Rovos Rail The Ultimate Luxury Trek, Cape Town-Dar es Salaam

15-day Escorted Tour

If you do just one high-end rail trip in your life, make it this one.

Rovos Rail runs one of the world's ultimate luxury rail trips between Cape Town and Dar es Salaam several times annually. The experience is unforgettable.

This 15-day private rail tour aboard The Pride of Africa stretches across South Africa and Botswana, touches Zimbabwe at Victoria Falls, and crosses Zambia to Tanzania.

From Kimberley’s diamonds to a deluxe South Africa game lodge, from the very British Victoria Falls Hotel to Africa’s Great Rift Valley, every day is unique.

One highlight: a two-night stay at the five-star Tau Game Lodge with many game drives.

Combine with the Blue Train, another South African luxury train, for a unique view of the African subcontinent’s diverse, spectacular scenery.

Latest News: Click here to enjoy IRT’s “just-back-from-Africa” report and photos about safaris that mesh perfectly with a Rovos Rail cruise. Latest Photos: Click here to see a photo essay of our Cape Town - Dar es Salaam Rovos Rail adventure. Inside Track: We dined with Rovos Rail's Alicia Taljaard recently. Her favorite trip? It's not what you might think. Click here.    

Rovos Rail's S. African Collage From the Mountains to the Sea

10-day Escorted Tour
The tour many Rovos Rail staff rank number one: a panoramic 2,100-mile, 9-day South African sojourn departing three times annually, with optional activities for golfers. Travel from Pretoria eastwards to Malelane, south to Swaziland and Durban, west to Bloemfontein, then southwards again through Port Elizabeth, Oudtshoorn and George to Cape Town. Enjoy game drives in Kruger Park, Mkhaya Reserve and Hluhluwe Game Reserve; spend an evening in Durban and visit Addo Elephant Park as well as an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn. We'll make a spectacular rail descent down from the Montagu Pass (2,400 feet) into George, at sea level From Knysna the train travels along the Indian Ocean on the scenic Garden Route before ending in Cape Town. Note: Golfers have the option of playing five challenging courses, including Ernie Els' Oubaai Golf Club. Latest News: Click here to enjoy IRT’s “just-back-from-Africa” report and photos about safaris that mesh perfectly with a Rovos Rail cruise. Latest Photos: Click here to see a photo essay of our Cape Town - Dar es Salaam Rovos Rail adventure. Inside Track: We dined with Rovos Rail's Alicia Taljaard recently. Her favorite trip? It's not what you might think. Click here.

Rovos Rail: Wild Namibia

Rovos Rail: Wild Namibia
Imagine a country so vast and sparsely populated that it's possible to find places devoid of everything: plants, animals, people, rocks: just endless miles of wind-swept sand. Namibia is much more. Namib-Naukluft, Africa's largest game park, is home to Sossusvlei’s brilliant red dunes. Etosha National Park is one of Africa's largest, both in terms of its size and in its plethora of different kinds of anmals. There's no finer way to explore this desert land than by luxury train. And, as the former German Southwest Africa, Namibia retains much of its colonial heritage—it’s well known for its great lager beers. Latest News: Click here to enjoy IRT’s “just-back-from-Africa” report and photos about safaris that mesh perfectly with a Rovos Rail cruise. Latest Photos: Click here to see a photo essay of our Cape Town - Dar es Salaam Rovos Rail adventure. Inside Track: We dined with Rovos Rail's Alicia Taljaard recently. Her favorite trip? It's not what you might think. Click here.

Rovos Rail African Golf Safari

9-Day Escorted Tour
Rovos Rail has designed a delightful nine-day Golf Safari to entertain the most discerning player with optional excursions for non-playing guests at all venues. Relax as the train travels northwest towards Sun City in the hills of Pilanesberg for a day at this renowned facility. In the foothills of the imposing Drakensberg Mountains, 18 holes await at the Champagne Sports Resort with a guided tour of the battlefields a further highlight for our non-golfers. Next the golfers play at the Durban Country Club while non-playing guests enjoy a city tour followed by lunch at the club. Then on to Zululand for game-viewing in the Hluhluwe Reserve before the train heads towards Swaziland. Tee off at the Royal Swazi Golf Club or enjoy a morning game drive in Mkhaya Game Reserve, followed by a visit to Ngwenya Glass with lunch at Guava Galleries. The train then travels west towards Nelspruit, where golfers play the challenging Leopard Creek course or enjoy a game drive in the world-famous Kruger Park, followed by lunch at Buhala Lodge. Depart for Pretoria where this memorable journey ends. Latest News: Click here to enjoy IRT’s “just-back-from-Africa” report and photos about safaris that mesh perfectly with a Rovos Rail cruise. Latest Photos: Click here to see a photo essay of our Cape Town - Dar es Salaam Rovos Rail adventure. Inside Track: We dined with Rovos Rail's Alicia Taljaard recently. Her favorite trip? It's not what you might think. Click here.