Shongololo Express

**SAVE up to £600pp  PLUS complimentary accommodation pre and post depature!**

Gold cabin - NOW from £4299
Emerald cabin - NOW from £5449

A spectacular 15 day escorted rail tour that traverses South Africa to showcase the beauty and variety of this fascinating country. Journey through the countryside by rail, stopping at all of the remarkable places enroute for guided off-rail excursions to experience the sights in each region - all included in the price. There is a traditionally styled dining car offering delicious meals in an informal setting, a bar and an observation car with an open-air balcony at the back of the train. Guests are accommodated in a choice of comfortable air conditioned cabins:

Gold cabin- Double or twin bedded cabins with ensuite shower
Emerald cabin- Offering the same comforts as Gold cabins but with more space. 


  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Off train excursions
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Cabins with private facilities


The Good Hope - Cape Town to Pretoria

A grand 15-day journey aboard the Shongololo Express, showcasing many of the must see destination in South Africa, from metropolitan Cape Town to the Kruger National Park.

Day 1 Cape Town, Winelands, Hermanus & Knysna 
Begin your adventure with a city tour of Cape Town, before boarding the Shongololo Express as it passes through the lush vineyards of the Western Cape.  Continue by road over scenic mountain passes to Hermanus, renowned for its excellent land based whale watching, before heading back to the train. Meander along the beautiful Garden Route to the lagoon side town of Knysna to enjoy a boat ride to Featherbed Nature Reserve.

Day 4 Oudtshoorn, Graff Reinet, Bloemfontein and Battlefields
Cross the dramatic Outeniqua Mountains to arrive at Oudtshoorn to visit an ostrich farm and the eerie Cango Caves. Re-join the train and head to historic Graaff Reinet for a walking tour, before continuing by rail to Kimberley to visit the Diamond Mine Museum. In the 'city of roses' Bloemfontein there is a visit to the Anglo Boer Museum followed by a thought provoking battlefield tour of Spionkop when the train stops at Ladysmith.

Day 9 Durban, St Lucia & Hluhluwe
On arrival in Durban on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean, there is a city tour, before travelling to the world-heritage site of St Lucia Wetland Park. Board the train and continue onto Hluhluwe for a game drive in South Africa's oldest national park and renowned for its conservation efforts in saving the rhino.

Day 12 Swaziland, Kruger & Panorama Route 
Leaving the country for the first time, the Shongololo snakes its way through the Kingdom of Swaziland, before reaching the border of the mighty Kruger Park for a game drive to seek out its vast array of wildlife. Guests then enjoy the scenic and historical delights of the Panorama Route including Pilgrim's Rest and God's Window.

Day 15 Pretoria or Johannesburg
The final day sees the train pulling into the station where guests continue with a tour of Pretoria or Johannesburg. 

15 day rail journey from £4299

Departs 9 Feb and 18 Sep from Pretoria or 28 Mar from Cape Town. Flights not included. Discounted flights available from most UK airports. Ask your consultant about Shongololo's other journeys; Southern Cross between Pretoria and Victoria Falls and the Dune Express from Pretoria to Swakopmund. **Offer - Save 10% on 15 day Cape Town to Pretoria tour. Includes 1 night complimentary accommodation prior to departure and 1 night complimentary accommodation post tour. Valid on new bookings only until 30th November 2017 for departure 20th March 2018. Subject to availability, seasonal variations may apply.
or call 0333 234 3667

Africa Experts

  • Expert staff who have travelled in Africa
  • Friendly advice and professional service
  • Make the most of your time and budget
  • Local agents on hand at all times

Designed for you

  • Your entire holiday is designed around your requirements
  • Pick and choose the places you want to visit
  • Wide range of twin and multi-centre holiday options
  • One consultant to make all your arrangements

Best value

  • Tailor made service at package tour prices
  • Breakfast included in most locations
  • Free nights and upgrades at many top resorts
  • Book now with a low deposit and pay in full later

Peace of mind

  • Part of Freedom Destinations, a leading UK travel company
  • Established for over 12 years
  • Your holiday fully ABTA and ATOL protected
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