Introduction / History
Experience the extravagant elegance of rail
travel on the most luxurious train in the world. Rovos Rail's unique train
safaris through the heart of Africa combine some of the most magnificent
scenery with the glamour and excitement of the golden age of rail travel. Since
its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail, the Pride of Africa, has earned an
international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. Relax in
the privacy and comfort of spacious suites, each with a perfect blend of period
ambience and modern features. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone
era, when privileged travellers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in
a relaxed and elegant fashion.
Accommodation (for 72 guests) on board the
Rovos Rail is the epitome of luxury with handsome wood panelling and period
Edwardian features. Room service is available 24 hours a day. All compartments
have several windows allowing for easy viewing of the spectacular African
The air-conditioned suites are large by
most train standards and can accommodate two people offering the option of twin
or spacious double beds. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine
with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs. 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. These very
spacious suites offer passengers the opportunity to travel in privacy, comfort
and luxury, with fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard
The Royal Suites, each of which take up
half a carriage, are spacious and elegant, measuring 172 sq feet in size. There
are 4 Royal suites, each with its own private lounge area and full bathroom
with Victorian bath and separate shower.
The Deluxe Suites (118 sq feet)- three to a
compartment, are large and beautifully appointed. They also accommodate two
passengers in either twin or double beds and have a lounge area and an en-suite
bathroom with shower. There are 22 deluxe cabins on board the train.
The Pullman Suites (76 sq feet) are the
newest suites on board the train and are are the simplest of the 3 suite types.
They 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
Dining / Lounge
Enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury as
some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. The
superb cuisine served aboard is simple and elegant. There
is an accent on fresh local ingredients, and traditional dishes such as game
are a specialty. A full breakfast is served in the morning with dishes cooked
to order. Lunch and dinner are multi-course affairs on lovely china, silver and
linen. A selection of fine wines from some of South Africa's most renowned
cellars and estates complement the menus. All meals are served in one sitting
only in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the Dining Cars. Jackets and ties
for gentlemen and dressy outfits for ladies are expected at the dinner hour on
All meals and drinks on board the train are
included in the price of your journey.
The Observation Car seats 32 passengers and is positioned at the rear of the train. At the center of the train there is a non-smoking Lounge Car which seats 26 passengers.