The Rovos Rail Golf Tour is considered one of the best golfing experiences on the African continent. The luxury train is just magnificent and the tour includes golf at some of the best golf courses South Africa has to offer. Truly an unforgettable experience!
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8 November 2018 – Arrive in South Africa:
We arrive in South Africa and spend the night in Johannesburg, the Commercial Capital of South Africa, enjoying a nights’ stay at The Michelangelo Hotel in Deluxe Rooms in Sandton. Situated in the richest square mile of Africa, the Michelangelo is located on Nelson Mandela Square and provides easy access to fine dining and fantastic shops. On this evening, we will be hosted by Rovos Rail for an exclusive Ernie Els cheese and wine experience. Early check in on the 8th of November may be requested and full day tours of the area are available to choose from.
9 November 2018 – Board the pride of Africa:
After checking out at the Michelangelo, a short, guided tour takes us through Pretoria, the Capital of South Africa. On this day we’ll be visiting the sights and sounds of the inner city, including the Union Buildings and Church Square, home to the Palace of Justice as well as the famous Paul Kruger Statue. We’ll enjoy a lunch at the unique La Madeleine, one of Pretoria’s most loved bistros with its unique French and Belgian style food. On arrival at the Rovos Rail train station, with their signature red carpet welcome, we’ll enjoy a guided site tour of the magnificent operation of the most luxurious train in the world, known as the Pride of Africa. The train will depart and head for Belfast, a small town to the east of Pretoria where we’ll stop for the night. All the rooms on the train are luxurious deluxe suites. The train is configured with spacious public cars including the Club Lounge, Observation Car and the Lounge. Reading material and board games are available with the premium bar being open at all times. A private luxury coach follows the train throughout our journey to take care of our transfers. Proudly customised for you by Golf in South Africa
10 November 2018 – Highland Gate and Dullstroom:
Highland Gate is one of Ernie Els’ newest developments and is a magnificent course, as well as breathtaking in beauty. It’s the highest altitude course in Southern Africa and offers amazing views of the Steenkampsberg Mountain Range. The signature hole, number four, is one where the golfers will certainly lose a little bit of time to capture a few images. Our tee off time will be at a leisurely 10h30. The non-golfers will enjoy a relaxing morning exploring the lovely tranquil setting of Dullstroom, otherwise known as Emnotweni, meaning “Place of prosperity”. This quaint town is filled with fine art, antique shops and the famous Anvil Ale Brewery. Dullstroom is also the fly fishing capital of South Africa and the Mavungana Fly Fishing guide will take you to the best fishing spots while the golfers battle it out on the course. Everyone will meet up after the golf for a lazy lunch after which we’ll depart on the train for a short journey to Malelane on the Eastern side of the Kruger National Park.
11 November 2018 – Leopard Creek and the Kruger National Park:
Golfers will enjoy a game at Leopard Creek, home of the Dunhill Championship. The course is a unique Gary Player design with the 13th as the signature hole, overlooking the Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park. Non-golfers will embark on a full day private safari in the Kruger Park with a private lunch on the deck of Buhala Lodge. We’ll enjoy a final evening dinner on the Rovos Rail, ending this part of our journey in the Observation Car of the train.
12 November 2018 – Sabi Sabi:
Rovos Rail will take us to Hazyview Train Station to disembark for our short transfer to Sabi Sabi Private Lodge. Deep in the African bushveld, within South Africa’s famous Sabi Sand Reserve, ‘something enchanting lies in wait’ – the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. This award winning private game reserve offers world-class luxury accommodation, exceptionally close wildlife encounters, personal service and delicious cuisine. We’ll be spending three wonderful evenings at this fantastic lodge.
15 November 2018 – Nelson Mandela Square:
After a hearty full English breakfast in the African Bush, Rovos Rail takes you to Pretoria where a luxurious bus transfers you to the money-making city of South Africa, Sandton. Check yourself in at the profound Nelson Mandela Square to purchase all your souvenirs. Here you will spend three nights!
16 November 2018 – Firethorn Golf Course in Randpark:
This course offers tougher golf than its counterpart, Bushwillow. With its lush fairways and greens, a favourite by the locals often proclaim ” a good walk spoiled”. The Local Craft Beer Brewery is overlooking both courses.
17 November 2018 – The River Club in Johannesburg:
The River club is nestle in the affluent suburb of Johannesburg. The course comes highly recommended. It is one of the most prestigious and coveted courses South Africa has to offers. Enjoy your penultimate day in South Africa while the sun sets in the distance with a glass of wine at the exclusive Clubhouse.
18 November 2018 – Hold on to you dearest memories before embarking on your next South African journey:
Full English breakfast to enjoy before your bucket list is checked off! From spectacular golf courses, big 5 game up close and personal, the Rovos Rail also knows as the Roaring Fork, South African cuisine, award-winning wine and the World Famous Nelson Mandela Square with your loved ones!