Rovos Rail

3 day Rail Journey - from £1235

Experience the golden era of travel on the beautifully restored and all inclusive Rovos Rail. Relax in the classically styled bar or open air observation lounge and watch as the South African landscape unfolds before you.


  • Mine Museum at Kimberley
  • Matjiesfontein village tour
  • The beauty of the Great Karoo
  • Game drives at Nambiti Conservancy
  • Impressive and iconic Victoria Falls
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Evening meals are an occasion with silver service and fine cuisine, accompanied by outstanding South African wines. The sleeper coaches continue the traditional theme with beautiful wood panelled suites and modern conveniences such as private ensuite shower rooms. There is a mini bar stocked with your choice of beverages as well as a safe and 24 hour room service.

Choose from multiple Rovos Rail itineraries:

Cape Town to Pretoria

3 day Classic Rovos Rail from £1235
A three day, 1600km journey from Cape Town. Travel through spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands, through the barren beauty of the Great Karoo and the Highveld grasslands. Stops are made at the historic village of Matjiesfontein with its impressive museum, and Kimberley where you will enjoy a visit to the Diamond Mine and its visitor centre.

Pretoria to Durban

3 day Battlefields & Game from £1235
A three day journey travelling through the beautiful scenery of Kwazulu Natal. Pass the imposing Drakensberg mountains before stopping for a game drive at the Nambiti Conservancy, a big 5 malaria-free reserve.

Continue onto Ladysmith to disembark for a choice of either a game drive in Spionkop Reserve or a battlefield tour led by an expert guide. The final stop is at Ardmore Ceramics before travelling through the ‘Valley of a Thousand Hills’ to Durban and the Indian Ocean.

Pretoria to Victoria Falls

4 day Southern Africa Adventure from £1629
This four day adventure winds its way from Pretoria through Warmbaths and Nylstroom and continues over the Tropic of Capricorn, before reaching the border with Zimbabwe. After border formalities, the journey meanders through scenic countryside towards Bulawayo, before continuing along one of the longest stretches of straight railway line in the world at 114km.

A stop is made at Hwange National Park for a game drive to go in search of the Park’s renowned wildlife, before journey’s end at the magnificent Victoria Falls where there are many activities available.

3 day Rail Journey - from £1235

Optional Upgrades

Enjoy a Pullman Cabin as standard, complete with a sofa that converts into twin upper and lower berth or a double bed. Alternatively, choose to upgrade to:

Deluxe Cabins are larger with a lounge area and either twin or double beds – from £1869.

Royal Suites are half a carriage in size with a double bed and larger bathroom with Victorian style bath – from £2489.

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Depending on rail traffic, this journey may need to re-route. Flights not included. Discounted flights available from most UK airports.

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Enjoy the iconic Rovos Rail on a choice of journeys across South Africa. Relax in the classically styled bar or open air observation lounge and watch as the South African landscape unfolds before you.

Experiences include:

  • Observation car
  • Lounge car
  • All meals and drinks
  • Off train excursions
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Suites with private facilities


  • Mondays and Saturdays from Cape Town to Pretoria
  • Wednesdays and Fridays from Pretoria to Cape Town
  • Selected Fridays from Pretoria to Durban
  • Mondays from Durban to Pretoria (except May – Jul & Dec)
  • Selected Thursdays from Pretoria to Victoria Falls
  • Sundays from Victoria Falls to Pretoria

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