Luxury Rail Tour South Africa


Travel to South Africa and take a trip on one of the most luxurious trains in the world. Your romantic vacation through the heart of Southern Africa will begin or end at the headquarters of the private railway company Rovos Rail.

In a series of train journeys lasting from 48 hours to a fortnight, the Pride of Africa links some of Africa’s greatest destinations from Cape Town, at the tip of Africa, to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, from scenic splendors as diverse as the game reserves of Mpumalanga to the Victoria Falls, from the desert landscapes in Namibia and the stark beauty of the Karoo to the lush cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal.

The trains – which may be hauled by steam, diesel, or electric locomotives at various stages of the journey – carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites. Pride of place in the Rovos stable goes to the historic and restored Capital Park Station and locomotive yard, the heart and headquarters of this private railway company.

This meander is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Travel the gold-rich Highveld grasslands to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo; trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic Winelands of the Cape. Journey’s end is Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. Highlights of the north- and southbound routes include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, an authentically preserved Victorian Village founded as a refreshment stop in 1890, which also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. Another stop is made in Kimberley to visit the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest human-made excavation, the Big Hole. Available in reverse.

South Africa, Africa

Duration 3 days

Travel all around the year

Minimum 1 travelers

Price from 2,000 USD per person

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