising

Day 14   Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Day 15   Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Day 16   East London, South Africa

Day 17   Cruising

Day 18   Richards Bay, South Africa

Day 19   Durban, South Africa

Day 20   Cruising

Day 21   Cruising

Day 22   Cape Town, South Africa - Disembark Silver Spirit & transfer to the airport


Onboard Inclusions

Butler service in every suite
Unlimited Free Wi-Fi
Personalised service - nearly one crew member for every guest
Multiple restaurants - open seating
Beverages in-suite & throughout the ship including champagne, selected wines & spirits
24- hour dining service
Award winning entertainment
Complimentary transport into town in most ports
1 Free Shore Excursion, per port per day
Onboard gratuities

Pricing

Vista Suite from £7899 pp

Classic Veranda Suite from £8799 pp

Superior Veranda Suite from £8999 pp

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