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South Africa Rail Holidays

South Africa Rail Holidays

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It’s fair to say that South Africa is a country of great variety, but at the same time that doesn’t really do this spectacular nation the justice that it deserves. There aren’t many places in the world that you can hop from District Six to Big Five, wild bushveld to spectacular coastline, delicious wine and world-class cuisine at dinner to spotting lions and elephants before breakfast…you get the picture.

Whether you love the cosmopolitan air of the Cape, wish to find yourself in the huge landscapes of the Kruger and Blyde River or soaking up the scenery of the Garden Route, a holiday in South Africa is always filled to the brim with adventure.

The amount of rail travel you'll be enjoying varies from tour to tour. You may be exploring a country travelling predominantly by train or perhaps just getting a flavour of how the locals get about with one or two select journeys. We've also included those tours that include a journey on iconic scenic trains. Take a look at the tour inclusions to see how many rail journeys you'll be enjoying in each instance.

South Africa Railways

Rail Travel in South Africa

Rail Travel in South Africa

Rail travel is an often-overlooked way to explore South Africa, but it can be a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable way to see those incredible landscapes that you would miss by flying. Sleeper trains run between Johannesburg and Cape Town via Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London, while there are also luxury options like the world famous Rovos Rail and Blue Train, which are amazing experiences in themselves. Just another layer of adventure in an adventure-filled land!
Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail

The Rovos Rail is a five-star nod to a bygone era of elegant, extravagant travel, the vintage wooden panelled coaches exuding a romance that has long been lost in the modern world. Climbing onboard, you’ll be shown to your superbly appointed suite – of which there are 36 – where you’ll find the perfect combination of original features and modern conveniences, and lashings of five-star luxury.

Then, you can while away your days watching the spectacular scenery slink by from the privacy of your bedroom or make your way to the convivial lounge or observation cars for even better views, squashy sofas and your favourite tipple.    

Add on the Rovos Rail's spectacular Victoria Falls Journey to our Kruger to Cape Explored tour.