Since its inception in 1989; Rovos Rail has built an international reputation for providing truly world-class travel experiences. On a variety of personalized train journeys ranging from 48 hours to 15 days; Rovos Rail combines some of the most beautiful travel destinations on the continent; with a variety of off-train excursions; and / or some of the finest golfing experiences.
Hop on the old wood-panelled coaches and sit back; as some of the most diverse scenery imaginable unfolds behind the windows. With discreet and friendly service, first-class cuisine and a selection of the best South African wines; Rovos Rail is a reminder of a simpler and more elegant era; that embraces the timeless grace and great romance of African exploration; a fine example of Africa’s luxury trains.
The beautifully converted trains carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 high-quality suites and are also available for charter hire; while the Events Train offers space for up to 250 guests and is only suitable for day trips.
Each train has accommodation carriages, dining cars, a lounge car with ±26 seats; a small gift shop, a smoking lounge with ±11 seats; and an observation car with ±32 seats and an open-air balcony.
Accommodation on the luxury train; Rovos Rail
All the suites offer passengers the opportunity to travel in privacy, comfort and luxury; with fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard. The wood-panelled rebuilt sleeper coaches, remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, offer every modern convenience and comfort. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, flushing toilets, hairdryers, and shaver plugs. The Royal Suite also has a small Victorian bath.
Suites all have a writing surface and a personal safe for valuables. There is also a bar fridge; filled with beverages of the passengers’ choice and room service is available 24 hours a day. There is adequate storage and small cupboards with hangers and shelves. Suite layouts may differ from images.
Why Travel on Rovos Rail
Take things slowly and reach your destination in style
Ideal for honeymooners and couples wanting to experience the romance of vintage train journeys
Impeccable service and cuisine
Rovos Rail offers journeys that begin or end in Pretoria and travel to Cape Town, Durban, Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls and Hwange); Namibia, and Tanzania. In addition; they have specialized golfing packages; with activities arranged for non-golfers too. These are Rovos Rail Golf Safari and Rovos Rail African Collage.