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Rovos Rail - The Pride of Africa

The most luxurious train in the world
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Durban Safari
Three days in the African bush
Trip highlights & Features
World Class Comfort and Style
Simple Elegance of cuisine and services
Exquisite pillared dining cars & most meals
Game drives in Mkhaya, Hluhluwe, & Kruger Park Game Reserves
Spectacular views travelling over the Drakensberg Escarpment

Personal room service and air conditioning available onboard in every suite

Durban Safari

This special three-day safari between Pretoria and Durban departs during the summer months and includes game drives in two varied and unique game reserves. The train departs in the morning from Rovos Rail's Station in Pretoria and slowly meanders eastwards through the grasslands of the Highveld.


This 1600-kilometre journey is a perfect illustration It then descends the escarpment between Belfast and Waterval Onder, taking the train through what is surely the most spectacular sundowner scenery in South Africa. Awake Malelane for breakfast as the train travels along the boundary of the world-famous Kruger Park. The safari continues south towards Swaziland for an afternoon game drive in the Mkhaya Game Reserve.


Travel overnight to the Hluhluwe Game Reserve in Zululand, sanctuary of the endangered Black and White Rhino. Enjoy an early morning game drive during which a large variety of game can be seen. The train departs mid morning and winds its way through the lush cane fields and rolling hills of KwaZulu Natal, to arrive in Durban by late afternoon where this scenic safari ends.

Departure Dates
Pretoria to Durban
Durban to Pretoria

January 13, 2017

January 17, 2017

February 10, 2017

February 13, 2017

March 10, 2017 March 13, 2017
April 7, 2017 April 10, 2017
September 1 & 29, 2017 September 4, 2017
October 27, 2017 October 2 & 30, 2017
November 24, 2017 November 27, 2017
January 12, 2018 January 15, 2018
February 9, 2018 February 12, 2018
March 9, 2018 March 12, 2018
April 6, 2018 April 9, 2018
August 31, 2018 September 3, 2018
September 28, 2018 -------------------------------



Pretoria to Durban

or same in reverse

Day 1:

The Pride of Africa departs Rovos Rail’s Station in Capital Park at 10 am, and arrives Waterval Onder after decending the spectacular Drakensberg Escarpment.

Day 2:

Today breakfast is served as the train departs departs Malelane, for an interesting trip along the border of the Kruger Park. Lunch is served as we then cross into Swaziland, enroute to the Mpaka station.


Upon arriving at 3pm, you will go on an afternoon game drive. Later, you will return to the train for an overnight journey to Hluhluwe in Zululand.

Day 3:  

This morning begins at 5 am, for an early morning game drive in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, home of the black and white rhino.

Later, we reboard the train at 9:30 for an relaxing and scenic journey to Durban, where this unforgettable journey comes to an end.




Pullman Suite
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Double Occupancy
R 18,950
R 28,650
R 38,150
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Prices are per person in South African Rand and include all taxes and fees.. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Visas to be purchased and paid for prior to departure for Africa. Please check with the relevant embassies for visa requirements. Passengers are advised to take anti-malarial precautions as might be prescribed. Trip cancellation insurance is strongly advised.

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Rovos Rail's unique train tours combine magnificent African scenery with the glamour and excitement of the golden age of rail travel. 


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