Rail Safari Charter - Rail Hunting Safari - Rail Non-Hunting Safari


This panoramic eight-day sojourn, designed by Rovos Rail for bird shooters, plains game hunters and non-hunters, commences in Pretoria and winds its way to the western reaches of South Africa*

Rovos Rail Departing Dates
1 OCTOBER 2020 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2021
1 OCTOBER 2021 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2022

Rovos Rail Prices

Pullman Suite R37,480 pps 
Deluxe Suite R56,340 pps 
Royal Suite R75,070 pps 

Single Supplement +50%

Hunting Safari Charter

First stops are Mareetsane and Kameel with two full days of shooting while non-hunters enjoy game drives. The train travels south to Warrenton where hunters revel in a full day out while our other guests visit the McGregor Museum and William Humphreys Art Gallery. Continuing south to Kimberley, hunters enjoy two days of shooting with a day’s break to join guests for a tour of this historic town. The non-hunters also venture into the Mattanu Reserve for a game drive. Travelling east, the guns keep busy in the Kloofeind area while our other guests enjoy a tour of Bloemfontein and a visit to a cheetah-breeding facility. After a memorable 1400-kilometre safari in the bush, the train departs for journey’s end at Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria.

*This is our proposed itinerary and date. We also have a Zimbabwe itinerary. Within reason, and subject to availability, the chartered train can go wherever there is a railway line in Southern Africa. 

If interested in this Rail Safari
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We offer good shooting for hunters in excellent conditions with additional options plus the day out in Kimberley (see below)
  • PRETORIA – Jacaranda City, Magaliesberg Mountains
  • MAREETSANE – Mafikeng, Mafikeng Game Reserve game drive
  • KAMEEL – Game drive, Anglo Boer War sites, Bushmen Engravings
  • WARRENTON – McGregor Museum visit, lunch Protea Hotel, William Humphreys Art Gallery visit
  • KIMBERLEY – City tour, Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum visit, lunch Kimberley Club, Wintershoek rehabilitation centre visit, Traditional barbeque, Mattanu Private Game Reserve game drive
  • BLOEMFONTEIN – City tour, Anglo Boer War Museum visit, Fourth Raadsaal and Women’s Monument visit, lunch Emoya Hotel and Spa, Cheetah breeding facility visit, Oliewenhuis Art Museum visit

Hunting Safari Charter South Africa


10h00 Depart Rovos Rail Station. Travel west towards Mareetsane. Hunters gather for presentation on field etiquette. Lunch and dinner on board.


Full-day shoot in the Mareetsane area with lunch in the field.

Full day of hunting in Mareetsane area with lunch at the lodge.

Game drive in Mafikeng Reserve, home to about 2 000 head of game easily viewed due to the flat terrain.
Lunch with the guns in the field


Full-day shoot in Kameel located in the western region of the North West Province. Lunch in the field.

Full day of hunting in Kameel area. Lunch in the field.

Game drive in Kameel. Many animals can be viewed as well as Anglo Boer War sites and significant archaeological discoveries. Lunch with the guns in the field.


Early morning shoot in Warrenton area followed by a half-day shoot.

Full day of hunting in the agricultural region of Warrenton located 61km north of Kimberley in the diamond fields of the Northern Cape. Lunch in the field.

Visit to the McGregor Museum in Kimberley with lunch at the Protea Hotel. Visit to an important gallery and cultural oasis, the William Humphreys Art Gallery, which houses a collection of traditional South African works and 16th- and 17th-century European and British Masters.


Tour of Kimberley, the Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole. Lunch at Kimberley Club. Tour of the taxidermy and rehabilitation centre at Wintershoek. Traditional bbq dinner at a local estate.

Full day of hunting in Kimberley area. Lunch in the field. (OR join the Kimberley tour.)


Full-day shoot in Kimberley area. Packed lunches provided.

Full day of hunting in Kimberley area. Lunch in the field.

Lunch and a game drive at Mattanu Private Game Reserve, approximately 50km northwest of the diamond digging city of Kimberley, nestled in the shade of indigenous camelthorn trees.


Full-day shoot in the Kloofeind area. Lunch in the field.

Full day of hunting in Kloofeind area. Lunch in the field.

Bloemfontein tour with visits to the Anglo Boer War Museum and other monuments. Lunch at Emoya. Experience the cheetah breeding facility OR a spa treatment OR visit the Oliewenhuis Art Museum.


Enjoy breakfast before the train’s arrival at Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria at 11h30.




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