The Rovos Rail

Take a trip back in time.

In a series of bespoke train journeys lasting from 48 hours to 15 days, Rovos Rail links some of the continent’s greatest destinations with a variety of off-train excursions.

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The Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. The most popular being from Cape Town to Pretoria, onto the Victoria Falls.

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Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences.

Step aboard the vintage wood-panelled coaches and sit back and watch some of Africa's most varied scenery unfold beyond the windows. The beautifully rebuilt trains, which may be hauled by diesel or electric locomotives, carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites, while the Events Train caters for up to 250 guests and is suitable for daytime journeys.

With discreet and friendly service, top cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail harks back to a simpler, more elegant era encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration.

Like Golf?

The Rovos Rail also has a bespoke golf itinerary, taking you on a circular route from Pretoria to Durban and back. Please contact us for more info.

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