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Luxury train trip through South Africa with excursies and/of golf

From 5237/ per person
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Traveling in style is what you definitely do with the Shongololo train from Cape Town to Pretoria. You unpack your suitcase in your luxury coupé which is equipped with all conveniences. The train is your hotel from day one. Along the way you will visit the cities of Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban, Pretoria and Soweto. Big Five safaris in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and Kruger Park are also included, a visit to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) to name but a few activities. Golfers can play on different courses along the route.

A trip with the Shongololo Express is still seen as a unique experience. The well-trained train staff and the guides who speak several languages will ensure that you will not miss anything during this trip.

These train journeys are a luxury way to get to know a country. The crew and guides will ensure that every day is special, no matter in which country you are, inside or outside the train. The journey starts with a warm welcome and then continues silently into an unforgettable holiday.

The excursions mentioned in the itinerary are carried out with an air-conditioned bus (you) and are included. Participation in golf is for your own account. Train stays are based on bed, breakfast and dinner. Lunch on board the train is included where mentioned in the itinerary.
The price on our website is based on a stay in a Gold Cabin. You can also stay in an Emerald Cabin for an additional charge:

Train Coupé type:

From left to right: Emerald double, Emerald twin, Gold double, Gold twin. Click on the images for a complete description of the room types.

Departure dates:

2019: 19 march en 19 november



From€ 5237/ per person
Eswatini (Swaziland), South Africa
Knysna, Cape Town, Kimberley, Pretoria, Hermanus, Graaff Reinet, Durban
Cape Town
  • Accommodation: Gold Cabin (upgrade to an Emerald Cabin possible)
  • Transport per trein
  • Meals based on dinner bed and breakfast
  • Lunch on board the train where mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tea, coffee and water on board the train
  • Mentioned entrance fees and activities
  • Transfer by bus to the golf courses and to activities
  • Flights and possibly visa
  • Travel and cancellation insurance (required)
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses and fees
  • Lunches outside the train
  • Drinks
  • Green fees golf courses (must be paid in advance)
  • Entrance fees to (wild) parks not mentioned
  • Supplement possibly upgrade cabin
dinner bed and breakfast
train cabin
Children under 10 years old are not allowed. Children from 10 years pay the adult price
* Shongololo Express uses the rail network of Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland and Mozambique. It may therefore occur that a delay occurs or that a different route must be chosen. The activities depend on the circumstances and can be shortened, adjusted or canceled.
Day 1: Cape Town -

From 8 a.m. you can check in at the Rovos Rail Lounge at Cape Town station to check in. You will explore the city on a city tour at 9 a.m. You can see the most important sights.

The city tour starts with a visit to historical and cultural places in the city center such as a walk through the Company Gardens and a visit to the Bo-Kaap museum. On the way to the V&A Waterfront a stop is made at Diamont Works. Here you will get a tour of the diamond mill, the gem laboratory and the diamond design and processing workshop. In the cozy V&A Waterfront there is time to enjoy lunch in one of the many restaurants or on a terrace (for your own account). After lunch, continue to District Six, an area with an inspiring history. You end the day at Castle of Good Hope, built in 1652 as a supply place for the Dutch East India Company by Jan van Riebeeck.

You will return to the train at 14:30 and it will leave for Worcester at 16:00.

Day 2: Hermanus of golf -
Day 3: Knysna tour of golf -
Day 4: Oudtshoorn of golf -
Day 5: Graaff Reinet -
Day 6: Kimberley tour of golf -
Day 7: Bloemfontein -
Day 8: Battlefield tour of golf -
Day 9: Durban tour of golf -
Day 10: St. Lucia Wetland Park and Dumazula village tour of golf -
Day 11: Hluhluwe game-drive -
Day 12: Eswatini tour of golf -
Day 13: Kruger National Park of golf -
Day 14: Panorama route of golf -
Day 15: Pretoria and Soweto -


p.o.a. = Price on request

Prices per person based on 2 travellers

Contact us for a proposal in case you are travelling with more or less travellers and/or kids.

All prices subject to availability and changes.



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