ThreeDay Journey from Cape Town to Pretoria, Including Meals & Drinks with Shongololo Express

ThreeDay Journey from Cape Town to Pretoria, Including Meals & Drinks with Shongololo Express

R 19,999.00

Travellers indulge in a unique touring concept that eliminates interminable hours traveling long distances in a tour bus, by traveling comfortably and securely during the…

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Travellers indulge in a unique touring concept that eliminates interminable hours traveling long distances in a tour bus, by traveling comfortably and securely during the night with Shongololo Express.

Choose between these options:

  • R19 999 for a Three-Day Journey from Cape Town to Pretoria, including Meals and Drinks – Gold Cabin
  • R29 998 for a Three-Day Journey from Cape Town to Pretoria, including Meals and Drinks – Emerald Cabin

Shongololo Express at a Glance

Operated by Rovos Rail, the name Shongololo Express comes from indigenous people’s observation of the first trains in Africa, the lines of rolling stock passing on the distant horizons recalled the profile and sinuous movement of a creature they called Shongololo – the millipede.

This 1 600-kilometre meander is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Travel the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo; trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Cape. Journey’s end is Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. Highlights of the north- and southbound routes include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein; this authentic perfectly preserved Victorian Village – founded by Mr Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890 – also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. Another stop is made in Kimberley providing an opportunity to enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole.

The Shongololo Express, based at Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria, began operations in 1995 to provide a very special touring experience for visitors to Southern Africa. The 12- to 15-day tours traverse South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

More About the Journey

  • Three-day journey from Cape Town to Pretoria on board Shongololo Express
  • Meals daily on board
  • All alcoholic and other beverages on board
  • One-night accommodation in a classic suite including breakfast at St. James in Kalk Bay: Checkin 6 December)
  • Transfer from St. James to Cape Town station

Activities

  • A fleet of air-conditioned touring vehicles
  • Professional guides to take guests on inclusive scheduled off-rail activities to experience the sights of the area
  • Specialized activities available at many locations from elephant-back riding to scuba diving

Policies:

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Checkout: 10:00
  • Departure dates are specific

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