Rail journeys awaken the nostalgia of travel from a bygone era, with formal dining cars, personal butlers and an elegance that is otherwise lost in modern travel. Your rail excursion can be easily combined with an extended itinerary, or you can choose one of the longer rail routes that visits all your wishlist destinations. There are two luxury trains operating in South Africa – Rovos Rail and the Blue Train. In this itinerary, we highlight the extremely popular Rovos classic, Pretoria to Cape Town in 2 nights and 3 days. Rovos Rail is the epitome of grandeur and sophistication, furnished in period décor to capture the romance of days gone by. Your 1600km journey will take you across the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld to the haunting desolation of the Great Karoo, before meandering through the scenic Cape Winelands and ending up in cosmopolitan Cape Town. This journey can be done in either direction.