Shongololo Express – Luxury Train Travel Today

 In Shongololo Express

Earlier in the first month of 2016 Rovos Rail acquired the Shongololo Express train of nineteen coaches and decided to retain the services of all the staff. The coaches have since been repainted in green and cream colors and a new dining and observation cars were added to it fleet to improve customers’ experience. From the warm and cheery welcome, the exchange to the train before the trip, the thrilling and diverse touring experience, excellent breakfasts and dinners accompanied with the finest South African wines. The Shongololo Express train creates an ‘out of this world’ experience for its numerous guests.

The Shongololo Express has an enviable consistency and reputation in delivering exceptional service and a professional eye for the smallest details. Journeying effortlessly and safely at night, the train helps guests make the most of their priceless vacation time by showing up every morning at a new destination.

More About The Shongololo Express

A number of experienced multilingual guides are always eager to take tourists on routine excursions. Their expertise and knowledge help guests to accomplish a lot from their every day’s trip. The trip is mostly centered on the destinations and expeditions with considerably less focus on the train experience although this does not reduce the ease, style and convenience of this magnificent train. Dining event does not necessarily require a dress code and the train do not serve lunches because they can be bought on the excursion at some point in the day.
Travelers are delightfully housed in elegant en-suite cabins with two selected dining cars which sets the scene for wonderful dishes. Contemporary and local delicacies are available with a variety of notable South African wines to choose from. Tourists can even remain in the bar car or the observation car which has an open-air balcony right behind the train.

The Journey

The Shongololo Express journeys on 6 fascinating routes between 12 and 15 days traversing and discovering the beautiful southern African countries of Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa. This impressive trip begins in Pretoria and ends in Namibia. Land of impressive magnificence, ample sunlight and apparently infinite space. Namibia is a land of compelling beauty. Robust yet frail, barren but delightfully stunning. Namibia is a wonderful wilderness that retains the very essence of Africa, an excellent mix of culture and tradition. Namibia is a wonderful destination perfect for those trying to find a sense of freedom and excitement. The Serenity and tranquility of this wonderful country matches a beautiful landscape. Single in its shades and filled with contrasts of lighting. Delight in this wonderful country in its fullness during your visit and check out the different desert and beaches.

Train Stops

There are a number of stops during this enchanting journey. The first train stop is Kimberley, at the big hole and diamond mine museum. Subsequent visits include the Sossusvlei lodge among other. The train then leave the vast stillness of the Kalahari Desert for a city wide tour of Windhoek. On another day guests would stay overnight at the Etosha National Park on game-viewing activities. This all before the journey ends in Swakopmund.


The Emerald Suite is the biggest, as well as the Gold. The beautiful suites are skillfully furnished offering a lounge area along with an en-suite bathroom with shower. Bed covers and towels are offered with cabins maintained on a daily basis. Cabins have sufficient space for storage and cupboards are furnished with both hangers and shelving. Every suite has shower, hand basins and toilet. Power is available with European plug adaptors. There is also an on-board laundry service. The staffs on board are warm and friendly helping guest get the best out of their adventure. The Shongololo Express is without doubt a fascinating Southern African luxury option.

At SA-Rail, we sell luxury passenger train tickets in South Africa. Above all of the best luxury trains in the country. The Blue Train, Rovos Rail and Premier Classe has also been noteworthy known for their luxury train tours in South Africa for years.

Contact Us Today!

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt
Luxury Trains Today