Steam Safari South Africa

Train Chartering proposes Rovos Rail's luxury Steam Safaris in southern Africa

Rovos Rail has organised two Steam Tours in gracious luxury through southern Africa. The 4- and 6-day Steam Safaris are unique long-distance tours of special interest to anyone who loves the subcontinent, steam trains and luxury rail travel. Both tours are steam-hauled for the entire journey, with two run pasts each day.

The 4-day Steam Safari leaves Rovos Rail's Station at Capital Park in Pretoria for a 1,200kms-long journey. The train is hauled by historic Class 25NC locomotives through the gold-rich Highveld to the Freestate, stopping in Bloemfontein with its array of cultural & historical attractions. The Steam Safari then continues south into the Eastern Cape, calling at the Addo Elephant Park, home to over 450 elephants, as well as cape buffalo & antelopes. The journey ends in Port Elizabeth.

The 4-day Steam Safari starts from R 18,285 per person.

The 6-day Steam Safari is an extraordinary 1,600kms long, hauled by historic Class 19D & GMAM locomotives. The latter, Garratt no. 4079, is loaned by Sandstone Estates. The Steam Safari departs from Victoria Falls Station, heading south towards Thompson's Junction. There is a game drive in Hwange Game Reserve as well as an excursion in Bulawayo. Enjoy the primeval African sight of Baobab trees, cross the Tropic of Capricorn & view the majestic Soutpansberg Mountains before visiting Polokwane. The train's final destination is Capital Park Station, Pretoria.

The 6-day Steam Safari is from R 19,995 per person.

Rohan Vos of Rovos Rail is clear: "These unusual steam-hauled journeys in our luxury trains are great opportunities at great prices for ardent steam enthusiasts".

Contact: Rovos Rail UK: Robert Schaerer T: +44 207 228 8283 F: +44 207 228 8316

Rovos Rail USA: Henry Kartagener T: +1 631 858 1270 F: +1 631 858 1279

Train Chartering: Simon Pielow +44 (0)1249 890176

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