Your private train: The African Explorer, as a rolling hotel, offers sleeping compartments in three categories, an air-conditioned restaurant car where tempting three-course dinners are served, and a bar car.


The bar car, open around the clock, is ideal for relaxing over a freshly tapped beer or a glass of South African wine, a popular spot for reading as well as the venue for the fascinating on-board talks. Free coffee and tea are available on board at all times.

No dress code

There is no formal dress code on your private train, and smart evening dress is not required. A laundry service is available during the entire trip. Large pieces of luggage can be stowed beneath the berths or on the upper luggage racks. However, since on-board space is limited, we do recommend taking softsided luggage rather than hardside cases.


All sleeping compartments are equipped with 220/230 V sockets, a small safe, towels and clothes hangers. The beds are made up daily by your train attendants. In all sleeping compartments, the windows (equipped with blinds and sunshades) can be opened as needed.

Doctor on board

For your comfort and safety, a doctor is on board for the entire journey. The train also transports the air-conditioned mini-buses, each for a maximum of twelve guests, for the programme of excursions.

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