Luxury Rail Journeys

Recapture the romance of a bygone era as you step aboard the reconditioned wood-panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. In a series of train journeys lasting from 48 hours to a month, the Pride of Africa links some of Africa's greatest destinations from Cape Town, at the tip of Africa, to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, from scenic splendours as diverse as the game reserves of Mpumalanga to the Victoria Falls, from the desert landscapes in Namibia and the stark beauty of the Karoo to the lush cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal.


Durban Safari on the Rovos Rail
  • South Africa
  • 3 Days
  • Friday

This three-day safari between Pretoria and Durban departs during the summer months and includes game drives, a battlefields tour and a look at unusual African ceramics. Experience the Nambiti Conservancy – a Big Five private retreat set on 20 000 acres of malaria-free bushveld in KwaZulu-Natal. It has an incredible…

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Victoria Fall Journey on the Rovos Rail
  • Botswana South Africa Zimbabwe
  • 4 Days
  • Thursday

This three-night adventure begins with the train’s departure from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. It then winds its way south through Johannesburg and the goldfields of the Witwatersrand before travelling west alongside the Magaliesberg Mountains. After border formalities at Mafikeng, the train travels north the following day through Botswana’s capital,…

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Cape Town Journey on the Rovos Rail
  • South Africa
  • 3 Days
  • Wednesday & Friday

This 1600-kilometre meander is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Travel the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo; trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Cape. Journey’s end is Cape Town, the Mother…

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