Durban train safari

Durban train safari from Molo Africa

By: Molo Africa  08-12-2009
Keywords: Accommodation, africa, Bed and Breakfast

DURBAN

DURBAN TRAIN SAFARI
An Unforgettable Journey Into The Heart of KwaZulu Natal


Join this three-day safari on the most luxurious train in the world and experience the splendour of KwaZulu Natal. Take in the Big Five, a battlefields tour with a world class historian and unusual African ceramics. Experience the diversity of the Nambiti Conservancy, a Big Five private bush 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. The Sundays River flows through the reserve and has two 40 metre waterfalls with magnificent ravine bush, home to several rare bird species. Situated on an expansive game farm, SpionKop Lodge which adjoins a 11 000 acre nature reserve, is the perfect base for exploring the berg, bush, birds and battlefields of the region. The turn of the century farmhouse has been beautifully restored in Natal colonial style and the converted barn now forms a magnificent dining room that boasts spectacular views. Ardmore Ceramic Art 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. Word of Ardmore has spread far and wide and those who believe they have the talent arrive at the Ardmore studios either in the rolling hills of Caversham in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Many have little knowledge of sculpture and painting and mostly no experience of ceramic art. They learn quickly however and within a short time develop their own particular style of sculpting and painting. 

NAMBITI GAME CONSERVANCY • SPIONKOP LOGE •ARDMORE AFRICAN CERAMICS

The most luxurious train in the world

Departure: Scheduled departure dates.
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights.
Accommodation: Train Suites.
Group Size: Minimum 2.
Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris.

Rates;

PULLMAN SUITE R10 950 • DELUXE SUITE R16 590 • ROYAL SUITE R21 900
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT +50% ON ALL SUITES

Visas to be purchased and paid for prior to departure for Africa.
Visas are available through booking agents; please check with the relevant embassies
for visa requirements.

Passengers are advised to take anti-malarial precautions as might be prescribed
Trip cancellation insurance is strongly advised

FRIDAY
» 10h00     The train departs Rovos Rail’s Station in Capital Park.
» 13h00     Lunch is served in the dining car/s.
» 19h30     Dinner is served en route to Elandslaagte, near Ladysmith.
   

SATURDAY
» 05h00     Wake up call for early morning game drive in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve.
» 11h00     Brunch is served in the dining car/s as we travel towards Estcourt.
» 14h30     Upon arrival there is a choice of excursions : Option 1 – Game drive in Spionkop Game Reserve.
Option 2 – Spionkop battlefields escorted tour.
» 18h00     Sundowners overlooking the dam and a traditional braaivleis (barbeque) at Spionkop Lodge

SUNDAY

» 07h00     Breakfast is served as the train descends the escarpment en route to Lions River station.
» 10h00     Visit to the famous Ardmore Ceramics gallery including a dressage display and tea overlooking the Lion river.
» 12h00     The train departs for Pietermaritzburg.
» 16h00     Arrive Durban.

Excursions may be changed according to schedule achieved. Times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITINERARY ALSO RUN IN REVERSE.

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Included in this safari;
- Accommodation
- Meals and excursions during the train journey
- Alcoholic beverages whilst on board the train

Excluded from this safari;
- Visas
- Items of a personal nature
- Flights (domestic and international)
- All guests must be covered by a fully comprehensive travel insurance policy valid from the date that they confirm the itinerary with Molo Africa
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