Life on Board
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 - Pretoria & Limpopo Province
This morning depart Pretoria on your northbound journey aboard Rovos Rail. Travel through the towns of Warmbaths, named after its mineral waters and then Nylstroom, which was once believed to be the source of the Nile by the Voortrekkers. Passing along the escarpment of Limpopo Province, the train then crosses the Tropic of Capricorn towards the Zimbabwean border.
Day 2 - Zimbabwe
Your luxury rail journey crosses the South Africa – Zimbabwe border at Beitbridge and continues through the Zimbabwean landscape towards Bulawayo for its overnight stop.
Day 3 - Hwange National Park
Experience one of the world’s longest stretches of straight railway line as you skirt the eastern edge of the famous Hwange National Park between Gwaai and Dete. This afternoon, enjoy an exciting game drive to seek out the park’s prolific game which includes impressive elephant herds, prides of lion and a wild dog population.
Day 4 - Victoria Falls
Relax in your elegant surrounding before the journey comes to an end at the magnificent Victoria Falls where you may like to add a few nights at one of the excellent hotels and book some of the numerous activities on offer.
4 day Luxury Rail Journey - from £1629
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 Cabin from £756
- 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 £1615