The Rovos Rail Experiance

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Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. 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. Step aboard the vintage wood-panelled coaches and sit back as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. 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.

The beautifully rebuilt trains, which may be hauled by diesel or electric locomotives, carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites and are also available for charter, while the Events Train caters for up to 250 guests and is suitable for daytime journeys.

An enthusiastic team of chefs is responsible for overseeing the very important task of ensuring guests’ every need is catered for. There’s an accent on fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes are a specialty. Meals are served in one sitting only in the dining cars and are complemented by a selection of fine South African wines.

Our bar menu is comprehensive although special items such as French Champagne would need to be requested in advance.

• Breakfast: 07:00-10:00
• Lunch: 13:00
• Tea: 16:30
• Formal Dinner: 19:30.
• Bar service is from 07:00-±01:00.

All meals are served at these times unless otherwise stated in the itineraries.

For more details about life on board – amenities, children, currency, excursions, laundry, luggage, medical, mobility and so on – see General Info. All inclusions and exclusions are noted on the journey itineraries.

The Most Luxurious Train in the World