Discover South Africa's Blue Train

Discover Africa

Few places in the world evoke such a sense of awe, magic, history and romance than that of Africa. A safari powerhouse peppered with incredible natural wonders, stunning landscapes and deep rooted cultures, there really is nowhere in the world quite like Africa.

An imagine Rail Journeys holiday presents the ultimate way to experience Africa as you trundle through awe-inspiring mountain ranges and untamed grasslands teeming with some of the world’s most powerful wildlife. Whether you’re on board the luxury Blue Train or settling into the Rovos Rail, you’ll be spoilt for choice with off-train excursions and on board entertainment. Combined with stays in Cape Town, safari lodge experiences, Victoria Falls discoveries and more, there’s no better way to experience all Africa has to offer.

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African Experiences

Safari Lodge Stays

Our luxury safari lodge stay will take you into the heart of the African bush so you can get up close with the wildlife that Africa is so famed for. Enjoy stays in luxury lodges and daily game drives at dawn and dusk led by experienced rangers as you seek out the Big Five during the ultimate game of hide and seek.


Cape Town Hotel Stays

From the minute you arrive in cosmopolitan Cape Town, you’ll be amazed by its stunning natural scenery. Overlooked by the majestic Table Mountain, the city is home to an intoxicating blend of culture, cuisine and landscapes. During a Cape Town stay, you’ll have time to not only enjoy iconic Cape Town experiences such as riding the cable-car to the top of Table Mountain and strolling along the atmospheric Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, but also explore further afield. Head to Boulders Beach, home to gorgeous waddling penguins or hire a car and drive along Chapman’s Peak, the world’s most stunning coastal drive.

Victoria Falls Tour

Heralded as one of the must-see attractions in Africa and indeed, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, the Victoria Falls is a true treasure of the Zambezi River. Spanning more than a kilometre long and at a height of more than one-hundred metres, it is considered the largest waterfall in the world. With an Imagine Rail Journeys holiday you can immerse yourself in the magic of Victoria Falls with a variety of immersive tours, including Zambezi River sunset cruises, Royal Livingstone steam train experiences and guided walking tours.


The Blue Train

An Unforgettable Experience.

Linking Africa's vast south with the north, around awe-inspiring mountain ranges that dot the continent, over untamed savannah grasslands and through arid desert landscapes, the Blue Train provides an unforgettable experience for all.

Capturing magnificent views from a new vantage point, the Blue Train provides unmatched experience of luxurious modern travel, and yet invoked the romance and history of its glittered past. Choosing your adventure is often the hardest part!

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The Ultimate African Experience

Includes a Luxury African Safari Adventure and Blue Train Journey

14 nights Departing Mar 20 - Apr 21

All flights and taxes included

from $9,999 pp

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