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Rovos Rail & The Oyster Box - Durban Safari Experience

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4 nights
10 May 24 to 14 May 24
Book by 08 May 24
Experience a Durban safari experience like a Royal. Spend 2 nights onboard the Rovos Rail and 2 nights at The Oyster Box Hotel.

Includes

  • 2 Nights' on-board the 5 star Rovos Rail in a Deluxe Suite from Pretoria to Durban
  • All meals & selected drinks daily
  • 2 Nights' accommodation at the 5 star The Oyster Box in a Classic Garden Facing Room
  • Breakfast daily including freshly harvested oyster & sparkling wine
  • 2 Days car rental with including Super Cover Damage waiver with 200km's per day, 1 additional driver, airport surcharge & tourism levy
  • One way Lift flight including airline levies from Durban to Johannesburg

Excludes

  • All Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned

Extras

  • The Oyster Box BONUS:
  • Welcome drink
  • A curry buffet dinner per stay
  • Scheduled transfers to and from The Gateway Theatre of Shopping
  • Wi-Fi
  • Rovos Rail BONUS:
  • Off train excursions with a qualified guide including:
  • - A game drive in the Nambiti Reserve
  • - A choice between a historic tale of the Battle of Spionkpop OR a game drive in the 11 000 acre reserve
  • - A visit to the Ardmore Ceramics Gallery
  • Entrance fees
  • Laundry service

Highlights

  • 2 Nights' on-board the 5 star Rovos Rail in a Deluxe Suite from Pretoria to Durban
  • All meals & selected drinks daily
  • 2 Nights' at the 5 star The Oyster Box in a Classic Garden Facing Room
  • Breakfast daily including freshly harvested oyster & sparkling wine

Hotels

The Oyster Box Hotel
Occupying a majestic location on the Umhlanga beachfront in KwaZulu-Natal province, The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s most celebrated hotels, as famous for its remarkable coastal views as the understated luxury and gracious hospitality that have become the hallmarks of this cherished seaside destination. Set just 15 minutes’ drive from King Shaka International Airport, The Oyster Box offers an array of individually decorated rooms and suites, an award-winning spa set amid tropical gardens, and a mouth-watering menu of restaurants and bars.

Itinerary

Day 1: PRETORIA

10:00 - Depart Rovos 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 car and observation car. 13:00 - 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. 16:30 - Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars. The train 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. 19:30 - 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.

Day 2: NAMBITI & SPIONKOP

05:45 - Breakfast is served in the dining cars until departure. Enjoy a game drive in the Nambiti Reserve, a private Big Five bush retreat set on 20 000 acres of malaria-free bushveld with incredible biodiversity including savannah, grasslands, thornveld and tall acacia trees. 11:00 - Brunch is served in the dining cars. Transfer to Spionkop Lodge for the afternoon. A choice of two excursions is available: 1. Hear the historic tale of the Battle of Spionkop OR 2. Enjoy a game drive in the 11 000-acre reserve. 19:30 - Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Estcourt. Shortly after Chieveley, on the right of the track, stands a memorial to Winston Churchill who was captured here in November 1899 while trying to free an armoured train trapped by a Boer ambush.

Day 3: ARDMORE CERAMICS

07:00 - Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. The train descends the escarpment to Lions River. Visit the famous Ardmore Ceramics Gallery. Here, artists are encouraged to express their imagination based on nature and Zulu folklore and tradition. 13:00 - Lunch is served in the dining cars. The train traverses the spectacular Valley of a Thousand Hills. 16:00 - Arrive at journey’s end at Durban Station. A number of museums and cultural sights, the beautiful botanical gardens and the superb shark-protected beaches are but a few of the city’s many charms.

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time.Conservation Levy to be settled direct (Kruger National Park Entrance Fee). Valid for SADC Residents only. Valid on a set departure on 10 May 2024. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

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R32,795
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Details
Stay
4 nights
Dates
10 May 24 to 14 May 24
Book by
08 May 24
Experience ID
530
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