THE AFRICAN COLLAGE

This panoramic 3400 kilometre 9-day South African sojourn departs annually in June. Travel from Pretoria eastwards to Malelane, south to Swaziland and Durban, west to Bloemfontein, then southwards again through Port Elizabeth, Oudtshoorn and George to Cape Town. After an early morning game drive through the Kruger Park, the train heads southwards to Swaziland for an afternoon game drive. Continue into Zululand for an early morning game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve and then on through KwaZulu Natal for an evening in Durban. During the night we continue onto Bloemfontein, with a morning tour of the city. The journey continues southwards overnight to Port Elizabeth, with a morning visit to the Addo Elephant Park. An early morning departure takes the train into Oudtshoorn for a visit to an Ostrich farm followed by a spectacular rail descent down the Montagu Pass into George. After a morning visit to Knysna the train sets off from George travelling the scenic Garden Route through to Mossel Bay and Riversdale. The next morning, after a visit to the KWV Brandy Distillery in Worcester, this magnificent collage ends in Cape Town.

AFRICAN COLLAGE ITINERARY PRETORIA – MALELANE – DURBAN – PORT ELIZABETH – CAPE TOWN
Day 1Thursday 25 May
10h00Depart Rovos Rail’s private station in Capital Park, Pretoria.
Day 2Friday 26 May
05h00Wake up call for game drive in the Kruger Park in open vehicles.
11h00Brunch in the dining car while we travel through Komatipoort to the
Swaziland border.
15h30Arrive Mkhaya reserve for afternoon game drive.
20h00The train departs for overnight journey to Hluhluwe in Zululand.
Day 3Saturday 27 May
05h00Wake up call for a game drive in the Hluhluwe Reserve.
09h30The train departs Hluhluwe for Durban.
18h00Arrive Durban for an evening in the City.
Day 4Sunday 28 May
06h00Depart Durban en route to Bloemfontein.
Day at leisure on board.
Day 5Monday 29 May
10h00Tour of Bloemfontein.
13h00Depart Bloemfontein en route to Port Elizabeth.
Day 6Tuesday 30 May
09h00Tour of Addo Elephant Park near Port Elizabeth.
12h00The train departs Port Elizabeth for Oudtshoorn.
Day 7Wednesday 31 May
10h00Arrive Oudtshoorn for Ostrich Farm visit.
15h30Arrive George for afternoon at leisure.
18h30Depart for dinner at Fancourt Golf Estate.
Day 8Thursday 1 June
09h00Depart for morning tour of Knysna.
13h30Depart George.
Day 9Friday 2 June
11h00Arrive Worcester for KWV Brandy Distillery tour.
17h00Arrive in Cape Town.