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Luxury Train Journeys Across South Africa

Luxury Train Journeys Across South Africa

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.

South Africa Scenery From a TrainAs 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.

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Unforgettable South African Landscapes

Featured Accommodation

Jock Main Lodge
Jock Main Lodge
Kruger National Park
Illyria House
Illyria House
Pretoria
The Blue Train - Pretoria to Cape Town
The Blue Train Journey
The Blue Train
The Last Word Constantia
The Last Word Constantia
Cape Town

Destination: South Africa.

If you are short on time but not willing to compromise on luxury, this 8 night itinerary includes a short safari in the Kruger National Park, a 2 night rail journey on the Blue Train, and ends in the relaxing Constantia wine region of Cape Town. With 5* accommodation all the way, the scenery through the trip will delight and enthrall you.

This is a 8 night itinerary including Kruger National Park, Pretoria, The Blue Train and Cape Town.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 2 Nights at Jock Main Lodge
  • 1 Night at Illyria House
  • 2 Nights at The Blue Train - Pretoria to Cape Town
  • 3 Nights at The Last Word Constantia
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Luxury Train Journey across South Africa

Featured Accommodation

The Bay Hotel
The Bay Hotel
Cape Town
Rovos Rail - Cape Town to Pretoria
Rovos Rail Journey
Rovos Rail
Illyria House
Illyria House
Pretoria
Marataba Safari Lodge
Marataba Safari Lodge
The Waterberg

Destination: South Africa.

This incredible 10 night holiday will take you from cosmopolitan Cape Town, packed with priceless natural beauty and steeped in fascinating history, to an exclusive wilderness for a safari experience with all the large game species from elephant and rhino to the big cats, and an amazing variety of birds.

This is a 10 night itinerary including Cape Town, Rovos Rail, Pretoria and The Waterberg.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at The Bay Hotel
  • 2 Nights at Rovos Rail - Cape Town to Pretoria
  • 1 Night at Illyria House
  • 4 Nights at Marataba Safari Lodge
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South Africa Splendour

Featured Accommodation

Franschhoek Country House & Villas
Franschhoek CH
The Cape Winelands
Ocean Eleven Guest House
Ocean Eleven
Hermanus
Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel
Cape Cadogan
Cape Town
The Blue Train - Cape Town to Pretoria
The Blue Train Journey
The Blue Train
Castello di Monte
Castello di Monte
Pretoria
Madikwe Safari Lodge
Madikwe Safari Lodge
Madikwe Game Reserve

Destination: South Africa.

This deluxe 14 night 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, a luxury rail journey and a Big Five safari.

This is a 14 night itinerary including The Cape Winelands, Hermanus, Cape Town, The Blue Train, Pretoria and Madikwe Game Reserve.

Based on 4 to 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 2 Nights at Franschhoek Country House & Villas
  • 2 Nights at Ocean Eleven Guest House
  • 3 Nights at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel
  • 2 Nights at The Blue Train - Cape Town to Pretoria
  • 1 Night at Castello di Monte
  • 4 Nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge
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From Cape Town to Victoria Falls with Rovos Rail

Featured Accommodation

The Dock House
The Dock House
Cape Town
Castello di Monte
Castello di Monte
Pretoria
Rovos Rail - Pretoria to Victoria Falls
Rovos Rail Journey
Rovos Rail
The Victoria Falls Hotel
The Victoria Falls Hotel
Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
Ngoma Safari Lodge
Ngoma Safari Lodge
Chobe National Park

Destination: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Covering 3 countries in 13 nights, this trip is rich in experiences. It's a luxury adventure that will let you feast your eyes upon world-class cities, thundering waterfalls and incredible wildlife.

This is a 13 night itinerary including Cape Town, Pretoria, Rovos Rail, Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe and Chobe National Park.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 4 Nights at The Dock House
  • 1 Night at Castello di Monte
  • 3 Nights at Rovos Rail - Pretoria to Victoria Falls
  • 2 Nights at The Victoria Falls Hotel
  • 3 Nights at Ngoma Safari Lodge
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.



ITINERARY-01965: Luxury Train Journeys Across South Africa

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