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South Africa is a land of remarkable landscapes, rich cultures, and captivating wildlife, and its rail holidays are nothing short of enchanting. For those with a penchant for nostalgic elegance and immersive experiences, South Africa rail holidays are both iconic & luxurious. The Blue Train and Rovos Rail, transport you through the heart of this diverse nation, from the vibrant city of Pretoria to the breathtaking landscapes of Cape Town and even onward to the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls for luxury train tours in South Africa.

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Rovos Rail, often referred to as the "Pride of Africa," promises to be a luxury train tour of South Africa taking you on a journey reminiscent of a bygone era. With various routes to choose from, Rovos Rail offers a blend of history, elegance, and adventure. Each meticulously restored carriage boasts period decor and modern comforts, creating an atmosphere of refined nostalgia on your South Africa rail tour.

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Venturing to Victoria Falls

For those seeking to extend their South Africa train tours with Rovos Rail, why not choose an epic journey from Pretoria to the majestic Victoria Falls. This 15-day South Africa train tour expedition takes you through Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, with stops at wildlife reserves and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Witness the grandeur of Victoria Falls, explore Hwange National Park, and enjoy unforgettable game drives. It's a rail safari like no other, combining the luxury of Rovos Rail with the untamed beauty of the African wilderness.

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The Blue Train is the epitome of opulence and sophistication. Departing from Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa, this legendary South Africa train whisks you away on a 1,600km journey to Cape Town, one of the world's most scenic cities. The Blue Train's interiors are pure elegance and feature lavish suites with exquisite furnishings and impeccable service.

This South Africa rail holiday see you journey through the diverse South African landscapes, you'll enjoy gourmet cuisine and fine wines in the dining car, relaxation in the elegant lounge car, and a restful night’s sleep in the sumptuous suites. 

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Pretoria to Cape Town

The route from Pretoria to Cape Town takes you on an unforgettable voyage through South Africa's ever-changing scenery. The barren beauty of the Karoo Desert, the awe-inspiring Cape Winelands, and the imposing Table Mountain are just some of the incredible sights you’ll experience on this exciting train holiday in South Africa heading towards this picturesque capital. Enjoy a glass of wine on the observation deck or indulge in a decadent high tea, The Blue Train will ensure you experience South Africa's beauty on an unparalleled luxury train tour through South Africa.

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With so much to see on South Africa Train Tours, speak to our expert team to include The Blue Train on your itinerary today! 


South Africa rail holidays offer an alluring blend of luxury, history, and breathtaking scenery. From the vibrant city of Pretoria to the captivating landscapes of Cape Town and the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, these journeys provide an immersive experience that will leave you with lasting memories of South Africa's beauty and charm. Whether you choose the elegance of The Blue Train or the heritage of Rovos Rail, our South Africa rail tours promise to be a remarkable voyage of discovery.

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Marvellous Escapes offers a range of meticulously designed South Africa rail holidays, each offering a unique adventure. Discover the enchanting landscapes of Africa, from the shimmering plains of the savanna to the awe-inspiring wonder of Victoria Falls and beyond.

With a full range of South Africa rail holiday options, speak to our expert team to get your plans started! Contact us today!

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