Luxury Train Safaris in Southern Africa
Luxury Train Safaris – Two of the most luxurious trains in the world are based in South Africa and offer incredible journeys around Southern Africa. The emphasis is on gracious travel that is reminiscent of a bygone era, with excellent service, food and like-minded travellers enhancing the elegant and sophisticated atmosphere. Pack away your phone, tablet and laptop, and spend time taking in the untouched wilderness as it passes by. Gourmet food is served in wood-panelled dining cars, and old-world charm exudes from the lounge carriages and lavish suites.
Rovos Rail offer a number of journeys across Southern Africa while the famous Blue Train travels several times a week between Pretoria and Cape Town.
Rovos Rail and the Blue Train are perfect if you want to be pampered in luxury accommodation with world-class service, African-inspired culinary delights and a relaxed atmosphere.
The most popular route for both trains is Cape Town to Pretoria (or vice versa). Rovos Rail does the journey over three days and the Blue Train manages it in two. Both offer luxurious cabins with a 24-hour butler service. There are also observation lounges where you can get to know the other passengers, read a book or play a board game. The rates include all meals and drinks while on board, as well as off-board excursions to the Victorian village of Matjiesfontein and the diamond museum and Big Hole in Kimberley.