Luxury Train Journeys Across South Africa
A classic train journey in South Africa is the last word in luxury travel. Riding the rails, you'll be plunged into the romance of bygone times to delight in the pure decadence of time-honoured train travel. Steaming across the land with beautiful landscapes unfolding before your eyes is a truly special experience that you'll remember for years to come.
South Africa's luxury trains are beyond indulgent. They are magnificent moving 5* hotels - an effortless combination of superb accommodation, sumptuous fine dining and outstanding service levels. Each carriage breathes an irresistible feeling of grace and grandeur.
As your train meanders through the stunning countryside of South Africa, you'll be treated to wonderful views of mountains sloping into vineyards, fields that stretch into the horizon and stark deserts that seem to go on forever. Watching the Rainbow Nation roll slowly past your window with a glass of champagne, you'll be in seventh heaven.
Stepping aboard the Blue Train, or the ‘Blue Jewel' to South Africans, you'll enter a world of lavish elegance. By taking the overnight journey between Cape Town and Pretoria, you'll join an elect group of eminent passengers that has included both Kings and Presidents. The Blue Train is famous the world over for its sheer opulence and unsurpassed service levels. Needless to say, you're in for a treat.
Alternatively, take a trip back in time aboard the Rovos Rail, steeped in vintage splendour and refinement. Rovos has earned an international reputation as a world-class travel experience. The beautiful wood panelling and antique Edwardian features of your luxurious suite, the understated elegance of the Victorian dining cars and the exquisite cuisine all blend to create an atmosphere truly reminiscent of the golden age of train travel.
We can combine one of these timeless train journeys with your safari, building a top-notch South Africa trip that will exceed even your wildest expectations. Below, we've listed a select handful of itineraries that include either the Blue Train or Rovos Rail. These are all exceptional, exciting holidays to cherish forever.
A Journey across South Africa
This incredible 8 day holiday will take you from cosmopolitan Cape Town, packed with priceless natural beauty and steeped in fascinating history, to the exclusive wilderness of the Waterberg for a Big Five safari.
8 day itinerary including Rovos Rail, Entabeni Safari Conservancy, Cape Town and Pretoria.
For a week to really remember, try this epic adventure from the bright lights Cape Town to the secluded bushland of Kruger National Park. You can stroll along the lively V&A waterfront, sip on a sunset cocktail in Camps Bay and take in the views from the top of Table Mountain before boarding the Blue Train for an unforgettable night on the rails.
7 day itinerary including The Blue Train, Kruger National Park, Cape Town and Pretoria.
South Africa Splendour
This deluxe 12-day holiday is a sophisticated slice of South Africa's highlights. It's a really varied journey, giving you everything from city culture to picturesque vineyards, coastal villages and a Big Five safari.
12 day itinerary including The Blue Train, Madikwe Game Reserve, The Cape Winelands, Hermanus, Cape Town and Pretoria.
An African Odyssey
Covering 3 countries in 12 days, this trip is rich in eye-opening, jaw-dropping experiences. It's a deluxe adventure that will let you feast your eyes upon world-class cities, thundering waterfalls and incredible wildlife.
12 day itinerary including Rovos Rail, Pretoria, Cape Town, Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe.
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