Rovos Rail

Unique and luxurious, Rovos Rail promises world class travel aboard Africa's most exclusive railway service. Established in 1989, Rovos promises an extraordinarily comfortable way to travel and is renowned for its incredibly attentive staff and elegant decor.

Through Oudtshoorn Bon voyage Observation balcony with game

This is a restful and charming travel experience, with the inviting suites the perfect place to relax and drink in Africa's diverse and beautiful landscapes at your leisure. The trains contain a definite echo of old world class, as you find yourself in possession of the same licence to luxury as that held by privileged travellers in days gone by and enjoy classic Edwardian styling mixed with modern amenities.

Guests have a choice of 3 accommodation options, from the well-appointed Royal and Deluxe Suites to the comfortable Pullman Suites. All include en suite bathrooms and elegant wood panelled walls. As the train's most luxurious accommodation option, Royal Suites are extremely spacious, each taking up half a carriage. Fresh from the kitchen and made by a team of chefs, meals are served in the refined ambience of the dining cars, dinner is a formal affair and evening attire must match this. Guests can expect wonderful views from the observation cars and the lounge area is an ideal place to relax and meet other guests.

Getting There

The train departs from Pretoria and Cape Town in South Africa to various destinations across the continent, including Victoria Falls in Zambia, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Swakopmund in Namibia.

Activities

Excursions are offered en-route on journeys, ranging from village and city tours to museum visits and golfing.

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Pamela McGuirk

Rovos Rail was an incredible experience. It is nothing like we have experienced before, we went from Pretoria to Cape Town the service and the staff were expceptional. The only disappointment was that we broke down, this was out of the control of Rovos Rail but it meant that we didn't see as much as anticiapted as we travelled through the night to catch up time. We…

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Sandy Beatty & Family

Absolutely fantastic; magnificent; oustanding. There are no enough superaltives to describe this experience with Rovos Rail. Every detail was thought of and when all added together made for a truly memorable experience. For those that love trains and train travel, there is surely non better than Rovos Rail.

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