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.
11h30 Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and travel to Rustenburg for the overnight stop. Day at leisure on the train. (Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)
Golfers: Morning tee off at Lost City or Gary Player Country Club.
Leisure guests: Morning game drive in Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Explore the Lost City followed by lunch at the club.
Dinner on board en route to Heidelberg.
All meals enjoyed on board en route to Estcourt via Ladysmith. Day at leisure on the train.
Golfers: Morning tee off at Champagne Sports Resort.
Leisure guests: Morning lecture about the Spionkop battlefield with lunch at Spionkop Lodge followed by a game drive OR relax at the lodge.
Dinner en route to Durban.
Golfers: Morning tee off at Durban Country Club/Beachwood/Zimbali.
Leisure guests: Morning tour of Durban, a visit to the botanical gardens and a coastal lunch.
Dinner en route to Hluhluwe.
Morning game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
Dinner en route to Mpaka, Swaziland.
Golfers: Morning tees off at the Royal Swazi Sun.
Leisure guests: Morning game drive in Mkhaya Reserve. Visit Swazi Candles and Mantenga Cultural Village with shopping.
Dinner en route to Malelane, South Africa.
Golfers: Morning tee off at Leopard Creek/White River/Nelspruit.
Leisure guests: Morning game drive in the Kruger Park with lunch and shopping.
Dinner en route to Witbank.
07h00 Enjoy breakfast as the train departs for Pretoria.
10h00 Arrive at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station.
*Course selection is dependent on availability: Sun City Gary Player/Lost City, Champagne Sports Resort, Durban Country Club/Beachwood/Zimbali, Royal Swazi, Leopard Creek/White River/Nelspruit.