Luxury Rail travel in Africa - Rovos Rail & the Blue Train

Relax with class and romance while you emulate privileged travellers from times gone by as they made their way through Africa on elegant trains. The trains - which may be hauled by steam, diesel or electric locomotives at various stages of the journey - accommodate their passengers in the most outstanding and spectacular suites.

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Rovos Rail

The most spacious and luxurious train suites on offer anywhere in the world today are available from Rovos Rail offering two exquisitely rebuilt Classic trains, each carrying up to 72 passengers. The attention to period d├ęcor and traditional furnishings in the dining, lounge and observation cars deliver an air of opulence, grandeur and class.

The rail journeys depart from Pretoria and Cape Town in South Africa to various destinations across the continent including Victoria Falls in Zambia, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Swakopmund in Namibia. Excursions are offered en-route on journeys, ranging from village and city tours to museum visits and golf.

The Blue Train

The magnificent Blue Train has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service taking guests through some of the most breath taking countryside to be found anywhere in the world. The suites on The Blue Train live up to its reputation for magnificence and splendour. The finest bed linen, marble tiles and gold fittings in the bathrooms and sheer opulence all ensure that guests will never forget the time they spend on The Blue Train.

As the ever-changing scenery flashes past the windows, guests can savour exquisite meals freshly prepared on board by top chefs.

The Blue Train runs a scheduled service from Cape Town to Pretoria, in the north, as well as Cape Town to Durban. Chartered routes are also available.

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