Welcome aboard the Shongololo Express. Experience the best of South Africa on a train journey of distinction, enjoying a host of on-board comforts and a splendid array of landscapes and holiday experiences. Operated by Rovos Rail, South Africa’s leading provider of superior train trips, Shongololo Express is a fabulous way to taste South Africa, enjoying warm Rovos Rail-style hospitality on a luxury train and a supreme range of off-train holiday activities.

Why Include a Shongololo Express Train Journey in Your South African Holiday?

It makes excellent sense to include a Shongololo Express train journey in your South African holiday itinerary, because this will enable you to incorporate a larger variety of bucket-list experiences in one trip than might otherwise have been possible. Not only do the Shongololo Express train journeys cover a great number of typical South African landscapes, they also offer some great, truly-South-African off-train excursions and activities.

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It’s a compact way to include a great many experiences in your holiday without having to plan masses of transport links. Bear in mind that South Africa is a vast country and the train is a most pleasant way to cover a great deal of ground.

Shongololo Express offers excellent value for money. The rates include beautiful accommodation on the train on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis; accommodation and meals off the train; guided excursions off the train; entrance fees to places of interest and government tax.

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Shongololo Express offers a choice of 3 epic train journeys:

THE GOOD HOPE TRIP: Pretoria to Cape Town (or in reverse)

The Good Hope is a marvelous 15-day journey which includes itineraries suitable for golfers as well as non-golfing guests. Highlights of the trip include the Drakensberg Mountains; Panorama Route; Hluhluwe wildlife reserve; St Lucia Wetland Park; Durban; Bloemfontein; Kimberley; Oudsthoorn’s ostrich farms and Cango Caves; and Knysna on the Garden Route. Golfers get to play at prime locations throughout the country.

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THE SOUTHERN CROSS: Pretoria to Victoria Falls (or in reverse)

The Southern Cross is a tremendous 12-day journey between Pretoria and Victoria Falls, stopping at a variety of locations in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Highlights include Drakensberg Mountains; Kruger National Park; Panorama Route; Maputo; Kapama wildlife reserve; Great Zimbabwe Ruins; Matobo National Park; Hwange wildlife region; Victoria Falls and Zambezi River.

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THE DUNE EXPRESS: Pretoria to Swakopmund (or in reverse)

A spectacular 12-day journey across Southern Africa incorporating some of the African continent’s greatest destinations. Highlights include Kimberley, the town of diamonds; walking and wine tasting in the Northern Cape; Fish River Canyon; various Namibian towns; the dunes of the Namib-Naukluft Park, Kalahari Desert; Windhoek; Etosha National Park; Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

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Mail us for bookings and information, or call +27 21 797 7122 (international) or 0860 102 907 (local).