Welcome to the Rovos Rail Train!
Travel through Southern Africa on the most luxurious train in the world, established since 1989. Your romantic vacation through the heart of Southern and East Africa will begin or end at the headquarters of this private railway company, Capital Park Station and Locomotive Yard situated outside Pretoria. Rovos Rail offers two beautifully rebuilt classic trains, each carrying a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites, who are accommodated in what are touted as the most spacious and luxurious train suites in the world. The use of traditional furnishings and period décor ensure an atmosphere of elegance and grandeur in the Dining, Lounge and Observation cars.
The epitome of luxury with handsome wood panelling and period Edwardian features, the air-conditioned suites accommodate two people offering the option of twin or spacious double beds. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings are combined with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs.
The Royal Suites, each of which take up half a carriage, are spacious and elegant, measuring ±16 sq meters in size. Each has its own private lounge area and full bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower. The Deluxe Suites also accommodate two passengers in either twin or double beds and have a lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower.
The Pullman Suites (±7 sq meters) are equipped with a comfortable sofa-seat during the day with a conversion to double or twin beds for the evening, and also have an en-suite bathroom with shower. The very spacious suites offer passengers the opportunity to travel in privacy, comfort and luxury, with fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard. All are equipped with a writing surface and a personal safe for valuables. There is also a bar fridge filled with beverages of the passengers' choice and room service is available 24 hours a day.
In a series of train journeys lasting from 24 hours to a fortnight, the Rovos trains link some of Africa's greatest destinations from Cape Town, at the tip of Africa, to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. From scenic splendours as diverse as the game reserves of Mpumalanga to the Victoria Falls, from the desert landscapes in Namibia and the stark beauty of the Karoo to the lush cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal and the magnificent Garden Route along the Cape south coast, Rovos Rail offers the discerning traveller the opportunity to see Southern and East Africa by train in old world luxury and style.