East Cape Tours offers a very different type of southern African getaway – one on rails. There really is no better way to experience the diverse landscape of Africa than on a meander aboard a train. While our railway itineraries offer a host of activities and interesting stop-offs, your time spent aboard any one of our trains will be just as enticing.
A bygone era of luxury and elegant travel await you aboard The Blue Train – the first name in luxury rail travel since 1946. The Blue Train offers its guests a heritage of impeccable service – personal butlers, lavish cabins and gourmet experiences within its dining cabin await any passenger. The Rovos Rail offers a similarly opulent experience as The Blue Train, albeit in a different shade. 72 guests will experience luxury wherever there are train tracks in Southern Africa. From its selection of luxurious cabins, to its discreet and dedicated staff, to its simple mandate of accommodating each and every wish of its guests, the Rovos Rail will ensure that your experience aboard its carriages is just as unforgettable as your African experiences outside of them. For a more modest experience, the Shongololo Express offers a railway experience as unassuming as the millipede after which it was named. The train offers a range of comfortable cabins, superior service, a tasty menu and facilities the likes of a bar, observation cart and even a small library. As for activities, a variety of cultural and safari activities are included in any of its itineraries. Wherever the railway takes you, know that the Shongololo Express will get you there, safely, comfortably and unforgettably.
While no railway getaway specials are available at the moment, we are in the process of compiling some fantastic itineraries, all offering unbelievable value for money. Be sure to check our website soon or contact one of our travel experts for more information!