The Most Luxurious Train in the World

      Scheduled departures throughout 2017 & 2018

      Rovos Rail Golf Safari is a 9-day round trip – Pretoria to Pretoria – featuring courses such as Sun City (a choice of Gary Player or Lost City) Champagne Sports, Durban Country Club, Royal Swazi and Leopard Creek.

      Step aboard this unique 9-day fully-inclusive luxury Golf Safari experience of a lifetime . Transporting you and your guests on a luxury 5–Star Pullman train.

      You begin and end your journey at a private station in Pretoria South Africa. The Rovos Rail Golf Safari is a Golf Holiday unlike any you have ever experienced.

      Once you step aboard the luxury Pullman train expect to recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone age.  You’ll be treated to luxury accommodation in a Pullman, Deluxe or Royal suite with en-suite facilities and your own dedicated stewardess and butler. All-inclusive cuisine and unlimited fine wines add to the feeling of high-end luxury.

      There will be the opportunity to tee it up on Five of South Africa’s finest golf courses with Leopard Creek and Sun City being the stars of the golfing show.  Packages for non-golfing travellers will be amply catered for with guided tours, game drives and a visit to the Kruger National Park. Please refer to the full daily itinerary detailed below.

      Scheduled departures operate throughout the year and the dates and rates for both 2017 & 2018 are provided here.

    Your Golf Courses include . . .


      Recently voted into the World’s Top 100 Golf Courses by Golf Magazine, USA. the beautiful Cape Dutch Architecture of the clubhouse enjoys stunning views out over the Indian Ocean making it a great place to relax after a testing round of golf.

      This semi-links course has been sculpted marvellously into the dunes and is covered in an array of tropical trees. The third hole is rated the best in the world and is without the doubt the signature hole, small wonder that it has hosted the South African Open an incredible 17 times.


      Carved out of undulating, rocky terrain with views of the bushveld and mountainous landscape from every part of the course this desert style course has a real links feel to it, with large waste bunkers that prevent safe landing areas from the tee, placing a premium on straight hitting.

      The highlight of the course is the signature par-three 13th. From the elevated tee you will see the green shaped like the African continent, numerous bunkers and water hazards guard the hole that are home to a family of Nile crocodiles! Get a hole in one and your holiday is more than paid for.


      The Royal Swazi Sun’s spectacular, 18 hole Championship golf course is one of the most scenic locations found anywhere in the world with a different mountains cape waiting to be enjoyed from every tee and green.

      Par 72 the course has been laid out on the slopes of the Lebombo Range which curve gently down into the valley where the Swazi Sun Hotels are situated.  The front nine are relatively level with the back nine taking full advantage of the mountainous terrain.


      Located adjacent to the Crocodile River on the fringes of the Kruger National Park, Leopard Creek is carved around the majestic hippo and crocodile filled lakes, a first class championship course that is among the very best.

      Designed with the help of national golfing hero Gary Player – memorable holes include the the 18th with its island green and 505 meter par-five 13th where the green is right on the edge of the Crocodile river but 32 meters above the level of the water, offering magnificent views up the river and into the Kruger Park.

      The Golf course will close in October 2017 for 6 months for scheduled fairway upgrade.
      During this time another quality course will be included in the schedule.

    Golfers Itinerary . . .

    Day 1

    11.30am  DAY 1 Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and travel to Rustenburg for overnight stop. Day at leisure on board.

    Day 2

    07.00 – 19.30: Tee off at Lost City OR Gary Player Country Club at Sun City followed by lunch at the club. Dinner on board en route to Heidelberg.

    Day 3

    Day at leisure on the train while travelling to Estcourt.

    Day 4

    07.00: Tee off at Champagne Sports Resort. Enjoy lunch and an afternoon at leisure before departing for Durban.

    Day 5

    07.00: Tee off at Durban Country Club/Beachwood followed by lunch with the non-golfers. Travel to Hluhluwe.

    Day 6

    06.00 – 11.00:  Game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Brunch as the train departs for Mpaka in Swaziland.

    Day 7

    07.00 – 18.00: Transfer to the Royal Swazi Sun for tee off and lunch.  The train departs for Malelane in South Africa.

    Day 8

    07.00:  Tee off at Leopard Creek (dependent) with lunch at the clubhouse. The train travels to Rayton.

    Day 9

    07h00 – 10h00:  Enjoy breakfast as the train departs for Pretoria.Arrive at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station.

    Non-Golfers Itinerary . . .

    Day 1

    11.30am: Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and travel to Rustenburg for overnight stop. Day at leisure on board.

    Day 2

    09.00 – 19.30: Game drive in Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Explore the Lost City followed by lunch at the club. Dinner on board en route to Heidelberg.

    Day 3

    Day at leisure on the train while travelling to Estcourt.

    Day 4

    09.00: Battlefields tour with lunch at Spionkop Lodge and shopping OR enjoy a walk at Champagne Resort.

    Day 5

    09.00: Durban city tour. Lunch with the golfers at Durban Country Club/Beachwood. Depart for Hluhluwe.

    Day 6

    06.00 – 11.00: Game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve.  Brunch as the train departs for Mpaka in Swaziland.

    Day 7

    08.00:  Game drive in Mkhaya Reserve. Visit Ngwenya Glass with lunch and shopping.

    Day 8

    08.00:  Kruger Park game drive with lunch at Buhala Lodge and shopping. The train travels to Rayton.

    Day 9

    07.00 – 10.00: Enjoy breakfast as the train departs for Pretoria. Arrive at journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station.

    In addition to the above Rovos Rail Golf Safari, Gastro Golf would be delighted to invite you to enjoy the Rovos Rail African Golf Collage a classic 10 day trip from either Pretoria to Cape Town ( southbound) or the reverse (northbound).

    Further details on the scheduled departures & itinerary for 2017 & 2018 are available from Gastro Golf on request.

  • Book with 100% complete confidence with us at Gastro Golf and we’ll get you on your way to a memorable golf trip.

    These tours are much sought after, therefore, we strongly advise that you enquire well in advance of your intended travel dates to ensure a confirmed reservation and to avoid disappointment.

    Fully inclusive package:

    • Luxury accommodation
    • All meals
    • Drinks – alcoholic and other beverages
    • 24-hour full room service (limited laundry while on board the train)
    • Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide (where applicable)
    • Government tax
    • All golf activities: green fees, buggy, halfway house and beverages (Leopard Creek hosts Sunshine Tour only)

    Fully inclusive rates (per person based on twin /double sharing basis)

    2017 Schedule:

    • 01-09 February
    • 16-24 Feb (FULL)
    • 30 March -7 April
    • 5-13 October
    • 16-24 November

    Pullman Suite – ZAR48,750 (£2,950)
    Deluxe Suite –  ZAR72,850 (£4,400)
    Royal Suite –    ZAR96,950 (£5,850)

    Single Supplement: add 40% to above rates per person

    2018 Schedule:

    • 22 February-2 March
    • 29 March-6 April
    •4-12 October
    • 15-23 November

    Pullman Suite – ZAR52,900 (£3,190)
    Deluxe Suite – ZAR79,000 (£4,755)
    Royal Suite – ZAR106,000 (£6,380)

    Single Supplement +40% to above rates per person

    Please note all above stated rates are sterling equivalent at the time of publishing. Final prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Pullman, Deluxe & Royal Suite specification details will be provided at the time of your enquiry

    Please Note:

    Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved. Times are Approximate and cannot be guaranteed. Please check schedule with reservations@rovos.co.za or on www.rovos.com. We caution against same-day air travel on departure or arrival days due to possible delays with flights or the train.

    Rovos Rail operate a 5* luxury service  guests are notified in advance that there will be a dress code in operation for the duration of the trip. Full details on all terms & conditions including deposit & full payment requirements, & cancellation charges are available on request form Gastro Golf.