Rovos Rail offers a five star experience on rails, capturing the elegance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you travel through Africa’s diverse landscapes. The classic wood panelled coaches offer period charm, accompanied by attentive and friendly service.
The observation car is located at the end of the train and offers a relaxing place to enjoy the views from its enlarged windows and unique open-air balcony. In the lounge, deep sofas and wingback chairs offer a comfortable place to catch up with fellow guests over a drink and enjoy afternoon tea.
Meals are served in one seating and are an occasion in their own right with silver service and fine cuisine, accompanied by outstanding South African wines. During the day the dress code is smart-casual, whilst dinner is the time to dress to impress with more formal attire.
Day 1 - Cape Town
Your 1,600 kilometre journey commences in Cape Town, cradled by the iconic Table Mountain and travels through spectacular mountain ranges and lush vineyards of the Western Cape. Passing through Worcester in the Hex River Valley, the train climbs over 750 metres up the face of the escarpment, before passing through a series of tunnels on the pass, the last being an impressive 13 kilometres long.
Enjoy afternoon tea in the lounge, before disembarking at the historic village of Matjiesfontein with its quint buildings which include the Lord Milner Hotel and a museum on the platform.
Day 2 - Karoo & Kimberley
Continue through the stark and barren beauty of the Great Karoo, enjoying the company of your fellow guests amidst the elegant surrounding of your Rovos Rail train. After lunch, disembark at Kimberley where you will enjoy a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole, one of the world’s largest man-made excavations.
Day 3 - Pretoria
Travel north east through the grasslands of the Highveld that were once the centre of South Africa’s gold rush. Your journey comes to an end in Pretoria, one of the country’s capital cities and affectionately known as the Jacaranda City after its colourful trees.
3 day Luxury Rail Journey - from £1339
CHOOSE YOUR CABIN
Rovos offers a choice of three elegantly styled cabin types, each with air conditioning, en suite shower and a safe.
- One fifth of a carriage in size, with a sofa that converts into twin upper and lower berths, or a double bed
- one third of a carriage in size, including a lounge area
- your choice of a twin or double bed
Upgrade to a Deluxe Suite from £679
- half a carriage in size, including a lounge area
- full bathroom with a Victorian style bath in addition to a shower
- your choice of twin or double bed
Upgrade to a Royal Suite from £1369