Rovos Rail – a first-class South Africa
Rohan Vos was always a man of vision, an entrepreneur and when he launched Rovos Rail, little did he know what a huge success it would be. Imagine travelling through the South African countryside in a luxury coach brimming with authentic Victorian history, world class service and opulence at your fingertips . . .
Begin a journey with Rovos Rail to Southern Africa’s most spectacular destinations.
Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences.
With discreet and friendly service, five-star 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.
In a series of journeys lasting from 48 hours to 15 days, Rovos Rail links some of the sub-continent’s greatest destinations from Cape Town at its tip 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.
The 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.
Rovos Rail has also established three elegant seaside retreats in Cape Town that overlook the trendy and vibrant fishing villages of Kalk Bay and St James.
With views across the Indian Ocean, this prestigious little stretch along the coastline is an ideal location for a stress-free holiday.