Luxury Rail Travel Itineraries In Africa

Robert Louis Stevenson famously said "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move", and this can never be truer than when traveling on a luxury train. Of course, you can go somewhere too and you can go in style!

Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail has earned a reputation for classic journeys lasting 24 hours to a fortnight, linking some of Africa's greatest destinations - Cape Town and Dar-es-Salaam, game reserves and Victoria Falls, Namibia and the Karoo, the Garden Route and Swaziland. They also run periodic Cape to Cairo journeys – a legendary 28-day adventure.

The Blue Train

Since its inception the Blue Train has been synonymous with elegance and luxury – its name has become associated with the ultimate in comfort and personal service. The suites on the Blue Train live up to its reputation, and each coach has a butler on call to attend to your needs and ensure that your experience is as memorable and comfortable as possible.

The Luxury Rail Travel Package

Crisp white table linen, silver cutlery, fine china and crystal glasses all evoke a bygone age. Dining on the move is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and we’re not talking airline meals here. Fine dining complemented by fine wines are what’s on offer on and Rovos Rail and The Blue Train. All of the suites and compartments on The Blue Train and Rovos Rail have private ensuite bathroom facilities, many of them have permanent beds and easy chairs and all of them have a touch of class. If you’re feeling flush (or flash) why not charter one of the trains for a special occasion or corporate event?

The Desert Express in Namibia can honestly not be described as luxury, but it is nevertheless a great experience and considerably cheaper than its more illustrious South African counterparts. It’s worth considering if you’re a fan of rail travel.

Take a look at this excellent Botswana and South Africa itinerary featuring a Safari, Luxury Rail and Cape Town