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Rovos Rail - 'Pride of Africa'

EXPERIENCE THE LUXURY OF A BYGONE GOLDEN ERA

The Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world class travel experiences.

Exceptional train safaris combine some of Africa’s most magnificent scenery with travel aboard an authentically refurbished Edwardian-style train. Accommodating up to 72 guests in the most spacious train suites in the world, each with their own en-suite bathroom and subtle modern conveniences, these journeys hark back to a classic golden era of transport. It is easy to imagine days gone by as you travel through the heart of rural southern Africa.

The nine various scheduled journeys begin or end at Rovos Rail Station, the headquarters and private station of this independent railway company, which is situated in Pretoria.

One of the worlds most luxurious rail travel experiences and a firm favourite with Sandgrouse Travel.

 

 

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The nine scheduled journeys begin or end at Rovos Rail Station, the headquarters and private station of this independent railway company, which is situated in Pretoria.

Room Types

Royal Suites

The Royal Suites, each of which take up half a carriage, are spacious and elegant measuring ±16 sq metres in size. Each has its own private lounge area and full bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower. 

The epitome of luxury with handsome wood panelling and period Edwardian features, the air-conditioned suites accommodate two people offering the option of side-by-side 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.

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.

Deluxe Suites

The Deluxe Suites (±11 sq metres/ ±118 sq feet) accommodate two passengers in either twin or double beds and have a lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower. The wood-panelled rebuilt sleeper coaches, remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, offer every modern convenience and comfort.

In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs. The 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.

Pullman Suites

The Pullman Suites (±7 sq metres/±76 sq feet) 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 wood-panelled rebuilt sleeper coaches, remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, offer every modern convenience and comfort. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs.

The 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.

 

Facilities

Property Facilities - Restaurant, Bar, Library, Meal on Request

Room Facilities - Air Conditioning, Safe Shower, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite Fan, Fridge Heated Towel Rails Heater, Mini Bar, Pure Cotton Linen, Tea / Coffee, Clothes Press, Lounge Area

Available Services - Credit Card, Laundry Service, Room Service, Room Service (24 hours), Foreign Exchange, Travel Desk

Activities on Site (Some activities may be seasonal)  - Bird Watching, Fine Dining, High Tea

Activities Nearby - Battlefield Tours, Big 5, Cultural Tours, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, General Sightseeing, Golf, Historical Tours, Museums, Wine Tasting

The map below clearly marks the many destinations Rovos Rail travels to including some truly unique routes. 

For further information on departure dates, journey times and rates please speak to your Sandgrouse Travel consultant.