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

Tailor Made Rail
  • 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 £1,699
  • Cape Town
  • Pretoria
Spend time in the vibrant city of Cape Town, with its fabulous setting between Table Mountain and the ocean. Then embark on one of the world's most luxurious train journeys with Rovos Rail, heading through South Africa to Pretoria.
From £1,699
  • Pretoria
  • Victoria Falls
Take a fabulous journey from South Africa's administrative capital Pretoria to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Victoria Falls in luxury and style with Rovos Rail. Why not combine this holiday with a journey from Cape Town to Pretoria?
From £1,899
10 Days
  • Cape Town
  • Pretoria
Enjoy four days at leisure to explore the beautifully situated city of Cape Town. 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 £2,299

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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

Blogs About South Africa

8 Apr, 2020
The Mother City of South Africa, Cape Town sits proudly at the end of the African continent and boasts a rich cultural heritage in a cosmopolitan setting.