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South Africa by Rail

Extraordinary journeys through the Rainbow Nation

Luxury South Africa rail holidays


Slicing across the country from Cape Town to Pretoria and beyond, a number of superb rail journeys allow guests to travel in unrivalled style and comfort across South Africa’s most spectacular rural swathes.

Rovos Rail

Relive the golden age of rail travel aboard one of the world’s most luxurious trains. Rovos Rail’s superbly appointed suites are spread across no more than 20 coaches, all of which have been sympathetically refurbished in traditional Edwardian style. Enjoy world-class wines, faultless service and outstanding meals as South Africa’s stunning rural interior unfolds before you. The magnificent Royal Suites come with a private lounge area and en suite bathroom with shower & Victorian-style slipper bath. Deluxe Suites have a lounge and en suite, while the smaller Pullman Suites have a shower & WC only. Meanwhile, further luxury can be found in the two elegant dining cars and opulent observation lounge.

The Blue Train

Synonymous with refined rail travel, the elegant Blue Train transports its passengers through the heart of South Africa in indulgent, five-star luxury. And, since its post-war reinvention in 1946, its discerning guests have included kings, presidents and Hollywood celebrities. Sumptuous suites with custom-made beds are furnished in the finest wood, leather and fabrics, their en suite bathrooms tiled in marble and finished with gold fittings. Each evening, the suites are transformed into bedrooms by dedicated butlers, while guests dine on the likes of fresh Karoo lamb, ostrich fillet and Knysna oysters, accompanied, of course, by a fine selection of South African wines.

Blue Train, South Africa


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Rail holiday ideas in South Africa

Oudtshoorn, Rovos Rail

Cape to Kruger by Rovos Rail

13-day tailor-made holiday from £6,140 pp incl. flights

Travel in sheer opulence on the self-styled "Most Luxurious Train in the World" as you swap Cape Town’s beach-framed urban sophistication for a Big Five safari on an all-inclusive private reserve.

South African rail accommodation

The Blue Train, South Africa

Blue Train, South Africa

Luxury train

Sleek, elegant and ultra-comfortable, the Blue Train cossets passengers in all the luxury and service of a 5-star hotel.

Oudtshoorn, Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail, South Africa

Luxury train

Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world class rail journeys. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard the lovingly restored Pride of Africa.

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