South Africa Rail Journeys & Holidays

Unforgettable journeys on Rovos Rail, the Blue Train and the Shongololo Express

South Africa Rail Journeys

You’re spoilt for choice in South Africa, home to three of the world’s great rail journeys. Which will you experience first?

  • The Blue Train – travel from Pretoria to Cape Town or Kruger National Park
  • Rovos Rail – classic routes within South Africa and to Victoria Falls
  • Shongololo Express – rail holidays with game drives and excursions included

With FREEDOM, you can book your rail journey, flights, hotel accommodation and any extra safari tours or experiences as one tailor made, ATOL protected package. Just let us know what you would like to do.

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Freedom Favourites

Six of our customers' favourite South African rail journeys and holidays.

Observation Car, Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail - to Victoria Falls

Pretoria | Hwange National Park | Victoria Falls

Luxury Rail Journey 4 days from £1629
Rovos Rail Pullman Cabin

Rovos Rail - Durban Safari

Pretoria | Durban

Luxury Rail Journey 3 days from £1235
South Africa Winelands

Rovos Rail Escape

Pretoria | Cape Town | Garden Route | Port Elizabeth

Holiday Idea 10 days from £2459
Fine dining Blue Train

Blue Train - Cape Town to Pretoria

Cape Town | Karoo | Kimberley | Pretoria

Luxury Rail Journey 3 days from £1095
The Blue Train, South Africa

Blue Train Escape

Cape Town | Pretoria | Kruger National Park

Holiday Idea 10 days from £3099
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Shongololo - Southern Cross

Pretoria | Kruger | Maputo | eSwatini | Great Zimbabwe | Matopos | Hwange | Victoria Falls

Rail Holiday 12 days from £4495

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