The Shongololo Express, based at Rovos Rail’s station in Pretoria, began operations in 1995 to provide a very special touring experience for visitors to Southern Africa. The luxury steam train company has been operating since 1986 and is world renowned for their opulent colonial glamour and high quality service.

72 guests are accommodated in two categories of comfortable en-suite cabins with double or twin beds. Two historically appointed dining cars set the scene for meals, which are taken in one sitting. Modern and traditional local cuisine is on offer with a selection of distinguished South African wines available. Guests can also relax in the bar car, small smoking lounge or the observation car with an open-air balcony situated at the back of the train.

Emerald Cabins


+10sqm – Double bed with a small lounge area and en-suite. Bed: 190 x 150cm


+10sqm – Twin beds with a small lounge area and en-suite. Beds: 190x 75cm

Gold Cabins


+7sqm – Double bed with en-suite bathroom (shower, basin and toilet). Bed: 190 x 190cm


+7sqm – Twin beds with en-suite bathroom (shower, basin and toilet). Beds: 190 x 75cm.

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