South Africa is well-known for its beautiful beaches, natural scenery, and ample wildlife-sightings on safaris. One unique way to see all of this and more is on a luxury train journey across the country. There are a few railways operating from different cities around South Africa, but our top favourites are Rovos Rail, self-proclaimed as the most luxurious train in the world; and Shongololo Express, the sister train and more modest option to Rovos Rail.
Both trains offer a selection of trips around South Africa and neighbouring countries including Namibia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The trips range from three to 15 day journeys and feature an assortment of activities and attractions. Victoria Falls, Kimberley’s Big Hole, safaris, boat cruises and golf excursions are but a few of the exciting things you can look forward to.
For guests who want to experience the utmost in railway luxury, Rovos Rail is the way to go. From the grandeur accommodation and facilities to the excellent service, Rovos Rail is the epitome of five-star travel. Aside from the luxury sleeper cabins, the train also comprises of a lounge car, two dining cars, smoking lounge and observation car. The train even has a dress-code and a no-mobile-device policy in the common areas.