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The Pride of Africa on Safari to Durban

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Railway Trips   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - April
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 10950 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 21900 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

Experience the diversity of the Kruger Park, Mkhaya in Swaziland and Hluhluwe Nature Reserve in Zululand and wind your way from Pretoria to Durban through some of the most spectacular scenery South Africa has to offer. Your special journey begins as soon as you board The Pride Of Africa at the gracious Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. This charming train departs in the morning and slowly meanders through the majesty of Mpumulanga with a short stop in Witbank. It then descends the escarpment between Belfast and Waterval Onder, taking you through the Drakensberg and what is surely the most spectacular sundowner scenery in South Africa.

The following morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the train meanders along the border of the world-famous Kruger Park. Lunch is served in the Dining car as the luxury safari continues south towards Swaziland for an afternoon game drive in the Mkhaya Game Reserve followed by a memorable candlelit dinner in the pristine riverine setting of Stone Camp.

After dinner the Rovos Rail will travel south to the village of Hluhluwe in Zululand. Starting early once again, you are assured of seeing a wide variety of game on a morning game drive through the scenic Hluhluwe Game Reserve. The Pride of Africa then departs mid morning and winds its way through the lush cane fields and rolling hills of KwaZulu Natal, to arrive in Durban by late afternoon where this scenic safari ends.

Tour Itinerary: Pretoria - Durban.

Day 1.

10:00 - The Pride of Africa departs Rovos Rail's Station in Capital Park.
18:30 - After descending the Drakensberg Escarpment the train arrives in Waterval Onder.

Day 2.

07:00 - Breakfast is served as the train departs Malelane traveling along the border of the Kruger Park.
12:30 - Lunch is served as we pass through the Swaziland border en route to Mpaka station.
15:00 - We arrive at Mkhaya reserve for our afternoon game drive and bush dinner.
18:15 - The train departs for the overnight journey to Hluhluwe in Zululand.

Day 3.

05:00 - Wake up call for a game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
09:30 - Rovos Rail, The Pride of Africa departs Hluhluwe for Durban.
18:00 - Arrive Durban.

Durban - Pretoria.

Day 1.

10:00 - The Pride of Africa Departs Durban.
13:00 - Lunch is served as the train passes through the rolling hills and cane-fields of Kwazulu Natal.
19:30 - Dinner is served in the Dining Car as we pass through the Swaziland border.

Day 2.

05:00 - Wake up call for a game drive in the Mkhaya Game Reserve.
09:30 - The train departs en route to Komatipoort.
11:00 - Brunch served in the dining car.
15:15 - We arrive in Malelane for the game drive in the Kruger Park followed by a boma dinner at 19:30.
21:00 Depart to our overnight stop at Waterval Onder.

Day 3.

07:00 - Breakfast is served as we depart Waterval Onder (3950') and climb this most attractive escarpment route up to Belfast at 6463 ft.
12:30 - Lunch will be served as we depart Witbank and head for Rayton where we pick up the steam engine.
15:00 - We arrive in Pretoria at Rovos Rail's private station.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour can be taken as a one way trip. Maximum cost based on return price.
Price Excludes Visa payments.

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