Two persons per compartment and
same two persons per hotel room
One person per coupe and same
person per hotel room

Full inclusive of flight and train
R15 950 pp sharing
R18 580 single

Excluding train to Cape Town with
flight back to Johannesburg
R12 550 pp sharing
R15 180 single

Excluding flight to Johannesburg
R14 450 pp sharing
R17 080 single

R1650 per Scrapbooker

Prices may change without prior notice and are subject to availability.

The pace of the train tour is slow and convenient. We don’t rush from Point A to Point B, but we still visit all the places worthwhile seeing. You will discover interesting places you’ve never heard of before!

On June 1st, 2006, Transnet announced that no more Charter trains would run from 1 January 2007. Hence, alternative means of taking passengers to their holiday destinations. The main difference now is that once we arrive at our destination, we sleep off the train and travel on the scheduled Shosholoza Meyl trains.

The tour company now utilises Shosholoza Meyl’s (the government’s train & service provider) Tourist Class trains. i.e.: The Trans Karoo, Trans Orange, Trans Natal & Algoa, as well as the upmarket Premier Classe train, the luxurious Shongololo Express train (belonging to Rovos Rail) as well as the legendary, famous and ultra-luxurious Blue Train.




DAY 1:  

On arrival at the Premiere Classe lounge at Johannesburg station at 09h30, you’ll enjoy some coffee/tea and biscuits. The train manager and tour representative will welcome you where after you will board the train, unpack, make yourself comfortable and start enjoying the trip. The train is scheduled to depart at 10:30 from Platform 16. You can start preparing for your welcome lunch and dinner. The train travels overnight via Klerksdorp, Kimberley, Beaufort West and Laingsburg to Worcester.

DAY 2:   Travel across the Great Karoo (never underestimate or ignore the beauty of this vast space) and after breakfast (mid-morning) we arrive at 09h40 in Worcester & disembark. Passengers board the luxury bus and travel via Tulbagh, Gouda and Porterville to Piekenierskloof Mountain Lodge outside Citrusdal/ Clanwilliam Hotel. Dinner is served. Overnight at the lodge.
Distance travelled by bus today: 180 km
DAY 3:  

We depart by bus from the lodge. Our journey continues via Clanwilliam, Vanrhynsdorp, Bitterfontein and Garies on the N7 which is the main route to Springbok and Namibia! En route we’ll stop for sightseeing of the flowers in all its beauty. Tonight we sleep in Springbok after enjoying dinner.
Distance travelled by bus today: 402 km

DAY 4:  

Shortly after breakfast we depart to spend some time in the district not only to enjoy the daisies but the ‘discover’ the region as well. We’ll be back at the hotel in Springbok early afternoon. Dinner is served and we overnight in the same hotel.
Distance travelled by bus today: 205 km

DAY 5:   The bus departs on its return journey on the N7 towards Vredendal and our overnight venue at Melkboomdrift Lodge just outside Lutzville. En route more flowers will be seen and around Vredendal and on the banks of the Olifants River the vineyards of the region will impress. Dinner is served and we overnight at the lodge.
Distance travelled by bus today: 320 km
DAY 6:  

We depart for Nieuwoudtville (in the Northern Cape) where we divert to Loeriesfontein direction to visit the largest concentration of Quiver trees found anywhere on earth. It stands amongst a yellow flower carpet during a good flowering season. It is quite a sight to behold. We then traverse the area and visit the Nieuwoudtville waterfall. This region is renowned for the most beautiful carpets of flowers and is the flower-bulb capital of the world. We enjoy lunch at Matjiesfontein-Boereplaas. This sandstone building Dutch Reformed Church in town is a national monument and has an interesting history. After lunch we continue to drive through the region, enjoying the magnificence of its rich flowering splendor.
Returning the way we had come, we descend along the Vanrhyns Pass, one of the most spectacular passes in the country. From the top of this pass we are able to see the whole Knersvlakte below – a truly stunning sight. Back down below in Vanrhynsdorp we visit the succulent nursery in the country, where we will be able to view the succulent display and even buy some “bababoutjies” and “krapogies”.  Overnight in the same lodge as the previous night.
Distance travelled by bus today: 320 km

DAY 7:  

After breakfast we depart for the Cederberg mountains where we will visit the gravesite of C.Louis Leipoldt in the Pakhuis Mountain Pass which is part of the Cederberg Range. The stunning rock formations is an absolute essential part of any tour-group’s itinerary and once gazed upon one can easily understand why C.L. Leipoldt chose this mountain kingdom for his final resting place. Then on to Clanwilliam, Piketberg, Velddrif & Paternoster. We continue via Saldanha to Langebaan and overnight at a hotel in Langebaan. Dinner is served and we overnight.
Distance travelled by bus today: 380 km

DAY 8:  

Although it is the last day of the tour you’ll still have some sightseeing to do in Darling and en route before arriving at the Cape Town airport for the flight home early afternoon. The flight takes about two hours from CPT to JHB. End of tour.
Distance travelled by bus today: 135 km


Please note that the sequence, contents of the days and accommodation can change due to various reasons ie: weather and road conditions or any other factors beyond our control. Running times of the train cannot be guaranteed by PRASA.


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