This three-day Rovos Rail safari between Pretoria and Durban departs during the summer months. It includes game drives, a battlefields tour and a look at unusual African ceramics. Experience the Nambiti Conservancy – a Big Five private retreat set on 20 000 acres of malaria-free bushveld in KwaZulu-Natal. It has an incredible biodiversity including savannah, grasslands, thornveld and tall acacia trees. Situated on an expansive game farm, Spionkop Lodge is the perfect base for exploring the region’s mountains, bush and battlefields. Ardmore Ceramics is a story about the Zulu people whose sense of rhythm, colour, dance and song, as well as the spirit of the African imagination, is exerting its influence on the other continents of the world. Visit this charming centre in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands before travelling the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Durban.
Depart from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria.
Lunch is served in the dining cars as the Drakensberg Mountains come into view. In the afternoon the train climbs to Majuba Hill (2146m/7040ft). Dinner is served en route to Elandslaagte
Day 2Elandslaagte – Spionkop Game Reserve
Wake-up call for early morning game drive in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve. Brunch is served in the dining cars.
Arrive at Ladysmith for a choice of excursions:
Option 1 - Game drive in Spioenkop Reserve.
Option 2 - Spioenkop battlefields tour.
Dinner is served in the dining cars.
Day 3Spionkop Game Reserve – Durban
Breakfast is served as the train descends the
escarpment en route to Lions River Station.
Visit to the famous Ardmore Ceramics Gallery. The train departs for Pietermaritzburg. Lunch is served in the dining cars. Arrive at Durban Station.