Luxury Rail Journeys

About Luxury Rail Journeys

A bygone era can be relived aboard a luxurious train journey, taking travellers through the spectacular African countryside in style. A variety of spectacular passages are on offer from voyages from both Cape Town & the Victoria Falls to Pretoria, the Kruger Park to Durban and along the famed Garden Route. The emphasis is on style, grandeur and service, ensuring an unforgettable experience. A great addition to any South African itinerary.

Take a trip on the Blue Train, a moving and spectacularly comfortable five-star hotel offering every modern element of style and comfort. Each suite has a specially-made bed and either an ensuite bath or shower room with gold fittings and marble tiles, with each compartment also having its own specially-designated butler!

Or take a journey with Rovos Rail, a more leisurely and bygone version of the Blue Train, which is wonderful for those with the time and budget. Renowned as one of the most luxurious trains in the world, Each of the 36 beautifully and meticulously renovated suites has a proud history which is evident in its traditional furnishings and period décor.

For more information, why not speak to one of our experts on +44 (0) 20 7843 3500 or email info@africatravel.co.uk


  • Enjoy a visit to Kimberley, made famous as the capital of the South African Diamond mining industry
  • Visit Matjiesfontein, a time warp of a town in the Little Karoo
  • Enjoy a relaxing drink in the elegant lounge cars of the trains
  • Gourmet meals prepared on board the train as you enjoy your trip through South Africa


Trains operate all year round.  Please contact us for schedules and itineraries.

In The Know

    • Enjoy a “drivers eye view” of your journey via the Television screen discreetly hidden in your suite on the Blue Train
    • Your private butler can bring drinks and snacks to your suite throughout the day on the Blue Train
    • For train enthusiasts, we can arrange a tour of the shunting yard at Capital Park Station prior to your departure on the Rovos Rail – a great way to start the trip
    • Ensure you have a jacket and tie/evening dress with you as the attire for dinner is smart
    • Enjoy a glass of Champagne from the open air seating at the rear of the lounge car on the Rovos Rail
    • Extend your journey all the way through to Victoria Falls – a great way to finish up any trip as the classic Rovos Rail rolls towards this icon of Africa

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From the time you step into the pre-departure lounge, you know this is serious luxury with attention to every detail that will make your journey comfortable. Incorporate the train ride to go from one location to another.

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