Rail Holidays in South Africa

T ravelling by train through South Africa is one of the best ways to truly appreciate the diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent. Take the famous Blue Train between Pretoria and Cape Town – a 27-hour journey of 994 miles – passing through awe-inspiring mountain ranges and lush winelands. Combine this unforgettable journey with stays in both Pretoria and Cape Town to take in the sights and scenery of these two beautiful and historic cities. We can also offer Rovos Rail luxury private train journeys. Please call for details.

Itineraries in South Africa

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10 Days
  • Pretoria
  • Cape Town
Enjoy a luxurious journey across South Africa aboard the famous Blue Train. Round off your trip with four days in Cape Town, with time to explore its history and breathtaking scenery.
From £2,799
10 Days
  • Cape Town
  • Pretoria
Fly into Cape Town and enjoy four days at leisure to explore this beautifully situated city. Then board the iconic Blue Train for an unforgettable journey through the landscapes of South Africa to Pretoria, with a stop at Kimberley Diamond Mines along the way.
From £2,799

Day trips in South Africa

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Full Day Cape Peninsular Tour

Enjoy a day out of Cape Town including highlights such as the Cape of Good Hope, Simon's Town and the penguin colony on Boulder's Beach, Hout Bay and Kirstenbosch Botantical Gardens.

from £70 per person
Cape Winelands Tour from Cape Town

Enjoy a pick-up from your hotel and a full day out exploring the main growing areas of the Western Cape. Your tour includes visits to Stellenbosch and Franschoek along with two wine estate visits, with tastings.

from £70 per person
Half Day Robben Island Tour

Robben Island has been an asylum, a garrison and most recently a prison for political prisoners including Nelson Mandela. Take the ferry here for a tour, given by an ex-prisoner.

from £40 per person
3-Day Safari Tour

Extend your holiday with a safari from Pretoria or Johannesburg to Kruger National Park. We can offer a range of safari packages to lodges like