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Shongololo Express

An epic Southern Africa sojourn awaits you on the Shongololo Express

Traverse Southern Africa and explore all it has to offer on the Shongololo Express. The three 12 to 15 day Shongololo Express journeys offer you an all-encompassing experience of Southern Africa. Depending on the journey you choose, you’ll travel to South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Your holiday on the train will be comfortable and relaxing, whether you choose to spend your time in your suite, relaxing with a drink in hand in the lounge car, or in the observation car admiring the picturesque views as the train travels along the tracks. While the train offers you a comfortable and relaxing setting, we guarantee that you’ll be eager to explore the beautiful locales en-route to your destination.

Southern Africa Journeys

The Shongololo Express travels to Southern Africa’s most well-known destinations, including Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. You’ll see the mountains of Cape Town, the Big Hole of Kimberley, historical buildings of Graaff-Reinet, the underground chambers of the Cango Caves, the wildlife of Zimbabwe and the dunes of the Namib Desert.

Off-Train Excursions

You’ll enjoy an adventure beyond the tracks on thrilling off-train excursions. Activities and outings on the journeys include a tour of Cape Town, Kimberley, Graaff-Reinet, Victoria Falls and Keetmanshoop, and safari activities at Hwange Game Reserve, Kruger National Park and Etosha National Park. On the golfing journeys, golfers will visit some of the best golf courses in Southern Africa, including Leopard Creek, Fancourt Golf Estate and Ernie Els Oubaai Golf Club.

Wining and Dining

The Shongololo Express offers a fine dining experience. South African wines are served with meals, and you can expect to enjoy an array of delicious dishes. The train’s chefs serve a fusion of modern and traditional cuisine, as well as a traditional English and continental breakfast. After dinner, you can enjoy a drink before bed in the bar car.

Safari Adventures

A safari adventure awaits you on a Shongololo Express journey. The train will take you to first-rate game reserves, where you’ll get to see an abundance of wild animals on game drives. Safari destinations en-route include Kruger National Park, Kapama Game Reserve, Hwange Game Reserve, Etosha National Park and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.

The Shongololo Express journeys feature beautiful destinations, breathtaking scenery and thrilling excursions.

The train offers golfing itineraries, as well as non-golfing itineraries. On a Shongololo Express golf getaway, you’ll get the opportunity to tee off at premier golf estates. These include Leopard Creek, Ernie Els Oubaai Golf Club, Fancourt Golf Estate and Champagne Sports Resort. Destinations on Shongololo Express journeys include South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

Elegant Cabins

You’ll enjoy luxury and comfort on your Shongololo Express sojourn. The train’s spacious suites are comfortable and well-equipped, with en-suite bathrooms, ample storage space and double or twin beds. All your accommodation needs will be catered for, as the cabins are serviced daily, and an on-board laundry service is available.


Emerald Cabin

Double bed with a small lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin.

  • Air Condition
  • Coffee
  • King size Bed
  • Shower

Gold Cabin

Double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin.

  • Air Condition
  • Shower

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