Rovos Rail Safari in Durban

Rovos Rail Durban Safari

When people hear the word safari, they think of beautiful landscapes, exciting wildlife, and fantastic memories they will be making. So why not add an element of luxury to sweeten the pot by doing all this and more from the comforts of a luxury cabin? Combine your passion for travel and adventure with all the amenities of taking a luxury train to Durban.


Few places have as much culture, history, and love as South Africa does. Taking the long journey between provinces on the Rovos Rail train allows you to take everything in with fresh eyes. Nothing says exclusivity and luxury like traveling through a private game reserve on over 20 acres of land and seeing the beautiful fauna and flora found on the reserve.


And for those looking to engage in South Africa’s heritage and culture. The Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Durban will also include a trip to Ardmore Ceramics to indulge in more history, giving everyone a sense of rhythm, color, and cultural dance and music from the deeply rooted Zulu nation.

Safari in Durban on a Luxury Train

Get a taste of culture and couture with a sublime three-day journey between the provinces of Durban and Pretoria with a Durban Safari. So whether you are on a trip to the beautiful Durban coast or returning to the fruitful land of Pretoria, Rovia Rail has got you covered.


Rovos Rail’s cost from Pretoria to Durban differs based on your package. For example, rates for October 2022 to September 2023 are:


  • Pullman Suite Package: R28 700 per person – Approximately $1,600 per person based on the exchange rate of November 5, 2022
  • Deluxe Suite Package: R42 800 per person – Approximately $2,400 per person based on the exchange rate of November 5, 2022
  • Royal Suite Package: R58 000 per person – Approximately $3,250 per person based on the exchange rate of November 5, 2022


Receive the full monty with 24 rooms and bar service. Of course, your meals are included in the package! The trains also provide limited laundry services and personal tour guides through private wildlife reserves holding beautiful fauna and flora.


With the Safari in Durban experience, you will fully immerse yourself in the diversity of cultures, history, and heritage, with a bit of indulgence added for the ride. So, if it’s wonder and adventure you are longing for, then look no further. With the Safari in Durban, you can look forward to the following compelling itinerary.

Pretoria To Durban Package

Day One (Friday)

On day one, you will begin the day by departing from Pretoria’s capital at Park Station at 10 am. Once checked in and settled, you can enjoy lunch through Heidelberg, seated at 3585 feet above sea level.

By 6:15 pm, you’ll be heading through Vooruitsig at a whopping 7040 feet above sea level towards the historic and majestic Majuba Hills. 

Your schedule can look like this:

  • Lunch at 1 pm
  • High tea at 4:30 pm
  • Dinner at 7:30 pm
  • Stop at Elandslagte at 10:30 pm


Day Two (Saturday)

Day two will begin with a morning wake-up call at 6 am, giving you the time to take in the view while you enjoy a morning spread. You can choose from coffee, tea, juice, and various pastries to help you get your morning started right. 

Once you’ve filled your belly, you’ll be off on an adventure through the Nambiti Private Game Reserve until the return time at 11 am. 

Day Three (Sunday)

On the last day, the train will depart from Estcourt at 7 am so that you can enjoy a hearty breakfast as it heads toward Lions Station. 

At 10 am, you’ll arrive at the infamous Ardmore Ceramics Gallery, where you can enjoy a beautiful day as you enjoy an equestrian display, as well as the river, with tea to boot! 

You’ll be guided back to the train at noon to begin the final stretch of traveling through the idyllic Valley of a Thousand Hills before arriving at Durban Station at 4 pm.

The train will be departing on the following dates:

  • 14th of January 2022 
  • 18th of February 2022 
  • 11th of March 2022 
  • 8th of April 2022 
  • 12th of August 2022 
  • 23rd of September 2022 
  • 14th of October 2022 
  • 18th of November 2022 


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Accommodation; all meals; all alcoholic and other beverages; 24 hour full room service and bar facilities; limited laundry service; guided excursions (where applicable); entrance fees as per itinerary and government tax.


Gratuities; international French Champagne; souvenirs

RATES OCT. 2021 - SEP. 2022*

RATES OCT. 2022 - SEP. 2023*

Rates are per person sharing one way
* Single supplement: +50% on all suites


Pretoria to Capetown






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Capetown to Pretoria






3, 10, 17, 24, 31



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Charity Safaris is a US Agent for Rovos Rail.  We specialize in luxury train vacations. Please contact Dick Kennerknecht at 970-615-0867 for more details and bookings.  We are taking reservations for the 2023 and 2024 seasons.  Contact us today!