Embarking on a train journey through the exotic landscapes of a country can be a more riveting experience than simply catching a flight. Come to think of South Africa, the pleasure of delving in such an affair can be all the more overwhelming. The country is blessed with some of the most beautiful landscapes and various rail tours offer the perfect experience.

Rail Tours in South Africa

Rovos Rail 

The Rovos Rail, termed as one of the most luxurious of its kind, takes you through the fabulous countryside and enchanting landscapes of South Africa and far beyond. The train departs from Cape Town and passes through Durban, Kimberly, Johannesburg and Pretoria. You will catch rare sights of some of the world’s famous diamond mines, the Victoria Falls, game reserves of Mpumalanga, famous vineyards and lofty mountains. The train can accommodate 72 passengers and is an ode to beautiful craftsmanship.  Full size windows allow one to take in the scenic beauty of the terrain. The cuisines prepared by the chefs on board can give the best restaurants a run for their money. Truly, this train screams luxury. 

Shongololo Express

This fabulous train takes ones through South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia. The journey offers a truly African experience by treating you to the sights of mesmerizing landscapes. The train offers suite-type accommodation, with the option of single and double bed. There is also a separate lounge for smoking. The carriages redefine luxury and the dining experience is equally delightful. The Good Hope Adventure is a perfect way to explore the South African countryside while the Southern Cross journey will let you witness the mighty Victoria Falls on the way through several countries. Dune Adventure with Shongololo takes one through the beautiful stretches of Namibia.

The Blue Train

The Blue Train, rooted in royalty, is beautiful, luxurious and safe. The train goes through stunning landscapes on its journey to Cape Town from Pretoria. Ranging from deserts to grasslands, mountains to rivers, you will witness majestic scenery all along the way. The suites are classy and spacious with heated bathroom floors. Moreover, you can choose from an array of entertainment options on offer right in the comfort of your suite. A butler is present at all times for every coach. The dining experience is a true delight as food is prepared by some of the best chefs from across the world. To enhance the experience, the train also has a library, a bar with some of the most famous wines from the vineyards of Cape Town and card tables.

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