DepartRovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Travel Southeast across the Highveld and the goldfields of the Witwatersrand towards Heidelberg, site of the first Rand gold strike, and Balfour, a small mining town in Mpumalanga. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travellers in the lounge and observation car.
Lunch is served in the dining cars. The Drakensberg Mountains were first named by the Voortrekkers who thought the unbroken chain of heavily weathered peaks reminded them of the spines on a dragon’s back, hence the name ‘Dragon Mountain’ or Drakensberg in Afrikaans.
Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. The train then climbs to Majuba Hill–site of the decisive battle that ended the First Anglo Boer War – then passes Newcastle, which has what is reputed to be the largest cella-dome Hindu temple in the Southern hemisphere.
Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Elandslaagte. Pass Glencoe, site of the first battle of the Anglo Boer War and now the centre of the province’s coalfields.
Let your opulent, luxury rail adventure begin!
Pullman Suite, ROVOs Rail