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Rovos Rail & Blue Train South Africa - Luxury Trains Shongololo

Luxury Trains - Rovos Rail & Blue Train

Sometimes there is nothing better than leaving the modern world behind and taking a step  back in time to a bygone era, when the very best way to see a new destination is through the window of a luxurious railway carriage. Today, Southern Africa’s most famous Luxury Trains retain the enticing elegance of their eminent heritage, but now also offer all the latest in comfort, modern facilities and exquisite fine dining.
 
The wood panelled Rovos Rail train journeys across Southern Africa at a leisurely pace. The reconditioned, historic Victorian Rhodesian Railways carriages, with traditional observation car, provide a delightful way of viewing the unfolding landscapes. Staff will cater for your every need as you enjoy superb service and delicious food and wine – everything from cocktails and formal dinners, to mouth-watering afternoon teas. Dress code is formal in the evenings, which adds a touch of panache. Journeys include Pretoria to Cape Town, Durban, Victoria Falls, Namibia and Dar Es Salaam, with three different cabin styles - Pullman, Deluxe or Royal.
 
The Blue Train South Africa offers superb comfort and luxury, travelling at a faster pace as you watch the breathtaking scenery from the comfort of your carriage. This is one of the most relaxing ways of travelling across South Africa. Simply order your gin and tonic at the Club Bar and chat to fellow travellers in the observation lounge, as the passing countryside unfolds. The Blue Train's main journey is from Pretoria to Cape Town, with two cabin styles available – Deluxe or Luxury. The train has a partially accessible carriage with a narrow wheelchair designed to pass through the passageway, but some lifting is involved.
 
For advice and a quote on Rovos Rail & Blue Train South Africa luxury train holidays, call our frendly team on 01582 766 122.
 
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BLUE TRAIN SOUTH AFRICA JOURNEY:
 
Pretoria to Cape Town – 2 days
(Regular departures in both directions)
Travel through the goldfields of the Witwatersrand and the farmlands of the Free State to spectacular Cape Town. On the southbound journey, disembark at Kimberley to visit the famous Big Hole and Open Mine Museum. On the northbound journey, disembark at the Victorian village at Matjiesfontein. Savour some of the best scenery in South Africa, as you travel through the dramatic Du Toits Kloof Pass and the Cape Winelands to Cape Town.
 
ROVOS RAIL JOURNEYS:
 
Pretoria to Cape Town – 3 days
(Regular departures in both directions)
Travel nearly 1,000 miles through the gold rich Highveld, the haunting scenery of the Great Karoo, spectacular mountains and vineyards to scenic Cape Town. Disembark at Kimberley to visit to the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole. Also disembark at the preserved Victorian village of Matjiesfontein, before savouring your first view of Table Mountain on arrival in Cape Town.
 
Pretoria to Victoria Falls – 4 days
(Regular departures in both directions)
Travel through the goldfields of the Witwatersrand, the rolling Magaliesberg Mountains and Mafikeng, northwards to Gaborone in Botswana. Cross the Tropic of Capricorn and travel through Mahalapye and Serule to the Zimbabwean border at Plumtree. Disembark at Hwange National Park for a thrilling game drive, before arriving at the journeys end – the incomparable Victoria Falls.
 
Pretoria to Durban – 3 days
(Jan to April & Sept to Nov: regular departures in both directions)
Travel through the farmlands of the Free State and rolling hills of KwaZulu Natal. Disembark for a big-five game drive at Nambiti Game Reserve and a tour of the historic Spioenkop battlefield, with an equestrian display at Ardmore Ceramics. Continue through the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Durban, set on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean.
 
South Africa to Namibia – 9 days
(One departure per year in each direction)
Travel across the vast Kalahari to the spectacular deserts and canyons of Namibia, disembarking for sightseeing in Kimberley, Upington and the Fish River Canyon. Fly from Windhoek to see the sand dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, before re-joining the train to Etosha National Park and Swakopmund.
 
Golf Safari – 9 days
(Four departures per year)
Combine luxury train travel with playing golf at Hans Merensky, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Royal Swaziland, Durban Beachwood, Champagne Sport in the Drakensberg Mountains and at Sun City, with game viewing in Zululand and sightseeing for non-golfers.
 
South Africa Collage / Golf Collage – 9 days
(Two departures per year in both directions)
Travel the length of South Africa by luxury train, sightseeing or playing golf in Mpumalanga, Swaziland, Zululand and Durban, before continuing via Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth and Fancourt on the Garden Route, and onwards to beautiful Cape Town.
 
Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town – 14 days
(One departure per year in each direction)
This epic journey starts in East Africa’s Tanzania, travelling by luxury train through the Selous Game Reserve and the Great Rift Valley to Zambia. Disembark at the magnificent Victoria Falls, before continuing through Zimbabwe and Botswana. Enjoy two nights at a big-five game lodge in Madikwe before continuing through South Africa to Cape Town.
Nostalgic Rovos Rail Train: Pretoria to Cape Town
9YA7J
7 NIGHTS
FROM £1,895
International flights quoted separately
Enjoy luxury train travel from a bygone era, as you journey aboard the nostalgic Rovos Rail from Pretoria to beautiful Cape Town - travelling over 1,000 miles through some of South Africa's most spectacular scenery. Disembark at the diamond mining town of Kimberley. Journey available in both directions in Pullman, Deluxe or Royal suite.
Rovos Rail Cape Town Luxury Train Journeys South Africa
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Capital Park Station
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Luxury Train
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Pretoria
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All Inclusive
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Kimberley
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Big Hole Tour
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Flamingos
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Du Toits Kloof Tunnel
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Paarl
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Cape Town
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Capital Park Station
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Luxury Train
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Pretoria
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All Inclusive
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Kimberley
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Big Hole Tour
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Flamingos
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Du Toits Kloof Tunnel
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Paarl
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Cape Town
Tren Crucero Train - Quito to Guayaquil
EYD7Q
7 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
International flights quoted separately
The iconic Tren Crucero train travels the length of Ecuador, starting in the historic colonial city of Quito and journeying through the spectacular Avenue of the Volcanoes to the port city of Guayaquil - the gateway to the Galapagos Islands. See spectacular Andean scenery and absorb the local culture, staying at local haciendas along the way. All transfers included.
Photo Tren Crucero Train Ecuador Quito Galapagos & Avenue of the Volcanoes Guayaquil Photo
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Quito
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Centre of the World
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Train of Wonders
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Otavalo excursion
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Tren Crucero Train
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Avenue of Volcanoes
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Cotopaxi National Park
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Andean Highlands
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Devils Nose
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Guayaquil
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Quito
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Centre of the World
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Train of Wonders
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Otavalo excursion
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Tren Crucero Train
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Avenue of Volcanoes
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Cotopaxi National Park
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Andean Highlands
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Devils Nose
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Guayaquil
Blue Train: Pretoria to Cape Town + East Cape Safari
9YC10J
10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,395
International flights quoted separately
Enjoy a luxury train journey aboard the modern Blue Train in South Africa, through the vast landscapes of the Karoo and the mountains of the winelands to beautiful Cape Town. Complete your holiday with an exciting malaria free Big-5 safari in the Eastern Cape. Regular departures in both directions in a Deluxe or Luxury suite. All transfers and game drives included.
Blue Train South Africa Holidays Best Prices Special Offers Deals Packages
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Blue Train
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Pretoria
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Kimberley
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Big Hole
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Cape Town
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Eastern Cape
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Private Game Reserve
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Malaria Free Safari
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Port Elizabeth
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Blue Train
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Pretoria
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Kimberley
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Big Hole
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Cape Town
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Eastern Cape
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Private Game Reserve
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Malaria Free Safari
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Port Elizabeth
Nostalgic Rovos Rail Train:Pretoria to Durban + Safari
9YF7J
7 NIGHTS
FROM £2,395
International flights quoted separately
Board the Rovos Rail for this nostalgic train journey to Durban, travelling through scenic KwaZulu Natal. Disembark at Ladysmith for a game drive or a visit to the Boer War battlefield at Spioenkop. Complete your holiday with a Big-5 safari. Selected departures in both directions, travelling in Pullman, Deluxe or Royal suite. All game drives and transfers included.
Rovos Rail Train Durban South Africa Luxury Safari Holiday Vacation
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Rovos Rail Train
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Capital Park Station
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Pretoria
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KwaZulu Natal
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Ladysmith
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Spionkop Boer Battlefield
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Nambiti Game Reserve
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Durban
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Ballito
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Zululand Safari
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Rovos Rail Train
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Capital Park Station
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Pretoria
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KwaZulu Natal
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Ladysmith
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Spionkop Boer Battlefield
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Nambiti Game Reserve
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Durban
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Ballito
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Zululand Safari
Kruger Safari + Cape Town + Luxury Rovos Rail Train
9YK10M
10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,595
International flights quoted separately
Combine a luxury train journey of a bygone age, with a safari in the famous Kruger National Park and a holiday in breathtaking Cape Town. Ascend Table Mountain by cable car, tour the wine estates of Stellenbosch & Franschhoek, and visit Cape Point. Regular departures in both directions in a Pullman, Luxury or Royal suite. All transfers and game drives included.
Rovos Rail Train South Africa Cape Town Kruger National Park Safari
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Kruger National Park
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Big 5 Safari
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Cape Town
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Cape Point
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Du Toits Kloof Tunnel
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Maatjiesfontein
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Kimberley
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Big Hole Tour
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Pretoria
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Kruger National Park
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Big 5 Safari
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Cape Town
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Cape Point
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Du Toits Kloof Tunnel
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Maatjiesfontein
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Kimberley
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Big Hole Tour
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Pretoria
Mexico: El Chepe Train + Copper Canyon + Yucatan
FRH12M
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,795
International flights quoted separately
Embark on one of the most famous train journeys in the world aboard 'El Chepe' - the Chihuahua-Pacifico train that travels for 15 hours through the spectacular landscapes of the green Copper Canyon in northern Mexico. Also visit historic Mexico City, before relaxing on the glorious beaches of the Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula, or Baja California. Train and all transfers included.
El Chepe Copper Canyon Train Mexico City  Chihuahua Yucatan Photo
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Mexico City
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Zócalo Plaza
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Templo Maya
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Chihuahua
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El Chepe Train
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Copper Canyon
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Divisaderos
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Los Mochis
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Riviera Maya beaches
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Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins
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Mexico City
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Zócalo Plaza
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Templo Maya
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Chihuahua
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El Chepe Train
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Copper Canyon
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Divisaderos
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Los Mochis
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Riviera Maya beaches
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Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins
Classic Peru: Lake Titicaca + Machu Picchu + Amazon
PRA15L
15 NIGHTS
FROM £2,995
International flights quoted separately
This classic holiday covers the key sights of Peru, including a night on the luxury Belmond train. Travel from the white city of Arequipa to Colca Canyon, with its gigantic condors, to Lake Titicaca where you can visit Uros & Taquile islands. Then board your luxury train to Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Finish with a visit to the Amazon jungle. English speaking city guides, all transfers, trains & excursions included.
Peruvian Amazon Frog Andean Explorer Train Lake Titicaca Cusco Peru Colca Canyon
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Lima
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Arequipa
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Colca Canyon Condors
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Lake Titicaca
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Uros & Taquile Islands
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Andean Explorer Train
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Cusco
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Sacred Valley
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Machu Picchu
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Amazon Basin
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Lima
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Arequipa
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Colca Canyon Condors
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Lake Titicaca
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Uros & Taquile Islands
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Andean Explorer Train
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Cusco
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Sacred Valley
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Machu Picchu
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Amazon Basin
Nostalgic Rovos Rail Train to Victoria Falls + Safari
9YE9J
9 NIGHTS
FROM £3,195
International flights quoted separately
Take a journey aboard the Rovos Rail - a train from a bygone era. Travel from Pretoria northwards through Southern Africa, finishing at the iconic Victoria Falls. View wildlife by boat on the Zambezi River & walk in the rainforests that surround the falls, before a Big-5 safari in Hwange Game Reserve. Regular departures in both directions in Pullman, Deluxe or Royal suite. All transfers & game drives included.
Victoria Falls Luxury Train Rovos Rail South Africa Zimbabwe
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Capital Park Station, Pretoria
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Rovos Rail Train
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Botswana
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Plumbtree, Zimbabwe
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Victoria Falls
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Zambezi Cruise
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Adventure Activities
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Hwange Game Reserve
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Lions
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Elephants
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Capital Park Station, Pretoria
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Rovos Rail Train
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Botswana
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Plumbtree, Zimbabwe
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Victoria Falls
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Zambezi Cruise
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Adventure Activities
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Hwange Game Reserve
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Lions
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Elephants
Blue Train: Big-5 Safari + Pretoria to Cape Town
9YD12J
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,295
International flights quoted separately
Travel on the luxury Blue Train across South Africa to beautiful Cape Town where you can visit the Stellenbosch Winelands, ascend Table Mountain by cable car and see penguins, seals and whales in season. Then complete you holiday with a luxury Big Five safari in Mpumalanga, with optional sleepout under the stars. Journey available in both directions: Deluxe or Luxury.
South Africa Blue Train Safari Holidays Vacations Cape Town Kruger National Park Pretoria
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Pretoria
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Blue Train
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Kimberley
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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V&A Waterfront
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Kruger National Park
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Big 5
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Game Drives
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Pretoria
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Blue Train
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Kimberley
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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V&A Waterfront
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Kruger National Park
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Big 5
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Game Drives
Rovos Rail Golf Train: Sun City + Durban + Kruger
9YO9J
9 NIGHTS
FROM £3,395
International flights quoted separately
Four times a year golfers can enjoy this spectacular journey aboard the luxury Rovos Rail travelling through South Africa. Play on championship golf courses, enjoy a safari in Hluhluwe & many other thrilling experiences. All transfers & golf excursions included, with full programme of activities for non-golfers. Advance booking essential in Pullman, Deluxe or Royal suite.
Golf Train South Africa Rovos Rail Golfing Safari Sun City Durban
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Rovos Rail Train
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Pretoria
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Hans Merensky
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Swaziland
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Hluhluwe Safari
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St Lucia
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Durban
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Ladysmith
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Drakensberg
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Sun City
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Rovos Rail Train
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Pretoria
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Hans Merensky
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Swaziland
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Hluhluwe Safari
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St Lucia
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Durban
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Ladysmith
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Drakensberg
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Sun City
Shongololo Train: Pretoria to Namibia
9YF14P
14 NIGHTS
FROM £3,796
International flights quoted separately
Journey across Namibia & South Africa in the renovated Shongololo Train. Starting from Pretoria, visit Kimberley, Upington & Fish River Canyon, before travelling through the Kalahati & Namib to Luderitz & Sossusvlei. Visit Windhoek & enjoy a night at a safari lodge in Etosha. All off-train excursions included. 2 departures per year in each direction.
Photo Shongololo Train Namibia Pretoria South Africa
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Pretoria
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Kimberley Big Hole
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Fish River Canyon
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Luderitz & Kolmanskop
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Kalahari
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Sossusvlei Sand Dunes
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Windhoek
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Etosha National Park
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Walvis Bay
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Swakopmund
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Pretoria
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Kimberley Big Hole
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Fish River Canyon
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Luderitz & Kolmanskop
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Kalahari
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Sossusvlei Sand Dunes
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Windhoek
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Etosha National Park
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Walvis Bay
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Swakopmund
Nostalgic Rovos Rail Train - South Africa to Namibia
9YN11J
11 NIGHTS
FROM £4,095
International flights quoted separately
Once a year this luxury rail journey travels through Kimberley and vast desert scenery of the Kalahari to the Fish River Canyon. Disembark for a light aircraft flight & overnight stay at the dunes of Sossusvlei, and a suberb safari at Etosha, before relaxing in Swakopmund. All activities included. Departs April/May in both directions. Pullman, Deluxe or Royal suites. Early booking essential.
Luxury Train Namibia South Africa Rovos Rail Holidays Vacations
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Pretoria
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Rovos Rail
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Kimberley
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Flamingos
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Rhino
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Kalahari
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Masai Mara
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Lion
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Etosha Safari
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Swakopmund
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Pretoria
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Rovos Rail
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Kimberley
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Flamingos
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Rhino
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Kalahari
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Masai Mara
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Lion
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Etosha Safari
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Swakopmund
Luxury Rovos Rail Train - Grand South Africa (Pta-CT)
9YM14J
14 NIGHTS
FROM £4,295
International flights quoted separately
Twice a year the Rovos Rail embarks on an epic journey across South Africa, with diverse game viewing in the Kruger, Hluhluwe & Addo Game Reserves. Your trip includes the battlefield at Spionkop, the beautiful Garden Route & finishes in vibrant Cape Town. Golfing journey also availables. Departs May & November in Pullman, Deluxe or Royal suite. All activities included. Early booking essential.
South Africa Luxury Train Rovos Rail Cape Town Garden Route
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Pretoria
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Kruger National Park
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Swaziland
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Hluhluwe Game Reserve
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Durban
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Bloemfontein
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Addo Elephant Park
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Oudtshoorn
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George
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Cape Town
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Pretoria
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Kruger National Park
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Swaziland
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Hluhluwe Game Reserve
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Durban
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Bloemfontein
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Addo Elephant Park
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Oudtshoorn
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George
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Cape Town
Luxury Rovos Journey: Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town
9YL19T
19 NIGHTS
FROM £9,995
International flights quoted separately
Experience a classic luxury train journey travelling from Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town. Pass through the great Selous Game Reserve and Zambia, before stopping at the spectacular Victoria Falls - one of the 7 wonders of the world. Continue through Botswana to South Africa. Two departures per year in each direction - Pullman, Deluxe or Royal suite. Early booking essential.
Rovos Rail Dar Es Salaam Cape Town Luxury Train South Africa
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Dar Es Salaam
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Selous
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Zambia
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Victoria Falls
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Botswana
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Madikwe
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Pretoria
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Kimberley
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Dar Es Salaam
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Selous
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Zambia
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Victoria Falls
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Botswana
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Madikwe
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Pretoria
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Kimberley
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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