shongololo express luxury train journeys

The well know South African train, the SHONGOLOLO EXPRESS, was purchased by ROVOS RAIL in January 2016 and has undergone a facelift. The train has been repainted in green and cream and an additional dining car plus an observation car have been added. The accommodation of six Emerald Suites (± 10sqm) and 30 Gold Cabins (± 7sqm) remains the same.

The journeys have been redesigned with more stationary time at night and less road time spent on the excursions. Golf has been introduced to the Good-Hope trip, renamed Good-Hope Golf, with courses such as the Arabella Golf Estate, Ernie Els Oubaai, Fancourt, Champagne Sports Resort, Durban Country Club, Zimbali, Royal Swazi and Leopard Creek being available to guests.

Book your seat to-day on a memorable journey, and perhaps combine it with other destinations in Southern Africa. We will arrange everything for you, from airport/train station transfers, to hotel accommodation, to domestic flights and whatever private touring you would like to include in your itinerary. Perhaps a self drive tour in the Garden Route, a Big 5 Safari or Victoria Falls & Botswana.  Make up a party of friends and we will customize an amazing adventure for you.

ALL journey Prices quoted beloware valid to 30 September 2017

Southern Cross Southbound: Victoria Falls to Pretoria  – 12 days      
Depart Victoria Falls 08h00 Day 1, arrive Pretoria 17h00 Day 12

Price per person sharing 2018 (Single supplement 50%)
    GOLD CABIN    R 57,000    EMERALD SUITE  R 71,000

  •     DATES Northbound: 12 - 23 Apr, 10 - 21 May, 06 - 17 Sep
  •     DATES Southbound: 26 Apr-07 May, 24 May-04 Jun, 20 Sep-01 Oct

Price per person sharing 2019 (Single supplement 50%)
    GOLD CABIN    R 75,000    EMERALD SUITE  R 93,000

  •     DATES Northbound: 03-14 Jan, 18-29 Apr, 13-24 Jun, 08 - 19 Aug
  •     DATES Southbound: 17-28 Jan, 27 Jun-08 Jul, 19-30 Sep

Southern Cross Northbound: Pretoria to Victoria Falls – 12 days      
Depart Pretoria  08h00 Day 1, arrive Victoria Falls 18h30  Day 12

Good Hope/Golf Northbound: Cape Town to Pretoria - 15 days
Depart Cape Town 08h00 Day 1, arrive Pretoria 18h00 Day 15

Good Hope/Golf South bound: Pretoria to Cape Town - 15 days
Depart Pretoria 08h30 Day 1, arrive Cape Town 18h00 Day 154

Price per person sharing 2018 (Single supplement 50%)
    GOLD CABIN    R 81,000    EMERALD SUITE  R 103,000

  •  DATES Northbound: 20 Mar - 03 Apr, 20 Nov - 04 Dec
  •  DATES Southbound: 01 - 15 Feb, 04 - 18 Oct

Price per person sharing 2019 (Single supplement 50%)
    GOLD CABIN    R 87,900    EMERALD SUITE  R 111,750

  •  DATES Northbound: 19 Mar - 02 Apr, 19 Nov - 03 Dec
  •  DATES Southbound: 31 Jan - 14 Feb, 03 - 17 Oct

Dune Express Westbound: Pretoria to Walvis Bay, Namibia - 12 days
Depart Pretoria 15h00 Day 1, arrive Walvis Bay 11h30  Day 12

Dune Express Eastbound: Walvis Bay, Namibia to Pretoria - 12 days
Depart Walvis Bay 11h00 Day 1, arrive Pretoria 11h45  Day 12

Price per person sharing 2018 (Single supplement 50%)
    GOLD CABIN    R 65,000    EMERALD SUITE  R 81,000

  •  DATES Westbound: 12 - 23 Jul
  •  DATES Eastbound: 26 Jul - 06 Aug

Price per person sharing 2019 (Single supplement 50%)
    GOLD CABIN    R 75,000    EMERALD SUITE  R 93,000

  •  DATES Westbound: 16 - 27 May
  •  DATES Eastbound:  30 May - 10 Jun
                Gold cabin - double 
Gold cabin - twin 
Gold bathroom with shower
Emerald suite - double
Emerald suite - twin
Emerald bathroom with shower
Lounge
Dining car
Viewing platform