The Luxury Trains of South Africa

2 days
FROM £ 680

The Luxury Trains of South Africa

The Blue Train is an elegant moving five star hotel known for its classic style and sensational gourmet dining. You are looked after for the duration of your trip by a personal butler.

Rovos Rail has three classically built trains each hosting 72 guests in beautiful carriages and a choice of three suites, all with Butler service. Its journey from Pretoria to Cape Town takes two nights.

The Real Africa Trust works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness as well as raising funds for specific projects. Partners include Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino, The Sheldrick Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana and Animals saving Animals. You can find out more on our Conservation pages. On behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust.

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You board your train and are shown by your attendant to your suite. On the Blue Train your personal butler will convert this day lounge into your en suite in the evening as you dine. On Rovos you can walk to the stunning Observation Car complete with open air balcony. Both trains offer fine dining and bar cars.

DAY 2 or 3

Cape Town
On arrival in Cape Town you disembark and travel on to your next destination. This is day 2 on the Blue Train and day 3 on Rovos Rail.
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  • Accommodation in private suite
  • Full board when on train
Not Included: Flights, travel insurance, visa, drinks, items of a personal nature.

Price Guide

  • The Blue Train: An overnight journey from Pretoria to Cape Town starts at £680 per person sharing travelling in Low Season (May 2017)
  • Rovos Rail: An overnight journey from Pretoria to Cape Town starts at £870 per person sharing travelling in Low Season (May 2017)

This is based on the accommodation, domestic flights and transfers as listed. Should these not be available, the price will increase. For an exact quotation and itinerary for the dates you require, please do get in touch.

Flight costs from the UK range between £800 - £1,200 per person depending on the time of year you travel. We can easily arrange international flights for you if required - our airline partners offer special rates throughout the year so please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates and preferences.




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