Why not view South Africa from a unique perspective? Climb aboard any of the luxury trains available in South Africa and prepare for an unforgettable African train safari. Encounter a range of scenic splendours such as the majestic Victoria Falls, the awe-inspiring desert landscapes of Namibia and the stark beauty of the Karoo region, the lush cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal and the magnificent Garden Route in South Africa.All of this is possible when taking a train safari through South Africa or Southern Africa. Enjoy the comfort of never having to pack and unpack or drive! Choose the level of luxury and type of train safari that suits you and enjoy a unique African safari.
Rail and Train Safari in Southern Africa
Take a luxury train safari on the magnificent Rovos Rail through South Africa, or explore Southern Africa on the splendid Shongololo Express and for true opulence, take a trip with the luxurious Blue Train.
Rovos RailRovos Rail is one of South Africa's finest luxury trains, and offers you an unbeatable luxury train safari. Rovos Rail operates 2 classic trains of 20 superbly restored coaches, half of which date back to the 1920s.
These magnificent trains may be hauled by steam, diesel or electric locomotives at various stages of the luxury train safari and they carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 luxurious suites. Another luxury train, the 13-coach, 42-berth Edwardian, is available year round for charter.Guests of Rovos Rail can truly relax in the spacious and elegant suites. The suites are equipped with all the necessary amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Shongololo ExpressShongololo Express provides a very special rail safari experience for visitors to Southern Africa. Shongololo train safari tours traverse 7 countries in Southern Africa: South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Discover some of the most beautiful places in Southern Africa. All the requirements you may need for a superb holiday are provided for you on this Shongololo rail safari.
Shongololo Express has designed 4 product ranges to satisfy different time frames as well as a variety of locales, tastes and interests for your African rail safari. Guests of the Shongololo train will travel comfortably and securely during the night and in the morning awake each morning at a new and exciting destination.Read more about Rovos Rail and the Shongololo Express
The Blue TrainThe Blue Train has become the last word in sophistication, first class comfort and 5 star luxury. Climb aboard this luxurious train and prepare for an opulent ride. The Blue Train has become a symbol of luxury, sophistication and technological progress.
Constructed primarily in South Africa, this luxury train incorporates the latest railway technology from Britain and Germany. Combined with The Blue Train's reputation for comfort and excellent service, the cuisine, crisp Irish linen, crystal and silverware, enhance the pleasure of luxury train travel in the heart of some of the world's most rugged and spectacular scenery.
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