Rovos Rail - Pretoria to Cape Town

Rovos Rail train with deer running across the tracks

Independent Tours

This luxury rail trip promises the romance of a bygone era as you journey aboard an authentically refurbished Edwardian-style train from Pretoria to Cape Town. With discreet and friendly service, top cuisine & wines, and incredible scenery, which gently unfolds beyond the window as you sit back and enjoy the elegant surroundings. It’s an amazing experience travelling through contrasting landscapes. You’ll descend escarpments, travel through the Hex River Tunnels, and cross the semi-arid desert plains of the Karoo. No sooner than you’ve departed Pretoria, you’ll witness the wonders of the Witwatersrand and the broad grasslands of the Highveld. It’s a fabulous introduction to Africa with elegant observation cars ensuring you won’t miss a thing. Everything is catered for with scenic fine-dining lunches and evening meals taken in the dining car, and afternoon teas enjoyed either in the lounge or the observation cars. Dressing up for dinner is as romantic as it sounds. The dress code may be formal, but you’ll feel at home in the elegant surroundings. From the museums of Matjiesfontein to the diamonds of Kimberly, this Rovos Rail adventure is all about experiencing South Africa both on and off the tracks.

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9 meals

  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 dinners


3 nights in wood panelled en-suite sleeper coaches, on board Rovos Rail

Excursions and visits

  • Enjoy the romance of a 3 night luxury Rovos Rail journey
  • Witness the goldfields of the Witwatersrand
  • Travel across the grasslands of the Highveld
  • Tour the Kimberley diamond mines
  • Rediscover the old pioneering trail of the Karoo
  • Wind through the Winelands

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visas


Train travel


  • 3 nights

  • South Africa

  • International flights not included

From £1,469 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 4 days


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