Most Expensive Train Africa

Most Expensive Train Africa
Most Expensive Train Africa

Most Expensive Train Africa | The Rovos Rail Luxury Train between Cape Town and Pretoria is the bigger brother of the competing Blue Train. It’s riding the same route but in a slower, chilled version compared to the Blue Train. Rovos Rail features an extended network of destinations in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Tanzania. Cape Town-Pretoria is the cheapest and shortest ride you can get: 4 days / 3 nights at US$1,550 per person. Lavish cabin surroundings and excellent food make sure that this train ride is not an end in itself, but is an essential part of a nostalgic journey. The train never travels more than 60km/h (=approx. 37mph). Uncommon for modern trains: passengers using Rovos can still open windows for fresh air and photos. If you consider to buy tickets: Take note, that all Rovos trips have sold out well into 2019.

Most expensive train in Africa: The here travelling from Cap Town in South Africa to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania
Most expensive train Africa: The Rovos Rail – travelling from Cap Town in South Africa to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, stopping at Victoria Falls in Zambia.

Rovos Rail Luxury Train between Cape Town and Pretoria is a 1,600-km meander from the Northeast to the Southwest of South Africa. You will travel the grasslands of Highveld, the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo, spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands. Journey’s start or end in Cape Town, South Africa’s biggest and oldest city – cradled by Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. Highlights of the route: 1) a stop the historic village of Matjiesfontein. This Victorian Village was founded by Mr. Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890. 2) Kimberley; providing a city tour plus a visit to Diamond Mine Museum and Big Hole – the world’s largest man-made excavation site.

Most Expensive Train Africa

Where does the Rovos Rail Ride from Pretoria to Cape Town rank in the list of the world’s most expensive trains? Here we go. Rovos is right on the middle of the pack.


  • Indian Pacific – $1,198 (4 days / 3 nights | Sydney-Perth)
  • Blue Train – $1,217 (Pretoria-Cape Town)
  • Rocky Mountaineer – $1,309 (Banff-Vancouver)
  • Danube Express – $1,535
  • Rovos Rail – $1,550 (Pretoria-Cape Town)
  • Eastern Oriental Express – $1,583 (7 days / 6 nights; Singapore-Bangkok)
  • Orient Express – $1,900 (6 days / 5 nights; Paris-Istanbul)
  • Royal Scotsman – $2,126 (8 days / 7 nights)
  • Trans-Siberian – $2,142 (15 days / 14 nights; Moscow-Vladivostok)
  • Maharajas’ Express – $3,385 (8 days / 7 nights; you can choose between 3 routes: “Heritage of India”, “Indian Panorama”, “Indian Splendour”)

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