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 décor.

Through Oudtshoorn Bon voyage Observation balcony with game
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

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. There are 3 accommodation options, from the well-appointed Royal and Deluxe Suites to the comfortable Pullman Suites. All include en suite bathrooms and elegant wood paneled walls. 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. You 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.


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

Read what our previous clients thought of Rovos Rail

Review of Rovos Rail

Linda Austin

Food and staff excellent. Wine excellent. Wish we had upgraded to a bigger cabin. The scenery on the journey was quite disappointing until we got to Hwange and went for the game drive.

21/10/2019 Read full trip review

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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…

06/04/2016 Read full trip review

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