Luxury Train Travel

Luxury train travel is more than transport; it is a journey through Africa experienced in absolute comfort and style. Take your time to absorb the continent’s magnificent landscapes, stopping along the way for a Big 5 safari or an overnight stay at a luxury hotel or game lodge. 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 is arguably the most luxurious train in the world, offering glamorous journeys throughout Southern Africa, as well as an annual 22-day voyage across Africa from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, stopping over at Madikwe Game Reserve, and the mighty Victoria Falls, among other destinations. The more contemporary but also very upscale Blue Train runs several times a week between Cape Town and Pretoria. Pretoria is just a short scenic drive from Johannesburg, making this leisurely overnight journey a great add-on for those flying in or out of OR Tambo International Airport or moving onto the Kruger National Park.

Luxury Tanzania to Angola Rail Journey

From $13,600 per person sharing
15 days
Spacious suites. Attentive staff. Views from the Rovos Rail balcony. Mfuwe Lodge_elephant passing through Mfuwe Lodge_suite interior with a view of wildlife Mfuwe Lodge-swimming pool Travel in perfect comfort and plenty of luxury. Undertake a fascinating game drive through Selous.

Safaris in Nyerere (Selous) and South Luangwa. Guest lectures from experts aboard the train.

Destinations visited
Nyerere South Luangwa National Park Tanzania Zambia

Luxury South African & Namibia Rail Journey

From $11,280 per person sharing
10 days
Game drives in Namibia's flagship Etosha National Park make a grand finale to this epic journey. Rovos Rail seeks to recreate the golden age of travel, right down to hissing steam & liveried porters! Etosha's waterholes attract thirsty elephants all year round - great photography is assured! Set under a dazzle of stars, candlelit suppers at Etosha's Mokuti Lodge end a day on safari. The best part of the train trip is simply sitting back & watching Africa roll past you. Sossusvlei-Lodge-Al-Fresco-Terrace- Sossusvlei-Lodge-Junior-Suite Sossusvlei-Lodge-Pool-Area

Enjoy the timeless elegance on Rovos Rail. Watch the changing Southern African landscape.

Destinations visited
Etosha Fish River Canyon Namibia Sossusvlei South Africa

Historian's Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Kenya

From $12,960 per person sharing
17 days
Entrance to the Mount Nelson. Looking up at Table Mountain from the V&A Waterfront | Go2Africa Frolic in the water of Blue Flag beaches in Cape Town. Departure day at Rovos Rail station. The exterior of The Victoria Falls Hotel. View of the Victoria Falls sprays from the Victoria Falls Hotel as you enjoy their famous high tea. Victoria Falls at sunset. Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages in Nairobi.

Private day tour of the Cape Winelands. Private tour of Robben Island and Cape Town city.

Destinations visited
Cape Town Johannesburg Kenya Masai Mara Nairobi
13 days
Your Rovos Rail suite is a reminder that the glory days of travel are not quite over. Step off the train at Victoria Falls & prepare for the 'Smoke that Thunders'! Set close to the falls, the majestic Victoria Falls Hotels provides accommodation for two nights. A candle-lit mess tent replaces the train's dining car when you are on safari. Elephants are a constant feature of Botswana's landscape. Your tented camp accommodation is something that Hemingway would have approved of. You'll enjoy morning & afternoon game drives, searching for big cats & wild dogs. The spacious tented suites have everything you'll need for comfort while on safari.

Take a luxurious Rovos Rail train journey. Game viewing in Hwange National Park.

Destinations visited
Botswana Chobe National Park Hwange National Park Okavango Delta Savuti

Cape Town to Tanzania by Rail & Zanzibar

From $18,065 per person sharing
22 days
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Explore vibrant Cape Town. See Table Mountain & the Cape Winelands.

Destinations visited
Cape Town Dar es Salaam Madikwe South Africa Tanzania

Train Journey to Vic Falls

From $2,410 per person sharing
4 days
Rovos-Entrance-MainEntrance Rovos Rail's Pride of Africa ready for departure. The observation car on the Pride of Africa train. Rovos-Interior-Lounge1 The Royal Suite. High Tea on the train. Enjoy fine wines and dining aboard Rovos Rail. rovos-rail-royal-suite-bathroom-hres

Enjoy timeless elegance on the luxury Rovos Rail. Enjoy a welcome drink before departure.

Destinations visited
Botswana South Africa Zimbabwe

South Africa's Cape Town & Rovos Rail

From $3,965 per person sharing
8 days
Ellerman House pool terrace and hotel exterior. View of the ocean and city from Ellerman House. The exclusive Ellerman Wine Gallery is devoted to showcasing fine South African Wines. Ellerman House's sculptural wine cellar holds over 7000 bottles. Rovos Rail's Pride of Africa ready for departure. Rovos Rail journey through the mountains and landscapes of South Africa. The observation car on the Pride of Africa train. Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa.

Travel between Cape Town & Johannesburg by train. Enjoy a full-day Cape Point tour.

Destinations visited
Cape Town South Africa