The Pride of African train travel
Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world class rail journeys. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard the lovingly restored Pride of Africa, where gourmet chefs prepare outstanding meals enhanced by the finest South African wines.
Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world class South African rail journeys. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard the lovingly restored Pride of Africa, where gourmet chefs prepare outstanding meals enhanced by the finest South African wines.
Relive the golden age of rail travel on arguably the most luxurious trains in the world. Rovos Rail's superbly appointed suites are spread across no more than 20 coaches, all of which have been beautifully rebuilt in traditional Edwardian style.
Enjoy world-class wines, faultless service and outstanding meals as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds before your eyes, be it the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld, the scenic Winelands of the Western Cape, the stunning coastal landscapes of the Garden Route or the game-stocked reserves of the Zulu heartlands.
The three-day journeys between Pretoria and Cape Town are perhaps the most popular, but several different options are available, including journeys from Pretoria to Durban, Swakopmund in Namibia and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. There's even an epic journey from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Speak to your specialist for details.
36 spacious suites accommodating just 72 passengers. Royal Suites come with a private lounge area & en suite bathroom with shower & Victorian bath. Deluxe Suites have a lounge, shower & wc. Pullman Suites have a shower and a toilet.
Two dining cars, a non-smoking lounge and an observation car.
That when he's in the country, the owner of Rovos Rail, Rohan Vos, tries to personally greet guests on the train at Pretoria or Cape Town.
What you should know
The dress code during the day is smart casual. In the evening, dress is more formal, with gentlemen required to wear a jacket & tie.
May we suggest
Taking the Pretoria to Victoria Falls journey as a memorable finale to your South African holiday.
Those who hanker after the glory days of rail travel.
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Combining South Africa's city and coast with a luxury Botswana river cruise on the wildlife-rich Chobe River and a journey aboard the opulent Rovos Rail, this tour is the perfect introduction to Southern Africa. We've even included a stay at that most impressive of natural wonders – Victoria Falls.
Travel in sheer opulence on the self-styled ‘Most Luxurious Train in the World’ as you swap Cape Town’s beach-framed urban sophistication for a Big Five safari on an all-inclusive private reserve that shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park.
Meet our experts
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