The Scenic Beauty of The Garden Route
picturesque 550-kilometre 24-hour trip runs between Cape Town and
George during the summer months and is rated one of the most beautiful
in the world. From the Mother City the train travels through the Du
Toits Kloof tunnel towards Worcester. Grapes are grown in vast
quantities in this area, and apart from several co-operative wine
cellars, there are a number of brandy distilleries. The KWV Brandy
Distillery is visited on the George to Cape Town leg. The train
continues along the Breê River Valley towards Robertson and then onto
Ashton. On the Cape Town to George leg a stop is made here to sample
the wines of a local wine estate. Then it is on towards the coast
passing through stations such as Swellendam, South Africa’s third
oldest town. Leaving the coast behind the train passes near Mossel Bay,
a commercial seaport that enjoyed a boom in the 1990’s due to the
discovery of offshore oil. George is a quiet inland town, founded in
1811 and named after King George 111.
CAPE TOWN - WORCESTER - ASHTON - GEORGE
The most luxurious train in the world
Departure: Scheduled departure dates.
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights.
Accommodation: Train Suites.
Group Size: Minimum 2.
Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris.
PULLMAN SUITE R5 250 • DELUXE SUITE R7 800 • ROYAL SUITE R10 300
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
Day 1 : Cape Town to Ashton
» 09:20 Depart from Cape Town Station, Platform 23.
» 13h00 Lunch is served in the dining car/s as we head towards Worcester.
» 15:30 Arrive Ashton. Wine tasting excursion.
» 19h30 Dinner is served in the dining car/s as we travel towards Voorbaai.
Day 2 : George
» 07h00 Breakfast is served as we pass through the quaintly named towns of Kleinbrakrivier and Grootbrakrivier.
» 09h00 The Pride of Africa arrives in George.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITINERARY ALSO RUN IN REVERSE.
Included in this safari;
- Meals and excursions during the train journey
- Alcoholic beverages whilst on board the train
Excluded from this safari;
- 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