Luxury Train Journeys
Luxury train journeys through Africa have earned an international reputation for their truly world-class travel experiences. In a series of bespoke train journeys lasting anywhere from two to 15 nights, from the Cape all the way to Dar Es Salaam, parallel lines of steel link some of the continent’s greatest destinations with a variety of off-train excursions.
Rovos Rail is arguably the most luxurious option with an emphasis on tradition and gracious travel, reminiscent of a bygone era. Step aboard the vintage coaches as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. Pack away your mobile devices, and spend time taking in the untouched wilderness as it passes by. In the wood-panelled dining cars, gourmet dinners are enjoyed by travellers dressed in their finest. Rovos Rail ventures beyond the South African traversing Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania.
The Blue Train is its more contemporary counterpart, and every bit as luxurious, offering the route between Cape Town and Pretoria up to four times a month in each direction during high season. This 2-night scenic journey includes an excursion to the famous Kimberley Open Mine Museum and the "Big Hole", which produced over 14 million carats of diamonds since its discovery in 1871. This is a great add-on for those flying in or out of OR Tambo International Airport or moving onto the Kruger National Park after a visit to the Mother City.