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Category Train Tours

Train Tours

People talking on a platform, the bags are taken from you and put on the train. For a moment your mind wanders off, to a long-gone era of romantic travel by train and then the signal is given to get in ...

You are going to explore Southern Africa, traversing and taste in a totally different way than usual... You go by train! This is perhaps the most luxurious way to spend your holiday in South Africa. We offer complete trips, but also the possibility of using a part of your journey by train. Of all train organizations, we are official agent.

Our full-service train travelling is with the Pride of Africa of Rovos Rail since 1989, which has international understanding in the field of travelling in style. Step aboard this beautiful train which features padded compartments with wooden panels and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury surroundings. Imagine the romantic atmosphere of the past, when privileged travellers travelled to the continent of Africa explored in a very elegant way. The trains, which sometimes run on steam, diesel, or even propelled by electric locomotives, can accommodate up to 72 passengers in 36 beautiful suites.

You can choose shorter or longer trips. Travel through wine country, if you travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town you can take a trip or combine it with a game drive and the Drakensberg travelling between Durban and Pretoria. Golf enthusiasts opt for one of our luxury train trip for Golf, which includes wonderful excursions. The golfers cannot have a different program during the golf sessions.


Combining South Africa with other African countries like going along the dunes of Namibia and Etosha National Park or through savannah and bush fields to the thundering waterfalls of Zimbabwe and so more is possible. Proudly a 'dream journey' in Africa!

Perhaps less well known but equally beautiful is traveling with the Shongololo Express. Completely in luxury safari-African style you go traveling through Southern Africa. Many trips and delicious African cuisine like Cape Dutch and Malay that you have been longing for this type of travel. The train is your hotel and that gives you the convenience and time to unpack. These trains are "An adventure of a Lifetime" and including breakfast and dinner. Read more about our 12-13 and 16 day train trips to so many places in Southern Africa. Whether your preference is the desert of Namibia, Botswana wildlife, waterfalls of Zimbabwe, or Cape Town and the Winelands, the Shongololo Express will take you there!

The "Peace Train" is part of the Shongololo train and offers the possibility to do your part during your pleasant trip. This happens in the form of volunteer projects that support local people. If passengers, who use the Shongololo to go on tour, you will support one of these projects. These range from you spending time with children from an orphanage to help grow crops. Apart from that, 40% of your ticket fee will be divided among the various projects that support the Shongololo Trust.

Our two-day journey on the Blue Train means traveling in a world of grace, elegance and romance. It gives you a peek through the window to the soul of South Africa. But your soul will be touched by the hospitality, the delicious meals accompanied by soft music and a beautiful African backdrop. This is a wonderfully relaxed way of luxury travel between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Depending on which route you choose, there is a scheduled tour, Kimberley and history about diamond mining going back in time in the picturesque Matjiesfontein.

From Cape Town to Johannesburg by train because you just want relaxed travel is also possible. We can book a trip for you at the Premier Class, the luxury long-distance train that is part of the Prasa Rail Company. This is an organization of the South African railways, which is part of the public transport system. This way of traveling is appropriate if you're going as a couple, but also as a family you will be pleasantly surprised and spoiled at this full-service train trip. We would like to point out that this is not a tourist train, so we can give no guarantees on the quality of this train.

Travelling in Africa by train still speaks to the imagination and allows adventure and romance to become part of your wonderful holiday quickly.

The following trips are in order of number of days. The choice of shorter train trips (2 - 6 days) please click here: building blocks train travel.

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9 day Golf Safari trip via Rovos (ER 344)

Highlights:

Golf courses: Leopard Creek, Royal Swazi, Durban Golf Club, Champagne Sports Resort and The Lost City Golf Course OR Gary Player Country Club at Sun City.
Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Durban, Pilanesberg National Park.

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Click on "read more" for selected dates
Accommodation: luxury train compartment, all inclusive
Transport: Rovos Rail Train
Starts in: Pretoria
Ends in: Pretoria
Countries: South Africa & Swaziland
Ages: All ages, but because of the way of travel it is very much appreciated that children are quiet and respectful.

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Welcome aboard the African Pride!

With Rovos Rail you travel in style and luxury and it is the romantic atmosphere for travelling from a distant past forward again. A train journey with 5 beautiful golf courses playing in a kingdom, at high altitude, and also on fairways with wildlife! Back on board South Africa slides by and you enjoy a culinary experience. There are plenty of excursions where game drives and wildlife are not forgotten. For the non-golfer, there is a custom program.

A beautiful trip and playing golf or rather not ... it is a real dream trip!

Price from ZAR 51.610,00 prices are p.p.

10 day Luxury Golf trip (Cape Town-Pretoria) via Rovos (ER 3451)

Highlights:

Golf courses: Leopard Creek, Durban Golf Club/Zimbali, Humewood, Champagne Sports Resort, Ernie Els Ou Baai Club and Fancourt Golf Estate.

Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Durban, Spioenkop Battlefields, Port Elizabeth, Addo Elephant Park, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Garden Route, Cape Winelands.  

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Please click on "read more" for selected dates
Accommodation: luxury train compartment, all inclusive
Transport: Rovos Rail Train
Starts in: Cape Town
Ends in: Pretoria
Countries: South Africa & Swaziland
Ages: All ages, but because of the way of travel it is very much appreciated that children are quiet and respectful.

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Welcome aboard the African Pride!

With Rovos Rail you travel in style and luxury and it is the romantic atmosphere of traveling in a distant past brought forward again. It was the time when privileged travelers explored the continent of Africa in a very elegant manner. A train trip with a 5 beautiful golf courses to play, for the golf enthusiast this is a true dream trip!

Step aboard this beautiful train, which features padded compartments with wooden panels and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury environment. South Africa slides by you ... but there are plenty of excursions. For the non-golfer, there is another program.

Price from ZAR 68.488,00 prices are p.p.

10 day luxury Golf trip (Pretoria-Cape Town) via Rovos (ER 345)

Highlights:

Golf courses: Leopard Creek, Durban Golf Club/Zimbali, Humewood, Champagne Sports Resort, Ernie Els Ou Baai Club and Fancourt Golf Estate.

Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Mkhaya Game Reserve, Durban, Spioenkop Battlefields, Port Elizabeth, Addo Elephant Park, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Garden Route, Cape Winelands. 

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Please click on "read more" more selected dates
Accommodation: luxury train compartment, all inclusive
Transport: Rovos Rail Train
Starts in: Pretoria
Ends in: Cape Town
Countries: South Africa & Swaziland
Ages: All ages, but because of the way of travel it is very much appreciated that children are quiet and respectful.

er_345_new_map.jpg

Welcome aboard the African Pride!

With Rovos Rail you travel in style and luxury and it is the romantic atmosphere of traveling in a distant past brought forward again. It was the time when privileged travelers explored the continent of Africa in a very elegant manner.

A train trip with a 5 beautiful golf courses to play, for the golf enthusiast this is a true dream trip! South Africa glides by ... but there are also plenty of excursions with game drives and wildlife is not forgotten. For the non-golfer there is a custom program.

Price from ZAR 68.488,00 prices are p.p.

15 day Good Hope Golf North bound with excursions and/or golf train trip via Shongololo (ER 0499)

Highlights:

Cape Town, Herrmanus, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Graaff Reinet, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Ladysmith, Durban, St. Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Swaziland, Kruger National Park, Panorama Route, Pilgrim's Rest, Pretoria, Soweto and opportunity for golf on the route.

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: 20 March & 20 November 2018, 19 March & 19 November 2018
Accommodation: luxury train compartment
Transport: Luxury train
Starts in: Cape Town
Ends in: Pretoria
Countries: South Africa & Swaziland
Ages: From 10 years old

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Traveling in style is what you do especially with the Shongololo train from Cape Town to Pretoria. You pack your suitcase out in the luxury coupé which is equipped with all comforts. The train is your hotel from day one. On the way you have city tours in Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban, Pretoria and Soweto. There are also Big Five safaris in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and Kruger National Park included, visit the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park and the Kingdom of Swaziland, to name a few activities. Golfers can play on different courses along the route.

Price from ZAR 79.024,00 prices are p.p.

15 day "Good Hope Golf South" train trip with excursions and/or golf via Shongololo (ER 0488)

Highlights:

Pretoria, Soweto, Kruger National Park, Panorama Route, Pilgrim's Rest, Swaziland, Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, St. Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, Durban, Ladysmith, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Graaff Reinet, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Herrmanus, Cape Town and possibilities to go golfing on the route.

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: 1 February & 4 October 2018, 31 January & 3 October 2019
Accommodation: luxury train compartment
Transport: Luxury Train
Starts in: Pretoria
Ends in: Cape Town
Countries: South Africa & Swaziland
Ages: From 10 years old

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Travel in style by train from Pretoria to Cape Town and get acquainted with the history, architecture, nature and wildlife in the country. You pack your suitcase out in the luxury coupé which is equipped with all comforts. On the way you have city tours in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town. Take a look at the gold mining town of Pilgrim's Rest and the Big Hole where diamonds were excavated in Kimberley. There are also Big Five safaris in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and Kruger National Park included and a visit to the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park and the Kingdom of Swaziland, to name a few activities. Golfers can play on several beautiful courses along the route (optional).

Price from ZAR 79.024,00 prices are p.p.