Luxury Rail Journey Holidays

For those wishing to experience a bygone era lived aboard a luxurious train journey, taking travellers through the spectacular African countryside in style, an African train holiday is perfect. With staff serving you select wines and cuisines from the region, watch the sun setting on the Great Rift Valley as you traverse across this enigmatically diverse country.

A variety of spectacular passages are on offer from voyages from both Cape Town & the Victoria Falls to Pretoria, or through Kwa Zulu Natal to Durban and from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town. Step off your train to enjoy a Safari experience for a few nights, before you get back on the train to continue your journey.

Some of the most popular train journey across Africa are on the Marrakech Express, The Blue Train, The Desert Express, The Pride of Africa, and we can arrange a holiday for you on board any of these. The emphasis is on style, grandeur and service, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Luxury Rail Journey Holidays Ideas

The Very Best of South Africa
14 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £5,190

The Very Best of South Africa

Brief Overview:

  • 2 nights Greater Kruger National Park
  • 1 night Johannesburg
  • 1 night Blue Train
  • 3 nights Cape Town
  • 2 nights Hermanus
  • 2 nights Franschhoek
  • 2 overnight flights
Luxury Rail & Victoria Falls
10 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £3,475

Luxury Rail & Victoria Falls

This is the perfect itinerary for train and history enthusiasts as not only do you get to sleep and travel for three days on one of the most luxurious trains in the world, but you also have the chance to take a tour of the yard before boarding the train. Once you get to Victoria Falls a historical tour of the railway bridge as well as a late afternoon journey on the Bushtracks Express steam train are included.

Brief Overview:

  • 1 night Pretoria
  • 3 nights onboard Rovos Rail
  • 3 nights Victoria Falls Hotel
  • 2 overnight flights
Ultimate Rail Journey Through Africa
19 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £11,549

Ultimate Rail Journey Through Africa

This epic 19-day train journey travels through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania. Beginning in Dar es Salaam, the luxury train traverses the Selous Game Reserve before descending into the Great Rift Valley and reaching the Zambian border. After crossing Zambia, the train continues onto Zimbabwe and Botswana before finally reaching South Africa for the last leg of the journey.

Travel Tips

The Blue Train: A Luxury Train Journey with Herbert Prinsloo

The perfect holiday is often made extra special by the people met along the way. Here we chat to Herbert Prinsloo - the Train Manager on board South Africa's iconic Blue Train to get to know the person behind the face and see what has made his years on board so memorable.Herbert Prinsloo ha...

A visit with Rovos Rail Cape Town

This wintry Monday morning started off with a touch of old colonial style and class in the midst of Cape Town’s train station, with an invitation to view the Pride of Africa courtesy of the team at Rovos Rail.We were welcomed into the departure lounge with warm smiles and offered some refreshm...

Adventure on Rovos Rail

The Incidental Tourist, Dawn Jorgensen, took the trip of a lifetime on Rovos Rail and decided to share her story as she travelled from Cape Town to Pretoria. An invitation arrives in my inbox, the name of the sender sounds familiar but I’m in the middle of tackling long overdue ...

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