Why Rovos Rail?
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Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail

Johannesburg, South Africa

What We Love
  1. The most luxurious train in the world
  2. Elegant train carriages & spacious suites
  3. Superb onboard service & fine dining
  4. Choose from a series of train journeys – 2 nights to 2 weeks
  5. Fully inclusive journey – meals, drinks, high teas & activities
  6. 4-Course jacket-&-tie suave dinners

Why Rovos Rail?

Rovos Rail offers a luxury train holiday like no other.

Experience Apart from owning & operating the most luxurious trains in the world, Rovos Rail offers guests a variety of train journeys - each ranging from 2 nights to 2 weeks.

Short train trips include travelling from Cape Town to Pretoria or north to the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The longest & most famous route is an epic rail journey that starts in Cape Town & passes through some of Africa’s most magnificent scenery to Dar es Salaam.

Elegant train carriages, spacious suites & fine dining is what the Rovos Rail journeys are all about. For many guests, a real highlight of their Rovos experience is the 4-course suave dinners – a jacket-&-tie affair that never disappoints.

Everything is included in a Rovos Rail journey – all meals, drinks, snacks, high teas & even off-train activities & excursions, so guests can sit back & relax in style.

Rohan Vos started Rovos Rail in 1989 (hence the name) & is still very much involved in the company, endeavouring to personally welcome every guest arriving & departing from Rovos’ private train station in Pretoria.

Stay Rovos Rail boasts 3 suite types that are the perfect balance between vintage carriages & modern luxury. Pullman suites are 7 sq meters, Deluxe suites are 10 sq meters & Royal Suites are 16 sq meters.

All suites have fittings & furnishings of the highest standard & include en-suite bathrooms with a shower, toilet, basin & bath (Royal suites only).

The observation car seats 32 passengers & comprises an open-air balcony, big pictures windows, a bar, sofas & booths.

Activities Apart from enjoying 4-course dinners, guests can also make use of the onboard hair stylist.

A range of exciting off-train excursions is included in the cost.

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1. Click on Let's Plan.
2. A travel expert will curate a bespoke holiday.
3. Book & start packing.