• Rovos Rail train and scenery
  • Boarding Rovos Rail
  • Rovos Rail observation car
  • Watching impala from Rovos Rail
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Rovos Rail Pretoria to Cape Town

4 days from £1700pp plus international flights.

A 51-hour rail journey from Pretoria to Cape Town travelling on board the famous Rovos Rail, known for its luxurious accommodation and fine service.

  • Travel aboard one of the world's most luxurious trains
  • Relish the space and privacy of your suite
  • Enjoy delicious food and wine
  • Visit the famous diamond centre of Kimberley
  • Scenic mountain and winelands of the Cape

A classic rail journey from Pretoria to Cape Town on board one of the most luxurious trains in the world, South Africa's famous Rovos Rail. You'll travel the 1,600 kilometres in the finest style, pampered by unobtrusive staff and in full air conditioned comfort.

Your Pullman Suite is a cosy, wood panelled refuge by night, and converts to a private carriage with a comfy sofa-seat by the window during the day. You'll have a private shower room and 24-hour room service.

With lounge cars and a spacious observation car with large picture windows, there is plenty of space where you can relax, enjoy the company of other guests and admire the splendid scenery. Meals are served in the elegant dining car and give you the opportunity to savour the chef's fine gastronomy. Dinner is a splendid affair, with men donning jackets and ties and women in the finest evening dresses and jewels, sitting down to a candlelit meal. Interiors of polished wood and carpeted floors, with leather sofas, elegant light fittings and vases full of cut flowers add an air of refinement.

Your journey is punctuated with stops at the famous diamond mining centre of Kimberley, now a museum and open-air visitor centre, and the lovely historic village of Matjiesfontein, a National Heritage site, founded in 1884 by the legendary Scottish railway man James Douglas Logan. Finally you'll pull in to Cape Town station's platform 24 at 6pm on day 3, ready for the next phase of your South African holiday.

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Where you could be staying

Below is where you will stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made safari, we can sometimes change to a different property before the train journey if you prefer,, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

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