An English Country Club on Wheels

Facilities & services
  • One Edwardian train with wooden coaches accommodating 42 passengers in 23 suites
  • Royal Suites 16 sqm
  • Deluxe Suites 11sqm
  • Pullman Suites 7sqm
  • Non smoking lounge car
  • Two dining cars
  • Smoking lounge
  • Observation car
  • 24 hour room sevice
  • Private and chartered routes available
  • Off-train excursions and stops scheduled along the different routes

Travel through South Africa’s epic landscapes in the romantic refinement of the Edwardian era and five-star luxury of today.

You cannot see such breath-taking terrains in as much high comfort and style as Rovos Rail travel. Now with a fleet of four trains restored to their 1920s and 1930s glamour, with mahogany panelling, white-cloth-and-crystal dining cars, silver service, observatory cars, and sumptuous lounges and elegant suites. There are several weekly to annual journeys across South Africa (some to Namibia and Zambia) from which to choose:

The weekly route between Pretoria and Cape Town sees you journey over 1,600 kilometres of scenic wonders. This journey takes 55-hours as you travel slowly and make stops and off-train excursions in Kimberley and Matjiesfontein.

There is the iconic 4 day journey between Pretoria and Victoria Falls, one of ten Wonders of The Natural World. Journeying between Pretoria and Durban, with game drives in the Nambiti Conservancy and Spionkop Nature Reserve and an excursion to Ardmore Ceramics near Pietermaritzburg. The Golf Safari Train calls at some of South Africa’s most beautiful golf courses in between game viewing and sightseeing.

For some really extraordinary African locomotive adventures there are annual and tri-annual journeys from Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) for fourteen days (6100km) with off-train excursions along the way. There’s also the annual 3400km journey to Swakopmund in Namibia in May for nine days.

Where will you venture?

Whatever you want your luxury tour or safari itinerary to include, we’ll create something fully bespoke for you… and only you.

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