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For more information on rail travel throughout Africa and bookings on the tours below, contact our expert rail consultants on 1300 733323

Rail tours throughout Africa .. from the Cape to the Nile

AFRICAN EXPLORER - CAPE TOWN TO WINDHOEK

 14 day journey from Cape Town to Windhoek….a luxury train safari across some of Africa’s most spectacular landscapes. Deep canyons, wide-open plains, wild animals and the highest sand dunes in the world. The voyage of a lifetime.  Dates: 19 February & 22 October 2018. Similar dates in 2019. click here for details of the train. Contact Guidepost Rail Journeys for prices and reservations. (Gpt-Lern)

AFRICAN EXPLORER - PRETORIA TO WINDHOEK

 14 day journey from Pretoria or Johannesburg to Windhoek….a luxury Southern Africa train adventure through some of Africa and the world’s most stunning landscapes. The immense canyons, endless deserts and amazing wildlife of Africa await.  Dates: 11 July 2018. Similar dates in 2019. Click here for details on the train. Contact Guidepost Rail Journeys for prices and reservations. (Gpt-Lern)

AFRICAN EXPLORER - VICTORIA FALLS TO PRETORIA

 13 day journey from Victoria Falls to Pretoria….watch the wilderness roll by from your private train. Through Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland, cross epic landscapes in the comfort of your private train.  Dates: 22 August 2018. Similar dates in 2019. Click here for details on the train. Contact Guidepost Rail Journeys for prices and reservations. (Gpt-Lern)

SOUTHERN AFRICA with Scott McGregor

 13 to 26 August 2018 - When it comes to spectacular diversity, there’s nowhere in the world like Southern Africa. Right from the first landings of Portuguese sailors in the 15th Century, the wealth of the region has been an irresistible draw for fortune hunters of all sorts. But today’s adventurers are drawn by different riches – from the majestic game parks and wild savannah landscapes to the rugged coastlines, lush winelands and the ever colourful cities and towns, it’s no surprise Southern Africa is on many a traveller’s ultimate bucketlist. South Africa is also fortunate to have a wealth of classic rail journeys and unique trains that make travelling in this wonderful region even more special. Chief among these is Rovos Rail, a train that has a rightful claim to its billing as the most luxurious in the world. Travelling from Pretoria to Cape Town and up to Victoria Falls, you’ll be guided through the history and culture of this fascinating region. Get up close and personal with Africa’s iconic wildlife on a private game reserve, savour the region’s finest cuisines and famous wines, explore the mighty Zambezi by boat and steam train and see inside the world’s largest diamond mines. And that’s just the start of what you’ll experience on this grand tour of Africa’s great southern lands. (RAdv)

Great Trains of Africa

THE AFRICAN EXPLORER - PRIVATE TRAIN

 Enjoy all the comforts of home on your Southern Africa Safari tour. Experience the immense beauty of Southern Africa on an epic railroad journey, where the beauty of the wide-open savanna is at your fingertips. From otherworldly Namibian deserts to lush forests, the African Explorer private train is your key to adventure. There is simply no better way to experience the wonders of Africa. Contact Guidepost Rail HJourneys for coming trips.

THE SHONGOLOLO EXPRESS

Shongololo Express began operations in 1995 to provide a very special touring experience for visitors to Southern Africa. Shongololo tours traverse seven countries on the southern African continent: South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Tanzania. a variety of journeys operate throughout the year. Refer to our "Rail Tour Africa" page or Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for details. (RP)

ROVOS RAIL - THE PRIDE OF AFRICA

 An extravagant world class travel experience awaits when you step aboard the Pride of Africa and begin a train safari through Southern Africa's most spectacular destinations. As evenings slip away guests retire to their air-conditioned suites which capture the essence of pre-war luxury travel with every modern convenience and comfort. Rovos Rail run a variety of journeys from 2 to 14 nights. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for further details. (RP)

ROVOS RAIL FACT SHEET

 Rovos Rail's Pride of Africa's greatest destinations are between Cape Town and Dar-es-Salaam, from scenic splendors as diverse as the game reserves of Mpumulanga to the Victoria Falls, from the desert landscapes in Namibia and the stark beauty of the Karoo to the lush cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal and the magnificent garden route along the Cape South Coast. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for Rovos Rail Journeys.

THE BLUE TRAIN

 The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Weaving a distinctive thread of blue across South Africa's captivating landscape, the Blue Train has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service. The Blue Train travels between Cape Town and Pretoria and vice versa all year round operating on selected Mondays and Wednesdays. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for details. (RP)

Information for traveling by train in Africa

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Guidepost Rail Tours through Africa including Roval Rail and Pride of Africa