Luxury Train Sightseeing in South Africa

3 Days Luxury Train Safari to Durban

3 day safari between Pretoria and Durban including game drives & battlefields tour with a world-class historian on board the luxury Rovos Rail train in South Africa.

Search for the Big 5 wild animals in the Nambiti Conservancy – a Big Five private retreat on 20 000 acres of malaria-free bushveld in the KwaZulu-Natal region. The conservation has an incredible biodiversity including savannah, grasslands, thornveld and tall acacia trees. Visit the Spionkop Lodge in Ladysmith near Winterton – the perfect base for exploring the Drakensberg mountains, bush, birds and battlefields of the region.

Dwelve into the story of Ardmore Ceramics about the Zulu people whose sense of rhythm, colour, dance, song and spirit of the African imagination, is exerting its influence on the other continents of the world. Travel through the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Durban in Kwazulu-Natal.



  • Pretoria – Jacaranda City.
  • Game Viewing in Nambiti Conservancy Game Reserve.
  • Battlefields tour at Spionkop.
  • Spionkop Game Reserve.
  • Valley of a Thousand Hills near Pietermaritzburg.
  • Ardmore Ceramics and equestrian display.
  • Zululand.
  • Durban.

What makes the Rovos Rail Train Journeys unique?

  • Most luxurious train in the world
  • Best way to tour Southern & Eastern Africa with ultimate luxury and privacy
  • All meals and drinks included on board (incl. alcoholic drinks)
  • Doctor & Hairdresser on board
  • Excursions included in your journey
  • 24 hr room service


All Meals & Drinks on Board

3 Days / 2 Nights
Luxury Train

Pretoria – Durban

10h00 - Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria.
Lunch is served on board as the Drakensberg Mountains come into view.
The train climbs to Majuba Hill in the afternoon (2146m/7040ft). Dinner is served en route to Elandslaagte for overnight stop.
06h00 - Wake-up call. Tea, coffee, juices and pastries served before embarking on a game drive in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve. Return for brunch at 11h00 before heading to Estcourt.
14h00 - Disembark for a 40-minute drive to Spionkop Lodge. A choice of 2 excursions: Escorted tour of the battlefields or Game drive in the Spionkop Game Reserve. Return to the train for dinner.
Breakfast is served as the train descends the escarpment toward Lions River Station.
10h00 - Visit the famous Ardmore Ceramics Gallery including an equestrian display and tea.
12h00 - Depart for Durban. The train traverses the spectacular Valley of a Thousand Hills.
16h00 - Arrive at journey’s end in Durban.

*Trip is available in reverse

Rovos Rail Durban Safari Trains, Journey Map

Rates quoted per person sharing

3 Day Luxury Train Safari to Durban
with Rovos Rail

IN ZAR 2018   2019    
  Sharing Single Supp Sharing Single Supp  
Pullman Suite R18,950 R9,475 R20,600 R10,300  
Deluxe Suite R28,650 R14,325 R31,100 R15,550  
Royal Suite R38,150 R19,075 R41,400 R20,700  
Departure Dates  
  Depart Pretoria Depart Cape Town  
  2018 Aug 31 -  
Sep 8 3
Oct 26 1,29
Nov 23 26
Dec - -
2019 Jan 11 14
Feb 8 11
Mar 8 11
Apr 5 8
May - -
Jun - -
Jul - -
Aug 16 19
Sep 27 30


  • Accommodation in a luxurious suite on board the Rovos Rail
  • All Meals
  • All Beverages including alcoholic beverages while on board
  • Excursions as per itinerary


  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal nature
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

All suites are spacious and offer travel in privacy, comfort and luxury, with fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard. All equipped with a writing surface, personal safe & bar fridge filled with beverages of the passengers’ choice.

The Pullman Suite (±7 sq metres)
Equipped with a comfortable sofa-seat during the day with a conversion to double/twin beds for the evening. The suite features an en-suite bathroom with shower, hair dryers and shaver plugs.

The Deluxe Suites (±10 sq metres)
Accommodates two passengers in twin/double beds with a lounge area & en-suite bathroom with shower, hair dryers and shaver plugs.

The Royal Suites (±16 sq metres)
Each Royal Suite takes up half a carriage. These spacious suites each has its own private lounge area and full bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower, hair dryers and shaver plugs. Royal Suites can accommodate two people by eitherside-by-side twin or spacious double beds.

Facilities in Suites:

  • Bath* (Royal Suite only)
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Basin
  • Air conditioner
  • Heated towel rail
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Safe
  • Luggage rack
  • Adaptors
  • Plug points/shaver plugs
  • Hair dryer
  • Fridge
  • Tea drawer
  • Amenities
  • Dressing gown and slippers
  • Goggles
  • Laundry bag
  • Shoe bag
  • Writing desk
  • Internal telephone system
  • Room service

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