South Africa Train Journeys

Be transported to a more glamorous era while travelling on our selection of luxury trains across the spectacular landscapes of southern Africa. Choose from the Blue Train, Rovos Rail or the Shongololo Express.

Experience the elegance of a bygone era, where rail travel was a luxury accessible only to the fabulously wealthy.

For a few decades before World War II, trains were the most exclusive mode of transport available to a very select number of well-to-do clientele. The addition of dining cars and sleeper coaches eventually allowed travellers to make their way between countries non-stop, whilst enjoying a level of indulgence on board similar to that found at a world-class luxury hotel.

South Africa’s Rovos Rail and The Blue Train offer some of the planet’s most extraordinary rail journeys, ranging from an overnight trip to an epic 15 day safari covering over 6,000 kilometres and visiting five countries between Cape Town to Dar es Salaam. Aboard premium trains, expect old-fashioned butler service, fine dining and the opportunity to dress up for dinner. On the Shongololo Express, passengers enjoy a more casual atmosphere, with meals an informal affair.

Off-train excursions are available on most journeys, ranging from short refreshment stops in charming Victorian towns to game drives in famous wildlife reserves.

South Africa Train Journeys

Be transported to an earlier, more glamorous era while travelling by train across the spectacular landscapes of southern Africa. Our award-winning luxury trains boast comfortable guest cabins, exceptional cuisine, old-fashioned service and itineraries with outstanding off-train excursions.

Rovos Rail

Experience the extravagance of Victorian and Edwardian-era train travel on a journey aboard one of Rovos Rail’s gleaming, gloriously restored vintage trains.

The Blue Train

The multi award-winning Blue Train first launched in 1946 and today remains synonymous with the highest standards in luxury train travel.

South Africa Itineraries

The following itineraries are just some of the many experiences that we can design for you. All of our tours are private, independent and tailor-made to your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin customising your personalised South Africa experience.

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