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Rovos Rail

Luxury Train


Short description

The Pride of African train travel


Recommended for:
Rail journey

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.

In brief

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.

We like

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.

Recommended for

Those who hanker after the glory days of rail travel.

Stay here on these holidays

Zambezi Queen

Rivers and Rails of Africa: Zambezi Queen & Rovos Rail

15-day luxury rail & cruise holiday from £12,745 pp incl. flights

Combining a luxury Botswana river cruise and a journey aboard the opulent Rovos Rail, this is the perfect introduction to Southern Africa. We've even included a stay at that most impressive of natural wonders – Victoria Falls.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Rovos Rail, Victoria Falls & Cape Town

14-day tailor-made holiday from £7,810 pp incl. flights

Explore the highlights of Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa in style as you cruise under the world’s largest waterfall, enjoy a pair of luxury safaris, explore vibrant Cape Town and indulge aboard Rovos Rail.

Deluxe Double, Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail and Johannesburg extension

4-day extension from £1,350 pp

A fantastic four-day luxury tailor-made railway journey from Cape Town to Johannesburg with Rovos Rail

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