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There is no better way to explore Southern Africa

Luxury Rail Travel

There is no better way to explore Southern Africa than on a luxury train journey! Rovos Rail, Shongololo Express and The Blue Train all offer their own train trips and experiences. East Cape Tours can organise a holiday for you on one of these trains, and our packages can be tailored to suit your every need. All you need to do is sit back, relax and let the train carry you away on a journey of a lifetime! you’ll visit the best destinations and game reserves in Southern Africa. Contact us for a tailor-made train safari today!

The Pride of Africa

Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail offers you world-class travel on a luxurious train known for its excellent service, fine cuisine and opulent accommodation. The train traverses Southern Africa on various journeys, taking passengers to Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Victoria Falls, Namibia, the Karoo and the Garden Route. Rovos Rail also prides itself on the safari experiences it offers on journeys, with game-viewing activities at Kruger National Park, Madikwe Game Reserve, Hwange National Park and Hluhluwe Game Reserve. You’ll enjoy sheer comfort as the train navigates the tracks, as each luxury suite has air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. Dining on the train is a 5-Star experience, where you’ll indulge in the finest cuisine and the best South African wines. A Rovos Rail holiday will take you on a journey with breathtaking views and fascinating stops along the way.

African Adventures
Ultimate in Luxury
Luxury Suites
Authentic Experience

The Rovos Rail journeys offer you an epic sojourn with some of the best destinations in Southern Africa. Picturesque views, thrilling excursions and safari activities await you on your train getaway. There is no better way to explore the southernmost region of Africa than on the Rovos Rail.

You’ll explore Southern Africa in style aboard the Rovos Rail. Luxury accommodation is comprised of three suite types with every comfort necessary for a luxurious getaway. In the evening, you’ll be treated to a formal dinner in a Victorian-style dining car. The train’s staff will ensure that your stay is reminiscent of an era when glitz and glamour was the order of the day.

The suites are luxurious and beautifully decorated, with magnificent wood panelling and Edwardian features. Each suite boasts a spacious twin or double bed and en-suite bathroom with a Victorian bath and separate shower. The train’s staff will ensure that you enjoy a comfortable stay, and if you need anything, room service is available 24 hours a day.

There is nothing quite like exploring Southern Africa on a Rovos Rail journey. You’ll enjoy formal dinners where traditional dishes are served, accommodation in Edwardian-style suites, picturesque views every day of the journey, and excursions to places of interest and first-rate game reserves. You’ll return home with some fantastic memories after your once-in-a-lifetime holiday.

Traverse Southern Africa

Shongololo Express

Traverse Southern Africa and explore all it has to offer on the Shongololo Express. The three 12 to 15 day Shongololo Express journeys offer you an all-encompassing experience of Southern Africa. Depending on the journey you choose, you’ll travel to South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Your holiday on the train will be comfortable and relaxing, whether you choose to spend your time in your suite, relaxing with a drink in hand in the lounge car, or in the observation car admiring the picturesque views as the train travels along the tracks. While the train offers you a comfortable and relaxing setting, we guarantee that you’ll be eager to explore the beautiful locales en-route to your destination.

The train offers golfing itineraries, as well as non-golfing itineraries. On a Shongololo Express golf getaway, you’ll get the opportunity to tee off at premier golf estates. These include Leopard Creek, Ernie Els Oubaai Golf Club, Fancourt Golf Estate and Champagne Sports Resort. Destinations on Shongololo Express journeys include South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

Southern Africa Journeys
Off-Train Excursions
Wining and Dining
Safari Adventures
Elegant Cabins

The Shongololo Express travels to Southern Africa’s most well-known destinations, including Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. You’ll see the mountains of Cape Town, the Big Hole of Kimberley, historical buildings of Graaff-Reinet, the underground chambers of the Cango Caves, the wildlife of Zimbabwe and the dunes of the Namib Desert.

You’ll enjoy an adventure beyond the tracks on thrilling off-train excursions. Activities and outings on the journeys include a tour of Cape Town, Kimberley, Graaff-Reinet, Victoria Falls and Keetmanshoop, and safari activities at Hwange Game Reserve, Kruger National Park and Etosha National Park. On the golfing journeys, golfers will visit some of the best golf courses in Southern Africa, including Leopard Creek, Fancourt Golf Estate and Ernie Els Oubaai Golf Club.

The Shongololo Express offers a fine dining experience. South African wines are served with meals, and you can expect to enjoy an array of delicious dishes. The train’s chefs serve a fusion of modern and traditional cuisine, as well as a traditional English and continental breakfast. After dinner, you can enjoy a drink before bed in the bar car.

A safari adventure awaits you on a Shongololo Express journey. The train will take you to first-rate game reserves, where you’ll get to see an abundance of wild animals on game drives. Safari destinations en-route include Kruger National Park, Kapama Game Reserve, Hwange Game Reserve, Etosha National Park and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.

You’ll enjoy luxury and comfort on your Shongololo Express sojourn. The train’s spacious suites are comfortable and well-equipped, with en-suite bathrooms, ample storage space and double or twin beds. All your accommodation needs will be catered for, as the cabins are serviced daily, and an on-board laundry service is available.

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