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-hour room service


All Meals & Drinks on Board

3 Days / 2 Nights
Luxury Train

South Africa

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



Rates are quoted one way, per person sharing

3-Day Luxury Train Safari to Durban with Rovos Rail

In South African Rand Sharing Single

2023 Rates

Valid until Sep'23

Pullman Suite R28,700 R43,050
Deluxe Suite R42,800 R64,200
Royal Suite R58,000 R87,000

2024 Rates

Valid from Oct'23 - Sep'24

Pullman Suite R31,200 R46,800
Deluxe Suite R46,500 R69,750
Royal Suite R63,000 R94,500

Departure Dates

Depart Pretoria - Durban Depart Durban - Pretoria
  2023 08 Sep'23 11 Sep'23
13 Oct'23 16 Oct'23
17 Nov'23 20 Nov'23
  2024 19 Jan'24 22 Jan'24
09 Feb'24 12 Feb'24
22 Mar'24 25 Mar'24
12 Apr'24 15 Apr'24
06 Sep'24 09 Sep'24


  • Accommodation in a luxurious suite on board the Rovos Rail
  • All Meals
  • All Beverages including alcoholic beverages while on-board
  • 24-hour full-room service and bar facilities
  • Limited laundry service
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary and government tax
  • Excursions as per itinerary
*MEALS ON BOARD (unless adjusted)
Breakfast 07:00-10:00 • Lunch 13:00 • Tea 16:30 • Dinner 19:30.


  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Pre/post-tour accommodation
  • Transfers
  • French Champagne; souvenirs
  • 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 are 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 have its own private lounge area and full bathroom with a Victorian bath and separate shower, hair dryers and shaver plugs. Royal Suites can accommodate two people by either side-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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