Rovos Rail Pretoria to Durban Luxury Train journey

Join this three day safari on Rovos Rail and experience the splendour of KwaZulu Natal. Take in the Big Five, a battlefields tour with a world class historian and unusual African ceramics.

2 Nights


₤ 1,290 (PPS)


Experience the elegance of rail travel on one of the most luxurious trains in the world. Rovos Rail combines the opulence of pre-war travel with subtle modern innovations.

Join the Rovos Rail Pretoria to Durban luxury train for a 2 night/3 day safari. At the same time you experience some of the splendours of KwaZulu Natal.

Take in the Big Five on a game drive, or enjoy a tour of the Battlefields with a world-class historian. Afterwards visit the world-famous Ardmore Ceramics with its unusual African ceramics in the Natal Midlands before travelling the Valley of a Thousand Hills down into Durban.

The suite accommodation

Your accommodation is in air-conditioned suites with exquisite wood panelling and period Edwardian features. All the suites are equipped with a writing desk, a personal safe, and a bar fridge filled with the drinks of your choice. 24 hour room service is available. The bathrooms combine original fittings with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs. The observation car allows you to watch the unfolding scenery of the great interior of South Africa from a fascinating perspective.

You have the option of 3 different type of suites.
The Pullman suite - (±7 sq metres/±76 sq feet) are equipped with a comfortable sofa-seat during the day with a conversion to double or twin beds for the evening, and also have an en-suite bathroom with shower.

The Deluxe suite - (±10 sq metres/±108 sq feet) accommodates two passengers in either twin or double beds and have a lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower.

The Royal suite - the suites, each of which take up half a carriage, are spacious and elegant measuring ±16 sq metres in size. Each has its own private lounge area and full bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower. The air-conditioned suites accommodate two people offering the option of side-by-side twin or spacious double beds.

Note: This journey has set departure dates – typically only one per month – but with no trains between August and November when they are conducting some of the longer routes. So please enquire about the dates that are available. It is also offered in the opposite direction with the same off-train excursions. So from Durban to Pretoria. It's a perfect end to a safari in the Kruger, or a self-drive holiday in Limpopo & KwaZulu Natal.

Departures in 2024 and 2025

Pretoria to Durban: 19 Jan, 9 Feb, 22 March, 12 April, and then 6 Sep

Durban to Pretoria: 22 Jan, 12 Feb, 25 March, 15 April, and then 9 Sep

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Rovos Rail Pretoria to Durban Luxury Train journey at a glance

PRICE FROM ₤ 1,290 (PPS)

Milandi Joubert

Africa Travel Specialist

Hi I'm Milandi, I'm here to help you plan your ideal holiday experience

An idea of price

All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.

It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.

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₤ 1,290
This price is based on a Pullman Suite
This Itinerary
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₤ 1,922
This price is based on a Deluxe Suite
Red Carpet
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₤ 2,605
This price is based on a Royal Suite


Accommodation; all meals; all beverages; room service; limited laundry; excursions with a qualified guide (where applicable); entrance fees as per itinerary; government tax.


International sparkling wine; gratuities; personal expenses; visas; travel insurance; pre- and post-tour transfers, accommodation and flights; items of a personal nature.