Rovos Rail, South Africa

Watching the diverse landscapes of Southern Africa roll by from the comfort, privacy and elegance of Rovos Rail’s luxury trains is simply magical.

Step aboard a Rovos Rail train and you’ll be transported back in time. The classic, wood-panelled coaches offer passengers a taste of the luxury of a bygone age, with authentic period décor reminiscent of the Edwardian era. In keeping with this, the train doesn’t have any televisions or radios on board, allowing guests to truly embrace the spirit of turn-of-the-century travel. 

And then there are the destinations themselves. The Rovos Rail will take you, in some style, to Southern Africa’s most iconic regions, from cosmopolitan Cape Town all the way to the desert landscapes of Namibia. You could find yourself journeying through picturesque winelands, or visiting fascinating cities like Kimberly with its 19th century diamond mines. Your luxury train ride could even include a trip to Victoria Falls, or a ‘big five’ safari in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Rovos Rail, at a glance

  • Luxury railway company in South Africa with beautifully rebuilt classic trains
  • Carefully refurbished coaches with old-world style décor
  • Accommodation ranges from standard sleeper coaches to Deluxe and Royal Suites
  • Royal Suites are spacious with private lounges and full bathrooms 
  • Observation cars are ideal for drinking in the passing scenery
  • Lounges with plush sofas and chairs where you can relax and socialise with other passengers
  • Enjoy fine dining and award-winning South African wines in the Victorian-style dining cars
  • Off train excursions and tours led by qualified guides 

Routes

  • Cape Town Journey: 3 days, Pretoria – Cape Town
  • Durban Safari: 3 days, Pretoria – Durban
  • Victoria Falls: 4 days, Pretoria – Victoria Falls
  • Golf Safari: 9 days, Pretoria – Pretoria
  • Namibia Safari: 9 days, Pretoria – Walvis Bay
  • African Golf Collage: 10 days, Pretoria – Cape Town
  • Dar es Salaam: 15 days, Cape Town – Dar es Salaam 
  • Sara could not have been more knowledgeable or helpful. She was very responsive and really listened to what we wanted.

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    MN, Ecuador & Galapagos, 2014