Did you know that South Africa features two of the most renowned luxury train services in the world?

Both the Blue Train and Rovos Rail feature in the top five most popular luxury trains as reported by Global Wealth Migration with the Blue Train ranking third and the pan-African Rovos Rail in fourth place.

Whether you opt for the Blue Train or Rovos Rail, a luxury train itinerary is without a doubt one of the most relaxing and luxurious ways of traversing the stunning and picturesque landscapes of Southern Africa.

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SW Luxury travel, a division of SW Africa, offers tailor-made luxury train packages for every type of traveller.  Whether you are a MICE delegate, an event planner or a luxury traveller, we’ll help you navigate the differences between the Rovos Rail and the Blue Train and will make recommendations based on your clients travel profile.

Our team of travel experts is specialised in arranging high-end custom-made African holidays to suit your time, specific interests and travel lifestyle. We have established close relationships with some of the finest properties in Africa, allowing us to create exceptionally luxurious experiences, exotic adventures and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Let the SW Luxury travel team of knowledgeable and specialist advisors craft an exceptional African itinerary with inspiring experiences for an unforgettable luxury holiday. Thanks to our expert planning, you can rest assured that every moment of your trip is worry-free and seamless. Count on SW Africa to make your holiday in Africa a transformational and life-changing experience.

To help you with some inspiration, here are two popular luxury train itineraries:

Pretoria to Cape Town on the Rovos Rail

The best luxury train in South Africa

Venture through the varied African scenery on a two-nights journey from Pretoria to Cape Town (or vice versa) on the Rovos Rail with stops in Kimberley and Matjiesfontein.

Based on your preference, you can choose from a range of suites, including the Pullman Suite, Deluxe Suite or the Royal Suite.

Pullman Suites have a sofa during the day which converts to a bed in the evenings; Deluxe Suites are larger with a permanent bed, small lounge area and en-suite shower room. Royal Suites are larger still with a full en-suite bathroom with a bath. Look forward to enjoying game view sighting, an off train excursions in both Kimberley and Matjiesfontein as part of the package.

Take the Blue Train from Pretoria to Cape Town

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If you are looking for luxury train travel without breaking the bank, then the Blue Train Pretoria to Cape Town journey fits the bill. This Blue Train journey takes guests through some of the most breathtaking countrysides to be found anywhere in the world with stop-overs and excursions along the way.

This luxury train features opulent accommodation fit for royalty with amazing features and amenities. The air-conditioned suites all have en-suite bathrooms and feature a television with movie channels, a telephone and a writing desk. The Deluxe Twin Bed Suite features a shower while and the Deluxe Double Bed Suite has a three-quarter bath.

If you want to experience Southern Africa in the lap of luxury, let us help you make your holiday life-changing and unforgettable.