Rovos Rail Golf Safari
- Flights from the U.K.
- 8 nights on board Rovos Rail
- 5 rounds of golf
- Golf courses include: Leopard Creek, Royal Swazi, Durban Country Club, Champagne Sports Resort and Sun City Lost City
- Extensions available
- Itinerary are subject to change
Non-golf excursions include:
- Pilanesberg Mountain Range
- Battlefields tour
- Drakensberg Mountain Range
- Hluhluwe Game Reserve
- Mkhaya Game Reserve
- Guava Gallery
- Ngwenya Glass Factory
- Kruger Park game drive
Available dates in 2018
- 22nd February – 02nd March
- 29th March – 6th April
- 04th – 12th October
- 15th – 23rd November
General make-up of the train Locomotive, generator car, staff car, guest sleepers, a non-smoking lounge car (26 guests), two non-smoking 42-seat dining cars (if required, plenty of space for the maximum of 72 guests carried), kitchen car, guest sleepers, smoking lounge and Observation Car (32 guests) at the tail.
Cuisine Meals are served in one sitting only in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars and are complemented by a selection of fine South African wines. An enthusiastic team of chefs is responsible for overseeing the very important task of ensuring guests’ every need is catered for. There’s an accent on fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes such as game are a specialty. Breakfast is between 07h00 and 10h00, lunch at 13h00, tea at 16h30 and a formal dinner at 19h30. A gong heralds lunch and dinner.
Dress For days on the train dress is smart casual. Evening attire is more formal – for the gentlemen a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement while for ladies we suggest cocktail/evening dresses or suits. Please include warm clothing for cold mornings and evenings.
Mobile Devices and Internet In maintaining the spirit of travel of a bygone era, there are no radios or television sets on board. The use of mobile phones, laptops and essentially anything that has the ability to disturb other passengers is confined to the privacy of your suites.
Smoking is only allowed in the privacy of your suite and in the Club Lounge.
CHAMPAGNE SPORTS RESORT
Located in the beautiful Drakensberg area, this course has to be rated as one of the most scenically memorable golf layouts in South Africa. Designed by Hugh Baiocchi and Kevin Curren, it successfully blends the natural attributes of the terrain and the surrounding beauty with the modern demands of a quality course. It undulates up and around the contours of a valley that nestles under the dominant peaks of Champagne and Cathkin Peaks and incorporates several holes with blind tee shots. Professional and novice alike will appreciate the 84 well-appointed bunkers that line the fairways and greens. The quality of the greens is accredited to Trevor Livesey whose passion remains unabated. Though the drama of the mighty mountains dominates the eye, the course also enjoys gentle vistas where the lower hills create a kaleidoscope of colour blessed with trees, rivers and dams to add even more of a challenge.
This spectacular championship course is one of the most scenic locations found in the world. Opened in 1966, it has been laid out on the slopes of the Lebombo Range that curves gently down into the valley. The first nine holes are comparatively level but the second nine fully exploits the mountainous terrain. Challenging features include lakes, gullies thick with vegetation, out-of-bound areas running close to fairways, swirling breezes, clusters of magnificent trees and indigenous plants and wickedly sited bunkers – one is so steep it requires steps to facilitate access.
You know you are in for a golfing treat when your golf course gets featured on top 100 lists of the world’s finest golf layouts for many years. Add to this the distinction of possessing the greatest third hole in the world, and the Durban Country Club becomes the perfect golf course for a golf holiday in South Africa.
It comes as no surprise then that it has been the chosen venue for the SA Open Championships 14 times. The rare combination of scenic surrounds with a challenging course make a South Africa golf holiday at Durban Country Club uniquely memorable.
The course is extremely demanding and requires you to play well in order to score well. The renowned par 5 third hole has a truly magnificent aura, following a narrow and undulating valley to a challenging target. The first five holes provide a testing challenge, leaving very little margin for error on the narrow, bush-lined fairways. The elevated tees and steep slopes combine with the strong onshore winds blowing through the valley to make it a course that is often enjoyed but seldom mastered.
The Lost City golf course, located behind the Palace of the Lost City hotel, has been designed by the renowned South African golfing legend Gary Player, and aims to provide the ultimate challenges for your South Africa Golf Holiday.
Nothing beats playing a round of golf at an 18-hole desert style golf course surrounded by spectacular views across South Africa’s bushveld. This is what you experience at the Lost City Golf Course. The course is exceptional in combining various themes such as desert, mountains and parkland.
Carved out of the wild African bush, the course covers over 100 hectares of land of which the exciting water features take up 28000 square metres. There are undulating bay view grass fairways and large bent grass greens. What makes this course especially dramatic is the presence of 20 live Nile crocodiles in a water hazard at the 13th hole!
Stunning views are guaranteed at just about every hole, making your golf holiday in South Africa not only satisfying as a challenge but also a visual delight.
Internationally recognised as a world class golf course, Leopard Creek, designed by Gary Player, is located strategically for golf holidays in South Africa. The course typifies the essence of African golf at its best with indigenous bushveld bordering the pristine fairways and greens. The course has hosted many PGA professional tournaments including the well known South African Sunshine Tour.
Home to the annual Alfred Dunhil Golf Tournament, this wonderful layout has numerous animals strolling on the fairways. It’s common to hear a buffalo snort or see a giraffe near the fence on your drive, while the pitch shot might need a hit over a lake full of crocodiles and hippos. The clubhouse, filled with golfing memorabilia, is one of the best in all of Africa: an extraordinary course for your South Africa golf holidays.